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ONLINE COURSES FOR BETTER SLEEP, HEALTH AND WELLBEING
A Mindful Way offers a range of online courses, based on proven treatments, to help you sleep better, feel more relaxed, and cope more effectively with daily stress.
Courses are led by Dr Giselle Withers, a Clinical Psychologist and mindfulness teacher, with over 20 years experience treating people with mental health and chronic health problems.
Each course combines the scientifically proven treatment approaches of CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) with training in mindfulness.
Learn how to sleep well and wake up feeling refreshed.
Sleep can not be controlled or forced but you CAN help your mind and body prepare for sleep to arrive naturally.
This engaging six week course will help you improve your sleep quality, reduce your time awake in bed, quieten the mind and relax the body, and improve your daytime energy. Learn to overcome insomnia and sleep well.
6 weeks / 12 hours
Learn to cope with fatigue, optimise your energy, and reclaim your life.
Chronic fatigue is more than just feeling tired. It can be a debilitating and frustrating condition.
This practical six week course will teach you how to mange your fatigue and maximise your energy during the day. You’ll learn how cope effectively with a chronic illness, to assist with recovery and healing.
6 weeks / 12 hours
Learn to calm the mind and reduce tension in the body.
Many people experience stress and anxiety, which can negatively affect your health, sleep and quality of life.
This powerful six week course will teach you how to overcome anxiety and reduce unnecessary stress in your life. You’ll learn to face challenging situations, by remaining calm and responding wisely.
6 weeks / 12 hours
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the art of living in the present moment with an attitude of openness, flexibility and acceptance. It is learning to face whatever is happening in one's life to work with problems directly. Whether you experience stress, anxiety, low mood, sleep problems or chronic fatigue, mindfulness can help you to cope more effectively and reduce the impact of these problems in your life.
Mindfulness is a natural state that lies within each one of us. It is cultivated through regular practice of mindfulness meditation, which involves attending to each moment with a non-judgemental curiosity. The online training will guide you step by step to learn these skills.
Over the past 20 years, research has shown that training in mindfulness reduces physical and psychological symptoms, improves energy and sleep, and improves general health and wellbeing.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offers practical strategies to manage a range of physical and mental health problems, including chronic stress and anxiety, insomnia, and chronic fatigue.
CBT skills will help you identify and change unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours that contribute to emotional or physical suffering.
You'll learn more adaptive and flexible ways to manage these conditions and make lifestyle changes necessary for healing and recovery.
More than 30 years of research has shown CBT to be the most effective treatment for a range of health problems, and it is considered the gold standard approach for the treatment of insomnia, chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression.
What are the benefits of mindfulness and CBT training?
- Reduced stress
- Better sleep
- More daytime energy
- Improved memory
- Improved concentration
- Improved mood
- Less anxiety and depression
- Greater inner calm and peace
- Improved daytime performance
- Better relationships
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How to stay calm, and sleep well at night, during exam time Authors: Dr Giselle Withers and Siobhan Williams. Almost everyone gets stressed around exam time, but is your anxiety getting out of control, making it hard for you to study or get to sleep at night? During exam time the mind is often full […]
Sleep problems in teenagers and what parents can do to help. Can’t get your teenager out of bed each morning? This daily battle is shared by many families and can be a source of frustration for everyone involved. Typically, adolescents want to stay up late and sleep in late, which is a big problem in […]
Ten sleep tips for teenagers. Written by: Dr Giselle Withers and Siobhan Williams Are you a teenager struggling with insomnia, looking for ways to get some decent sleep? Perhaps you’ve always had trouble sleeping, or maybe it started recently and you’re wondering why you can’t sleep anymore, and what you can do about it. Sleep […]
What are the most common types of sleep problems? There are many different types of sleep problems. In this video Dr Giselle Withers (clinical psychologist) interviews Dr David Cunnington (sleep physician) about the most common types of sleep disorders seen in the sleep clinic. Dr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and a director of […]
Insomnia – How does it develop? How does insomnia develop? If you are going through a difficult time in your life or facing something stressful, it’s not uncommon to have problems with sleep. For most people, once the stressful situation passes the sleep problems also resolves. However, for about 10% of the population, the sleep […]
What is insomnia? A sleep doctor explains. Are you having trouble sleeping and wondering if you have insomnia? Perhaps you’ve heard there are different types of insomnia, and want to know the difference between acute and chronic insomnia? In this video, Dr Giselle Withers talks to sleep physician, Dr David Cunnington, about insomnia and it […]
Can’t meditate? The 7 main barriers to meditation and how to overcome them. You’ve heard about the benefits of mindfulness meditation but just can’t meditate regularly. You are not alone! Here are 7 common barriers to meditation and how to overcome them. I’m not doing it properly It’s very normal to worry about whether you […]
Sleep better with CBTi: Does it really help? Cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia (CBTi) is a psychological and behavioural treatment for insomnia that has been developed and refined over the past 30 years by leading sleep experts around the world. The non-drug treatment involves learning core skills to train the mind and body to work […]
Break the cycle of insomnia by changing the way you think about sleep. Do you think a lot about sleep? Are your thoughts about sleep generally positive or negative? If sleep is on your mind, it’s a fair bet that you’re not sleeping well. Good sleepers tend not to think about much about it, as […]
When the mind won’t stop thinking, just sit back and watch. If you’re new to meditation, then you’ve probably noticed how difficult it can be to stay focussed on the here and now. The mind wanders off all too easily. An endless stream of thoughts can take your attention in any number of directions, which […]