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Holistic Pregnancy and Child Sleep Consultant
Do you dream of starting your own sleep consulting business to work with families during and after pregnancy to help them overcome a variety of sleep issues without needing to resort to sleep training?
IPHI launched the first Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Consultant Certification developed by Founder, Mar De Carlo, in 2012 to the Child Sleep Consultant industry, raising an incredible amount of awareness to vital subjects that, at the time, were not being considered by the majority of sleep consultant professionals or evaluated as part of the child sleep consultant-client relationship. This led Mar to introduce our Holistic Science of Sleep Method for Adult & Child Sleep and Write her Book, “Awakening Through Sleep”
If you are interested in becoming a highly skilled and transformational holistic pregnancy and child sleep consultant to support families, we are the first organization to pioneer a holistic no sleep training team based approach in 2012 that begins during pregnancy, extends to toddler and includes a strong focus on parental/caregiver physical and emotional wellbeing.
How is the Holistic Science of Sleep Method Differnt from Sleep Training?
Sleep training approaches sleep from a behavioral perspective, that is usually child centered focused whether it is a parent-led sleep training approach or baby-led (gentle) sleep training approach. Our holistic science of sleep method approach on the other hand is team centered focused approach that supports parents needs as much as the child’s needs and in fact connects parents behaviors and lifestyles with their child’s. A child sleep challenge is a family sleep challenge that involves thoroughly evaluating and supporting the entire family which sleep training methods are not designed to do.
Sleep training methods often overlook the whole picture, including pregnancy experience, birth experience, postpartum experience, work-life management, relationships and connections, child development, child psychology, support and physical/mental health of everyone in the family.
While sleep training methods focus on behavior strategies to meet sleep needs, our Holistic Science of Sleep Method focuses on health and lifestyle strategies that influence behavior leading to optimal sleep.
Rather than choosing a baby led vs parent led approach, we support a team led approach that addresses and supports everyone’s needs in the entire family dynamic.
Introducing the first developed, launched and one of its’ kind Holistic Approach to Child Sleep that Begins Before Baby is Born based on our founder Mar De Carlo’s Holistic Science of Sleep Method and book “Awakening Through Sleep.”
Mar says, “Our children’s bodies do not need to technically be “trained” to sleep. By nature’s design, human bodies are already programmed to sleep and will do so if we support the process.
Children go through various stages of sleep development similarly to walking, eating, talking etc…and most often there are many health and lifestyle factors, in addition to unrealistic expectations parents are unaware of getting in the way sleep.”
The HSS Method does not believe in a “one size fits all” or “sleep training” approach to sleep consulting. Instead we use what our founder Mar has coined as “Sleep Optimizing” strategies to thoroughly investigate and address imbalances in optimal human function (physical, mental, emotional) and external forces (social, cultural, environmental) that inhibit sleep and may lead to adult and child sleep challenges during pregnancy, parenting during infancy and beyond.
By examining the entire context for sleep – the physical, emotional, social, developmental and environmental factors – we address the sleep needs for the family with a minimum of frustration for both parents and children and teach our sleep consultants not only to understand the natural factors that regulate and influence sleep through a child’s various stages of development but also learning from the child. Often parents and professionals rely so heavily and get hyper focused on books and rigid methods that they overlook what their child is teaching them about sleep. The child is also a book that is providing us information we must consistently learn from. Children teach and guide us just as much as we do them. We just have to tune in.
Our course was created and designed for anyone who wants to become a pregnancy and child sleep consultant using our holistic integrative approach.
Our comprehensive program prepares you to work with, address, and resolve a variety of pregnancy and child sleep issues ranging through an in depth evaluation applying our Holistic Science of Sleep Method which takes on a Team Based approach for every family. In addition, our program provides comprehensive business training so you feel prepared and confident to start or expand your business.
Our Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Consultant online certification program consists of two components with a total of 32 modules combined and also compliments and expands the work of Doctors, Sleep Technicians, Pharmacists, Personal Trainers, Yoga Instructors, Child Sleep Consultants, Nurses, Nannies, Naturopaths, Doulas, Childbirth Educators, Newborn Care Specialists, Birth Professionals, Postpartum Professionals and much more.
If you are already a certified child sleep consultant through another organization and want to learn our approach to support your continued education with our holistic science of sleep method approach, we have an exclusive price offer through our enrollment.
The Structure of Our Programs
Our Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Program is an online program combining self-directed modules and live classes.
HOW OUR PROGRAMS WORK
All of our courses are taught online. All you need is Internet access to login and be part of each class.
ONLINE LIVE AND SELF-DIRECTED
Our course is a combination of self-directed and online live mentoring for both components one and two.
There are two main components required to obtain certification:
Component One is a combination self-directed online and online weekly support live course introducing you to your role as a holistic coach and all aspects of sleep in your sleep consulting work. On average participants complete component one within four months however this depends on each participant’s learning style and time availability so for some it may take longer.
Component Two is a live online four month program (offered September and February-days and times are determined by instructors and students who enroll) where participants have an opportunity to take all they have learned from Component One and apply it in case study work that is covered each week for 16 weeks. You will explore many specialized and standard cases utilizing the knowledge and skills gained in Component One. Students are guided and mentored through their case study work as well as their business. the days and times are worked out between the instructor and enrolled students. Once the days and times are confirmed, each class is recorded so you can follow along in case you cannot make it to each live weekly class, but you have to check in and submit assignments each week with this component because you are personally being guided and mentored by your instructor.
There are online course modules that may be completed at your convenience, and live weekly support and discussion calls.
Participants have one year to complete our program. Depending on a partcipants background, learning style and time availability, they could be eligible to complete our course in 8 months.
Upon completion of Components One and Two, students receive a Certification to become Certified Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Consultants and are considered graduates of the full IPHI Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Consultant Program.
Students may obtain their full certification upon completion of Components One and Two.
Participants must complete all course requirements which include completion of assignments, final project and practicum work. More details of our course requirements can be found in our course terms and conditions upon enrollment.
Online Weekly Live Support Calls are available for 10 months each year and are available to you for support. Ask us any questions If you cannot attend live online weekly calls, you have the option of emailing us your questions. You will receive the class recording each week class is held.
Additionally, our Facebook group is also available for support from our graduates and current students.
You can begin this course to become a certified Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Consultant at any time by enrolling in Component One.
What you will find in your training
Holistic Science of Sleep Method ™
Physical Awakening Method
History of Child Sleep Coaching
Pregnancy Sleep Science
Child Sleep Science
Child Sleep Challenges Causes & Effects
Sleep Solutions for Common Pregnancy * Child Sleep Issues
How to Work with Child Sleep Medical Issues
The Child Sleep Action Step Plan
Neuroscience and Neurophysiology of sleep
Biology of Belief
The Stress Response
The Relaxation Response
The Power of Breathing
Stress Reduction Techniques
Sleep-dependent learning and memory consolidation
Functional integration and sleep
The difference between a coach and consultant
Scope and Boundaries to Practice
How and When to Refer Out
The Holistic Approach to Learning
Communication Skills Active Listening
The Power of Silence
The Role of Powerful Questioning
Readiness for Change
Practical Case Study Application
How to Coach, Present Classes and Group Workshops
How to Start, Expand and Grow Your Adult Sleep Coach Business
Your Ideal Client
Developing Your Vision and Mission
Marketing & Advertising
Sales and Pricing
Trademark and Copyright
Creating Your Services
In addition you will also learn:
Learn how to solve sleep challenges through “sleep optimizing” strategies that do not involve the use of sleep training methods.
Learn and understand how to uncover the root of each sleep challenge that inhibits the body’s natural ability to sleep.
Understand a diversity of parenting philosophies, consider what underlies children’s behaviors temperaments in the context of sleep to discover the root of the sleep challenge, respond to a range of family sleep goals, and identify and discuss factors that may impact healthy sleep habits.
Learn how to work with pregnancy sleep in order to support mom and baby’s sleep and take preventative measures to prepare for child sleep.
Learn how to work with and support families from infancy to toddler.
You will be trained to address key issues through thorough investigative work, discovering the root that may be contributing to sleep disruption rather than jumping too quickly to implement a specific behavioral approach.
Understand the scientific and natural foundations of sleep, how it works and our holistic context for sleep when working with families.
Understand the interplay between the science of sleep, the behavior of sleep, lifestyle, beliefs and the emotional well-being component of sleep.
Understand and learn how nutrition affects sleep.
Understand and learn how parent’s lifestyle, energy, expectations and behavior affects sleep.
Learn how birth trauma and secure attachment affects sleep.
Learn how an eco-lifestyle affects sleep.
Learn about the many controversies, misconceptions and unrealistic expectations for child sleep.
Learn how to work with a range of simple and complex sleep challenges and cases.
Use practical applications to strengthen your skills before graduating.
Focus significant attention on understanding the role of a Pregnancy & Child Sleep Consultant, including counseling families and assessing their readiness for change, the breastfeeding relationship, the role of sleep in pregnancy, the role of relationships, self-care, safety, neuroscience, social and cultural factors that affect sleep, and the importance of mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being in sleep consulting practices.
The IPHI Maternity & Sleep Consultant Certification Curriculum also includes:
A basic guide on how to start or manage your Sleep Consultant Business with an optional add on extended course if needed.
Support for sleep consultants that want to work overnight shifts and/or hourly consultations.
A specialized sleep mentoring team.
Live interaction with the instructors on a weekly basis.
Weekly email and one hour phone accessibility to instructors during our weekly online support group offered nine months each year.
A multi-cultural international classroom.
Continuous support during and after the course with monthly on-line calls so long as your certification remains active.
An invitation to apply for membership to Association of Professional Sleep Consultants (APSC).
Participants of the IPHI Maternity & Child Sleep Consultant Certification program are trained:
To apply our Holistic Science of Sleep Method™
With an integrative holistic and healthy approach to sleep using healthy holistic sleep foundations and application.
To be a part of the first child sleep consulting organization to pioneer and include pregnancy sleep, sleep optimization, holistic science of sleep method, psychology, impact of birth trauma and secure attachment on sleep, emotional well-being, holistic nutrition, green awareness, breastfeeding and maternity and newborn sleep into child sleep consulting.
Our program provides you the resources and tools to understand the various methodologies and when to apply them, if and when it may be necessary.
In the science of sleep for adults, infant and children.
In family dynamics, temperaments, sleep environments, sleep/wake-time windows, sleep associations/crutches, and developmental milestones.
To offer an objective approach with families in order to develop healthy sleep habits that are age and developmentally appropriate for their clients’ needs, lifestyle, and values.
To support, educate and prepare families during pregnancy about newborn and child sleep.
To educate and raise awareness about health, fitness and nutrition for mother (pre/postnatal) in relation to sleep.
To support parents postpartum with their sleep issues during their time of transition.
With an understanding of sleep challenges and solutions, lactation, special needs, overnight work, and nutrition.
With an in-depth look at sleep products and safety.
With an in-depth look at green and eco-friendly sleep practices.
With a comprehension of a Sleep Consultant’s scope of practice, boundaries to practice, and when to refer out.
To be aware of issues that involve medical attention, such as abuse, trauma and postpartum depression, in order to provide the client the proper guidance and referral.
What sets us apart from other programs?
After having launched the first Baby Planner program in 2009, Mar De Carlo, the founder of IPHI, was provided an opportunity to evaluate and contribute to the profession of child sleep consulting in 2011. She noticed that a holistic child sleep consultant professional training program had not existed and also recognized that there were a large number of child sleep consultants who were using one size-fits all sleep training methods that did not leave much room for parents to have options. She also noticed that pregnancy sleep support and the child sleep education, prior to birth, was not being taught to child sleep consultants in addition to various vital subjects that affect sleep like birth psychology, birth trauma, emotional well-being, emotional abuse, cultural and religious differences, special needs, sleep-based nutrition for mom and baby, conscious parenting, yoga nidra and much more.
As a result, in 2012, Mar was the first in the child sleep consultant industry to pioneer a holistic approach that began during pregnancy and included all of the subjects and missing pieces, mentioned above. Mar felt that by introducing her holistic approach, it would raise the bar and level of awareness for child sleep consultants, inspire them to begin working during pregnancy and also motivate them to reformulate their traditional use of sleep training to a customizable holistic approach that involves a thorough investigative process honoring each family’s unique needs, including evaluating and supporting parents physical and emotional well-being and where traditional and rigid forms of sleep training they were once using, were no longer the limiting standard.
In 2012, Mar launched the first Pregnancy & Child Sleep Certification program via IPHI, a holistic team-based approach and also founded the Association or Professional Sleep Consultants to provide a platform and space for sleep consultants from various backgrounds to connect, learn, grow and receive support. The program was received well and grew very quickly.
In 2015, Mar re-evaluated how her holistic approach was being implemented and applied by IPHI’s graduates and learned that while the majority of sleep consultants were implementing and utilizing her holistic approach properly, a minority were utilizing it improperly with rigid sleep training methods which created some confusion. In that same year, Mar addressed this challenge by deciding to write her book, “Awakening Through Sleep: a transformational and spiritual guide to pregnancy, adult and child sleep” in order to publicly document her holistic approach and clarify her message and expand her mission.
During 2015, Mar also began re-examining the accuracy and benefits of continuing to use the term “sleep training” as while the term can represent many different approaches to child sleep from “cry it out”, to “no cry” and everything in between, the term continued to carry a very negative and controversial perspective among professionals and parents which divided them and just as importantly did not accurately represent Mar’s pure holistic approach which does not require any traditional form of sleep training. Therefore, in the years that followed, Mar introduced updated measures, policies and upgraded content for IPHI’s Pregnancy & Child Sleep Consultant program (125 hours) to ensure that her holistic approach was not being misused by professionals or boxed in with the confusing various limiting perspectives of “sleep training”.
Besides the significant contributions Mar has made to the child sleep consulting industry with her holistic science of sleep method approach, it is important to note that the content included in IPHI’s Pregnancy & Child Sleep Certification program is not made up by Mar on her own. While the Holistic Science of Sleep Method system and formulation are unique to Mar and IPHI, and while Mar has over two decades of extensive professional training and experience which includes over 25 certifications, she along with her team, have compiled a wealth of evidenced based research and science that is not just based on theory but also practical application. During their learning journey, students of the IPHI Pregnancy & Child Sleep Consultant program are guided and mentored through a variety of real-life case studies where they have an opportunity to apply and practice what they learn.
While our program introduces and includes a wealth of reliable and credible information from various experts and resources that tie to pregnancy and child sleep, students learn about the professional world of coaching and how to excel at coaching and consulting. It is one thing to know sleep and it is another to be a successful coach/consultant and business owner. So apart from offering comprehensive evidence-based sleep education, our program also includes comprehensive evidence-based coaching education and business education. Because our founder, Mar also has a diverse professional background and experience, she is able to look at the child sleep industry from different angles always allowing her to bring a new and fresh perspective to our program and students. This is what also gives IPHI an advantage in our curriculum development. Mar never stops learning. She consistently participates in new programs, collaborates and learns from experts, her faculty and continuously updates our program..
Some of the great benefits you receive when enrolling include:
Your small investment rewards you with a valuable life changing education and an opportunity to start or expand a career you are passionate about that can easily earn your tuition back within months after graduating if you take the right steps to build and commit to your business.
Your investment also contributes to our nonprofit advocacy work providing education and resources to support the underserved community, pregnant teens and domestic violence survivors as well as to our continued research and development.
Your education is built upon an accredited international institution well established since 2009 with a proven track record of success currently represented in 59 countries and in 9 different languages. Every program designed is evidenced based, sourced from a wealth of experts, research, and proven client successes utilizing our holistic team based approach.
Our learning approach ensures you gain both knowledge and extensive practice covering many vital topics often missed by many standard programs. Knowledge alone is not enough. It is through practice your true learning really begins as well as continuing education
The support we offer is impeccable. From email support, to scheduled support calls. an online community as well as comprehensive business support and continued education. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged.
There are no annual membership or licensing fees to maintain your certification.
Upon graduation, your business has an opportunity to be listed on our website as well as featured on our social media, including an Instagram live interview.
Connecting, networking and collaborating with our global community of talented and diverse students and graduates.
Benefits of Certifying Through IPHI
Graduate From a Credible Educational Institute
IPHI remains the industry leader in parenting and health education. We are the first organization to pioneer and introduce a holistic team-based approach and integrate a variety of valuable subjects to each of our programs. We have a great reputation, strong standards and with our certification logo you can feel proud.
Receive Training by a Well-Established Talented Experienced Life & Business Strategist, Pioneer & Accomplished Parenting & Health Master
IPHI’s founder, Mar De Carlo is also the founder of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants, International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals, Business Sanctuary and Physical Awakening Yoga School. She has a wealth of training and experience, over 25 years and is known for her creative, cutting edge and integrative approach connecting and bridging systems in a variety of industries across the globe that have transformed thousands of lives in 46 countries. She has developed high quality level curriculums and educates and train professionals to start, expand and grow businesses that transform lives through a unique holistic integrative approach which she introduced and pioneered to all the companies she has founded. This includes supporting professionals to personally develop and overcome challenges while accomplishing their business, personal and financial goals. Clients enjoy working with her because of her strong optimistic mindset, boundless energy, practical solutions and empowering holistic approach that has been proven effective and long term. Doctors, Naturopaths, Midwives, Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Behavioral Therapists are just a few examples of the many professionals, Mar has trained. In addition, she is also highly skilled with professional industry standards, scope and boundaries to practice and business mastery. Many have been so inspired by Mar that they have gone on to follow in her footsteps.
Rest Assured From Our Proven Track Record
IPHI has over 3000 international graduates in 46 countries around the globe who have completed our programs, preparing them for a rewarding and transformational career. Our programs are offered in 10 different languages.
Get Educated by a Highly Skilled & Talented Faculty
Our talented faculty has a wealth of experience, training and professional mastery in their field in addition to providing a wealth of support and mentorship to our students and graduates.
Gain Professional Mastery from Industry Experts
IPHI provides the most comprehensive training like no other. Each of our certification programs have introduced subjects and perspectives that have been life changing for our participants and the clients they work with.
Business Mastery and Personal Development
IPHI provides includes comprehensive business training to support your professional development and health and lifestyle tips for to support your personal development so you can show up most powerfully for your business.
Benefit from Mentorship, Support Calls and Group Forums
We offer an incredible amount of support. We have maintained a high reputation for the quality of support we provide our students and graduates through mentorship, support calls and group forums.
No Annual Membership or Licensing Fees
We follow reputable certification industry standards and do not charge licensing fees to maintain our certification. Rather we support your continued education by requiring you to renew your certification every two years so that you stay up to date with the latest research and education. The only fee is a small application fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: HOW IS THE IPHI DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TRAINING ORGANIZATIONS?
We are proud to be known as the first organization to:
Introduce the first Baby Planner certification program in 2009 to the Baby Planner professional industry and authored the first baby planning book to the Baby Planner industry titled “The Baby Planner: A Guide to Becoming a Baby Planner and Starting Your Own Business.”
Introduce the first Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Consultant Certification in 2012 to the Child Sleep Consultant industry and Integrative Adult Sleep Coach Certification in 2015, training professionals and raising an incredible amount of awareness to vital subjects that, at the time, were not being considered or evaluated as part of the child sleep consultant-client relationship. This led us to introduce our Holistic Science of Sleep Method for Adult & Child Sleep.
Introduce and launch an Eco-Maternity Consultant & Greenbirth Educator certification program in 2010, expanding coaching professionals knowledge and skillset for non-toxic living.
Introduce and launch an integrative Pre-Post Natal Nutrition Coach Certification program in 2013, expanding coaching professionals holistic nutrition knowledge and skillset for working with clients throughout pregnancy and postpartum.
We have a very different approach and philosophy toward the standard mainstream roles and definitions professions such as “Baby Planner” and “Sleep Trainer”, “Adult Sleep Caoch”,“Nutrition Coach” “Eco-Consultant”. We believe in highly integrative, team based and holistic approaches that are very comprehensive, on the cutting edge and based on our founder 25+ years experiences in the industries health, fitness, yoga, parenting and business. We consider each client’s unique needs and meet them where they are at.
We are an accredited educational parenting and health institution represented in 59 countries.
We have a talented faculty team.
We offer continuous support via member support calls and a private online group for current students and graduates that you can access at any time.
We update our courses regularly and require our graduates to pursue their continuing education in order to maintain an active certification.
Once you officially receive your certification and maintain it, you receive a lifetime of program updates so long as you keep your certification active and renew it every two years.
Q: DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE?
Q: WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discovery, PayPal, bank transfers and checks.
Q: WILL THIS COURSE BE RECOGNIZED IN MY COUNTRY?
The International Parenting & Health Institute is an International Organization and so all of our courses are recognized in all countries, provided the profession isn’t regulated by law in your country.
Q: I WORK FULL-TIME. HOW MANY HOURS PER WEEK WILL I SPEND ON THE COURSE?
On average we find most students spend between 5-6 hours per week. Many of our students work full-time jobs and find it quite convenient to take an online course that is recorded and available to be listened to at any time day or night! However, we do not encourage rushing through our programs. In fact we motivate and inspire our students to learn in a stress free enviornment and in a way they can take their time to properly absorb and apply the information they are learning. This is why we provide our students a one year course deadline and a one time three month complimentary extension if needed.
Q: WHAT IS THE COST OF TUITION?
Component One $2500 or 6 monthly payments of $450 and Component Two $1700 or 4 monthly payments of $455.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR PREREQUISITES?
To be eligible for our certification program, you must complete our enrollment form, agree to our terms and conditions and must have a high school diploma or GED.
In order to qualify for the completion of our certification, you must complete all required assignments and final project. Before receiving your certification, you also need a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification and proof of business insurance.
Q: DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
Your investment for our entire program includes our online curriculum, private community, a designated course instructor, support calls and bonus business training, Sleep Consultants with their own business can price their services anywhere from $75-250 an hour. If you work full time, you have a potential of earning six figures and if your work part-time, you can easily earn back your tuition investment ten fold. Of course commitment, discipline, focus and motivation are necessary to achieve these financial results, but the opportunity is available and we’re here to support you every step of the way throughout your learning process.This is why we do not offer a course discount. The return on your small investment is a great one, not only financially but for your personal educational growth as well.
PRINCIPAL INSTRUCTOR, IPHI FOUNDER & COURSE CREATOR : MAR DE CARLO
Mar De Carlo (formerly Mary Oscategui prior to 2017) is the founder of:
International Parenting & Health Institute
Association of Professional Sleep Consultants
International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals
Physical Awakening – Registered Prenatal Yoga School with Yoga Alliance
She has a wealth of training and experience, over 25 years and is known for her creative, cutting edge and integrative approach connecting and bridging systems in a variety of industries across the globe that have transformed thousands of lives in 59 countries in 10 languages.
She is certified and has a wealth of experience in the following industries:
Health & Wellness Coach
Stress Mangement Coach
She is an innovative curriculum developer and has developed high quality evidenced based holistic curriculums since 2009. Mar educates and trains professionals to start, expand and grow businesses that transform lives through a unique holistic integrative approach which she introduced and pioneered to all the companies she has founded. This includes supporting professionals to personally develop and overcome challenges while accomplishing their business, personal and financial goals. Clients enjoy working with her because of her strong optimistic mindset, boundless energy, practical solutions and empowering holistic approach that has been proven effective and long term. Doctors, Naturopaths, Midwives, Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Behavioral Therapists are just a few examples of the many professionals, Mar has trained. In addition, she is also highly skilled with professional industry standards, scope and boundaries to practice and business mastery. Many have been so inspired by Mar that they have gone on to follow in her footsteps. Below are a few of Mar’s contributions to several parenting and health industries:
Mar introduced the first certification program to the Baby Planner professional industry and authored the first book on the baby planning industry entitled “The Baby Planner: A Guide to Becoming a Baby Planner and Starting Your Own Business.” In her book, for the first time ever, the role of a baby planner and a baby planner’s scope of practice was definitively defined. The popularity of her book resulted in a second edition entitled “The Baby Planner Profession: What You Need To Know! The Ultimate Guide and Resource For Baby Planner Professionals” that is now available in paperback. Following that she released her second book, “Green Body, Green Birth” and in 2020 she released her third book, “Awakening Through Sleep: a transformational and spiritual guide to adult, pregnancy and child sleep.”
Mar introduced the first Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Certification in 2012 to the Child Sleep Consultant industry training professionals and raising an incredible amount of awareness to vital stages of development pre-birth as well as important subjects that, prior to Mar, were not being considered or evaluated as part of the child sleep consultant-client relationship. This led Mar to pioneer her Holistic Science of Sleep Method for Adult & Child Sleep.
Mar also is the first to launch an Eco-Maternity Consultant & Greenbirth Educator certification program, expanding coaching professionals knowledge and skillset for non-toxic living.
Mar became the first in to develop and launch Holistic Pre-Post Natal Coach Certification program in 2013 expanding coaching professionals holistic nutrition knowledge and skillset for working with clients throughout pregnancy and postpartum.
Mar’s extensive background and experience is rich and diverse. As a result she brings a wealth of talent as an Entrepreneur, Artist, Holistic Educator, Curriculum Developer, Author, Health, Life & Business Coach, Dancer, Fitness Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Singer, Actress and Mother with a multitude of certifications, training, management under her belt and over twenty-five years’ experience.
She is known for her holistic, creative, unconventional, cutting edge integrative approach connecting and bridging many systems and approaches in a variety of industries that have touched thousands of lives throughout fifty-nine countries around the world.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Mar has been living life to the fullest, working and artistically expressing herself since the age of ten. She calls herself a learning junkie and has pursued over two dozen training programs in a multitude of fields including: peditaric sleep medicine, health coaching, fitness instruction, yoga instruction, group exercise, personal training, pilates, pregnancy, business coaching, film and radio, performance arts, management, holistic education, psychology, relationship coaching, parent coaching, personal development, singing, acting and dance.
Her creativity and zest for learning and growth led her to successfully develop a variety of international professional online training certification programs in the pregnancy, parenting, health, business yoga and dance industries that integrate all aspects of life and holistic living.
She has overcome countless challenges throughout her life; using each as stepping stones to not only form the person she today but to also help others overcome their challenges in the most practical, holistic, sustainable, inspirational and transformative way.
Mar has been interviewed and published in a number of publications such as US News & World Report, has made a variety of television appearances including Good Morning America. She has also served as an SBDC small business adviser and a board member of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce.
She enjoys advising and coaching businesses and entrepreneurs, expressing herself through a variety of artistic avenues and developing top notch curriculum programs providing the ultimate learning experience including a powerful gateway for personal, spiritual and social growth.
Various organizations offer accreditation of schools, however this does not fully guarantee the quality of the program or the successful outcome of the coach. Therefore both theory and practice are included in all of our programs which require a mimimum of 85 and maximum of 1,000 hours of professional training as well as continuous program review and updates; and partcipant surveys and evaluations.
In the United States, coaching isn’t regulated by any state or federal agency. There is no licensing requirement for the various specialized parenting and health coaching professions like there is for medical doctors or therapists. As a result, while we have sought to become accredited through a few organizations, to ensure high professional standards and best practices, all of our professionals follow our code of ethics and scope and boundaries to practice in addition to being required to state up to date with their education via certification renewal every two years.
IPHI has chosen to become accredited with the following organizations below.
The American Association of Drugless Practitioners
The International Parenting & Health Institute first went through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation in 2010 in order to reinforce the quality, academic quality, and programatic content design of IPHI’s programs.
In 2022 the International Parenting & Health Institute (IPHI) went through a re-accreditation inspection conducted by the AADP American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation Board.
Today, the International Parenting & Health Institute presents a comprehensive list of references for natural health professionals in a multiple variety of organizations.
The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation Board was established in 1990. The AADP is dedicated to promoting an enhanced professional image and prestige among practitioners of traditional and non-traditional therapies and methodologies.
The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation Board was established in 1990. The AADP is dedicated to promoting an enhanced professional image and prestige among practitioners of traditional and non-traditional therapies and methodologies.
The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification & Accreditation Board offers schools full board professional accreditation. The AADP is recognized by both, traditional and non-traditional holistic schools and colleges world-wide as an independent accrediting board for alternative health educational institutions and programs.
Through our review process, the AADP has adopted criteria and procedures for evaluating institutions and their programs. AADP remains diligent in their commitment to quality of sound educational programs and ethical business practices in all areas of natural health care.
The International Institute for Complimentary Therapists (IICT)
The International Parenting and Health Institute™ is an approved training provider for the International Institute for Complimentary Therapists (IICT).
The International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) is one of Australia’s leading professional bodies representing all natural therapy practitioners operating within the natural health industry.
Association of Professional Sleep Consultants
The International Parenting and Health Institute™ ‘s sleep programs are recognized and approved by the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants (APSC).
Supporting sleep consulting professionals worldwide. We are an organization dedicated to supporting Professional Sleep Consultants who serve adults, pregnant women, families, children, infants, and teens by promoting and upholding the highest level of excellence and industry standards for professional sleep consulting throughout the world.
Our Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Coach Certification program provides you with the knowledge, tools and skills you need to help others in a long-term, transformative and profound way, while supporting your personal and professional growth. We’re proud of this one-of-a-kind professional training program, and we feel you will be too.
We understand how important it is to receive a worthwhile and meaningful return on your investment. That is why we commit ourselves to go above and beyond to support you in the best way possible so you are prepared to launch and maintain a strong business with the confidence, education and motivation necessary.
Your investment amount for the entire program includes our comprehensive online curriculum, private community, a designated course instructor to support you and bonus business training via emails and live support calls.
In addition, coaches with their own business can price their services anywhere from $75-250 an hour. If you work full time, you have a potential of earning six figures and if your work part-time, you can easily earn back your tuition investment ten fold. Of course commitment, discipline, focus and motivation are necessary to achieve these financial results, but the opportunity is available and we’re here to support you every step of the way throughout your learning process.
The return on your small investment for our course tuition provides you a great opportunity to support a professional career, educational growth and personal development in a life changing way.
Are you already a certified child sleep consultant? If so, you receive a 40% discount off the whole program. Option is on our enrollment form and you must submit proof of your established child sleep consulting business.
The payment options below include the full program payment of both components one and two
9 monthly payments of $333*
6 monthly payments of $490*
One time payment: $4200 $2899.00*
* Price is in US dollars. Tax charges may be applied at the checkout cart depending on your location and your tax regulation laws.
To remain IPHI recognized, and to continue receiving the benefits of an IPHI trained professional, students are required to maintain a standard of professional development measured every two years after receiving their official certification.
This consists of 3 easy steps:
Step 1: Earn 25 Professional Development Credits every two years (continuing education credits/CEUs) Professional Development Credits can be acquired many different ways, such as, attending seminars or conferences related to professional development in the maternity industry, participation in webinars that offer educational classes, writing book reports, completing case histories, etc…. 1 hour = 1 professional development credit
Step 2: Be covered by current liability insurance if your country or state requires it.
Step 3: Complete and submit the IPHI certification renewal form which includes a processing fee of $75.