One-time session, 2 hours
An interactive education session focusing on cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTi), which offers a non-medication approach to help get your sleep back.
CBTi aims to help break old habits and patterns that interfere with sleep and replace them with new approaches that bring on sleep naturally. CBTi is officially recommended as the initial (or “first line”) treatment of insomnia.
Who should attend?
This group is intended for adults (18+) who are tired of not sleeping; who struggle with falling asleep, staying asleep or waking too early, or a combination of these; who are still not sleeping despite taking a sleeping pill; and who struggle to keep focused throughout the day.
It is strongly encouraged that you attend this education session before considering individualized 1-on-1 CBTi therapy.
Participants will receive education, tools and resources for self-directed CBTi. Additionally, patients of the Thames Valley Family Health Team will have access to 1:1 intervention upon completion of the group.
CBTi offers long-lasting benefits and is more effective, much safer, and less costly than taking sleeping pills for months or years. If you can put the various components of CBTi into action and stick with them, you can experience better sleep within the first 1-2 weeks of starting the program. Improved sleep also leads to positive outcomes for those suffering from physical ailments and mental health challenges.
“Very attentive to group questions, and informative as to how to counter potential factors limiting quality of sleep.” (February 2023)
“The speakers were very knowledgeable and the resources provided very helpful. I also like that there are professionals within the family health team and in the community for further consultation.” (January 2023)
“I’ve heard a lot about sleep hygiene and it was helpful to hear new strategies that I hadn’t heard about. The information about sleep medication was also new and useful. The presenters were informed and able to respond to questions in a clear and helpful way.” (December 2022)
“Workshop flow was excellent, covering each topic very well while still allowing for questions and clarifications. I have a better understanding of tools to use to try to improve my sleep overall.” (September 2022)