Completed in 2013
The Gentle Sleep Coach Programme is the first and most extensive professional sleep coaching certification programme available. The programme involves over 80 hours of training, an exam and participation in case supervision with Kim West, LCSW-C (a.k.a. “the Sleep Lady”) who has been helping tired parents for over 17 years. Clinical supervision and ongoing advanced training are required to maintain certification as a Gentle Sleep Coach. Some of my training topics included:
The training also consisted of lectures from top specialists, including:
The GSC Programme also includes an exclusive advanced training series directly centered around how to gently work with babies 4 and 5 months of age. This programme which I have also completed consists of over 40 hours of instruction and mentorship.
Some of the curriculum training topics include:
This specialty training is designed to give coaches the knowledge, education and all the tools and resources they need to successfully work with families of babies 4-6 months of age in a safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate manner.
I am currently completing a course in Infant Mental Health
I have completed a course run by the Wonder Weeks called Infant Mental Health and Development Foundation Program
Completed in 1996
I completed a 3 year National Diploma in Textile Design course at the Natal Technikon in Durban, South Africa.