Do you have a clinic program for insomnia patients? Do you spend time describing the same sleep hygeine or cognitive behavioral therapies over and over to patients with sleep disorders?
Would you like to reduce the clinic time you currently devote to educating patients about these issues?
Dr. Krakow's books have been successfully used by sleep professionals, psychiatrists, primary care doctors and others as invaluable clinic time-savers. They are also easy reads for their patients.
One physician has kindly provided a testimonial describing how he uses Insomnia Cures:
"Dr. Krakow's Insomnia Cures is an integral component of my management of psychophysiologic insomnia. As a busy sleep clinician, I do not have the luxury of being able to meet with my insomnia patients on a weekly basis for six weeks in order to implement cognitive behavioral strategies. After making the diagnosis of psychophysiologic insomnia, I explain the pathophysiology of this disorder to the patient and outline a treatment regimen. I provide the patient with a copy of Dr. Krakow's book and ask the patient pay for the book. I emphasize that this book prescription is more important than any hypnotic prescription they have ever received. I prefer Dr. Krakow's book to others on CBT because of its conciseness and the brevity of each chapter. Patients actually read it! The book reinforces what I have told the patient. When the patient returns to see me, I ask which recommendations were the most helpful and which were not helpful in order to facilitate further discussion about their problem. I encourage other sleep physicians to consider this approach. "
J. Brevard Haynes, M.D., Sleep Medicine of Middle Tennessee
Dr. Krakow has written three different sleep books, and each one serves a unique purpose. All these books are available for professionals at special bulk rates. Please contact Jessica Krakow at 505-998-7206 for a quote . To purchase a single edition, you may click here.
This most recent book provides the most comprehensive description of the various components of SDT. Written for both patients and providers, it offers a clear basis for the use of a mind-body approach to sleep medical disorders, and it shows you how to use new tools to apply quite easily with your patients. If you work at a busy sleep center or even a primary care clinic, you will discover many strategies and techniques in this book that you can learn to apply during appointments less than 15 minutes in duration. Or, for your more motivated patients, you might want to direct them to purchase the book, and then you can guide them through the most appropriate sections to meet their needs. In general, whether we are talking about your patients or your own interests, the book works best for someone who wants to embrace a more comprehensive method for managing sleep disorders. Yet, itï¿½s motivational and fluid writing style delivers the material in very digestible and usable portions.
This short work of only 100 pages combines sleep hygiene and cognitive-behavioral therapy into a rapid fire treatment manual for insomniacs. We use it with all our insomnia patients before
they even set foot in our sleep center. What we've learned is that most insomnia patients truly want to learn about sleep hygiene and CBT, but for some reason, the material has never been delivered to them properly. We are constantly complimented on how easily the book reads and how it motivates patients to make simple behavioral changes in their lifestyle. The single biggest corrective that follows from reading Insomnia Cures
is the capacity to eliminate time monitoring behavior that fuels insomnia.
The book has been so successful, we now market it in bulk with extremely discounted prices. It works very well in the sleep center environment for those specialists who do not have a lot of time to spend with their insomnia patients. Some of these facilities resell the books while others have found the benefits so great in terms of time-savings, they provide the books to their insomnia patients at no cost.
This very special work was written by Dr. Krakow and designed and edited by his wife, Jessica Kohr Krakow. It was originally designed as a definitive treatment manual for Imagery Rehearsal Therapy (IRT), the innovative nightmare treatment technique formally developed and tested by Robert Kellner, Joseph Neidhardt, Barry Krakow and Michael Hollifield at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine from 1987 through 2000.
The product consists of 4 hours of audio instruction provided by Dr. Krakow, accompanied by a pleasingly practical 100-page workbook. The program consists of 20 lessons, each one averaging about 10 minutes of audio and 5 pages of workbook. The workbook provides a series of steps, self-assessments, guides, recommendations and cautions on how to work to build your natural imagery system, and then how to apply that knowledge to use IRT to conquer disturbing dreams and nightmares.
The most common buyers of the audio/workbook program are highly motivated nightmare or trauma patients who are eager to use a drug-free method to treat their bad dreams or mental health professionals who want to learn IRT.
What we've learned since we published the program in 2002 is that many other types of patients benefit from the program because of the advanced teaching it provides on the human imagery system. Using the formula of thoughts, feelings, and images (TFI System) that Dr. Krakow emphasizes throughout the Sound Sleep book, TNID provides even more direct work on the TFI System, which proves especially useful to insomnia patients and mental health patients who often have trouble accessing their imagery system successfully.