Area(s) of expertise: Sleep Expert, psychotherapist
Summary of expertise:
Richard Shane, Ph.D., has been a psychotherapist since 1977. He is the Behavioral Sleep Consultant for New West Physicians, Colorado, with 85 physicians serving over 170,000 patients. Previously, he was the Behavioral Sleep Specialist for Lutheran Medical Center Sleep Center in Denver.
In 1991 as a result of a life crisis, Dr. Shane developed severe insomnia. He spent years exploring and resolving his own insomnia. Through that process, Dr. Shane discovered five specific body sensations that are triggers for sleep. Researching the neurophysiology of sleep, he developed the Sleep Easily Method which he used in his clinical practice. He wanted to be able to help more of the millions of people who suffer from insomnia. This led him to create an at-home program that could make Sleep Easily available to everyone.
Over 140 physicians and health care professionals have referred patients to Dr. Shane and he’s helped thousands of insomnia patients sleep better.
Blog/Web site: www.sleepeasily.com
The Effects of a Self-Administered, Two-Session Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Insomnia: A Pilot Study
Sleep Easily® Method Sleepguide by Dr. Richard Shane
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine
National Sleep Foundation
Prior media experience:
KGNW- Live From Seattle (2016)
KXL Portland: KXL-Morning News(2016)
KUSADenver television station news report on Sleep Easily used by swing shift workers at the Coors Brewery (2002)
KWGN Denver television station news report on Sleep Easily (2008)
KMGH Denver television station news report on police and sleep (2014)
KGNU Boulder, CO radio station interview on Living Dialogues (2011)
WICH Norwich, CT radio talk show interview (2013)
WLW Cincinnati, OH radio talk show interview (2013)
WRGA Rome, GA radio talk show interview (2013)
WRNJ NJ radio talk show interview (2013)
WURD Philadelphia, PA radio talk show interview (2013)
Columbia Pacific University
Ph.D., Health and Human Services
January 1988 – April 1991
New School for Social Research
September 1975 – May 1977
September 1968 – May 1972
Sleep, Insomnia, business
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