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Better Sleep in Stressful Lives (A Mindfulness-based Workshop to Improve the Quality of Sleep)

Course CVL-EDS020 in SS 2018

General Data

Course Type workshop
Semester Weekly Hours 1.5 SWS
Organisational Unit Academic Programs WTG
Dates Tue, 17:30–19:30, 1221
and 2 singular or moved dates

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks Insomnia is defined by the presence of disturbed sleep and associated distress or impairment of function. This workshop is designed to treat the full range of nocturnal and daytime insomnia symptoms by integrating empirically supported behavioral treatments of insomnia (stimulus control, sleep restriction, sleep hygiene) that target sleep disturbance with mindfulness-based techniques that target the emotional distress that is characteristic of the waking symptoms. The overall goal of the workshop program is to reduce unwanted wakefulness at night and manage negative emotional reactions to disturbed sleep using the mindfulness principles of acceptance and letting go. In the spirit of cultivating mindfulness, this program will help guide your personal inquiry into your own sleep needs and the optimal state of mind for initiation of sleep. In doing so, you will bring attention to changing your relationship to sleep rather than to the amount of sleep you get each night. As you begin to change this relationship, you might notice an improvement in the quality of your sleep. Later, you will likely see an increase in the amount of sleep you get. This approach requires discipline and consistency but follows the principles of mindfulness discussed in this program.
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