instructors continuing education

INSTRUCTORS CONTINUING EDUCATION

IAIM instructors invest in continuing education courses that ensure their up to date skills and knowledge. We aim to support our instructors in giving educated and professional courses with IAIM’s core curriculum worldwide.  

IAIM approved-continuing education workshops for Chapters members are presented by an IAIM Instructor or Trainer. These workshops focus on a subject directly related to the IAIM Instructor training core curriculum points that respect the Mission Statement and IAIM philosophy. 

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The overall goal of this workshop is to improve CIMI’s knowledge and practice regarding preterm babies, both in the neonatal unit and following discharge in our baby massage classes. CIMIs attending will find it a relevant addition to their IAIM training whether they are a health professional or a mainstream Instructor.

Language : English

This workshop focuses on the powerful tool of listening to parents to create a favorable atmosphere in our classes. We will be more aware of the feelings and the needs behind the parent’s communication so that we can meet those parents with acceptance and an open heart.

Language : Italian

How many times have we felt that emotions were managing the way and the tone with which we were relating?
This workshop aims to promote the growth of awareness of our way of communicating with parents and between CIMIs that work together.

Language : Italian

The overall goal of this workshop is to improve CIMI’s knowledge and practice regarding preterm babies, both in the neonatal unit and following discharge in our baby massage classes. CIMIs attending will find it a relevant addition to their IAIM training whether they are a health professional or a mainstream Instructor.

Language : English

This workshop focuses on the powerful tool of listening to parents to create a favorable atmosphere in our classes. We will be more aware of the feelings and the needs behind the parent’s communication so that we can meet those parents with acceptance and an open heart.

Language : Italian

How many times have we felt that emotions were managing the way and the tone with which we were relating?
This workshop aims to promote the growth of awareness of our way of communicating with parents and between CIMIs that work together.

Language : Italian

This workshop provides CIMIs with useful tools to support the “motherly feeling” in foster families through empathic communications made by the massage, as proposed by IAIM. It will improve the CIMI's perception skills to address each situation as a unique event hence enhancing child resources and allowing CIMI a rewarding approach.

Language : Italian - English - Spanish

This workshop is addressed both to Cimis working in NICU and Cimis working in class with preterm babies or other babies who have also been in the NICU. The students will increase knowledge on development, cues, behavioral states, risk factors, NICU environment and how to support families both in the NICU and after discharge from hospital.

Language : Italian

This workshop gives knowledge about the postpartum depression and consequences on the mother, on the child, within the relationship between mother and child. The CIMI learns to act with respect while remaining in the role of IAIM instructor.

Language : Italian

This workshop provides CIMIs with useful tools to support the “motherly feeling” in foster families through empathic communications made by the massage, as proposed by IAIM. It will improve the CIMI's perception skills to address each situation as a unique event hence enhancing child resources and allowing CIMI a rewarding approach.

Language : Italian - English - Spanish

This workshop is addressed both to Cimis working in NICU and Cimis working in class with preterm babies or other babies who have also been in the NICU. The students will increase knowledge on development, cues, behavioral states, risk factors, NICU environment and how to support families both in the NICU and after discharge from hospital.

Language : Italian

This workshop gives knowledge about the postpartum depression and consequences on the mother, on the child, within the relationship between mother and child. The CIMI learns to act with respect while remaining in the role of IAIM instructor.

Language : Italian

This workshop focuses on the adaptation of the touch, posture and reading babies cues in special situations. We reflect on the emotional phases the parents may go through and how to adjust and respect the whole family in bonding through learning infant massage.

Language : Italian

Day1: CIMIs will have another understanding of some of the terminology. They will learn to recognize some of the subtle cues. They will have a tool to use if they are allowed to visit a parent whose baby is in the NICU. We will go through the 5 Step Dialogue and talk about how to support the parents both in the NICU (if allowed in) and after the baby comes home.

Day2: Students will feel more confident to welcome parents whose baby has special needs into their parent/baby class or to hold a private one-to-one class for them. They will learn how to support these families in different ways. The workshop will provide the CIMI with knowledge on how to work together with parent finding the best adaptation for the baby/child. The workshop also touches research and marketing.

Language : Swedish - English

This workshop will help the CIMI:

  • To be able to understand, accept and use personal skills and limits to better define an own marketing strategy
  • To choose a marketing strategy based on Positive Economy principles and Lateral and Creative thinking.

To adapt inner marketing and creative thinking tools to the diffusion of IAIM mission and to the profession of CIMIs.

Language : Italian

This workshop focuses on the adaptation of the touch, posture and reading babies cues in special situations. We reflect on the emotional phases the parents may go through and how to adjust and respect the whole family in bonding through learning infant massage.

Language : Italian

Day1: CIMIs will have another understanding of some of the terminology. They will learn to recognize some of the subtle cues. They will have a tool to use if they are allowed to visit a parent whose baby is in the NICU. We will go through the 5 Step Dialogue and talk about how to support the parents both in the NICU (if allowed in) and after the baby comes home.

Day2: Students will feel more confident to welcome parents whose baby has special needs into their parent/baby class or to hold a private one-to-one class for them. They will learn how to support these families in different ways. The workshop will provide the CIMI with knowledge on how to work together with parent finding the best adaptation for the baby/child. The workshop also touches research and marketing.

Language : Swedish - English

This workshop will help the CIMI:

  • To be able to understand, accept and use personal skills and limits to better define an own marketing strategy
  • To choose a marketing strategy based on Positive Economy principles and Lateral and Creative thinking.

To adapt inner marketing and creative thinking tools to the diffusion of IAIM mission and to the profession of CIMIs.

Language : Italian

The relationship between parents has a primary influence on parenting practices and also influences the long-term mental health of the child. This workshop will put spotlight on the most common difficulties that new parents encounter and how to best support and empower the family through infant massage classes.

Language : Italian

In this workshop we look into the meaning of the cry of the newborn. The CIMIs will share experience, learn how to find effective strategies to support the caregiver and how to stay in balance in the relationship with the families.

Language : Italian

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

- Assist parents to understand the releasing process in a new way - as communication

- Guide parents during the releasing process to do active listening without self judgment that what the baby is crying about is all their fault

- Assisting parents to be the facilitator of transformation for their own baby by listening to the release cry rather than trying to make the baby be quiet.

Language : USA English

The relationship between parents has a primary influence on parenting practices and also influences the long-term mental health of the child. This workshop will put spotlight on the most common difficulties that new parents encounter and how to best support and empower the family through infant massage classes.

Language : Italian

In this workshop we look into the meaning of the cry of the newborn. The CIMIs will share experience, learn how to find effective strategies to support the caregiver and how to stay in balance in the relationship with the families.

Language : Italian

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

- Assist parents to understand the releasing process in a new way - as communication

- Guide parents during the releasing process to do active listening without self judgment that what the baby is crying about is all their fault

- Assisting parents to be the facilitator of transformation for their own baby by listening to the release cry rather than trying to make the baby be quiet.

Language : USA English

This workshop will highlight the father's role in the family and help CIMIs to better support fathers in their infant massage classes. They will also be a better support for the families in the first year of the newborn babies life and learn how to encourage the fathers. Through her presentation, Federica also highlights the different benefits of having fathers attending infant massage classes.

Language : Italian

This workshop will help CIMIs in their support of the parents in Infant Massage Classes. By using the elements in this course they will improve their listening and communication skills.  The workshop will give examples on how to give information before the class, how to set up the room, icebreakers and discussion.

Language : Italian

The role of the CIMI is to be empathetic and non-judgmental, i.e. to be a "safe base" for participants in a class. By knowing the emotional rooms that mothers can go through, the IAIM CIMIs are able to enter more into a relationship with them.

The course focuses on the phenomenology of bonding, showing the "non-bonding events", the difference between bonding and attachment, the non-verbal, bodily and narrative aspects that influence the relationship, with a particular focus on anxiety and panic attacks in caring.

Language : Italian

This workshop will highlight the father's role in the family and help CIMIs to better support fathers in their infant massage classes. They will also be a better support for the families in the first year of the newborn babies life and learn how to encourage the fathers. Through her presentation, Federica also highlights the different benefits of having fathers attending infant massage classes.

Language : Italian

This workshop will help CIMIs in their support of the parents in Infant Massage Classes. By using the elements in this course they will improve their listening and communication skills.  The workshop will give examples on how to give information before the class, how to set up the room, icebreakers and discussion.

Language : Italian

The role of the CIMI is to be empathetic and non-judgmental, i.e. to be a "safe base" for participants in a class. By knowing the emotional rooms that mothers can go through, the IAIM CIMIs are able to enter more into a relationship with them.

The course focuses on the phenomenology of bonding, showing the "non-bonding events", the difference between bonding and attachment, the non-verbal, bodily and narrative aspects that influence the relationship, with a particular focus on anxiety and panic attacks in caring.

Language : Italian

In this workshop the CIMI will learn to understand the IAIM ethos behind facilitating a relaxation. Crystal will focus on the effect relaxation has on the body and mind, and will give participants ideas, exercises and examples for relaxations to use in IAIM classes. www.connectedbabies.com

Language : English

In this workshop the CIMI will improve their understanding of a wide range of modern online marketing tools. Topics covered are: importance of branding, how to improve online visibility, basic knowledge of creating a website and basic understanding of social media.

Language : English

This workshop aims to deepen the awareness of the dynamics of thought and choice of mind. By implementing knowledge from this workshop, CIMIs will be able to use effective communication strategies in their massage groups.

Language : Italian - English

Having knowledge of observational processes leads to greater awareness and less judgment. CIMIs will learn about important elements to foster the relationship, how this helps self-assessment processes, how modeling strategies or interventions in the environment can empower the parents and nurture the relationship between parents and child. Ample attention is given to parental evaluations and to our self-evaluations: reflection and sharing to grow in awareness.

Language : Italian

Following this workshop participants will be able to launch their baby massage business, formalize their project and write an action plan. Choose their legal and tax status. This is a training only adapted to France (French law/French legal status).

Language : French

Following this workshop participants will be able to launch their baby massage business, formalize their project and write an action plan. Choose their legal and tax status. This is a training only adapted to France (French law/French legal status).

Language : French

Having knowledge of observational processes leads to greater awareness and less judgment. CIMIs will learn about important elements to foster the relationship, how this helps self-assessment processes, how modeling strategies or interventions in the environment can empower the parents and nurture the relationship between parents and child. Ample attention is given to parental evaluations and to our self-evaluations: reflection and sharing to grow in awareness.

Language : Italian

Following this workshop participants will be able to launch their baby massage business, formalize their project and write an action plan. Choose their legal and tax status. This is a training only adapted to France (French law/French legal status).

Language : French

Following this workshop participants will be able to launch their baby massage business, formalize their project and write an action plan. Choose their legal and tax status. This is a training only adapted to France (French law/French legal status).

Language : French

The CIMI will learn how to use a demonstration Infant Massage promotional workshop as a way to promote their IAIM parent classes. They will learn how to lay the basis for the successful preparation and execution of a promotional workshop and how to recognize and meet the needs of the parents and babies we have in our workshops.

Language : Spanish

This workshop gives a broader knowledge about the reflexes, including how to recognize a reflex and when it gets elicited through touch. We discuss the function of reflexes and information on integration and how infant massage/gentle movements are of importance to help to integrate the reflexes.

Language : Dutch - English - Swedish - Spanish

This workshop is for all IAIM instructors wishing to bring full awareness and depth to their facilitation skills of IAIM parents and babies’ classes. Will be covered basic principles in facilitation, main chaotic situations and how to overcome them, personal challenges in facilitating, as well as how to successfully run our IAIM classes’ theory and discussions parts. Participants will receive the acclaimed book, Facilitating IAIM Classes.

Language : English - French

The CIMI will learn how to use a demonstration Infant Massage promotional workshop as a way to promote their IAIM parent classes. They will learn how to lay the basis for the successful preparation and execution of a promotional workshop and how to recognize and meet the needs of the parents and babies we have in our workshops.

Language : Spanish

This workshop gives a broader knowledge about the reflexes, including how to recognize a reflex and when it gets elicited through touch. We discuss the function of reflexes and information on integration and how infant massage/gentle movements are of importance to help to integrate the reflexes.

Language : Dutch - English - Swedish - Spanish

This workshop is for all IAIM instructors wishing to bring full awareness and depth to their facilitation skills of IAIM parents and babies’ classes. Will be covered basic principles in facilitation, main chaotic situations and how to overcome them, personal challenges in facilitating, as well as how to successfully run our IAIM classes’ theory and discussions parts. Participants will receive the acclaimed book, Facilitating IAIM Classes.

Language : English - French

Following this workshop you will enhance your confidence and competence in delivering this beautiful programme by refining your facilitation skills, resetting your teaching space and refreshing your teaching aids. Helping parents and babies feel deeply held and nurtured by you and your teaching environment by making some subtle yet significant tweaks to your approach and resources.

Language : English

This workshop will help the CIM to:
- understand, accept, and use personal skills and limits to better define their own marketing strategy.
- choose a marketing strategy based on Positive Economy Principles and Lateral and Creative thinking.
- adapt inner marketing and creative thinking tools to the diffusion of IAIM mission and to the profession of CIMIs.

Language : Italian

Following this workshop you will enhance your confidence and competence in delivering this beautiful programme by refining your facilitation skills, resetting your teaching space and refreshing your teaching aids. Helping parents and babies feel deeply held and nurtured by you and your teaching environment by making some subtle yet significant tweaks to your approach and resources.

Language : English

This workshop will help the CIM to:
- understand, accept, and use personal skills and limits to better define their own marketing strategy.
- choose a marketing strategy based on Positive Economy Principles and Lateral and Creative thinking.
- adapt inner marketing and creative thinking tools to the diffusion of IAIM mission and to the profession of CIMIs.

Language : Italian