Think Your Child Needs to Be Trained to Sleep?
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.
The Structure of Our Program
Our Maternity and Child Sleep Program is an online program combining self-paced modules and live classes.
There are two main components required to obtain certification:
Component One is a combination self-paced online and online weekly support live course introducing you to your role as a coach and all aspects of sleep in your sleep consulting work.
Component Two is a live online four month program (offered three times a year January, May and September) 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. We will explore many specialized and standard cases utilizing the knowledge and skills gained in Component One.
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.
Upon completion of Components One and Two, students receive a Certification to become Certified Maternity & Child Sleep Consultants and are considered graduates of the full IPHI Maternity & Child Sleep Consultant Program.
Students may obtain their full certification upon completion of Components One and Two.
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 Maternity & Child Sleep Consultant at any time by enrolling in Component One.
Maxine Sass is an Early Childhood Educator and Certified Infant & Child Sleep Consultant from The International Maternity & Parenting Institute. Maxine is a household name across Ontario and beyond, known for her many successes in helping parents teach their babies and toddlers the ‘abcs’ of sleep.
For the past 19 years, Maxine specialized in day and night post-partum support for twins and triplets alongside conventional sleep consulting. Until the last two weeks of her pregnancy (with her now 6-year old), Maxine personally attended all post-partum nights with multiples, before expanding her business to include carefully selected doulas to attend the newborn night support while she runs the Mini Sleep School from home and focuses on sleep consultation.
Maxine offers her clients a variety of sleep methodologies, based on the comfort levels of her clients, the baby’s temperament, and individual family needs & goals. She intently believes that there is no one-size fits all approach to sleep work. The Mini Sleep School offers services across Canada, and the US via Phone, FaceTime and Skype, but she calls Newmarket, Ontario (Canada) home.
We are excited to meet you and we look forward to supporting your professional journey.