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IAIM Training in Ireland – Goals & Objectives

4 Day Instructor Certification Course with the
International Association of Infant Massage

Click on each day to view the schedule

Day One: 9.30am-5.30pm

(9am registration, 9.30 start)

‘Infant Massage is an art, as deep as it is old. Difficult but simple and difficult because it is simple’ Dr.Leboyer, Loving Hands.

  1. Registration
  2. Introduction, icebreaker
  3. History-IAIM, attitudes, massage & touch
  4. Break
  5. Bonding & attachment
  6. Legs, stomach & chest
  7. Positioning & comfort
  8. Lunch
  9. Oils
  10. Hand massage
  11. Benefits
  12. Break
  13. Infant communication, behavioural states, cues & reflexes
  14. Arms, face & back
  15. Ame Tomake- lullabies

Day Three: 9am-5pm

‘Touch starts the ripples that will one day change the world.’ Dr F.Leboyer, Loving Hands.

  1. Morning circle- questions & weather reports
  2. Welcome to Holland
  3. Cycle of emotions
  4. Adaptations
  5. Premature babies & still touch exercise
  6. Colic strokes
  7. Break
  8. Listening exercise & feedback
  9. Preparations for parent & baby class
  10. Discussion
  11. Stroke review (students to teach)
  12. Lunch
  13. Parent & baby class  (students to teach)
  14. Break
  15. Feedback and discussion
  16. The growing child
  17. Group work & weather massage
  18. Exams & Ame Tomake

Day Two: 9am-5pm

‘Seek first to understand, then to be understood.’

  1. Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
  2. Weather report
  3. Questions & comments
  4. Crying & communication
  5. Listening exercise
  6. Break
  7. Teaching infant massage
  8. Format & content
  9. Stroke review
  10. Resting hands & touch relaxation
  11. Lunch
  12. Parent & baby class (trainer to teach)
  13. Break
  14. Feedback
  15. Preparation for parent & baby class
    (students to teach)
  16. Gentle exercises/colic holds
  17. Belly breath

Day Four: 9am-5pm

For in the baby lies the future of the world’ Mayan Proverb

  1. Morning circle. How will you integrate infant massage to your work?
  2. Reflection & mission statement review
  3. Marketing & PR
  4. Research
  5. Break
  6. Review colic strokes, touch relaxation, resting hands, containment holds, gentle exercises.
  7. Stroke review (students teach their own part)
  8. Lunch
  9. Parent & baby class (students to teach)
  10. Feedback & discussion
  11. Break
  12. Exam review
  13. Agreement signed, evaluations completed
  14. IAIM & Baby Massage Ireland- ongoing support and network
  15. Visualisation, lullaby & closing

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