I’ve been where you are

I’ve suffered those long sleepless nights, just like you.  On and off – for years.

The laying awake staring at the wall. Or for variety, the ceiling. The frustration and tossing and turning.  The feeling of finally falling asleep – 30 minutes before my alarm went off.  The burning eyes and fatigue and foggy headedness, until it got to ‘bedtime’….and the cycle would start again.

I did that until I found CBTi.  It changed my sleep and changing my sleep changed my life.  And now I help others – just like me – and just like you.

I had insomnia for years.  My first bad bout began after the death of my spouse.  Oddly, I slept that night, but for many months after that – I didn’t.  Or I think I didn’t. Sometimes I slept so lightly I wasn’t sure I was asleep.  I didn’t know at the time that is a ‘thing’.  It drove me up a wall.

My second bad bout in my 30’s also lasted for years, and was worse.  It came seemingly out of nowhere.  Suddenly I couldn’t sleep.  I would lay completely awake for days.  I’m not sure how I functioned.

I tried so hard to sleep.  And the harder I tried, the more I failed. On top of feeling I’d never sleep again and always be like this, I thought that since sleep was natural and I couldn’t do it, that I was the biggest failure.

Everyone was worried. I was worried.  I developed so much anxiety about going to sleep that it fed my sleep problem.  I felt like I was spinning out of control and sleepwalking foggy-headed through life at the same time.

And then I found my answer.  And it turns out it was the answer for thousands and thousands of people.  Based on their experiences and based on the research too.

These are people just like me. People just like you.

Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia sorted my years of insomnia, for good.

It wasn’t easy.  It wasn’t a mythical pill.  But those mythical pills don’t work in the long run.

I could just cry thinking about missing so much sleep unnecessarily. I was constantly looking to the ‘the next thing’ when the thing before stopped working…when what I needed to do was to really learn how to leverage my natural ability to sleep to get back on track.

CBTi stopped the spinning.  It taught me what I needed to stop the anxiety.  It helped me get sleepy again, and to sleep soundly.  It built my sleeping confidence enough to get off sleeping pills.  It helped me get back to the 7-8 hours of solid sleep that I still get years later.

And – still helps me prevent the occasional stressful event from setting off the “oh my goodness here we go again” alarm, and that slippery slope back into insomnia.

Now, with all the education and experience under my belt with a variety of approaches, I have helped others get more restorative and refreshing sleep too.

My Background

My ‘bent’ is to base all of my sleep and lifestyle coaching on the breadth of evidence, delivered with compassion, honesty and directness.

BA Psychology (Psi Chi Honours)

Masters Osteopathic Medicine

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia

ACE Certified Health Coach and Certified Behaviour Change Specialist

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Neurolinguistic Programming and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Trained

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