One of the most shocking things about new parenthood is the fact of interrupted sleep for the whole family. We often have assumptions about how and when babies should sleep, then become anxious when we realize our expectations do not match our reality. Exhausted and overwhelmed, we seek out quick solutions from the sleep training industry that often make us feel like we are failing our babies if we don't violate our own instincts.
Sleep Essentials will help you to take a deep breath and orient to your own inner knowing when it comes to your baby. It will help you approach your family's sleep with acceptance and more ease around the intensive, around the clock needs of babies. Myths will be blasted, strategies will be discussed, and emotions will be supported. We will discuss sleep science and infant development through an evidence-based lens, as well as the history of modern sleep training.
This class is for pregnant and new parents with babies up to six months of age. It will set you on a path of realistic expectations and tips on how to cope with nights and naps that don't match what the books say "should" be happening.
A glimpse into what you will learn:
-Reading Your Baby's Cues
-Myths About Self-Soothing
-Why Schedules Are Not Optimal For Most Babies
-Creating Multi-Sensory Cues To Nourish Comfort With Sleep
-Sids Risk Reduction
-How To Take Care Of You
And So Much More!
This class is taught by Lesley Everest, Certified Infant Sleep Educator. Lesley has been tending to pregnant and new families as a birth and postpartum doula for three decades and has been training doulas for twenty years. She is a former accredited La Leche League Leader and is a trained lactation educator. She is also a certified Tummy Time Method educator. Her educational background and professional practice is rooted in somatic attachment therapy, perinatal narrative exposure therapy for birth trauma, psychosynthesis psychotherapy, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, and transformational coaching. She has received multiple trainings in supporting parental mental health and runs a free support group for mothers who struggle with anxiety and depression. Lesley's years of working with countless struggling families have deeply informed her compassionate approach to supporting the whole family. Lesley's most important teachers about sleep were her own four babies (now grown).
Live online via ZOOM
$115 Payable via Email Transfer to email@example.com to reserve your spot. After payment is made we will send you a Zoom link
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