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Insomnia Therapy Workshop for Clinicians

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Friday 25th September 2015 at York University 10am-5pm

Learn the drug free approach with Dr. Guy Meadows

Dr Claudia Herbert Biography

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to attend the ACT-I workshop outside of London to help enable clinicians to learn and develop their skills when working with sleep issues including chronic insomnia. Dr. Guy Meadows is a sleep physiologist, with a doctorate (PhD) from Imperial College, London. He has been working in sleep for the past 12 years, 8 of which have been dedicated purely to helping clients overcome insomnia. He spent four and half years working within the sleep research laboratories of the Royal Brompton and Charing Cross hospitals. His PhD investigated sleep in normal individuals and patients with sleep apnoea. He is trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). He is pioneering the use of ACT for Insomnia (ACT-I) and regularly runs workshops for other therapists.

He co-founded the Sleep School and in five years, they have helped more than 4,000 patients recover from insomnia naturally and have educated more than 3,000 employees in over 100 companies around the world about the importance of sleep and how to achieve it. To date, they have worked with the likes of: Procter & Gamble, Unilever, the Metropolitan Police, Huffington Post, Estee Lauder, Innocent Drinks, Discovery Channel, Deutsche Bank and Barclays Wealth. He is passionate about helping people sleep better and aims to create a world where everyone can make the most of their day to knowing how to sleep well at night, naturally. This is your opportunity to learn from this world leader in sleep issues. Topics that will be covered on the day...

  • Introduction to ACT model and its application to chronic insomnia
  • Discussion and experiential practice of ACT-I skills including acceptance, mindfulness, defusion, self in context, values and committed action
  • Application of ACT metaphors to insomnia
  • Comparison between ACT-I and traditional CBT-I approaches including cognitive restructuring, sleep scheduling, sleep restriction and stimulus control
  • Introduction to insomnia including common risk factors, triggers, and amplifying behaviours
  • Insomnia assessment protocols - ISI, PSQI, Sleep diaries, AAQ
  • Sleep physiology - cycles and stages
  • Sleep biology - body clock, sleep drive, sleep and wake brain centres
  • Interaction between sleep disorders and mental and physical health
  • Opportunity for discussion of personal or patient case studies
  • Every attendee will take home a workbook outlining the content of the course

Cost: £90 per person, this includes refreshments throughout the day plus lunch and all course materials. The day is worth 6 BABCP CPD Points

To book your place use the form below. Once your place has been confirmed an information pack will be emailed to you regarding the venue, travel details etc.

If you have any questions about the event then please contact Matthew Cole on 07717 854355 or email him at

Insomnia Therapy Workshop for Clinicians
Friday 25th September 2015 at York University 10am-5pm
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Cancellations: registrants cancelling in writing up to 2 weeks prior to the event will be refunded minus a £15 administration fee, cancellations within 2 weeks of the event will only be refunded, subject to the administration fee, if their place can still be filled. Confirmation together with maps will be emailed as acceptance to the event after the necessary documentation has been received and cleared. Registrations are only finalised when payment has been received.

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