Pilowsky Psychology Professional Corporation

4 Beamish Drive, Toronto, ON

Telephone: 416-239-9042

Relaxation

With the increasing tensions associated with modern life, it is often difficult to manage our anxiety and stress-related problems. At Pilowsky Psychology, we have a great deal of experience helping people with anxiety problems through relaxation. We teach our patients to use several relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation and breathing exercises. We can also teach you how to become desensitized to specific causes of anxiety.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Sleep Disorders

People develop sleeping problems due to various life events or because of unexplained blips in sleeping rhythms. For some people, there occur acute episodes of insomnia, which can lead to long-term difficulties in sleeping. It is important to diagnose sleep disorders.

If you are struggling with a sleep disorder, it is important to get help from Pilowsky Psychology when you have sleep issues leading to depression and anxiety, problems with sleeping that affect your life, relationships, and work. Also, if you have unhealthy beliefs about sleep, it is time to get help from Pilowsky Psychology. We have highly qualified CBT therapists and practitioners.

Pilowsky Psychology has researched and practiced CBT therapy for the treatment of sleep disorders for many years. There is a large body of clinical research trials, which show this type of therapy is highly beneficial for treating sleeping disorders. Pilowsky Psychology offers CBT therapy to people suffering from insomnia and other types of sleeping disorders.

CBT is recommended the first line of treatment for sleep-breathing disorder, restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement in sleep, circadian rhythm sleep disorders such as delayed sleep phase syndrome, narcolepsy, and nightmare disorders.

When you should seek help from us?

If you have any of the following symptoms, you can contact us to get our expert advice.

  • A persistent feeling of unhappiness or low mood.

  • A sense of inadequacy and worthlessness with a loss of confidence.

  • Bad feelings, anxiety, irritability, and guilt.

  • General aches and pains, a loss of energy, and little motivation to do certain things.

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities.

  • Eating less or more – changes in appetite.

  • Sleep disturbance – i.e. early morning waking or difficulties getting off to sleep.

  • Reduction in sex drive and/or loss of interest in sex.

  • Difficulty in paying attention, loss of concentration, and/or remembering things.

  • A sense of helplessness and hopelessness about the future.

  • Having problems beings around people that lead to isolating self.

  • Thoughts of suicide and death.

  • Unhelpful, self-critical, negative, and extreme thoughts.