Welcome to IAIM
The purpose of the International Association of Infant Massage is to promote nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected throughout the world community
Becoming a Certified IAIM International Trainer is an active and individual journey. It is one of personal and professional growth.
The IAIM Committee for Trainer Candidates ( CTC) is responsible for the educational process for new trainers.
The Trainer Candidate (TC) is supported by the Circle of Trainers and the Chapters : you will work with active IAIM Senior Trainers, Trainer Consultants and the CTC gradually assuming more responsibility for all aspects of the training process.
Trainer Candidate learns through experience, observing, organizing, planning and practice trainings.
Main eligibility requirements to apply:
– Active member in IAIM Chapter or Forming Chapter
– 3-year minimum experience teaching parents as a certified IAIM instructor
– Taught at least 100 families with IAIM programme before applying.
The Educational Process (more details here)
Application: check the process (more details here)
- Step 1- Organize and Audit IAIM Trainings in your country
- Step 2- Audit an IAIM Trainer
- Step 3 – Attending the CTC Trainer Candidate Training
- Step 4- Assignments -preparing the IAIM Core Curriculum points
- Step 5- Supervised Independent Training
Professional IAIM trainer requirement:
- 1. Sign a Trainer contract with IAIM
- 2. Attend 5-day Trainers international Meeting
- 3. Attend the IAIM Educational Conferences and IAIM General Assembly
- 4. Report annual activity and pay IAIM professional dues
What Trainees think of us
“Teaching IAIM infantmassage to families and new instructors means to share a path with an international community to spread love, respect and friendships through the cultures around the globe, for families and babies- together.”
Becoming an IAIM trainer is a process that brings to open your heart and mind and welcome participants in our trainings from all walks of life and fields. As a scientist, it was my fear to not be able to meet the needs of each “profession”. But it is not about profession, it is about human encounters. The IAIM program, its original vision and excellent mentoring helped me go through my personal “Everest to climb”. Gratitude.”
“The process to become an IAIM International trainer offered both personal and professional growth. It taught me how to truly inspire in adult learning and design an unforgettable learning experience, whilst consolidating my passion and enthusiasm for this important work.”