Sleep deprivation has become a significant problem today, with 10-30% of adults struggling with insomnia and poor sleep (Bhaskar et al., 2016). The negative effects of insomnia range from the economic impact (Hafner et al., 2017) to the impact on personal well-being, such as increased depression (Nutt et al., 2008). Many clients who seek help from medical professionals or ministry leaders struggle with sleep, yet sleep is seldom the presenting problem (Barnes et al., 2014). In this workshop, evidence-based research on sleep will be reviewed, and a biblical framework for sleep will be examined. Attendees will apply and receive the “Sleep Better Plan,” a sleep tool they can use in their people-helping roles. They will also gain an overview of existing sleep improvement devices.
624 | THE SLEEP BETTER PLAN: A BRAIN-BASED, Spiritual SLEEP COACHING TOOL
Charles Stone, M.Div., D.Min., Ph.D.
Approved For CE
Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, Coaches
Approved For CME/CEU
Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Physicians Assistants, Midwives, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
1. List three to five brain-based fundamentals of sleep which coaches and medical professionals can use to educate their clients who struggle with sleep.
2. Outline three to five spiritual based sleep insights that can help clients form their theology of sleep (Bishop, 2018) to incorporate into a sleep development plan.
3. Apply the “Sleep Better Plan” to a case study for practice to prepare themselves for use with future clients who struggle with sleep.
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