The struggle with sleeplessness prolongs and worsens insomnia
We break this vicious cycle of Insomnia through our globally pioneering use of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) & Mindfulness for chronic Insomnia.
Next... Our 5-step process
We guide you through 5 simple steps
to overcome your insomnia
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Discover… why you need to stop struggling to start sleeping
Discover will identify your insomnia risks, triggers and symptoms, and most radically, how your attempts to get rid of them could be inadvertently fuelling your insomnia.
Accept... the things you cannot change
Accept explains the concepts of control and acceptance – giving you the wisdom to know when to use these skills helpfully to move you closer to sleep.
You will learn essential mindfulness exercises to help you live in the present moment, rather than dwelling on past poor quality sleep or worrying about how bad things will be in the future if you don’t sleep.
Welcome... everything that shows up in your mind & body
Welcome teaches you how to meet and greet all of the unhelpful thoughts and emotional reactions that show up in your mind and body when you can’t sleep.
You will learn to look at your thoughts and choose which ones you follow, rather than buying into them all.
Equally you will learn how to make space for the pain and discomfort of not sleeping, rather than unhelpfully struggling against it and amplifying it further.
Build... your new sleeping pattern
Build will determine exactly how much sleep you need and when you need it.
You’ll learn to start behaving like a normal sleeper again and make constructive and effective changes to your lifestyle to ensure the arrival of a new robust sleeping pattern.
Live... your days to the full to sleep well every night
Live focuses on living the life you want to live, rather than losing it to an endless battle with poor sleep.
You will learn how living your life to the full actually helps you to sleep.
You will learn sleep-maintenance tips to help you keep your sleep on track for good.
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What we believe
… that sleep is a natural biological process that can’t be controlled and doing so can unhelpfully push it further away
…that good sleep is achieved by learning how to stay in your bed at night with both wakefulness and your fears
…that approaching insomnia in a gentle, informative and playful manner is the key to overcoming it
…that you do NOT need to drink warm milk, have warm baths or engage in lengthy wind downs to get to sleep (unless you really want to!).
Who we help
The Sleep School helps anyone who struggles to get to sleep, maintain sleep, wakes up too early or simply does not sleep at all.
Anyone who never feels refreshed after sleep or just can’t sleep on a Sunday night. Anyone who can’t stop their mind racing, fears going to bed or has become reliant on pills and props to sleep.
We attract a wide mix of people from all backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities including busy professionals, new mums, menopausal women, retirees, shift workers, medical professionals, as well as anyone with a sleep disturbing medical condition such as chronic pain, tinnitus, chronic fatigue, ME, depression and anxiety. Whether you have had your insomnia for 4 weeks or 40 years we can help.
The Science Behind The Sleep School
The Sleep School pioneers a unique combination of acceptance and mindfulness based strategies to tackle insomnia. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT), is a research based psychological tool that recognises that it is often our unwillingness to experience pain and suffering that can actually increase the pain and suffering we experience.
It works by teaching you how to let go of struggling with your insomnia because when you no longer fear it, fundamental changes occur leading to natural sleep.
ACT has a substantial evidence base across a wide range of treatment interventions including anxiety, depression and stress, many of which are linked to insomnia.
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