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OHIP-Funded CBT-i Group Counselling

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

-Charles Brontë

Insomnia is one of the most common complaints in primary care. About 3.7 million Canadians struggle with insomnia while more than 9 million are dissatisfied with their sleep. 

Insufficient sleep can affect one’s cognitive performance, alertness or neurobehavioral function the next day. In the long run,  chronic sleep deprivation increases risk of accidents and workplace errors, all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease and obesity. It has also been linked to immunosuppression and decreased quality of life. 

Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) is a validated form of psychotherapy using behavourial conditioning, cognitive restructuring and sleep hygiene principles to effectively treat insomnia. 

Research has shown that sleep improvements are sustained over time (a clear advantage compared to sleeping pills). In these group sessions, you will develop the tools to break old patterns and habits that  interfere with your sleep, and get your sleep back.

Duration: 8 weeks. 45-minute sessions/per week online over OTN

Counseling facilitator:  Dr. Taher Chugh

Please note:
While we endeavor to limit the session to the allotted time, at times, the sessions go overtime because of discussion and questions. Please keep this in mind when scheduling group counseling appointments. We recommend that you do not book anything else for 30 minutes after each group session.