A Mind-Body-Spirit Approach
Although therapists routinely encounter sleeplessness in their practice, few are adequately prepared to address it. And failure to do so can impede the treatment of mood disorders, trauma, addictions, and even relationship issues. This workshop presents an integrative (body-mind-spirit) treatment approach that draws on cognitive behavior therapy, natural remedies, sleep hygiene, and spiritual strategies. It also transforms our view of sleep from a medical necessity to one of life’s sustaining satisfactions. We’ll focus on:
- How to define, evaluate, and treat the three primary types of insomnia—sleep onset insomnia, sleep maintenance insomnia, and non-restorative sleep—and their major causes
- The role of circadian rhythms in healthy sleep, insomnia, and achieving mental well-being
- How to expand your practice with a specialization in the new field of behavioral sleep medicine
Rubin Naiman, PhD, a clinicial psychologist, is the sleep and dream specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine. His books include Healing Night and Hush.
An Integrative Approach to Mental Health
Armed with pharmaceuticals, biological psychiatry continues to escalate the “war on mental illness.” But because most of these drugs don’t actually heal but merely suppress symptoms, this is a losing battle with collateral damage in terms of serious side effects. Integrative mental health offers safe and effective alternatives to drugs for anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Based on endogenous healing, the body and mind’s natural proclivity toward health, this workshop offers evidence-based lifestyle, nutritional, and botanical interventions that can be readily integrated into psychotherapy. Together, we’ll explore:
- The limitations, side effects, and weaning protocols for commonly used psychiatric meds
- A range of nutraceuticals and botanicals that are alternatives for treating anxiety, depression, and insomnia, along with their indications, contraindications and dosages
- The role of lifestyle interventions including exercise, body–mind medicine, and secular spiritual practices for managing mood disorders and sleep concerns
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Rubin Naiman, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is the sleep and dream specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine. His books include Healing Night and Hush.
Posted in All Day, Anxiety, Depression and Trauma, Mind, Body, and Brain, Saturday Morning: 11 A.M. – 1 P.M., Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., workshops
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