Sleep...Health and Healing
Sleep is an integral part of health that is often compromised to accommodate busy living. Without quality sleep, our body is unable to recover...leading to health conditions that could become chronic. Deep, restful sleep allows our brains to file memories and flush out toxins. Without quality sleep, we cannot think clearly or process information. Our circadian rhythm and internal circuitry struggle to find harmony. Sleep deprivation can impact our gut health which influences our metabolism, immune system, mood, stress levels and more. During this course, you’ll discover that quality sleep is key to overall health and wellness. You’ll discover why we sleep, research regarding sleep and homeostasis within each organ and bodily system. You’ll understand barriers to obtaining a good night’s sleep along with an inventory to utilize with clients. You’ll learn behavior change methods that will assist clients in obtaining deep, quality sleep that will help the body with recovery, feeling refreshed and energized throughout their day. By utilizing these methods, clients can improve their health and reduce their risk of chronic disease and make the connection that sleep should not be dismissed and that it has a significant impact on overall health and quality of life. This course is created in two parts: 1. education and research 2. coaching methodologies to make sleep an integral part of life. This course is designed for educators to work with clients one-on-one and in group settings. It's also designed in a manner so that educators have the tools to train other educators on this topic so they can assist their clients.
- Discuss sleep statistics, research and inform clients why we need sleep.
- Assess sleep status and inform health risks associated with sleep deprivation.
- Communicate the benefits of deep, quality sleep with clients.
- Explain daily stages of the circadian rhythm and stages of sleep with clients.
- Educate clients about the physiology of light and melatonin production.
- Discuss organs and gut as it relates to the circadian rhythm with clients.
- Inform clients about sleep deprivation as it relates to gut health, metabolism, immunity, mood, stress, cortisol levels and internal wiring.
- Understand hormones as it relates to growth, hunger, satiety, energy and repair and share information with clients in a logical and organized manner.
- Discuss implications of blue light, light pollution, electromagnetic fields and technology.
- Discuss how creating a nightly ritual, sacred space and thermoregulation impact sleep stages.
- Educate clients bout the impact caffeine, minerals, vitamins, mindful meditation and alternative therapies have on sleep.
- Describe how to reset the circadian rhythm and natural cortisol rhythm.
- Educate clients and determine individual barriers to getting quality sleep.
- Learn and teach behavior change methods to clients that will assist them in obtaining deep, quality sleep thus promoting overall health and well-being.
- Help clients make the connection between sleep, energy, gut health, stress, blood pressure, heart rate, cancer, chronic disease and more.
- Coach clients on tools to utilize that will promote sleep and help them be successful on their own, recognizing which methods are working and what isn’t, determining barriers and finding solutions to continue their sleep journey.
- Feel confident in sharing information with other educators, providing them with tools, roadmap, inventories, coaching techniques and follow-up details to work with their own clients one-on-one or in group settings.
Once purchased, you will receive an automatic email indicating that your order has been received. This initial email will not have a link to access the course. Mind Body YOUniversity will be notified of your purchase and then will set you up in the system to become a member. Then, you will receive a second email. This will be an invitation email that will have a link and will allow you to create a password so that you can access the materials for the course. You will begin the course viewing/listening to each module, reviewing handouts/resources and assessment tools. After completing the course, you take the test and complete the evaluation. After completing all tasks with 80% correct on your test, you will receive your Certificate of Completion. Note: If you do not receive a passing grade on the first attempt, you may edit your answer(s) and resubmit.
CHES or MCHES - This activity has been submitted to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) for both entry and advanced level continuing education (total hours requested are 5 Category 1 credits with 1 hour as advanced-level)