Upcoming Events

“Sleep and Mental Health: Beyond Insomnia: Addressing the impact of sleep on mental health

PESI Healthcare

Note: Live events have been postponed at this time due to the COVID-19 crisis. You can still take this class remotely via the recorded webinar.

Register: https://catalog.pesi.com/item/51527/

Sleep complaints are rampant, affecting about 35% of patients. These concerns can have a global impact on health and quality of life. Yet, the impact of sleep on anxiety, depression, panic, and psychotic episodes is often overlooked by both patients and clinicians. Join me, Dr. Catherine Darley, to learn how the various sleep disorders (in addition to insomnia) shape mental health, and how to assess and intervene as necessary. How are sleep problems manifesting in your practice, and how can you use the power of sleep to promote mental health? Leave this seminar with this knowledge, and effective strategies to help your patients get the sleep they need for the foundation of mental health.


“Sleep Health for the Whole Family”

Seattle Housing Authority, for Wellspring EAP

September 24, noon-1p

Open to employees

When the household has sleepers of many ages, it can be a challenge to meet everyone’s sleep needs, or even to know what sleep pattern is healthy for each of you. This class will discuss what sleep pattern and concerns are prevalent for each age, from the young child to the senior.

  1. Discuss sleep norms by age.
  2. Learn common sleep issues and red flags for each age group.
  3. Strategize how to make a sleep healthy home for the whole family.

“Sleep Health for Mental and Immune Resilience”

CHP Group

September 25, 11a-1p

Register for webinar: https://www.cvent.com/events/webinar-sleep-health-for-mental-immune-resilience/registration-4d356d65224147c385f5793dd5b2f123.aspx?fqp=true

At stressful times, your patients need optimal health to be able to cope. Yet stress itself is a challenge to health. This is true in the sleep arena as well, with stress causing worsened sleep, and in turn that poor sleep causes a deterioration in immune resilience and other health parameters. It is also a bi-directional relationship in that poor sleep worsens the stress and immune responses.

In the general practice setting, understanding the role sleep plays will improve your patient outcomes. This dynamic class will highlight the ways in which sleep is an integral part of the care plan during times of stress, both for people whose sleep is impacted by stress, and those who have diagnosed sleep disorders. Then we’ll discuss how to treat those sleep disorders using a variety of modalities, giving you skills to use with your patients the next day.


“Sleep Health for Resilience”

Big Fish, for Wellspring EAP

September 29, noon-1p

Open to employees

In the time since the covid-19 pandemic arrived in America, people’s sleep has deteriorated and their stress increased. This is not surprising, as the connection between sleep and stress is well established. Unfortunately, sleep also has an interplay with the immune system, so that when we are not sleeping well, our immune system is not as powerful. This talk will go into these details, and then go on into how to insulate your sleep from the current challenge. At times like these, we need sleep to improve our ability to cope, and to strengthen our immune system.


“Sleep: A Foundation of Mental Health for Children”

Cascadia Training

October 1, 2020 from 9a-1:30p

Enroll at: https://cascadia-training.com/course/sleep-a-foundation-of-mental-health-for-children/

Both sleep problems and mental health problems are on the rise. Could they be inter-related? Suicidality, anxiety, depression, academic success, family interactions, ADHD, and other conditions are all worsened when children are not getting adequate healthy sleep. This dynamic class will take a look at sleep and mental health in children, how they support each other, and how healthy sleep sets the stage for positive mental health into the future. Learn about the prevalence and red flags of sleep disorders in children from infancy through adolescence. Know how to support sleep health and use sleep as an aspect of a comprehensive mental health treatment plan. Your clients and their families will thank you!