The workshop will involve a mixture of both discussion and experiential practice of using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches for the non-drug treatment of chronic insomnia including acceptance, mindfulness, defusion, self in context, values and committed action.
Additional factors to be discussed during the workshop include:
- Introduction to insomnia including common risk factors, triggers and amplifying behaviours
- Insomnia assessment - ISI, PSQI, sleep diaries, AAQ
- Sleep physiology - cycles, stages, timing and drive
- Differences between ACT-I and CBT-I
- Typical patterns of experiential avoidance and how they fuel chronic insomnia
- The role of acceptance in managing avoidance
- Why thought and emotion blocking and distraction techniques don't work
- How cognitive defusion can help to change the function of thoughts and emotions
- How regular mindfulness practice can help to overcome insomnia
- Why it is common for people to stop living their lives in the face of insomnia
- How identifying and acting upon values can plays an important role in overcoming insomnia.
- Clear understanding of the differences between CBT-I and ACT-I
- A new approach for managing chronic insomnia
- A set of helpful tools to take away and use with insomniac patients
|13:00||Introduction to ACT for Insomnia|
|14:00||Discussion, learning, and experiential practice|
Details of pricing, etc, can be found on the event booking page.
This event is organised by the British Psychological Society and administered by KC Jones Conference & Events Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)1332 224507
Email: [email protected]