Are you looking for options to treat your insomnia other than medication? Isabel Lorton at Goshawk Behavioral Health will be starting a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) treatment group in January, 2019.

This 5 session therapy group meets over a 6 week period, weekly for the first 3 weeks than every other week. The cost will be $250 for the entire 6 week treatment program.

The program teaches:

  • Sleep Education/Cognitive Introduction

  • Sleep Medications and Sleep Scheduling

  • Stimulus Control

  • Relaxation Response

  • Sleep Hygiene

Isabel is a Licensed Professional Counselor who was trained in CBT-I by Dr. Gregg D. Jacobs. The CBT-I program was developed and tested at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by Dr. Jacobs in his work with over ten thousand insomnia patients over the past 30 years. In a study conducted at Harvard Medical School by Dr. Jacobs that was funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, his CBT-I program was more effective than Ambien.

CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia)  is proven to be the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia. It improves sleep in 75-80% of insomnia patients and reduces or eliminates sleeping pill use in 90% of patients. And, in three major studies that directly compared CBT-I to sleeping pills, CBT-I was more effective than sleeping pills. CBT-I also has no side effects and maintains improvements in sleep long-term, and new research shows that CBT-I doubles the improvement rates of depression compared to antidepressant medication alone in depressed patients with insomnia. It also improves sleep and reduces pain, menopausal hot flashes, fibromyalgia, substance abuse,  and PTSD in insomnia patients with these co-morbid health problems.

As a result, CBT-I is now recommended as the preferred treatment for insomnia:

  • The American College of Physicians recommends CBT-I as the first line treatment for insomnia.

  • CBT-I puts people to sleep faster than sleeping pills. American Journal of Psychiatry

  • CBT-I works as well or better than sleeping pills. Journal of Family Practice

  • CBT-I is the preferred treatment for chronic insomnia. National Institutes of Health, New England Journal of Medicine review, Lancetreview, American Psychological Association, and Consumer Reports.

For more information please contact the Goshawk Behavioral Health office at 231-642-4642