CBT for Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders

The research supporting cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and other sleep disorders continues to demonstrate significant and long lasting improvements. CBT-I is appropriate for individuals with a long history of sleep problems, and for those with a more recent onset. Furthermore, CBT-I is appropriate both for people who suffer from sleep problems alone, and (when implemented with the help of a knowledgeable clinician) for those who have sleep disturbance in the context of another disorder (such as depression, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, or anxiety). Dr. Alisha Brosse, along with former BCCBT partner Dr. Colleen Ehrnstrom, developed a protocal using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to enhance traditional CBT-I. You can learn more about this treatment in their workbook, End the Insomnia Struggle: A Step-byStep Gide to Help You Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep.

Individual CBT-I is available from several BCCBT partners and affiliates. Please call the BCCBT triage line to inquire about availability (303/225-2709).

Dr. Brosse facilitates a cost-effective, four-week CBT-I group when there is enough interest. Please call her directly to inquire (720/252-0611).