Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow Charlotte Brontë


Insomnia is the most common persistent sleep disturbance after concussion, affecting up to 65% and 25% of patients at 2 years and 5 years after injury, respectively. Furthermore, insomnia often aggravates other concussion symptoms like fatigue, headache, cognition and mood. It is also a poor prognosis for recovery, greater disability and mental health issues.

Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) is a validated form of psychotherapy using behavourial conditioning, cognitive restructuring and sleep hygiene principles to effectively treat insomnia. Research has shown that sleep improvements are sustained over time (a clear advantage compared to sleeping pills).

Our CBT-i program is the only sleep program designed and available for concussion in Ontario. In these group sessions, you will develop the tools to break old patterns and habits that interfere with your sleep, and get your sleep back.



“The course really helped and I believe I have the knowledge to get into an even better sleep pattern. Thank you.”

“Thank you for running this program. It is a life changer.”

“The CBT-i program is a very good program that offers tangible tips and help. I enjoyed it tremendously as it helped me.”

“I really appreciated the CBT-i group counselling, and experienced  improvement in my sleep quality and a better understanding of how concussions can interfere with autonomic processes, and was given a good understanding of how to develop coping strategies to improve sleep.”

“Thanks to Dr. Boulanger deep understanding, professional knowledge, and practical solutions, I have no more insomnia or poor sleep quality. I have enjoyed and benefited from CBT-I a lot.”


8 weekly, online (over OTN) group counseling sessions

Counseling facilitator: Jerryd Mcleod-Maenpaa, MScOT, OT Reg. (Ont.) in collaboration with Maude Boulanger, MD




Email us at to request enrollment.



July 18, 2024

September 12, 2024


Please note: While we endeavor to limit the session to the allotted time, at times, the sessions go overtime because of discussion and questions. Please keep this in mind when scheduling group counseling appointments. We recommend that you do not book anything else for 30 minutes after each group session.