Sleep School Effectiveness
”I had not slept for 5 years – my only way through the night was sleeping tablets until I decided to book onto a Sleep School Workshop. Through Dr. Guy’s wisdom I turned my whole relationship with sleep upside down. He will give you everything you need to support yourself from the inside out, to get you to sleep.”
Carol Campbell – 2014 Workshop Attendee
What we believe
… sleep is a natural biological process that can’t be controlled and doing so can unhelpfully push it further away
… good sleep is achieved by learning how to stay in your bed at night with both wakefulness and your fears
… approaching insomnia in a gentle, informative and playful manner is the key to overcoming it
… 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.
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.
An Introduction to The Sleep School