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Corporate Sleep Workshop

A frequent excuse for not turning up to work is tiredness due to not having a good night’s sleep. The Reawakening Australia report conducted by Deloitte in 2011, estimated the financial cost of insomnia to the health care system to be 118.7 million and in excess of 1.5 billion dollars to the workforce annually. Evidence suggests that people with insomnia have a ten-fold risk of developing depression and an increased risk of other co-morbid conditions creating an even more significant impact on the workforce.

This workshop is aimed at increasing employee well being, and decreasing workforce costs due to absenteeism, poor productivity from tiredness, and chronic sleep problems.

Information will be delivered on how to look after, extend and deepen sleep, and begin to address dysfunctional thought patterns.

Participants would be those employees self-identified as struggling with insomnia. The workshop will introduce evidence based techniques and non-pharmacological approaches.

The workshop includes:
• 2.5 hour onsite session with employees focusing on sleep health education
• Behavioural management techniques for insomnia
• Brief relaxation strategies
• Brief thinking strategies

For further information please call our Morningside office. Phone 3395 8633

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

KthrynNov15Kathryn Smith is a Clinical Psychologist who has been conducting an insomnia treatment group for 15 years and is recognised as a Brisbane specialist in the treatment of sleep problems. She has been a registered psychologist since 1992 and is joint director at Psychology Consultants. She is a full member and qualified supervisor for the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

With extensive experience and predominant training in the field of cognitive-behavioural therapy, Kathryn’s work experience has been broad. She has worked in child and adolescent psychiatry, community psychiatry, health psychology, acute psychological assessments, medico-legal assessments, and individual counselling, management and supervision. Kathryn has held senior clinical positions in both the public and private health sectors. Kathryn Smith has been a registered psychologist since 1992 and is a Co-Director of Psychology Consultants Pty Ltd. She is a full member and qualified supervisor for the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

 

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