Mike Lubofsky now offers sleep therapy to clients as a certified clinician trained by Dr. Gregg Jacobs of Harvard Medical School in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
The Harvard Connection: Embracing CBT-I
Dr. Gregg Jacobs, a prominent figure from Harvard Medical School, has been at the forefront of sleep research, particularly in the realm of insomnia. He developed CBT-I, an evidence-based approach that has revolutionized the treatment of insomnia.
CBT-I is not just another treatment; it’s a structured program that helps insomniacs identify and replace thoughts and behaviors that cause or exacerbate sleep problems with habits that promote sound sleep. Unlike medication, which often treats the symptoms of insomnia, CBT-I addresses the root cause, ensuring a more holistic and lasting solution.
CBT-I vs. Prescription Medications: Empirical Evidence
While prescription medications have been the go-to solution for insomnia for many years, recent studies and clinical evidence have highlighted the superior efficacy of CBT-I in treating this sleep disorder.
- Long-term Benefits: One of the most significant advantages of CBT-I is its long-term effectiveness. While the effects of medications can wane over time, often leading to increased dosages or a switch in medication, CBT-I offers lasting relief. Patients equipped with the tools and techniques from CBT-I can manage their sleep patterns effectively for years.
- No Side Effects: Prescription medications often come with a laundry list of potential side effects, ranging from dizziness to digestive problems. CBT-I, being a behavioral therapy, has no such side effects, making it a safer alternative for many.
- Addresses the Root Cause: As mentioned earlier, CBT-I delves deep into the reasons behind insomnia, be it behavioral, cognitive, or a combination of both. This ensures that the treatment is tailored to the individual, addressing the core issues rather than providing a blanket solution.
Non-Medication Approach to Sleep Therapy
With this new certification, Mike is positioned to offer a comprehensive solution to those battling insomnia. His unique psychotherapeutic approach based on Reality Attunement Therapy ensures a holistic approach to treatment. Patients can expect not just better sleep, but also a deeper understanding of the underlying issues, be they stress, anxiety, or other mental health challenges.