In our previous research we found that CBT-I (Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for insomnia) cannot effectively improve sleep in patients with anxiety or depression. Actually, most of insomnia patients are co-morbid with anxiety and depression. So we find a new way to add some hypnotic elements in CBT-I to supplement the limitation of CBT-I. We collects some data, the analytic conclusion showed that hypnosis combined with CBT-I can effectively improve sleep quality and anxiety in insomnia patients. So, this presentation will show what is the specific procedure and clinical practice of this treatment model.
This course will focus on Ericksonian interventions in the treatment of insomnia including the use of hypnosis and strategic tasks. Participants will learn to use metaphors, therapeutic ordeals and skill-building exercises to develop sleep-enhancing patterns including compartmentalization and adaptive risk assessment.