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.”
“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. Our job is to find out what is getting in the way.” ~ Mar De Carlo
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 Curriculum Includes:
- Holistic Science of Sleep Method ™
- Physical Awakening Method
- History of Child Sleep Coaching
- Sleep Science
- Pregnancy Sleep Science
- Child Sleep Science
- Child Development
- Emotional Well-Being
- Birth Psychology
- Birth Trauma
- Childhood Trauma
- Sleep Safety
- Sleep Environment
- Child Sleep Challenges Causes & Effects
- Sleep Solutions for Common Pregnancy * Child Sleep Issues
- How to Work with Child Sleep Medical Issues
- Sleep Evaluations/Assessments
- The Child Sleep Action Step Plan
- Neuroscience and Neurophysiology of sleep
- Sleep Psychology
- Biology of Belief
- The Stress Response
- The Relaxation Response
- The Power of Breathing
- Stress Reduction Techniques
- Motivational Interviewing
- Non-Violent Communication
- Integrative 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
- Conflict Resolution
- 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
- Website Design
- Marketing & Advertising
- Sales and Pricing
- Trademark and Copyright
- Managing Competition
- Creating Your Services
- Time Management
- Work-Life-Health Management
- Contract Agreements
In addition you will also learn:
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 clicking on the “enroll now” button.
We are excited to meet you and we look forward to supporting your professional journey.
PO BOX 996, Ojai, CA 93024