2 Nights | Champneys | From £543pp

2 Night Insomnia Retreat

The aim of this two-night break is to help you sleep better, longer, and more efficiently. Led by Dr Michelle Ni Raghallaigh, NHS-trained sleep and insomnia therapist and neuroscientist, you will be provided with the tools to understand why insomnia occurs, help you identify periods when you are most vulnerable to insomnia, and teach you how to break free from the vicious cycle of insomnia, without the need for drugs.
This is a treatment break for those who are currently suffering from insomnia or those at risk for developing insomnia (e.g., those in high-pressure environments). We welcome individuals who are currently on sleep medications as well as those who are not. 

The stay includes:

•    Arrive 2pm, Depart 4 pm
•    Pre-arrival assessment – set of medical and sleep questionnaires
•    Welcome and Introduction by Michelle
•    4 information/treatment sessions (60 mins each)*
•    Successful Sleep Handbook
•    1 x Hydrotherapy session
•    Accommodation
•    Unlimited use of facilities

*mirroring the core components of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). 


from £543
  • 17th September
  • 19th November

About Dr Michelle Ni Raghallaigh

Dr Michelle Ni Raghallaigh is a neuroscientist and an NHS-trained sleep & insomnia therapist. She has been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI), the gold standard of insomnia treatment, by some of the leading experts in Behavioural Sleep Medicine, including Professor Jason Ellis (of Northumbria University), and Dr. Hugh Selsick at The Insomnia Service, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Trust. A significant proportion of her career has been as a research scientist.

Following her Science degree (specialising in Physiology) and Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology at Trinity College Dublin, she has worked for over a decade as a research scientist (specialising in cognitive neuroscience and EEG) and psychologist at University College London, running UK-wide research trials looking at the impact of different disorders on brain and cognitive development (published author of 11 international peer-reviewed papers). This patient-facing, patient-focused research has included work with children born blind and visually impaired. It was these patients’ striking problems with their sleep (and the impact sleep loss had not only on the children but the parents too) that first prompted her interest in sleep as a specialty. She is a member of The British Sleep Society and The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She has provided media interviews on sleep for the BBC.

Michelle has a warm, empathetic but informative approach and her ‘life-changing’ sessions are engaging, collaborative and enjoyable!

Book now

Call 0343 226 2222 or email cer@champneys.com to book.

If you find the retreat you were looking for is sold out or your preferred room type is not available, please email CER@champneys.com and include the title and date of the retreat you would like to book.  Alternatively please call us on 0843 5611 943. We often have reserved spaces available which do not appear on the website. 

There is a minimum number of people required for the break to run. Breaks will be cancelled if numbers are insufficient 2 weeks before the start of the break.

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