Upcoming Events

 

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

PESI Healthcare

November 7, 8a-4p in Lynnwood WA

November 8, 8a-4p in Tacoma WA

Register https://healthcare.pesi.com/events/detail/74300/sleep-and-mental-health-beyond-insomnia

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 Medicine – Tools for Primary Care”

Bastyr University

Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals

Nov 2, 8:30a-5:30p

Register: https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-calendar?event_type_1%5B0%5D=9

The hours that patients sleep have a profound impact on their overall health, yet sleep and circadian rhythms are rarely taught in medical school. This course will begin with current knowledge of sleep and circadian physiology, a rapidly evolving field. Each of the six categories of sleep disorders will be discussed in depth, with an emphasis on those conditions most often seen and treated in the primary care setting. A wide range of treatment modalities will be discussed, behavioral to herbal and nutritional interventions, to pharmaceutical care. There will be an emphasis on behavioral techniques that may be new to naturopathic physicians, including how to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). Just as we include diet and exercise as part of the holistic treatment plan, sleep is an essential (though often missing!) component to strengthen health.

 


“Timing is Everything: The circadian system, disorders and their treatment”

October 26, 2019 1:30-4:30p

Nova Scotia Naturopathic Conference

Human physiology evolved in a rhythmic world, with daily changes in light exposure, temperature, and seasonal changes too. Now we can control our environment, but is that a good thing when our physiology is programmed to function with these environmental fluctuations? Each week research shows additional ways that human circadian rhythms impact health and disease, which will be discussed in this class. There is also a category of circadian rhythm disorders which includes shift work disorder, jet lag and delayed sleep wake phase, and others. We will learn how to diagnose and differentiate these disorders from other sleep and medical conditions. Then conclude with treatment protocols to treat these circadian disorders.


“Sleep: Essential in the treatment of the Top 10 conditions in Primary Care”

November 16, 2019 10:30a

Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Sleep health impacts every organ system, yet is often overlooked by patients and physicians alike. The most common disorders seen in primary care offices are all under its’ influence. This class will discuss the ways in which sleep disorders contribute to common conditions including: hypertension, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, obesity, pain, injuries, anxiety, respiratory illness, heart disease and cancer. We will then cover the recommended, evidence based, treatments for these contributing sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, sleep movement disorders, insomnia, shift work sleep disorder, and insufficient sleep, among others. You will leave with the knowledge of how sleep may be contributing to your patients’ chief complaint, and how to address these sleep problems. Make sleep a part of the comprehensive, holistic treatment plan.


“Sleep Health and Disorders”

National University of Natural Medicine

Portland OR

January 24-26, 2020

Open for registered students

Healthy sleep is imperative for overall good health. This course will begin with sleep and circadian physiology and normal sleep throughout the life span. Then the six primary categories of sleep disorders will be covered. Cases will be presented, with time for discussion and work-up of the differential diagnosis. Women’s sleep health and the interaction between sleep and other disorders will be included. Course will conclude with information on ways to promote healthy sleep, botanical and nutrition approaches, and common pharmaceuticals.

 


“Sleep and Mental Health: Beyond Insomnia”

March 3, 2020 9a-5p

Cascadia Training

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.