Upcoming Events

 

“Sleep Health and Disorders”

Bastyr University

May 15-17, 2020

Open for registered students in WA and CA

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. 2 credits.


“Sleep Health for the Whole Family”

PATH, for Wellspring EAP

May 20, 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 Resilience”

Wellspring EAP

May 21, 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-Wake Disorders”

National University of Natural Medicine

June 11, 2020

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.


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

Cascadia Training

June 25, 2020

Enroll at: https://cascadia-training.com

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 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 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 Medicine – Tools for Primary Care”

Bastyr University

Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals

October 10, 8:30a-5:30p

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.