This course has been written and developed by Ashley Gilmour. She is a fully-qualified Clinical Psychologist and has had over 15,000 hours experience working directly with clients to help with their range of mental health and wellbeing needs. Ashley is passionate about helping people to heal and empower themselves on their journey to wellbeing.
This is a self-help course for improving common sleep troubles. There are over 96 different types of sleep disorders, however Insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep) is one of the most common types of sleep troubles that people have.
If you’re an adult, signs that you have not had good sleep quality sleep or enough hours of sleep include:
On top of getting poor quality sleep, not getting enough hours of sleep is also an issue. However, just because a person might get enough hours of sleep (for example 7-9 hours for an adult), it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are also getting good quality sleep and are going to wake up feeling refreshed. Someone could get 12 or 14 hours of sleep and still wake up feeling unrefreshed, groggy, and tired as though you could sleep for longer.
What can cause sleep problems? There are many reasons for this including but not limited to:
This course is suitable for those whom:
This course involves the following requirements:
Instructions: the Sleep Chart is a PDF document. Print this out and complete this every morning about your sleep you had the night before. You are welcome to complete this sleep chart for as long as you wish; just print as many of these sleep charts as you need to keep going. Use the information from this sleep chart to look at where you can improve your sleep habits to improve your overall sleep quality and sleep quantity.
Open this PDF worksheet attached and you will find the Challenging Negative Thoughts form. Print off a few copies of this worksheet for your practice, because here we are going to challenge and reframe negative thoughts you have been experiencing in a step-by-step process as outlined in the worksheet.