Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is an evidence based practice for treating insomnia.
Do you struggle to fall asleep? Do you start to feel anxious as bedtime approaches? Do you experience worries about not being able to fall asleep or get quality sleep? Do you experience frequent waking or restless sleep? Do you wake up in the middle of the night or early morning and feel unable to fall back asleep? Have you found that sleep medication alone is not resolving your issues with sleep? CBT-I may be what you've been searching for.
What is CBT-I? CBT-I focuses on exploring the connection between the way we think, the things we do, and how we sleep. During therapy seessions, a trained CBT-I therapist will help you identify thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are contributing to your symptoms of insomnia.
Your therapist will help you to determine if your thoughts and feelings about sleep are accurate. Simultaneously they will work with you to examine your behaviors to determine if they promote sleep. Your provider will then help you to clarify and reframe misconceptions and challenges in a way that is more conducive to achieving restful sleep.
Treatment often takes approximately 8 sessions, however the length of treatment may vary depending on each individual's needs.
CBT-I combines cognitive, behavioral, and educational components, and looks at your difficulties with sleep from every angle. CBT-I includes:
Cognitive interventions: Cognitive restructuring attempts to change inaccurate or unhelpful thoughts about sleep.
Behavioral interventions: Relaxation training, stimulus control, and sleep restriction to promote relaxation and help to establish healthy sleep habits.
Psycho-education: Providing information about the connection between thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and sleep.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) Therapy Group- Jessica will be offering her next CBT-I group starting late summer/early fall 2023. This is a closed group and will consist of two intake sessions and 11 group sessions and take place Fridays 8am-9:30am.