Better sleeping workshop

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

This 2hr fun-learning workshop aims at identifying your sleep pattern and how to improve it without medication. The workshop will consist of three elements targeted at sleep improvement: education, exercise and practical measures. You will learn about some scientific findings about pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. Behavioural and cognitive measures will be discussed. You will be given the opportunity to experience the difference between relaxation and mindfulness. Moreover, you will be able to define simple changes for yourself and others. Sebastian will use real life data to demonstrate the potential and limitations of introducing better sleep hygiene into your daily routine.

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TEACHING GOALS

  • Gain knowledge and awareness about GOOD SLEEP
  • Discussion of scientific findings about medication, cognitive behavioural and mindfulness approaches
  • Understand the basics of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
  • Learn about practical measures to improve your own sleep

Location: Lyndhurst Terrace, Central Hong Kong

Date: Wednesday 16th December 2015

Time: 19:30-21:30

Registration Fee: HKD100.-

contact: sebastian@counsellinghongkong.com

Is SLEEP really your problem?

Many of my clients identify sleep as one of their problems: “I don’t get enough sleep!” they say. Or on the other end of the spectrum they are convinced that they “don’t need much sleep”. Really? Let me be clear: You need sleep and sleep is the solution to many problems – not the problem. It does not stand in your way – it is the way!

Here some tips for free: First of all: know thyself! I recently run a men’s group with the title BREAKING BAD …HABITS. We asked all participants to wear a tracking device for four weeks that measured their activity in steps, floors, heartrate, calories and sleep. Before you make smart and informed changes in your life – work life and personal – you need to have solid data. The technology is available and affordable.

It quickly emerged that sleep is a target area for a lot of people: Adults need 7-9 hours in average in order to maintain high levels of performance, health, well-being and sanity.

Lack of sleep in many areas is more dangerous to your health and performance than alcohol. Bad sleep and lack of sleep goes hand in hand with BAD HABITS in eating, snacking, drinking, giving in to distractions, using too much caffeine and other supplements, self-medicating and many more. Professional counseling will help you to define your needs and where and how you go wrong. My psychotherapy will address the root causes and underlying issues of your bad sleep! Visit me in LKF, Cosmos Buidling, Central Hong Kong.

One fact was shockingly simple, but for many participants easier to comprehend with the visual help of a graph that reflected their own personal data: if your goal is to sleep 8 hrs in average then you sometimes need to sleep longer than 8hrs to reach that average. Simple and yet a challenge.