Practitioner Course

Hormonal Dysrhythmia and Sleep

Circadian rhythmicity - an unseen cause of hormonal abnormalities.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


1.5 hours


Catherine Darley

About this course

It appears that practically all systems of the body have their own regular rhythms. We know about the daily the circadian rhythms of cortisol and the monthly sex hormone cycles of women but there are many more and these can have significant diagnostic and therapeutic implications.

Catherine Darley is a naturopath, now based in Canada, with considerable expertise in sleep medicine which has circadian rhythmicity at its core.

In this fascinating presentation Catherine discusses the central and peripheral clocks and how they influence all systems of the body, especially our hormones. She will give you a clear understanding of the circadian rhythms of insulin, thyroid, pituitary hormones amongst many others.

Really interesting in this discussion is how these rhythms can become misaligned. Sometimes, the peripheral rhythm of a hormone becomes out of phase with the central (brain) hormone cycle which can lead to abnormal hormone levels and a wide range of conditions. Most of these cycles are regulated by the clocks that are entrained by our light/dark exposure, sleep and eating times. Catherine discusses the role of sleep and hormones and also how ageing affects these cycles.

This is a brilliant presentation and one that will certainly change the way you think about hormone regulation, sleep, anxiety, depression, thyroid hormone levels and much, much more.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn how to recognise the mechanisms of the circadian system from central pacemaker to clock genes.
  • Understand factors that disrupt the circadian rhythm.
  • Learn the role of melatonin in regulating reproductive hormones.
  • Understand the circadian rhythms in a variety of hormones.
  • Learn strategies to strengthen the circadian rhythm and synchronise it with the solar day.

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Catherine Darley

Dr Catherine Darley is a leader in integrative sleep medicine. She founded The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine, Inc in 2003, and since then has helped people of all ages sleep well using behavioral and naturopathic approaches for sleep disorders. The impact of light and the built environment on sleep is extensive, and deepened her appreciation of Nature Cure. Her expertise lies in profoundly effective lifestyle and behavioral change. Behaving in accordance with these principles allows patients all the benefits of good health, without the negative side effects of pharmaceuticals.

She is an expert and dynamic speaker, teaching a wide range of groups through engagement, storytelling, and with a clear explanation of the mechanisms of disease and treatment protocols. Dr Darley is published in professional journals, is quoted in popular magazines, and appeared on TV to share her sleep knowledge.