“First class, so many useful tips! Could've used another hour!”

wellness day sessions for adults

engaging, evidence-based and practical

"Katie was extremely well-informed, gave a very clear talk and then bespoke advice, and I felt every issue raised in the session was dealt with fully. Very impressed."

Mark, Red Bull

"Overall I think the session was extremely valuable as sorting sleep patterns out is a life changing thing and definitely improves productivity as well."

Client Solutions Director, Xaxis

Sleep problems are very common during pandemics.

Months of social restrictions and the experience of such a major stressful life event have brought unprecedented changes in our lives, upsetting our daily routines and body clocks, and causing a surge in sleep-related concerns. It is unsurprising that clinical insomnia cases have risen by nearly 40%.

Many working adults who struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep regularly resort to sleeping pills and alcohol to try to manage their insomnia, but these are not long-term solutions, and can lead to addiction and adverse health effects.

Group Webinars and Workshops help employees:

  • understand personal triggers, such as stress and anxiety
  • identify manageable steps of behavioural change
  • make better lifestyle choices to support healthy sleep
  • build social support networks with other colleagues experiencing similar issues

1 hr webinars


1.5 hr in-house workshops

Each interactive session blends:

  • science of sleep
  • recent research
  • a range of holistic and CBT-i strategies to improve sleep quality and feel more energised
  • troubleshooting common challenges
  • Q&A

Bespoke options are also available.

'HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP QUALITY AND DAYTIME ENERGY'

Sleep is an essential therapeutic component of human physiology. Getting enough good quality sleep supports daily cognition function, productivity and a positive outlook, and also promotes longer-term physical and mental health.

 

Research shows that employees sleeping less than 6 hours take more sick leave every year than those sleeping 7 hours. To help participants achieve healthy and restful sleep, this workshop incorporates both evidence-based information and a range of practical strategies covering:

This comprehensive session covers a range of tools and evidence-based strategies to help employees improve their sleep quality & daytime energy, covering:

Why we need sleep, what regulates sleep and sleep stages

Tuning into your personal sleep need to create an appropriate sleep schedule

Evidence-based strategies to resolve issues falling asleep and maintaining sleep

Winding down for bed and how to start the day feeling more alert

'how to overcome insomnia without medication'

Clinical research has shown Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) to be the most effective first-line treatment for chronic insomnia, improving sleep in 75-80% of patients, as well as reducing or eliminating sleeping pill use in 90% of patients. More effective than sleeping pills in 3 major worldwide studies, CBT-i is a drug-free therapy with no side effects and maintains long-term improvements in sleep.


In this session, employees will explore:

What 'normal' sleep looks like

Two brain systems that govern sleep and how sleep changes as we age

Diagnosing insomnia and how chronic insomnia evolves

Efficacy of CBT-i v. sleeping pills and the core components that improve sleep quality

'managing stress AND SLEEP'

According to a recent National Sleep Foundation survey, 43% of people aged 13–64 have reported lying awake at night due to stress at least once in the past month. Sleep disruption due to psychological distress is a very common and normal reaction to major life events, trauma or grief.

Frustratingly for some people, insomnia can seem to take on a life of its own beyond an initial stressful event when worry about sleep loss and daytime functioning triggers ongoing feelings of stress and night time anxiety.

In this session, employees will deepen their understanding of the reciprocal relationship between stress, anxiety and poor sleep, explore how the bed can begin to trigger a learned arousal response over time, and learn a range of practical strategies to improve their sleep quality including how to:

Dispel sleep-anxiety and reduce awake time in bed

Avoid common negative behaviours and thought cycles that sustain insomnia

Counter rising stress in the working day

Induce relaxation to support sleep

The session also includes some guided relaxation techniques

'ASK THE SLEEP EXPERT'

A recent study found that Americans turn to Google to find advice about sleep issues almost 5 million times a month! The top most most googled questions about sleep are:

1) How much sleep do I need?

2) How to fall asleep?

3) Why can’t I sleep?

But is Dr Google a reliable source and does one size fits all when it comes to sleep? What does ‘good’ or ‘bad’ sleep mean? Do we need to worry if we're not all getting 8 hrs of undisturbed slumber every night? In this session, we explore these key questions and those submitted by attendees, some 'lesser 'published sleep research, and I share my top 5 habit changes that are clinically proven to address common sleep challenges, covering:

Sleep biology and what a 'normal' night of sleep looks like

Exploring key indicators of successful sleep

Recommended sleep ranges by age and research about sleep duration and health

Top 5 habit changes to address issues falling asleep and staying asleep

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about Circadian Sleep Coaching Services or speak to Katie about a media request, please call 07730533004 or you can send an email through the enquiry form below.