Insomnia Group Course
Be part of a group and overcome insomnia together
- 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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.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.