Would you like to become an Infant Massage Instructor so that you can teach parents how to bond with their babies on a deeper level? Infant massage is an incredible tool for attachment and bonding. There is increasing evidence that infant massage can help reduce the impact of post-natal depression due to the release of oxytocin (the love hormone) in both parent and infant; break the cycle of abuse in families as parents start to communicate with their infant through nurturing touch and gentle voice, learning to respect their baby; assist premature infants (from term age) to develop better body awareness, reduce stress hormones, and promote better growth and development. And that’s just for starters! For more research abstracts on how infant massage can assist the families you work with, visit The Miami Touch Institute website.
Becoming an instructor requires a 4-day training course with an IAIM Trainer and some course work after the 4 days to consolidate your learning including teaching 5 families infant massage over a 5 week period. Don’t be concerned if you have limited study experience as the course work is to help support you with your journey to become an instructor and is very enjoyable. You have 4 months to complete the course work (up to a year in special situations). Once you have completed your course work and student teaching, you will become a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) and can start to use infant massage in your work or as an independent practitioner. Hope to see you there!
Cost: $850 for 4 days tuition including snacks, handouts, manuals, books, etc. This also covers the cost of your course work being marked and your first year’s subscription to the IAIM NZ. It’s a bargain!
2020 Dates for Infant Massage Instructor Training:
Auckland: Thursday 21st May to Sunday 24th May 2020. Kawai Purapura Yoga Retreat, Albany. 9am-5pm each day.
Christchurch: Thursday 5th September to Sunday 8th September 2019. Venue TBC. 9am-5pm each day.
For an application form and further details please contact NZ IAIM Trainer Jo Osborne at: firstname.lastname@example.org