Sleeping well for some is a learned skill; others are born good sleepers.
This one-and-one-half-hour session readies you to take step one and then step two of your personal action plan for improved sleep cycles. As with many other projects, the hardest part is getting started. Remember that one-third of your life is work, one-third is relationships (family, love, sex, friendship, and even enemies and opponents), and one-third of your life is sleep. These thirds all interact for better or for worse.
Our goal is to give you enough information in the large sleep areas of knowledge (diagnoses, psychology, chemistry)for you to figure yourself out and decide on a first step and a second. If you have any trouble with this, we will “prescribe” the two steps for you.
This introductory session covers the basic content of our more detailed group seminars:
- What kind of sleep problems do I have? We discuss insomnias, insufficient sleep, various sleep disorders, relationship to stress and mood, related medical conditions.
- Psychology of better sleep including sleep onset, the wave of sleep, cognitive and behavioral principles (CBT-I cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia), sleep compression, mindfulness.
- The chemistry and structure of sleep including medications, holistics, caffeine and alcohol, neuro-chemistry.
Sleeping 101 may be all you need to get going. You will have further options to choose from, including small-group seminars as well as individual teaching sessions, all with Dr. Ross Grumet.
Check back for posting on seminar dates.