How to have Extraordinary Sleep & Wake Up Energized & Happy

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This course is designed to help anyone who has trouble with sleeping and who may have insomnia or another form of sleep disorder. Using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles that have been used to successfully treat insomnia for thousands of years and Qigong Exercises, this course gives a comprehensive study into what insomnia is and how you can treat it. There are 11 Qigong instructional exercises videos to help you get to sleep, two audio Qigong sleeping meditations and a number of pdfs on acupressure & acupuncture points, Chinese herbal formulas for insomnia, a comparison between western and TCM treatments, what are the best beds, pillows, sleeping positions, diet and emotional disturbances that effect having a good nights sleep. The course covers both theory and practical exercises to help you understand the causes and treatments for insomnia. The first part of the course is a series of pdfs covering the different views between TCM and Western Medicine on insomnia. There are then 11 Qigong exercise videos to teach you have to calm the mind and body so that you can shut down for a good nights sleep and following these there are 2 audio Qigong meditations. More theory is covered after the instructional videos on food and diet, mental and emotional disturbances, the best beds, pillows, bedding and sleeping positions, how insomnia is treated with Western Medicine and TCM, non medical treatments for insomnia, what medicines are used to treat insomnia, sleep hygiene, sleep restrictions and relaxation music. If you are looking for solutions to your insomnia or sleep disturbances that isn't using pharmaceutical drugs then this course can help. Using TCM principles and Qigong exercises you can safely practice techniques to help you go to sleep and stay asleep and, also become aware of the many causes of insomnia and how you can make changes to eliminate the things around you that may be causing you to have sleeping problems.
  • Course Introduction for Insomnia and Sleep Disturbance
    • Course Introduction

      This is an introduction video on how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help and change patterns of insomnia and sleep disturbances to bring about a healthy change.

  • What is Qigong and The History of Qigong
    • What is Qigong?
    • The History of Qigong
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine and Insomnia
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine and Insomnia

      This is a video on how Traditional Chinese Medicine views and treats insomnia.

  • Different Medical Views on Insomnia
    • TCM Etiology and Pathogenesis

      This is a video outlining the different patterns that cause insomnia through the views of TCM.

    • Acupuncture

      This is a video overview of what acupuncture is and how it is used to treat insomnia.

    • Acupressure

      This is a video overview outlining the different acupressure points used to treat the various patterns that cause insomnia.

    • Chinese Herbal Formula

      This is a pdf outlining the different Traditional Chinese Medical formulas used to treat the various patterns that cause insomnia.

    • Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage)

      This is a video outlining Tuina (Traditional Chinese Medical massage) and how these techniques can reduce stress and tension in the body to bring about healthy sleep patterns.

    • Qigong Exercises and Qigong Medical Treatments

      This is a video introducing the Qigong exercises in the following videos and how they help with various patterns of insomnia.

  • Essential Qigong Practise Information
    • Qigong Safety Precautions
    • Qigong Practice Guidelines
  • Relaxing Exercises and Traditional Qigong exercises to promote sleeping
    • Embrace the Mountain

      This is a video of the first standing Qigong exercise that helps and can aid in treating insomnia.

    • Sage presents a Peach

      This is a video of a standing Qigong exercise that helps and can aid in treating insomnia

    • Dragon emerges from the sea

      This is a video of a standing Qigong exercise that helps and can aid in treating insomnia.

    • Turning behind all illnesses dissipate

      This is a video of a standing Qigong exercise that helps and can aid in treating insomnia.

    • The Three Opening & Closing Form

      This is a video of a sitting Qigong exercise that helps and can aid in the treatment of insomnia.

    • Heart Qigong massage

      This is a video of a sitting Qigong exercise that helps and can aid in the treatment of insomnia.

    • Dao Yin Qigong exercises

      This is a video of a sitting Qigong exercise that helps and can aid in the treatment of insomnia.

    • Pulling the knees to the chest

      This is a video of a lying Qigong exercise that helps and can aid in the treatment of insomnia

    • Massage the chest to your abdomen

      This is a video of a lying Qigong exercise that helps and can aid in the treatment of insomnia.

    • Fists on the back

      This is a video of a lying Qigong exercise that helps and can aid in the treatment of insomnia.

    • Palms on the abdomen

      This is a video of a lying Qigong exercise that helps and can aid in the treatment of insomnia.

  • Meditation
    • Empty your mind before sleep

      This is a video introduction explaining how to perform a Breathing Meditation that helps to Quiet your mind, calm your heart and reduce stress

    • Muscle Relaxing Meditation

      This is a video introducing the Muscle Relaxation Meditation (see audio attached) to help relax your body and to eliminate tension in you muscles, which could help you to shut down and have a better nights sleep. Included is a pdf outing this method.

  • Food and Diets that effect sleeping
    • Food and Diets that effect sleeping

      This is a pdf of the food and diets that can help to calm your mind. Also there is mention of foods and diets that can activate stress and disharmony in your body that can affect restful sleep.

  • Mental and Emotional influences
    • Mental and Emotional states that can effect sleeping

      This is a pdf on how mental and emotional disturbances can affect restful sleep.

  • Beds, pillows, and sleep positions
    • Review on best beds for sleeping on

      This is a pdf giving you a guideline on beds and bedding selections that could enable a better nights sleep.

    • Review on best pillows for sleeping

      This is a pdf giving you a guideline on pillow selections that could enable a better nights sleep.

    • Best sleeping positions for sleeping

      This is a pdf giving you a guideline on the best sleeping positions that could enable a better nights sleep.

  • Insomnia and Sleep disturbance solutions and treatments
    • How is insomnia treated with Western medicine

      This is a pdf on how Western medicine treats insomnia.

    • What are non-medical treatments for insomnia?

      This is a pdf outlining how non medical treatments can help with insomnia. Some of The most important of these behavioural techniques are sleep hygiene, stimulus control, relaxation techniques and sleep restriction.

    • What is sleep hygiene?

      This is a pdf outlining what sleep hygiene is and how it can enhance and bring about a better sleep.

    • How can stimulus control help with insomnia?

      This is a pdf outlining what stimulus control is and how it can affect and bring about a better sleep.

    • What is sleep restriction?

      This is a pdf outlining what sleep restriction is and how it can enhance and bring about a better sleep.

    • What medications are used to treat insomnia?

      This is a pdf on the drugs that are prescribed in Western medicine to treat insomnia and their side effects.

    • Relaxation Music

      This is a pdf on how music can calm the mind and body to bring about a restful nights sleep.

    • Insomnia at a glance

      This is a video giving an overview of what insomnia is.

  • Other ideas to help with sleeping
    • Relaxation Therapy

      This is a pdf about relaxation therapy, how it works and strategies around sleeping.

    • Reconditioning

      This is a pdf about reconditioning the mind and body to create healthy patterns to help shut down the mind and go to sleep.

    • Take breaks

      This is a pdf outlining the importance of taking breaks and conditioning the mind and body to shut down.

    • Establishing a regular sleep-wake cycle

      This is a pdf outlining the importance of establishing a regular sleep-wake cycle to recondition the mind and body to have a healthy sleep pattern.

    • Music

      This is a pdf with suggestions of types of music that will help to aid falling asleep.

  • Course Summary
    • Course Summary

      This is a video summarising all that is covered during the course. Please leave a review and a star rating. Thanks for joining me and for your support. Cheers, Peter C.

  • Credits
    • Credits

      This is a pdf with credits thanking those who were involved with the making of this course.

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