How to have Extraordinary Sleep & Wake Up Energized & Happy
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How to have Extraordinary Sleep & Wake Up Energized & Happy

Learn how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Qigong Exercises can be used to treat insomnia & sleep disturbances
4.5 (97 ratings)
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4,699 students enrolled
Created by Peter Caughey
Last updated 2/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 mins on-demand audio
  • 32 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the principles of sleep
  • Practice & perform Qigong exercises to help you go to sleep
  • Practice two Qigong meditations that are used to help with insomnia
  • Differentiate between the six main TCM causes for insomnia
  • Differentiate the different views between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine when it comes to treating insomnia
  • Understand the effects of pharmaceutical drugs and tranquilizers
  • Determine what are the best Chinese herbal formulas to use to aid with insomnia
  • Understand the mental and emotional influences that effect you from having a good nights sleep
  • Understand and practice sleep restrictions and sleep hygine
  • Utilise acupressure or acupuncture points that are good for insomnia
  • Choose the best beds, pillow, bedding and sleeping positions to have a great nights sleep
  • Establish a regular sleep / wake cycle
  • Discern what the best foods and diets are that help with insomnia
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Requirements
  • There is no pre course requirements
Description

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.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who have difficulty having a good nights sleep
  • People who have insomnia or sleep disturbance
  • People who always feel tired when they wake up in the morning
  • People who always feel tired
  • People who wake up in the night and can't get back to sleep
  • This course is not suited for people who have no symptoms of insomnia or difficulty with sleeping
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
02:31:19
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Course Introduction for Insomnia and Sleep Disturbance
1 Lecture 02:06

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.

Course Introduction
02:06
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What is Qigong and The History of Qigong
2 Lectures 11:30
What is Qigong?
05:45

The History of Qigong
05:45
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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Insomnia
1 Lecture 02:11

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Insomnia
02:11
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Different Medical Views on Insomnia
6 Lectures 17:38

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

TCM Etiology and Pathogenesis
03:28

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

Acupuncture
04:24

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

Acupressure
01:48

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

Chinese Herbal Formula
6 pages

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.

Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage)
02:40

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

Qigong Exercises and Qigong Medical Treatments
05:18
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Essential Qigong Practise Information
2 Lectures 06:28
Qigong Safety Precautions
01:38

Qigong Practice Guidelines
04:50
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Relaxing Exercises and Traditional Qigong exercises to promote sleeping
11 Lectures 22:38

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

1.Embrace the Mountain
01:21

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

2.Sage presents a Peach
01:10

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

3.Dragon emerges from the sea
01:36

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

4.Turning behind all illnesses dissipate
02:02

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

5.The Three Opening & Closing Form
03:14

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

6.Heart Qigong massage
01:50

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

7. Dao Yin Qigong exercises
02:57

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

8. Pulling the knees to the chest
01:02

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

9. Massage the chest to your abdomen
01:56

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

10. Fists on the back
03:54

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

11. Palms on the abdomen
01:36
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Meditation
2 Lectures 11:12

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

Empty your mind before sleep
07:10

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.

Muscle Relaxing Meditation
04:02
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Food and Diets that effect sleeping
1 Lecture 00:00

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.

Food and Diets that effect sleeping
3 pages
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Mental and Emotional influences
1 Lecture 00:00

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

Mental and Emotional states that can effect sleeping
2 pages
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Beds, pillows, and sleep positions
3 Lectures 00:00

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

Review on best beds for sleeping on
5 pages

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

Review on best pillows for sleeping
5 pages

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

Best sleeping positions for sleeping
2 pages
4 More Sections
About the Instructor
Peter Caughey
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Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Teacher & Writer

PETER CAUGHEY

“My mission is to help people break free from limiting belief stories that stops them from living their true potential as a human being and, my gift as a Healer and Teacher is to help people discover the true essence of who they are and to live their life with abundant freedom.”


Hi I’m Peter Caughey, a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 

Teacher & Writer.

I love helping people break free from their stories that I believe make them unhappy, discontent and unwell. I’ve helped people from all around the World to break free from these stories and I’ve discovered that most of us have similar patterns and beliefs that are limiting us from living our full potential as a human being. During my combined 25 years of teaching Taiji (Tai chi) and Qigong and treating people in my Acupuncture Clinic, I have learnt about how to create a higher quality of health for people and how to break their limiting belief stories.

I have dedicated my life to helping people to have a higher level of health and I encourage them to see the World in a different way. A way that inspires them to enquirer into the possibilities of how they can have a more fulfilling and happier life with a flow on effect that benefits and helps others.

I didn’t start out this way as my background prior to healing was 16 years with the New Zealand Amy and 7 of those in the (SAS), New Zealand Special Forces. I loved the mental and physical discipline in the SAS. I became a weapons and explosives instructor, and an advanced medic. I also learned Hand to Hand combat and ended up teaching many different ways to incapacitate an opponent. Now I do exactly the opposite. I was a two packets of camel cigarettes a day man and could down a bottle of scotch in a sitting. I’m not saying this to impress you, I just want to share where I started, as I didn’t come from a background with an awareness around health or any spiritual wisdom about life.

 I became interested in Chinese Medicine at the age of 28 when I went to get my first acupuncture treatment for a long term neck injury from playing rugby. After the first treatment I felt incredible and I was amazed at how a few small needles could make me feel so good.


A bit more about Peter

Peter has a Bachelors of Health Science Degree in Acupuncture and Diplomas in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Qigong and Taiji Quan and Tuina from the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which he received in 2001. He was a Tutor at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and TCM from 1999 – 2013, where he designed and taught the Qigong Diploma Course as well as teaching Traditional Chinese Medical Qigong principles, theory and techniques. He currently serves as a member on the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong based in China.

Peter has been running Taiji Retreats for over 17 years, based on Traditional Chinese Monastery philosophies and teaching weekly Qigong and Taiji classes for the same number of years. Making his teachings available to as many people as possible, he has online courses teaching Qigong exercise systems, Reflexology and Qigong and TCM courses for specific conditions such as Insomnia, Stress, and how to quiet a busy mind.   He runs Qigong Teacher Trainings Courses, Acupressure and Reflexology courses as well as  Medical Qigong Workshops and TCM Health Retreats around the World.

Trained in Traditional and Classical Taiji styles such as Chen styles, Yang style, Wu style and Sun style. Peter also instructs 13 different Qigong styles, which include Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong, Ba Duan Jin, Dao Yin, Zhan Zhuang Gong and Lao Tzu Shao Dan.

 Before Peter found what he believes is his true purpose in life of healing and helping others, he spent sixteen years in the New Zealand Defence Forces and during his service he served seven of these years in the New Zealand Special Forces (NZSAS) reaching the position of Patrol Commander and Group Commander.

He is also a Husband, a Father, a Writer and a Philosopher. He loves travelling the Globe with his wife  and baby boy, meeting new people and experiencing their culture and their country. He now resides in Bali, Indonesia.