Explore The Healing Power Of Sleep To Heal Trauma And Anxiety
Sleepless nights and anxiety are common symptoms of a traumatized nervous system.
Trauma and chronic stress cause the body to enter into a state of hyperarousal, causing us to feel on edge and preventing us from settling into a state of restorative sleep.2
The body’s lack of restful and restorative sleep begins to have the following impact:
- Dysregulates the nervous system2
- Increases the noradrenaline levels of the body4
- Triggers traumatic memories2
- Induces nightmares2
- Increases anxiety4
- Decreases emotional resiliency2
While our body’s natural protective instincts work to help us survive, living in this state of survival creates a continuous cycle of anxiety and sleep deprivation, depleting the body and mind to the point of exhaustion. This begins to overwhelm the body’s ability to cope and heal after trauma.3,4
According to Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and sleep specialists, Dr. Matthew Walker, and Dr. Robert Stickgold, the process of restoration that occurs during REM sleep holds deep value in the processing and integration of traumatic memories. Therefore, making sleep a powerful tool to heal and process traumatic memories.3,4
Drawing inspiration from the works of Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Pat Ogden, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, and Dr. Gabor Maté, Rewire Therapy has worked to carefully curate a bottom-up, somatic and body-based approach to trauma healing that will support you and others in healing trauma at its roots to help improve one’s quality of sleep to relieve the effects of trauma in a way that words cannot.
This online Healing Trauma Through Sleep Program has been curated to support you and others in decreasing the noradrenaline levels of the body. This can help to shift the nervous system and body to a calmer and more regulated state to soothe the body into a place of restorative sleep where true healing can begin.1
In this program, you’ll gain access to six expert-led theory modules:
This program will lead you through seven expert-guided, 10-minute-a-day, trauma healing exercises:
We invite you to join the Healing Trauma Through Sleep Program to support you along your trauma healing journey.
All Rewire Therapy Programs Come With:
A private support community
Lifetime access to the program and all future updates
Technical support via email and messenger
Start at any time at your own pace
A 72-hour money-back guarantee
Meet Rewire Therapy's Trauma Healing Experts
Tanya’s work with trauma healing and survivorship has been featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, CBC News, Vox Tablet and Iheart Radio.
Tanya is a mental health worker, a women’s health nurse, and a published feminist author. Tanya focuses primarily on creating programs that facilitate trauma healing through creating new neural connections in the brain called 'neuroplasticity exercises'.
Her techniques combine various proven therapies to repair and reset the nervous system after trauma including somatic therapy, yoga, drama therapy, dance therapy, CBT, qigong, EMDR, vagal toning, authentic movement, and a combination of expressive, creative art therapies.
Robert Stickgold is a professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and has published over 100 scientific papers, including in Science and Nature, and his work has been written up in Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times. He studies the nature and function of sleep and dreams from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, with an emphasis on memory processing. He also investigates alterations in sleep-dependent memory processing in patients with schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and PTSD. His work is funded by NIMH. He is co-author, with Antonio Zadra, of the new book When Brains Dream.
Dr. Alex Dimitriu
Alex Dimitriu, MD, is dual-boarded in psychiatry and sleep medicine. He treats patients with a wide variety of mental health-related issues such as anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, and sleep disorders, to name a few. Dr. Dimitriu completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at Stanford University and received his medical degree in psychiatry at Stony Brook University. Dr. Dimitriu applies a thorough knowledge of neuroscience and pharmacology to attain the most minimal, efficient, and holistic solutions possible. Dr. Dimitriu is the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine.
As a trauma-informed Somatic Therapist ,teacher and educator , I specialise as a Trauma , Sleep and Anxiety counsellor. I have a particular passion for helping clients resolve the emotional distress underlying a lot of PTSD and attachment-based trauma. I have spent over two decades helping students and clients work directly with the body , mind and nervous system to help unhook from the busyness of life that keep us in that loop of ‘tired but wired’ that stops us from sleeping deeply and restoratively each night.
I’ve been where you are now, as some years back I experienced upheaval in my personal life and my sleep really suffered. I experienced many restless nights when sleep wouldn’t come and know the anxiety, frustration and hopelessness that comes along with the endless nights.
Thankfully I was able to draw on my well of therapeutic knowledge and was able to find my way back to sound sleep. This experience inspired me to found Deep Sleep Clinic in 2013, so I could help other people who find it hard to sleep - so that they wake up rested, refreshed and ready for the day ahead.
I hold multiple therapeutic qualifications, have gathered thousands of hours of experience working with clients just like you and am committed to using all of my knowledge for your benefit, to help you banish sleepless nights forever.
In Collaboration With Experts Affiliated With:
Rewire Therapy carefully curates 10-minute-a-day trauma healing exercises from over eight body-based therapies to release the debilitating effects of trauma in a way that words cannot. Our body-based therapeutic exercises integrate elements from the following:
- Polyvagal Theory inspired vagal toning exercises
- Dance and movement therapies
- Trauma-informed yoga
- Bilateral stimulation therapies
- Somatic therapies
- Sound and music therapies
- Tai Chi
- Martial arts
- Expressive arts therapies
“For the first time ever, I feel like I understand what's happening in my body.”
"I was super-skeptical if this would work for me because I had literally tried everything and nothing was helping my PTSD... A week into the course and I already feel a huge difference."
Emily R, New York
"I bought a course on trauma healing from MindValley but totally didn't relate to the teacher or the content. Listening to female experts who have been there really makes all the difference. Thank you so much :-)."
Jessica L, Toronto
"I've learned to truly listen to my body once again. This course has been a true gift."
Jenna, Survivor, USA
"I think the weirdest difference I noticed was that when I was practicing the exercises in Week 1... I began to feel my feet again. I realized I had dissociated from my feet for so long."
Jason R, Los Angeles
"I've been trying to heal my PTSD for years. It always felt like I took 2 steps forward and 1 step back. I just purchased this course and it's already paid for itself. The information in week 1 alone was more helpful than anything else I've done."
Marie G, Quebec
“I was in a good place anyway. But this is the missing puzzle piece that I needed.”
Robert E, Portugal
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1Jin, P. (1989). Changes in heart rate, noradrenaline, cortisol, and mood during tai chi. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 33(2), 197-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-3999(89)90047-0