Insomnia is treated by health care professionals across all practice settings, from private practices to inpatient units to schools and corporate health centers. Millions suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives and it is associated with many medical illnesses. This on-demand course focuses on using CBT and other behavioral interventions as part of an effective treatment strategy for patients who suffer from insomnia. Course topics include assessment of sleep disorders, behavioral and relaxation techniques, best practices for goal setting, and much more.
For example, a depressed woman may think, “I can’t face going into work today: I can’t do it. Nothing will go right. I’ll feel awful.” As a result of having these thoughts – and of believing them – she may well ring in sick. By behaving like this, she won’t have the chance to find out that her prediction was wrong. She might have found some things she could do, and at least some things that were okay. But, instead, she stays at home, brooding about her failure to go in and ends up thinking: “I’ve let everyone down. They will be angry with me. Why can’t I do what everyone else does? I’m so weak and useless.” That woman probably ends up feeling worse, and has even more difficulty going in to work the next day. Thinking, behaving and feeling like this may start a downward spiral. This vicious circle can apply to many different kinds of problems.