BT12 Short Course 39 – Nightly Napping is Not Enough – Deborah Beckman, MS
Late night commercials promise to recapture a full night’s sleep. Still, we’re chronically sleep deprived, catching little more than midnight naps. Chasing “whys” distracts and delays reestablishing healthy sleep. Rebuilding the how-to’s of healthy sleep is crucial to reestablishing resilience. This protocol goes beyond good sleep hygiene and gadgets by prioritizing the physiology of sleep with components of clients’ presenting complaint(s). Clinical demonstration, case applications and discussion provide opportunities to develop specific interventions.
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.