Upcoming Events

“Help! I Can’t Sleep”

Snohomish County, for Wellspring EAP

April 18, 2019

For employees

About 35% of people have sleep complaints at any one time. Are you one of the ones who is awake in the night when you’d rather be sleeping? Or do you lay in bed “trying” to sleep? In this class learn behavioral and lifestyle strategies to make your sleep more robust and reliable.


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

Cascadia Training

May 13, 2019

Enroll at: https://cascadia-training.com/course/sleep-and-mental-health-beyond-insomnia-addressing-the-impact-of-sleep-on-mental-health/

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.


“Help! I Can’t Sleep”

Microsoft, for Wellspring EAP

May 29, 2019

For employees

About 35% of people have sleep complaints at any one time. Are you one of the ones who is awake in the night when you’d rather be sleeping? Or do you lay in bed “trying” to sleep? In this class learn behavioral and lifestyle strategies to make your sleep more robust and reliable.


“Sleep-Wake Disorders”

National University of Natural Medicine

June 13, 2019

Open to enrolled students

Sleep plays a critical role in mental health and psychiatric disorders. This dynamic class will cover sleep physiology including the neurotransmitters of sleep and sleep medications. An overview of the sleep disorders and the role of each in contributing to mental health disorders will follow. The class will end with a discussion of insufficient sleep, the most common sleep disorder, and creation of an optimal sleep plan which can be used with patients.


“Melatonin: Actions and Uses”

Institute of Women’s Health & Integrative Medicine

Primary Care in Women Conference

July 26-28, 2019

Register at http://instituteofwomenshealth.com

Melatonin is ubiquitous, and has many actions throughout the body. And then there are a wide variety of ways to take melatonin supplements. This session begins with the secretion of endogenous melatonin, it’s actions by system, norms by age, and causes of melatonin to be abnormally low. The second half will focus on evidence-based melatonin supplmentation doses and timing for sleep and other medical conditions. Contraindications will also be discussed. Get your questions answered on this common popular supplement.


“Sleep Health Master Class”

September 3 to October 1, 2019

Healthmasterslive.com

Sleep complaints are found in about 35% of people, however are often not addressed by the patient, or the clinician. This comprehensive class will include diagnosis and treatment of the broad range of sleep disorders with an emphasis on a holistic approach and patient centered care. Treatment modalities including herbs, nutrients, lifestyle and cognitive behavioral will be presented. This class will enable you to identify and treat sleep disorders in your patients with material presented over 9 sessions.

  • Sleep: Relevance in Primary Care
  • Insomnia and Behavioral Treatment
  • Insomnia Treatments
  • Circadian Rhythms and Disorders
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Environmental Sleep Medicine
  • Women’s Sleep
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Unusual Sleep Disorders: Parasomnias and Hypersomnias