Say Goodnight to Insomnia
Amy Libby, LCSW will offer Say Goodnight to Insomnia, a six-week cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program for the treatment of insomnia. The course will take place on Wednesdays beginning June 5 at Pen Bay Healthcare’s Picker Family Resource Center from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
A good night’s sleep is vital to your mood, productivity, and vitality. Are you one of the many that find yourself, night after night, wrestling and fighting for even small amounts of shut eye? Do you lay in bed for minutes and hours on end, listening to the clock ticking, getting increasingly angry and frustrated that sleep will not come? Do you close your eyes only to feel as though your eyeballs are wide awake behind your eyelids? Do you begin to think about what awaits tomorrow and worry about not being able to do your work, attend to your children, or meet your obligations? Do you suffer from insomnia?
Say Goodnight to Insomnia participants will learn about the biology of sleep and the stress response system, how to challenge sleep thoughts and behaviors, sleep scheduling, lifestyle habits and relaxation techniques that improve sleep. For more information about the class or to register, call 596-8950.
The Picker Family Resource Center is on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus, located between the Women's Health Center and Urology Building at 3 Glen Cove Drive, off Route 1 in Rockport. Use the parking lot and door nearest the Urology side of the building. Call 596-8950 for directions if needed.
Pen Bay Healthcare's Picker Family Resource Center promotes building community by providing health resources and support that serve the needs of women and their families throughout their lives. The Center’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information visit: www.penbayhealthcare.org/pickercenter.
Amy Libby is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked in the Midcoast area since 1998. She is currently the program manager at Harbor Family Services and has been teaching CBT for insomnia for three years. CBT for insomnia, a program developed from over 20 years of research and clinical practice by Gregg Jacobs, PhD, at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts, is based on a central theme: insomnia can only be treated by addressing the underlying causes, changing thoughts and behaviors around sleep.