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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Better Sleep

CBT- or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- is a type of "talk therapy."  CBT is particularly useful in helping people to relax so that we can get the sleep that has been evading us.

The treatment looks at ways of untangling distorted thoughts, beliefs, attitudes-- that with certain behaviours-- develop into disorders.  If we can't fall asleep, it is likely that changing the way we think and act can be helpful in overcoming these disorders.  Too, learning healthy coping skills can also help.

CBT is a merge of Behavioural Therapy (developed in the early 1900s) and Cognitive Therapy (the "Talk Therapy" begun in the 1960s). 

CBT has been effectively used to treat mild depression, anxiety in adults, and coping with the impact of Multiple Sclerosis.  CBT is used to treat several aspects of mental illness and personality disorder.  

There are many subsets of the original CBT, including: Cognitive-Emotional Behavioural Therapy; Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy and Unified Protocol, among other types.  CBT, and its subsets, function to demonstrate how emotions, thoughts, and behaviours all influence each other.  Distortions, or false beliefs, etc., result in distortions in the other areas of cognition and behaviour.  Identifying the distortions and challenging the distortions is the first step in changing the unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours to more helpful ones for effective social and interpersonal functioning.



1. CBT has been shown to be an effective alternative to drug therapy

2. CBT can be less expensive than the usual "talk therapy" since most CBT clients can learn to recognize and monitor the distorted thoughts, attitudes, beliefs and actions, and make the necessary changes to their thoughts and actions.  CBT clients might start out with visits to a psychologist but in a short time, the skilled CBT practitioner will have passed on the necessary learning and encouragement so that we are potentially free of endless appointments and unnecessary long-term dependence on the therapist that can result with non-CBT modalities.  Successfully 'doing our own CBT' can result in saving a truck-load of cash to invest in a healthy, more satisfying lifestyle with good sleep patterns.

Work through some of the issues that are creating worry, self-blame, shame, frustration and anxiety so that you can sleep like you did as a youngster after a day in the park! (maybe better)

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Here is a sample free 16 hour online course that uses CBT to overcome Anxiety and Panic disorders.  The instructor states in the introductory video that he once had anxiety disorder and worked to overcome it to the extent that he knows he will never have that disorder again!  Most of us who don't sleep well are dealing with some level of anxiety, so this is well worth sampling for free (NO SPAM).  

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