We provide training in the principles of good sleep – using our second generation CBT for insomnia programme, R.E.S.T®

​R.E.S.T.​ stands for Routine, Environment, Stimulation Control and Thinking, and has been developed as a second generation Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) has evolved over the last 40 years into the most widely respected and highly regarded treatment for insomnia across the developed world.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK recommend CBTi as the first-line treatment for the management of insomnia. However, pre-existing CBTi treatments can lack sophistication in the assessment of clients with insomnia and so generally provide a ‘one-size-fits-all’ treatment approach.

​R.E.S.T uses the well-established efficacious treatment elements of CBTi. However, the R.E.S.T. programme® improves upon traditional CBTi by providing a detailed and comprehensive assessment procedure, informing bespoke treatment, which is tailored to each client’s specific sleep problems.

The personalised treatment provided to each client is specific to them; avoiding unwarranted treatment and focusing only on the factors relevant to the client. As such, the programme is more likely to improve adherence and compliance.  It is also less cumbersome in terms of delivery, making the approach more efficient and cost-effective than previous first-generation CBTi.

We offer our training services via 3 Sleep Option Packages Take a look:

Option 1:
In House Training

​Our team of fully qualified trainers work worldwide to provide highly acclaimed bespoke in house training.  
Whether this is as a workshop for your employees to educate them about how sleep works and give them advice on how to manage their own – training for your wellbeing team so that they can help your employees managing changing shifts – or if you are a team of healthcare professionals who would like our full R.E.S.T. training programme® made bespoke for your teams speciality/clients’ needs we can help.
These events are also available online, please contact us for further details.
Workshops are designed to:

• Raise awareness about sleep and sleeping problems • Inform participants about the issues accompanying insomnia • Provide employees with a range of skills to improve their sleep, which have proven efficacy • Participants will be able to recognise sleep disturbances, and will be given strategies to manage sleeping problems effectively – broadening their skill and knowledge base and leading to better quality of life, health, safety in the workplace, reduced absenteeism, increased wellbeing and improved productivity. • The course concludes with advice and signposting for participants who feel that they may require more detailed assessment and treatment.
Each session lasts for 60 – 90 minutes, and is tailored to your organisation’s needs.

Full R.E.S.T. training

Day One – Sleep Assessment and Management Foundation course
This event provides evidence-based information, insight and tools which will deepen knowledge and understanding of this often neglected area of clinical practice. The training has relevance and impact across all groups.

Day Two – Advanced Assessment and Treatment Strategies for People with Insomnia
Participants in this session will be able to recognise the presence and importance of sleep disturbances in their various clients and will be provided with a range of strategies to manage their clients’ sleeping problems more effectively.
This training is only open to those who have completed our one day Foundation course in Sleep Assessment and Management.

Please use the contact form, call us on 0191 580 0008 or email training@sleepunlimited.co.uk to discuss your needs.

Option 2:
Web based training

A range of informative short films on all aspects of sleep.

Educate your workforce about how sleep works, why it’s the essential pillar of health and how to optimise sleep for improved wellbeing, safety and productivity.

Introductory films form our core education package – to which further information on sleep management techniques including focus on shift-work, driving, mental health, managing children’s sleep at home and more can be added.

Subscription available to individuals and organisations on a 6- or 12- month basis- supporting pdfs included with each film.

Please contact us for more information at 0191 580 0008, email training@sleepunlimited.co.uk or by filling out the contact form.

Option 3:
Open Courses & our IOSH Approved course

Sleep Unlimited run our full R.E.S.T. training programme® across the UK as open courses – see our Course Calendar for upcoming events.

This has relevance for all healthcare professionals – and is more cost effective for small teams or individuals to attend.

Day One – Sleep Assessment and Management Foundation Course

Day Two – Advanced Assessment and Treatment Strategies for People with Insomnia (this training day is only open to those who have completed our one-day foundation course)

Full course details are on the Course Calendar.

New for 2023 – CA1867 – Sleep Well to Work Safely – this day long, IOSH approved, course has been designed for anyone working globally who may be experiencing or supporting employees with sleep problems.  Effective and efficient learning basics covered in a single programme – no previous knowledge around the subject of sleep is required.

If you are interested in booking a training workshop or just want to enquire further then please fill out an enquiry form, contact us at: training@sleepunlimited.co.uk or call 0191 580 0008.

What our clients say about us…

‘A very good presentation of a subject that is often overlooked.’

AkioWeb training

‘Video clips are excellent – a great way to get information across.’

SusanOccupational Health Advisor - Sleeptember

‘Easily understood and delivered at a good level and paced well.  The information was extremely interesting.’

PeterHR - Web training

‘Thanks a lot, you not only educated me, but my friends and family.’

LoisWeb training

‘A broad span of topics covered – very useful and interesting.’

PaulCEO - Web training

‘Excellently presented and inspirational.’

JaneCEO - In house training

‘The best CPD event I have been on.  The content was excellent and brilliantly delivered, thank you!’

LesleyPsychotherapist - Open course

‘Extraordinary, excellent training that I would recommend to everyone.’

BarbaraOpen course delegate

‘Very useful techniques relating to behavioural intervention – excellent teaching – group participation encouraged.’

KennethCounsellor - Open course delegate

‘Highly relevant, very well structured, excellent quality of teaching, good sense of humour – lots of practical examples.’

HazelOT - In house training

‘I have really enjoyed the training and learnt so much, thank you!’

GraemeProfessional Driver - In house training

‘A good base between evidence-based research and real, practical strategies to trial.’

BettyOccupational Health Advisor - In house training

‘Really engaging and enthusiastic.’

JackShift worker - In house training

‘The passion and knowledge of the presenter really added to the day and experience.’

DavidSocial Worker - In house training

‘Really enjoyable and valuable training which I know I’ll be able to incorporate into my work with clients and will be very beneficial.’

JaneClinical Psychologist - Open course delegate