End Insomnia With Colleen Ehrnstrom

 In Anxiety, Depression, Environment, Fatigue, Health, Mental Health, Sleep, Stress

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Episode Description

Everyone has had a stressful day, leading to a sleepless night laying awake wondering when sleep would come.  Unfortunately, for some this is a nightly battle.  One in three adults suffers from insomnia, and one in ten claim it is severely debilitating.  Using Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (BCT) to help those suffering, Colleen Ehrnstrom is reaching out to those in need.  In her book End the Insomnia Struggle, Colleen Ehrnstrom has laid out several plans to help those suffering recreate their body’s patterns to sleep again.  Since everyone is different, the plans can be modified around different lifestyles and needs.

Guest Information

Colleen Ehrnstrom is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty practice in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Areas of expertise include insomnia and other sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree from Boston University, and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has obtained additional post-license certification in Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (BCT) from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

BCT (used interchangeably with CBT) is an effective intervention for a wide range of disorders; she specializes in CBT for insomnia (CBT-I).She has presented on CBT-I at national organizations including the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) and the Association of Behavioral and Contextual Therapy (ABCT).  Colleen is the co-author of the book  End the Insomnia Struggle: A Step by Step Guide to Help you Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep which offers a comprehensive, personalized sleep program that integrates the physiology of sleep, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). End the Insomnia Struggle has been reviewed and approved to be listed in the designated ABCT Self-Help Book Recommendations directory.

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