Max Kirsten is a certified sleep coach, and an award-winning clinical hypnotherapist, and author. Sleep coaching is a non-drug approach to overcome insomnia and other modern life sleep problems like 'racing mind' syndrome. Max has been working in the field of insomnia both as a sleep coach and as a hypnotherapist since 2003.
He treats anxiety related sleep problems with insomniacoaching, which is a variety of natural drug-free strategies, including teaching self-hypnosis, combined with his own unique form of relaxing Mindfulness based 'Autogenic Sleep Therapy for Insomnia' AST-I, combined with 'Acceptance Commitment Therapy for Insomnia' (ACT-I), with 'Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia' (CBT-I), including Sleep Hygiene.
He's also created several downloadable Insomnia Sleep Hypnotherapy Programs that have won a number of app awards.
His One-to-One and Virtual Sleep Coaching sessions will teach you how to fall asleep again both naturally and effortlessly. He has worked in collaboration with The London Sleep Centre for many years, and holds Live + Virtual Sleep Coaching, Wellbeing and Corporate Wellness Programs around the world. Many articles about Max's work have appeared on National Television, Public TV, Radio, and many articles have about his work have been featured in the National and International Newspapers and Magazines. Max’s Sleep Coaching and Hypnotherapy Insomnia downloads sell all over the world on Amazon, Audible, iTunes, Google PlayStore digital platforms. His second book called 'How To Sleep’ will be published soon in early 2022.
Dr Zoe Gotts obtained her MSc in Sleep Research 2009 and in 2014, completed her PhD in Sleep Psychology on The Role of Sleep in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She was the associate director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research from 2014-2015.
She subsequently undertook training in Clinical Psychology, obtaining her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) in 2019 from Newcastle University.
Zoe has been actively involved in Sleep Medicine since 2008, initially in research and then progressing to clinical training and accreditation as a clinical psychologist.
Her clinical specialty is in Sleep Medicine with a focus on Insomnia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) and the impact of long-term
physical health conditions (such as Long COVID) on sleep. Her additional interests include specialist weight management, fertility and
medically unexplained persistent physical symptoms.
She actively pursues clinical research and integrates this into evidence-based clinical practice.
She is a member or committee member of the following professional organizations:
She is a reviewer for the following peer-reviewed journals:
From 2013-2016, she was on the executive board of the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (UK CMRC)
She has produced original scientific research and published more than 30 articles in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and is author and co-author of chapters in textbooks of Sleep Medicine, Insomnia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.