End the Insomnia Struggle: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep

Everyone struggles with sleep from time to time, but when sleepless nights and overtired days become the norm, your well-being is compromised, and frustration and worry increase—including concerns about what’s stopping you from getting the sleep you need, and what can be done about it. So, how do you stop the cycle of relentless worries and restless nights?

End the Insomnia Struggle offers a comprehensive program that can be individually tailored for anyone who struggles with insomnia. You will learn about the physiology of sleep, and about how a few nights of disturbed sleep can turn into a chronic problem. You will be guided to collect data about your sleep patterns, and you will use this data to build an individualized treatment program. Your program will include components of cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) — the treatment of choice for chronic insomnia — and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Once you have developed your treatment program, the authors will hold your hand as you learn about and implement each of the treatment components. Once you are sleeping better, you will develop a plan to help your sleep stay on track. And, through it all, the authors will help you shift your relationship with sleep, so that you are no longer engaged in a struggle with the “Insomnia Monster!”

End the Insomnia Struggle was co-authored by the founding partners of BCCBT, Alisha L. Brosse and Colleen Ehrnstrom (now with the Department of Veteran Affairs). It is available from Amazon and various local book outlets, including The Boulder Bookstore, Barnes and Nobles (multiple locations), and Barbed Wire Books (Longmont).

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Access book accessories (printable worksheets, audio exercises, and a bonus chapter for clinicians) from New Harbinger Publications.

Listen to Alisha’s 40-minute interview with Dr. Diana Hill on the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast (cross-posted in New Books in Psychology).

Listen to Colleen talk about sleep and insomnia on this Integrated Health Podcast.

Read these blog posts on The Huffington Post:  5 Steps to End Your Insomnia Struggle; End the Insomnia Struggle: Excerpts From a New Self-Guided Treatment Program to Help You Get the Sleep You Need.