According to a recent UNHCR survey, 47% of humanitarian field staff suffer from sleep disturbances.
THIS 6-WEEK PROGRAM ENABLES AID WORKERS AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL TO GO FROM DARK NIGHTS OF CHRONIC INSOMNIA BACK TO NATURAL AND RESTORATIVE SLEEP
CBT-I is the first nondrug insomnia program of its kind. It was developed at the Harvard Medical School 30 years ago and proven through many research to be more effective and durable for treating insomnia compared with medications.
This program is adapted to humanitarian field staff and more generally to people working in emergency contexts, who are at risk of many health problems, such as work related stress, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and burnout.** These ailments all have one element in common: bad sleep.
Since I was caught in an ambush three months ago, I cannot sleep without the lights on… And when I finally fall asleep I’m awaken by sudden jolts with the sensation of falling in a big black hole.
With this new project and my manager harassing me, I lie in bed and my mind keeps racing.
It’s been nine days now since I haven’t slept more than 4-5 hours a night. It all started when I met with this family in the camp. It was a shock, though I’ve seen so many refugees all these years…
I’ve been on Ambien for months. I’d brought a supply of them from my last holiday at home and ran out of them two weeks ago. The experience is dreadful! It seems I just haven’t slept one minute since.
After my last bout of malaria in April, I’ve never recovered fully. Since then I’ve had insomnia, with whole nights I don’t seem to be sleeping much… I’m exhausted. I’m afraid I’m heading directly into a burnout.
Mission after mission, my sleep seems to have eluded me definitively.
With this new post, I’ve been travelling a lot. Jet lag after jet lag… My body clock is completely out of sync.
One faction keeps on machine gunning the other one all night long and it is difficult to let go and fall asleep…
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CBT-I is the preferred and recommended first-line treatment for chronic insomnia. The majority of people treated with CBT-I see improvements and half of people no longer have insomnia at the end of treatment. There are numerous benefits:
CBT-I is based on the idea that some individuals react to short-term insomnia (usually caused by stress) by worrying about sleep loss. After a few weeks of lying awake at night, frustrated and anxious about insomnia, they start to anticipate not sleeping and become apprehensive about going to bed. They soon learn to associate the bed with sleeplessness and frustration; consequently, the bed quickly becomes a learned cue for wakefulness and insomnia.
This Program cuts right through this vicious circle and takes you through 6 steps:
WHO WILL BE YOUR COACH?
Claire Colliard is a therapist and counselor by training. She has shared her competencies on stress and trauma management in the humanitarian trade for over 20 years through training and giving online support to distressed aid workers through a Hotline. She was the co-founder and director of the Centre for Humanitarian Psychology. Now she is practicing in Geneva and creates online training courses dedicated to aid workers’ wellbeing.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This Program is for people who suffer from chronic primary insomnia, primary meaning sleeplessness that is not attributable to a medical or psychiatric cause, though it has been proven that CBT-I definitely contributes to decrease mental health symptoms, such as depression and PTSD.
The Program starts as soon as you have paid and you receive your IDs. Every week for 6 weeks you will receive the next module. However you can do it at your own pace and wherever you have Internet. You will be able to access the Program for a whole year.
10mn daily when you fill in the sleep diary during the first two weeks. That’s a minimum if you want the program to work for you. The time spent is more about looking at the series of micro-modules each week (30mn) and taking time to reflect and apply the exercises. For instance, when we’ll talk about sleep hygiene, you’ll want to have a hard look at what you are doing and planning on how to correct some of your behaviors and sleep patterns. To help you be consistent in your progress, you can keep your reflections in the Work Book that goes with the Program. Depending on your commitment it can take you from 1 to 2 hours weekly.
However, if you are traveling to the field a lot, I would suggest you plan doing this Program when you have a more stable life; or you could do it on a 6-week holiday or between two missions.
Claire will be your coach all along. But you will also be able to discuss with other participants on the Program’s Forum.
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30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
I offer a 30 day money back guarantee with no questions asked. I don’t like being hassled when I want my money back, and I believe you do too. After the 30 day period you will not be able to get a refund.
However, if I detect that anyone exceeds 10% of total progress and fraudulent activities that shows the customer logged in several times and followed majority of the course, I shall preserve the right to refuse refund.
How to Get Your Refund?
All you need to do is let me know you want a refund by sending an email at info@… I shall process your refund within 1-2 business days.
This Program is a self-help CBT-I program for adults with chronic insomnia. It is not a medical treatment and is not intended to address a medical problem, a mental health problem such as post-traumatic stress, or other sleep disorders such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome. You should always consult your physician about any medical or mental health problems you have that may be exacerbating insomnia. I shall not be liable for, and you waive any claim for, any personal injury, damage, and/or liability arising out of your use of this self-help program.