Following earning a Psychology Ph.D. from Princeton University, Dr. Moorcroft committed 50 years of his life studying and researching sleep and dreams. During this time he did additional sleep disorder training at The Mayo Clinic and Rush Medical College in Chicago. He has authored four books, many research papers, and numerous other publications. More recently, he brought his dedication and experience into the world to help people with their sleep problems. He has now helped over 600 people sleep better. Dr. Moorcroft knows how find what is wrong with your efforts to sleep and how to turn them around in a matter of weeks. He is registered with the state of Colorado as an unlicensed psychotherapist.
Dr. Moorcroft was a Psychology professor at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa from 1971 through 2002. During this time he focused his attention on sleep and dreams by doing research in his sleep lab, writing books and articles, and teaching about this area.
Since retiring from teaching in 2002 Dr. Moorcroft founded Northern Colorado Sleep Consultants, LLC in Fort Collins, Colorado and is currently its chief consultant. He focuses on treating people with insomnia or nightmares and children with sleep problems. He also offers workshops and presentations on all aspects of sleep, dreams, and sleep disorders.
Dr. Moorcroft is the author of four widely used books on sleep and dreaming. The most recent, Understanding Sleep and Dreaming, 2nd Edition, is available from Springer Publishers. In addition he has published extensive research and articles in sleep. Among the most recent are The Sleepless Child for Sleep a chapter in A Comprehensive Handbook and Sleep Hygiene in the Textbook of Polysomnography. Bill is listed in Who’s Who.
He has a fifth book Mindfulness for Insomnia: A Four-Week Guided Program to Relieve Stress, Relax Your Body, and Get the Sleep You Need published July 1, 2019 by New Harbinger Publications co-authored by meditation expert Catherine Polan Orzech. He has been developing this treatment approach over the last several years while using it successfully on dozens of people suffering from insomnia disorder.
Recent presentations and workshops include
“Insomnia: Old Problems and New Treatments” to the Association of Polysomnograpnic Technologists Annual Meeting
“Sleep Disturbances in the Pediatric Population” to several medical groups in Colorado
“Insomnia: Treatment Options” for several medical groups in Colorado in 2005
“Some Common Sleep Problems” and “Better Sleep” to several general audiences in Colorado
“Insomnia: Old Problem, New Insights” to the AWAKE group at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver
“Sleep … Are you getting enough?” at Colorado State University.
“Nonrestorative Sleep” to the weekly Sleep Conference at National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Sleep: Brain and Body” to the Stress: Physiology, Pathophysiology, & Treatment class at Metropolitan State College of Denver
Sleep and Sleep Problems In College Students (and others) at the School of Mines, Golden Colorado
Keynote speaker at the Colorado State University Health Network Winter Retreat with a focus on sleep
Symposium organizer and presenter “The Variety of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Therapies for Insomnia Disorders” for the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
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