Bedtime Fears

Your child’s new ability starts here

SIMPLE AS 1, 2, 3
1. Prepare your child for a positive change

Review the QuickStart guide for parents to get an overview of the program. Learn how to address the problem with your child to start things off on the right foot.

2. Enjoy the engaging step-by-step program with your child

The program is a therapy session between Dr Lauderdale and your child. Dr Lauderdale’s voice guides your child through the steps as an animated character demonstrates what to do. Your role as a parent is to support your child in following the instructions and helping them record their thoughts and ideas.

3. Support your child’s success from week to week

The bigger problem of a child sleeping on their own is usually comprised of several smaller issues. Each of these smaller issues is addressed separately one session at a time over 4-6 weeks. Their small successes need to be acknowledged and possibly rewarded.

Create a dramatic change in your child within a few short weeks

Use the knowledge and experience of a seasoned professional

Dr Mark Lauderdale is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice with over 30 years experience helping children with anxieties and fears. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada). He was a Past President of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (Alberta), an Associate Professor of Psychiatry with the University of Calgary and a consultant to several in-patient mental health and paediatric programs. He has training in many therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy, hypnosis and family therapy.

Use a proven method with exceptional results

The Wellspring Method, refined over 20 years in my practice, is actually several effective therapies blended together into one step-by-step process. Basically, it helps children feel strong and confident when facing a challenge, such as sleeping by themselves in a darkened room. In a case review of children with clinical anxiety treated with the Wellspring Method 84% were totally improved and another 10% achieved partial improvement. We are currently evaluating the effectiveness of the Wellspring Method with childhood anxiety in a research study at the University of Victoria.

Don’t waste time searching for direction, just solve the problem

You might find tips or strategies on websites or magazines, but every time you use advice that fails it reinforces your child's belief that they can’t sleep by themselves. ShrinkinaBox for Bedtime Fears is different because it motivates your child to solve the problem themselves. No other program and very few counsellors ever do this, but I have found that real change always occurs best from the inside out.

Gain the satisfaction of personally helping your child

A personalized computer-based system

Kids love computers, especially when they can interact and make things happen. Not only can your child type in their own responses, but things also happen within their mind as they visualize and tap into their personal power.

Make progress on your own time

Work on the issue when it’s convenient for you and your child (but not at bedtime). It’s best to plan a few weekly sessions to work on the problem and track your child’s progress throughout the week.

Make progress in your own home

Instead of your child spending months with an unfamiliar counsellor who may or may not be able to produce a significant change, create an empowering experience for both your child and yourself in the comfort of home.

Professional support available if needed

Dr Lauderdale is available to assist via telephone or video chat. If you live in British Columbia his time is covered by the Medical Services Plan.*

*A referral from your doctor is required in BC. Otherwise the fee for a telephone or video session with Dr Lauderdale is $50 per 15 minutes.

Give your child the gift of confidence at bedtime

Encourage the ability to problem-solve

Build an attitude of confidence

Highlights and Features

QuickStart Guide

Learn how to prepare your child for change and see an overview for parents of the steps involved in the process.


Through animation the program demonstrates to your child how to tap into the power that exists inside of them.


Disney-style images and animations are child-oriented to help engage and motivate your child.

Response Entries

Response entry boxes are provided on screen throughout the process for your child to type in their observations and ideas as they work through the problem and generate solutions.

Manageable Steps

The problem is divided up into bite-size pieces so your child isn't overwhelmed by excessively high expectations.

Success Levels

Your child will repeatedly rate their level of anxiety on a scale from 0 to 10 so that you both can see their progress from week to week.

Dr Lauderdale’s Guidance

Dr L’s voice guides your child through the process and videos of Dr L personalize the interaction.

Tips and Suggestions

At key times during the process constructive ideas and suggestions will be presented to your child when your child is likely to be the most receptive.


Your child's responses and ratings can be saved for your reference or shared with Dr Lauderdale if desired.

Help your child sleep comfortably in weeks, not months or years.

Provide your feedback and get the Full Program FREE!

Because this program is brand new I want to hear about your experience, so I am offering the next 25 purchasers the opportunity to provide feedback about their results and experience and receive a full refund with my appreciation.


Simply purchase the Full Program Access above to take advantage of all the features this program has to offer. Follow the guidelines and instructions and type in your child's responses as you go through the program. When you have completed the program contact me and I will send you a questionnaire to complete for your refund.


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