Insomnia Group Course

Be part of a group and overcome insomnia together

Course Details

  • It’s a 4-week course focused on using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help your sleep.
  • You’ll be part of a small group and together learn a variety of ACT tools to help you overcome insomnia.
  • It’s delivered live on zoom by myself (Ed). During the course I also provide constant email support.
  • The course consists of four one hour group sessions happening over four consecutive weeks.
  • Attending a course costs £68 per person.

Reasons to join a group course

You're not alone

Insomnia can be a lonely and isolating experience. In this group course you’ll connect with others who are also experiencing similar struggles. This helps you to support each other and acknowledge how human your problem is.

People struggle similarly

Many people don’t understand the struggles of insomnia. However, in each session you’ll be heard by others who understand exactly how you feel. You’ll also begin to appreciate how people typically suffer for similar reasons.

ACT is simple

If you’ve struggled for a long time it’s easy to give up hope of finding a solution, especially when you think you’ve tried everything and got nowhere. For those wondering what to do next, ACT offers a simple approach.

What to expect from the course?

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It’s personal & interactive


During each session everyone can share their experiences of insomnia and support each other. Break out rooms are also held for smaller group discussions.

It’s educational


You’ll learn about what causes insomnia and why bad nights keep on happening. You’ll also gain insights in to how you can prevent insomnia from returning.

It’s focused on ACT


We won’t be discussing the same usual stuff you’ve already tried. This course focuses on something different, being Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.

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It’s experiential


We explore using a variety of ACT exercises to help manage difficult thoughts and feelings at night. You’ll actively learn new skills in each session.

Complete my short questionnaire to check I can help your issue with sleep

Use the booking calendar below to pick a course start date. The date selected will be your first session. The day and time you pick is when all of your course sessions will happen each consecutive week. For example, if you pick a course starting on a Monday at 7 PM, all sessions will be on following Mondays at 7 PM.

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Further course information

  • Participating in group discussions is encouraged but optional. Just listening is okay and you’ll never be expected to share anything personal.
  • The course is for adults only and each group is limited to a maximum of eight participants.
  • Each session is one hour long and for it you’ll need access to zoom, a quiet space, a working microphone and webcam and a pen and paper.
  • All participants must be respectful of other participants confidentiality and treat any information shared by attendees sensitively and as confidential.
  • Please be advised this course isn’t a replacement for treatment from a medical professional and may not be suitable if you have specific health conditions.

Happy clients, sleeping soundly

Irene M.Irene M. ★★★★★ Ed was sympathetic and understanding at a time when my insomnia was at its worst, and it really helped that he constantly checked on me to see how I was doing. The techniques we explored during our sessions were a totally new approach and I found them helpful. Although unfortunately my sleep problems weren't solved, he certainly pointed me in the right direction and I'm now feeling so much better.Suzanne R.Suzanne R. ★★★★★ I had tried all the usual things to try and help me sleep and things had got so bad I was getting real anxiety about actually not sleeping. Ed was very understanding and empathetic and shared some very different techniques that I hadn't used before. I have only had two sessions so far but these have helped. They take a bit of practice and I will be booking another session to build on this. Ed is has a genuine interest in helping and is really good at keeping in touch by email to see how things are going and offering advice. Thank you EdDiana A.Diana A. ★★★★★ Ed was really helpful, he listened to my experience of sleep and we worked on strategies together. Ed advised good techniques which was easy to put into practice. The advice given has really helped my sleep to get back on track.Heather C.Heather C. ★★★★★ I had a really good session with Ed; after just one session I now have a different approach to sleep, and I have found my anxiety surrounding sleep has decreased.Emily M.Emily M. ★★★★★ Super happy with how much my sleep has improved. Ed made me understand my sleep issue much more clearly and his tools and techniques have been so helpful.Benedict B.Benedict B. ★★★★★ I have always struggled with sleep but after two sessions with Ed I am experiencing my best sleep in yearsNicholas C.Nicholas C. ★★★★★ Ed was very compassionate and empathetic, relating to a lot of the struggles I'd had. His tips were practical and easy to follow, but also helped re-evaluate my thinking towards sleep.Nick F.Nick F. ★★★★★ Ed was great and really helped my sleep. Would definitely recommend. Lots of stress was really affecting my sleep and Ed has helped me with lots of tools to not let stress affect my sleep.Kirsty J.Kirsty J. ★★★★★ Ed was super helpful! I am sleeping so much better since. His approach was new to me and different, but helped me so much.Oliver R.Oliver R. ★★★★★ Ed has been brilliant during our sessions, providing excellent tools and advice to help me sleep. I would recommend him to anyone suffering with sleep issues, long-term or short.Krisztina L.Krisztina L. ★★★★★ I really recommend Ed to anyone struggling with insomnia.I have been really struggling for the past two years, especially with the anxiety and panic that accompanies sleepless nights. As everyone else in this situation, I have tried everything.So far I only had two sessions with Ed. After session 1 I felt a relief, and knew this might be working for me, but then I went on holiday and my sleep got horrible again. In that bad place, Ed was incredibly helpful, following up with me, answering my emails, and giving me genuinely useful advise. Ed, thank you so much for that!When I got back from my holiday I had my second session with him, and something clicked. It is early days, but for the past two weeks my sleep anxiety got SO much better and my whole attitude towards sleep just changed. The ACT approach is fantastic, so simple but so different than anything else I tried, it is eye-opening.So it is early days, but for the past two weeks I haven't been thinking and worrying about sleep at all, and I love it!!So, thank you Ed 🙂Dan D.Dan D. ★★★★★ Ed’s been a huge help with my sleep. Countless nights agonising about not being able to sleep and finally found something that works!Kit R.Kit R. ★★★★★ Ed was great in helping me sleep. I struggled for a few years prior to meeting with him and I found his approach very comfortable it worked a treat. The ACT approach is fantastic!Bethany P.Bethany P. ★★★★★ Just finished my third session with Ed - he’s worked wonders for my sleep anxiety. No more restless nights and I have him to thank for that!Rupert C.Rupert C. ★★★★★ I have been a terrible sleeper for years, with help from Ed, my sleep has improved dramatically! He was very patient and clear when explaining his methods. Would highly recommend! Thank you, Ed!George C.George C. ★★★★★ Ed (The London Sleep Coach) is a total lifesaver! My sleep had been fairly poor for a number of years and a friend recommended that I see Ed. It took only two sessions to fix my poor sleep. Couldn't recommend his services more highly!Linus W.Linus W. ★★★★★ Couldn't recommend Ed enough. Had been struggling with sleep for just under a year and tried all the normal methods suggested to help you get a good nights sleep when I thought enough is enough. I booked a session with Ed not knowing what to expect but the method has me sleeping normal again within a few weeks. Thanks a lot Ed!Freddie R.Freddie R. ★★★★★ I have been through a difficult and extremely frustrating patch of insomnia/bad sleep over the past 4 months, and tried everything from chamomile tea, magnesium, melatonin, eye masks, and everything in between that I could spend money on. The London Sleep Coach clearly identifies that the cause of insomnia and bad sleep isn't due to lack of supplements etc, and provide a very comprehensive toolkit to battle this issue.After just 1 session with Ed, I was asleep within 15 minutes for 7 days straight. Highly recommended and confident he can help.Nancy K.Nancy K. ★★★★★ Absolutely worth every penny. Ed was recommended to me by a friend living in London and so I gave it a shot. I had been struggling to fall back asleep when I'd wake up in the middle of the night. After meeting with Ed, I've still been waking up occasionally, but falling back asleep within minutes and have zero stress around getting a good night's sleep.gina scott B.gina scott B. ★★★★★ I was going through a really rough time with my sleep, super stressed and always tired - a few sessions with Ed really helped me out, it was so helpful would definitely recommendRobert W.Robert W. ★★★★★ I'm very pleased with the results. Ed helped me a great deal.Kimberley S.Kimberley S. ★★★★★ Ive struggled with sleep from as early as I remember. Ed listened to my problems and helped me solve them. Very friendly lovely man! Highly recommend.Robyn W.Robyn W. ★★★★★ Couldn’t recommend enough!Archie D.Archie D. ★★★★★ Really happy with what Ed helped me with. Sleeping so much better now as a result.Henry S.Henry S. ★★★★★ Knowledgable, attentive and determined - I couldn’t recommend Ed more!Harry D.Harry D. ★★★★★ Ed really helped me out, cant thank him enough!George B.George B. ★★★★★ Hands down, the best money I've spent, I sleep like a baby after following Ed's program - it made a big difference being coached by a 'normal' bloke who'd faced the same problems himself in the past. Totally different experience to seeing yet another Harley Street, pill pushing Doctor!woki44woki44 ★★★★★ Working long hours at a magic circle law firm took its toll on my sleep and for many years - it can be a real struggle to switch off after an intense day. I've tried various medications, and doctors but eventually gave up resorting to alcohol and sleeping pills. My wife found Ed on Google and convinced me to have a session as he is local. I was apprehensive due to his age, however I couldn't have been more wrong, Ed is patient and understanding and takes the time to analyse the root of your problem whilst giving realistic, achievable instructions. My sleep improved within a session, and I can now say that after monthly catch-ups I can finally get the sleep I need. My quality of life , happiness and marriage have all improved as a result. Thanks for everything Ed - James.Amelia W.Amelia W. ★★★★★ After trying so hard to manage my own sleeping problems I finally decided to see what my options were out there. Ed has helped me so much over the past few months with my sleep, I can finally rest easy after a stressful day of work! Couldn’t recommend enough!!Emily P.Emily P. ★★★★★ My serious case of insomnia was an early indication of disrupted sleep. Ed’s techniques and help, got me through this and I am now sleeping uninterupted every night. Thank you so much Ed for your amazing help. I couldn’t have done it without you!Katherine L.Katherine L. ★★★★★ I have struggled with sleep for many years and tried several different methods, did my own research, changed my diet and lifestyle but nothing has quite change my life like meeting Ed did. Issues that I have had for years seemed to disappear almost overnight through Ed’s help, techniques and knowledge and I could be more grateful to him for making me feel back to my normal self! Couldn’t recommend this service more- very professional and excellent value.jonty C.jonty C. ★★★★★ A revolutionary experience! Before I went to see Ed, I had just accepted that I couldn’t sleep. After a few sessions with Ed, I was able to get my first fall night of sleep in months. Thank you so much. 🙏🏼Verity H.Verity H. ★★★★★ Ed was great and with his help and a lot of hard work I am finally back to getting regular sleep! ZzzzzJack H.Jack H. ★★★★★ I first came across Ed when he was on BBC Cambridgeshire. I have previously had help sleeping however it never worked so when I heard him on the radio I already knew he understood sleeping. Ed has got me through some really tough patches and with his excellent guidance sleeping issues are thankfully a thing of the past for me - Thanks Ed!Adelaide W.Adelaide W. ★★★★★ It can be so hard to know where to head when it comes to finding a solution for troubled sleep but thankfully I discovered The Sleep Coach which has come to my rescue. Ed is very approachable and provides insightful and genuinely helpful comments. Ed has certainly helped me tremendously! Nothing beats a good nights sleep - thank you Ed!Aidan G.Aidan G. ★★★★★ Ed was really helpful and had some insights that I hadn’t found anywhere else. I would thoroughly recommend him if you are struggling with sleep.Imogen R.Imogen R. ★★★★★ Ed helped me get through a rough patch and now it’s back to normal 🙂Tom N.Tom N. ★★★★★ This was not the same old stuff as I've been to see a few other people about my sleep and done CBTi, which was a bit helpful to some degree but didn't really solve the issue. Speaking to Ed was very helpful and ACT makes me approach sleep very differently now. I can now consider myself back to normal.William A.William A. ★★★★★ Ed was so helpful in helping me with my insomnia. It made me totally aware of what was going on. Things are so much better now and I'd very much recommend others struggling with sleep to get some help from himjs_loader

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the group course suitable for?

The course is intended to help people suffering from either short term or chronic insomnia. It does this using the clinically proven Acceptance & Commitment Therapy based approach. The course is also suitable if you are experiencing some co-existing health conditions, such as depression, anxiety or chronic pain.

The course cannot, however, help individuals to deal with some specific sleep problems that require medical attention. These include sleep apnoea, parasomnias (e.g. sleep paralysis, sleep terrors & sleep walking), restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy and REM sleep behaviour disorder.

The course is intended for adults under the age of 65 who are medically and psychiatrically stable and healthy. Therefore the course is not suitable for those experiencing any of the following health conditions: schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, feelings and thoughts of suicidality and any neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. dementia).

Do I have to talk in the sessions?

No, not if you don’t want to. However, participation is encouraged to help you get the most out of the course. Please bear in mind the discussions are based on the topic of sleep and insomnia and other private personal matters are not discussed. You will never be put on the spot to contribute and participating in group discussions is always optional.

I am feeling anxious about attending a group course, what should I do?

Most people feel anxious about attending a group session and you will not be alone, it’s a totally normal feeling to have. However, everyone there wants you to feel comfortable and supported and is there for the same reason as you are; to help improve their insomnia too.

What if I am on the course with someone I know?

This is a common question but it rarely happens. If you’re ever uncomfortable in a group you can always ask to attend the next one. However there may be positives in seeing someone you know in your group. It may be that you both hadn’t been open about your difficulties before but could now be a support for each other.

Do I need to attend every session of the course?

Yes. The group course is designed so that each session follows on from each other and closely replicates what you would cover in one-to-one sessions. Just like a course of antibiotics, the group is most effective when attended regularly. You wouldn’t expect an antibiotic to work if you only took the first and last tablet and this group course for insomnia is no different.

I can no longer make a session, what should I do?

It’s okay and understandable if something unexpected happens and you can’t attend a session. However, please let me (Ed) know as soon as you know you are unable to attend by emailing me at londonsleepcoach@gmail.com. Firstly this means we won’t be waiting for you to attend the zoom to get started. Secondly it may be possible to arrange for you to attend a separate group session on another date so that you don’t miss anything. 

Are the sessions recorded?

All of the group sessions are delivered live on zoom by myself (Ed) and none of them are recorded. This is with the intention of protecting the participants’ privacy.

Are resources provided during the course?

You can expect some worksheets and other resources to be sent to you via email over the duration of the course. However, these are minimal and you should not expect to receive lots of different material.

To ensure you receive all of the information, we ask that you mark London Sleep Coach as a trusted source in your email. If for any reason you have not received an email, please ensure you check your spam before contacting me.

What do I need for the sessions?
  • A working computer/laptop with a secure internet connection and working webcam and microphone. I ask that you do not use a phone or tablet for the zoom, as you need to be sitting and have your hands freely available.
  • A quiet room where you will not be disturbed.
  • A pen and paper for both taking a few notes and for some of the exercises completed during the course.
I’ve booked a place on a course, but can no longer attend – can I get a refund?

If a cancellation is requested at least 3 days before the first session of a course, the full fee will be refunded. Alternatively, the full fee can be applied as a credit towards attending a future course, which must be booked in advance and is subject to availability. Unfortunately, I am unable to offer any refunds or course transfers less than 3 days prior to the first session or after the course has begun.

Please see our full terms and conditions of bookings for more information.