Post-Traumatic Insomnia Workbook: A Step-by-Step Program for Overcoming Sleep Problems After Trauma

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Published USA, 2010
75% of all people who have experienced abuse, violence or traumatic incidents have sleeping problems after these events, even after all other trauma-related symptoms have diminished. This workbook, based on cognitive-behavioural therapy, has proven to be more effective over the long run than sleeping pills. Included are easy tips and techniques that can be started right away to help with sleep. A variety of relaxation and sleep-scheduling skills are included, the need to stay on high alert throughout the night, and sleep-sabotaging habits that may have developed.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Assessing Your Sleep Patterns, Setting Goals and Getting Started
Prepare Your Body and Mind for Sleep
Sleep Scheduling
How You Think Affects How You Sleep
Understanding and Coping with Trauma-Related Nightmares
Chronic Pain and Sleep
Staying Motivated: Making Treatment Work

Karin Thompson is Clinical Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Medicine in the USA.
Large-format paperback. 179 pages


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