“It has been my pleasure to work with Dr. Darley on numerous continuing education programs for The CHP Group. As one of our highest-rated continuing education speakers, she has excellent rapport with students in both live and online settings. We value her expertise on sleep and its relationship with various health conditions including mental health and chronic pain. She provides the research and evidence to support specific sleep interventions, as well as specific, actionable information for providers to incorporate into their day-to-day practice.” – Jocelyn, CHP Group

In this complex world, many people realize they need better sleep, but don’t know what to do to get it. They have questions like: What recommendations are really true and useful? How do I customize my sleep habits for my lifestyle? How do I help my kids sleep well? 

Dr. Darley answers these questions in an engaging and actionable way. She has a personable speaking style, making audiences of all types comfortable so that people get all the information they need.


Sleep and Mental Health: Non-Medication Interventions to Restore Sleep Quality and Improve Clinical Outcomes

October 9, 2023 – 8:00am to 4:00pm CDT

How many of your clients have sleep issues?

Or maybe the real question is how many of your client don’t?

Where we used to think mental health problems caused insomnia, we now know that the relationship is more circular than casual. Risky and addictive, drugs aren’t the answer. But without addressing sleep issues, and intervening in this vicious cycle, your treatment plans for mental health issues will likely be less effective and yield less successful outcomes.

You CAN help your clients improve their sleep and make your treatment of mental health issues more effective than ever before … and you don’t need to be a sleep expert to do it!

Whether you work with anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar or any other disorders, this one-day training will give you the sleep assessment tools and treatment techniques you need to guide clients out of their sleep deprived world so you can improve clinical outcomes.

Attend this training and discover how you can:

  • Naturally improve sleep in clients without the use of addictive medication
  • Identify sleep disorders and differentiate them from mental health symptoms
  • Improve sleep for clients of all ages – from kids to adults
  • Snap clients out of sleep-depriving habits with behavior changing exercises

Sign up today, and add a new tool to your toolbox to bring greater healing to your clients through the power of sleep!

“Clinical Guidelines for Shift Work, Jet Lag, and Daylight Saving Time: Understanding Melatonin Supplementation”.
October 12, noon -1p PST

Doctor’s Data webinar
Register: link pending

With the post-pandemic uptick of travel, Daylight Saving Time, and further development of a 24/7/365 work culture, our circadian rhythms have become more disrupted. This is critically important not only for sleep, but for whole health. The circadian system is dependent upon the predictable nocturnal pulse of melatonin to promote drowsiness and drop our core body temperature. Beyond sleep, melatonin has multiple actions at the cellular level as a powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and for mitochondrial function among other actions.

Learn how to treat Shift Work Disorder, Jet Lag, and Daylight Saving Time with evidence-based protocols using precisely timed melatonin at specific doses. Adjunct therapies include light exposure and sleep scheduling. With these protocols patients will sleep better, and minimize the associated symptoms. These strategies are important for every clinician, as circadian melatonin disruption is associated with chronic disease.

1. Select the correct dose and timing of melatonin for Shift Work Disorder, Jet Lag, and Daylight Saving Time.
2. Design a comprehensive treatment plan for these conditions including melatonin, light, and sleep scheduling.
3. Explain the role melatonin plays in cellular health as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and for mitochondrial function.


Sleep and Mental Health in Children and Teens
November 7

Behavioral Interventions to End Bedtime Problems and Help Kids Fall and Stay Asleep
Register: PESI.com

Sleep Skills for Travel
Wellspring EAP
November 9, 11:30am-12:30pm
Available for employees

Travel is coming back in a big way, so it’s time to refresh your travel sleep skills so you can have a fabulous trip. Shifting our body clock doesn’t happen automatically, and can cause symptoms including digestive upset, daytime fatigue along with night-time sleepiness, and irritability. Adding skills to help shift your body clock to the new time zone can make all the difference. Come learn how to prepare in advance of your trip, and what to do when you arrive. We’ll talk about strategies from light and dark exposure, timing of melatonin supplements, meal times and more.

Sleep and Mental Health: Non-Medication Interventions to Restore Sleep Quality and Improve Clinical Outcomes
November 17
December 13

Register: PESI.com

Sleep – Essential Anti-Aging Medicine
December 3-4

National University of Natural Medicine, fall CE conference

Registration link pending

As George Burns said “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” Sleep health is an essential part of the strategy to stay vital, via many mechanisms.

It’s during normal Stage 3 or ‘deep sleep’ that the majority of growth hormone is secreted. Typically deep sleep declines in old age, however there are strategies to maintain both Stage 3 sleep and growth hormone levels.

Both sleep disorders and insufficient sleep degrade telomeres, even in children as young as 9 years old. This leads to damage of the DNA. Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders throughout life will likely delay telomere degradation.

In the modern built environment light exposure patterns are different than those people have historically experienced. This results in a decrease in the duration of melatonin secretion. As melatonin has a role as a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and in mitochondrial protection it is important for anti-aging. Chronic suppression of melatonin due to a darkness deficiency may have a role in the development of chronic disease.

Sleep as anti-aging medicine is essential for the high percentage of people who currently get insufficient sleep, and who have sleep disorders. Including sleep therapeutics will improve the health and longevity of your patients.

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