CBT-I (CBT for insomnia)
Do you have difficulty falling asleep?
Do you have difficulty staying asleep?
Do you wake up too early in the morning?
If the answer to any of these is yes and it has been going on for more than two weeks, our CBT-I programme might provide the help you need.
First Step has been working with Professor Jason Ellis and the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research to offer CBT for insomnia to adults across Cumbria. CBT-I is a psychological therapy for adults with insomnia which has been proven to work effectively in a whole range of research trials. There are trained staff across Cumbria who can offer this specialised sleep programme to adults struggling with insomnia. Recent evidence suggests that sleep interventions can also reduce low mood and anxiety alongside improving quality of sleep.To complete the programme, individuals need to be able to complete daily sleep diaries for the duration of the programme in order for both practitioner and patient to have a clear and shared understanding of the individual’s sleep.
People who have used the service told us
Extremely likely – Improving my sleep has had such a positive impact on my daily life, I no longer focus on the negatives it caused in my life.
My therapist understood my worries about sleep. She gave me strategies to adopt and aims to achieve. Although sometimes difficult for me she encouraged me to keep on trying and all were increasingly successful over the 8 weeks.
CBT-I comprises eight sessions, each designed to address different aspects of insomnia
If you are interested in accessing this programme, please follow the usual referral routes into First Step such as online self-referral or GP referral detailed on this page.
You will have a telephone assessment where you can discuss the various options with a trained practitioner.