Say Goodnight to Insomnia

Feb 02, 2014

Rockport — The Picker Family Resource Center will offer Say Goodnight to Insomnia, a 6-week cognitive behavioral program for the treatment of insomnia taught by Amy Libby, LCSW.

The course begins Tuesday, Feb. 18 and meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Picker Family Resource Center on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus. Call 596-8950 to register or for more information.

A good night’s sleep is vital to one's mood, productivity, and vitality. Ever find yourself, night after night, wrestling and fighting for even small amounts of shut-eye? Lay in bed for minutes or hours on end, listening to the clock ticking, getting increasingly angry and frustrated that sleep will not come?

CBT for Insomnia is based on more than 20 years of research and clinical practice by Gregg Jacobs, PhD, at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts, and is based on a central theme: insomnia can only be treated by addressing the underlying causes, changing thoughts and behaviors around sleep. Participants can expect to learn the biology of sleep and the stress response system, how to challenge sleep thoughts and behaviors, sleep scheduling, lifestyle habits, and relaxation techniques that improve sleep.

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