When it comes to infant sleep, and the expectations we have on our children’s sleep habits, there is no shortage of information and advice.
But is this information and advice based on evidence? Do the tips and tricks used to help babies sleep longer take into account long term effects and biological and developmental needs? Quite often the answer is no.
A Neuroscience, Attachment & Mental Health Informed APPROACH TO INFANT SLEEP!
Our Infant Sleep Educator Certification is here to change this conversation by offering the first of its kind, evidence-based, science-informed infant sleep curriculum developed and facilitated by neuroscientist, Greer Kirshenbaum PhD, who specializes in brain health, emotional health and mental health.
A neuroscience revolution has occurred in the past 20 years, recognizing that a tremendous part of mental health is built from conception to age 3 - the infant years. When we nurture infants and work with their biology we promote all of the things we wish for our children: lifelong resilience, healthy relationships, intelligence, curiosity, confidence, and self-worth.
As an Infant Sleep Educator you will not be learning how to shape new babies to fit into lives and schedules. Instead, you will be learning the science behind infant/maternal sleep and with this information, the tools needed to create balance and support for your clients around those facts.
How do we, as health professionals, normalize infant sleep biology while fostering healthy and safe sleep habits for the entire family? We change the conversation, we change the expectations, we get creative with accessing support.
About bebo mia’s
aka the Neuroscientist Doula, is on a mission to revolutionize the future of health by communicating scientific research. Greer wants families and perinatal practitioners to understand how caregivers can boost success, thriving and flourishing and diminish poor health, depression, anxiety and addiction in adulthood...
by shaping babies’ brains through simple intuitive enriching experiences in pregnancy, birth and infancy. Greer teaches courses, holds workshops, provides consultations in pregnancy and infancy and is a birth and postpartum doula.
Greer worked in neurobiology laboratories for over 15 years studying how genetics and experience shape the emotional brain and influence lifelong mental and physical health. She has published numerous academic research articles and received many awards. Greer has a BSc in Neuroscience from Dalhousie University, a PhD in Neuroscience and Medical Science from the University of Toronto and worked for several years as a postdoctoral research fellow and assistant professor at Columbia University.
Natasha Marchand & Bianca Sprague
The co-founders of bebo mia inc., Bianca & Natasha, will be co-facilitating this program, bringing with them 20+ years of experience working with parents and new babies. As health professionals they noticed a trend; their clients were obsessed with their newborns’ sleep and were struggling to find answers to their most-obsessed-over sleep questions.
Bianca feels especially passionate about creating access to quality pre & postnatal care for marginalized communities. She is an advocate for mental wellness for the entire family, and especially for the birthing parent, after suffering from PPD in silence and losing her father to suicide in 2012. She recognizes the barriers put in place for female entrepreneurs and believes that understanding the evolving online space can even the playing field for women in business.
When we first began sleep education, clients were coming to us exhausted and overwhelmed.
They felt like bad parents because their baby wasn't a 'good' baby that slept through the night. Or they were told they created bad habits and dependent children. Many of them turned to sleep training books or experts, even though the advice they were hearing didn't feel right for them and their family.
In this certification we debunk many of the myths circulating around infant sleep. We understand the importance of listening to our infants’, and our parental, instincts both day and night. We will learn how the infant brain grows and how its development flourishes in nurturing relationships.
The Life-Changing Role of Infant Sleep Educators
The Neuroscience of Infant Brain Development - Early life experience
Parenting and Caregiver-Infant Relationships
The Neuroscience and Physiology of Infant Sleep
Infant Sleep History and Culture - Caregiver Mental Health
Infant Sleep Safety and Guidlines
The Art of Nurtured Infant Sleep and Family Mental Wellness
Infant Sleep Educator Approach to Infant Sleep - Intro to Coaching
Coaching Cont'd FOR INFANT SLEEP AND FAMILY MENTAL WELLNESS
Sleep Coaching Tools and Immediate/Emergency Care
Case Studies - Client Care Practice
Infant Sleep Education and Business - Prenatal Education Program
Flexible & Accessible
This program is taught live and online. This means you can do the course anytime. Anywhere. You can login and catch the class broadcasted live or you can watch the recordings from your private online classroom when you have time to fit it in. Yes, that means no childcare costs and you can even do the whole course in your PJs! You will have lifetime access to the training, so you can complete it as it fits into your life.
We will meet live and online on a weekly basis for an interactive, workshop style training session that includes discussion, Q&A, presentations and guest speakers. Can’t make it to the live class? No worries, you can listen to the recording when it works best for you.
Learning between classes
Learning continues during the week in your private support group where we will discuss, research, and practice our teaching skills. Each module includes: videos, module manual, worksheets, and weekly practice/research assignment that can be discussed in your private group!
Access to your support group continues long after your training is complete. Your instructors and cohort will be there for you as you complete your certification and take your first steps as an Infant Sleep Educator.
Growing a successful ISE business also requires the business knowledge and skills to get your message out there where clients can find you and connect with you. We want you to feel 100% supported as you start your business, and that’s exactly why we’ve built business support into this training. You will leave feeling confident in growing your business and marketing your ISE services without feeling yucky!
"This past month I was asked to give a talk to a mother's group on infant sleep. Having taken the Infant Sleep Educator training course through Bebo Mia made it SOOOO EASY, despite the fact that public speaking is waaay outside my comfort zone. The fact that I ALREADY had a presentation was awesome and having a complete powerpoint to start with made it possible for me to feel good about doing this talk and approach it with confidence. It was done before I even started! It really helped to not have to go through all the technology stuff, and writing the content and upload things etc etc. It freed me up to think about how to make it my own, how to make it meaningful for this group and for me. I had all the modules to refer to, I had my notes from the videos and it was a simple and stress free experience to prepare for this talk. This EASY prep for the talk really allowed me to be really present for the presentation and it was easy to flow though it and add my own personality and philosophy and say the things or to share my message about sleep. It was a great experience and certainly a big win and I have to say it made the idea of presenting very accessible and actually helped make this milestone of public speaking about sleep and parenting a possibility for me! The way this course has been delivered and presented and the tools it gave us - TOTALLY MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN MY ROCKING IT! Thank you for this course - its has really brought so very much to me."
“The Infant Sleep Educator Certification course is the missing piece in parental education. It provides new parents with researched based information and gives them the permission to follow their instincts in honouring their babies needs, while harmonizing their own sleep needs. Bianca, Natasha and Brandie deliver the content in a fun, exuberant way in which you really feel as though you are sitting around a coffee table with them. Having a module delivered once a week allowed me to continue being present with my 3 children as well as continuing to propel my own doula business forward. The Facebook group is often bumping with thought provoking posts and enlightening discussions, and our facilitators are always actively posting and answering questions sometimes within minutes of being posted. I felt well supported throughout the program and I am confident in my role as an infant sleep educator to the families that I will serve.”
"I thoroughly enjoyed this course, most of all because of the structure. Whether you are a busy professional, a tired new parent, or perhaps both, the design of this course makes it possible to put down and pick up in those little pockets of time found between other obligations. The content is easy to follow and the group discussions in the Facebook group help to apply that knowledge to practical examples or situations. I hope this approach continues to spread and sleep education begins to overshadow sleep training. I am looking forward to working with families, empowering them with knowledge and supporting them in their challenges with sleep. "
The Dream On course was amazing. Not only for my own Doula Practice but for being a mother. Learning about the importance of attachment science and brain development, as well as tools to help babies and families get more sleep has been invaluable. The flexibility of the course has allowed me to do it at my own pace, to fit it in with the business of life. Bianca, Natasha and Brandie are hilarious and knowledgeable, this is the second Bebo Mia course I have taken and I am always impressed by the depth of information and the hands on help.
“Oh man! What a game changer!
These ladies are incredibly professional and inspiring, they are SO FUNNY and friendly. Their approach to success is based on excellence, hard work, and kindness, never competition or nastiness.
They walked me (and continue to do so) through every step of the way so that I could see my business thrive. Don’t miss the chance to work with these badass, inspiring women!”
INFANT SLEEP EDUCATOR
PAY IN FULL OR PAYMENT PLANS
- Access to all 12 modules
- Amazing Expert Speakers
- Flexible & Accessible
- LIVE & Online Weekly Classes
- Replays Added to Private Training Site
- Learning/Discussions Between Classes
- Ongoing Mentorship
We want to support you in achieving your goals! To make the training more accessible, we have financing plans available. There are small financing fees if you choose to go this route. Completing your payment plan is required.
When you train with bebo mia you access a critical path that creates hope for better birth experiences for everyone.