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Peter Walker International School of Developmental Baby Massage.

* Two-day certificated teacher training for health professionals, children centre staff and complementary therapists


27a Queens Terrace St Johns Wood London NW8 6EA

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February 2012

Peter Walker is the leading international trainer for Developmental Baby Massage with over 35 years of group teaching experience and working with families on a one to one, specializing in supporting families with children with special needs in their development. Peter's work can be viewed on and YouTube.

In House Training for this two day course and continuous professional development workshops are available for NHS and other organizations providing care for children and families. Also, One day in house refresher for Developmental Baby Massage teachers One day in house additional needs teaching Certificate of Attendance given One day teaching for all other qualified baby massage instructors who wish to include 'Developmental Baby Massage' techniques and the rationale behind this teaching in their practice Certificate of Attendance given

This two day course includes;

1) Holding Reassurance Programme empower parents to:

* Get in touch with their baby, learn different holding positions to introduce gentle stroking and stretching prior to introducing any massage sequences.

* Be spontaneous and trust their own instincts to facilitate their confidence in getting to know their baby. Observe, listen and respond sensitively to their baby's cues and communication including non verbal cues

2) Developmental Baby Massage Routine including:

* Key principles of underpinning neuroscience, psychodynamic and child development with focus on empowering parents to develop a positive relationship with their baby, thus promoting baby's emotional development.

* Parents are first and foremost taught to respect their baby. To do massage with their baby and not to their baby. The session is led by the baby.

* The correct way to:

1) Stimulate the baby's circulation and breathing

2) Reduce physiological flexion and the occurance of 'plagiocephaly'

3) Increase flexibility and strength

4) Relieve birth trauma and other common infant ailments

5) Common sense anatomy and physiology relative to infant motor and emotional development

6) Elementary Motor Delay and correction

7) Easy to learn massage sequences with inclusion of singing, talking and playing with the baby, making it a quality and enjoyable time for both mother and baby.

3) High quality resource : Peter Walker's DVD and new book

'Developmental Baby Massage' hard back copy with full set of course notes for all students.

Comments from delegates / Students on last course

"Thanks for this course. Didn't appreciate at the time how beneficial your training would be and how easy it would be for me to incorporate this into my job, so once again, thanks'

I really feel that your teaching emphasized the shared nature of developmental baby massage and encouraged me to tell parents to listen to their baby; to respond to them and above all, to enjoy massage. This is of huge benefit to mums who may be at risk of depression or not bonding with baby'.

Accreditation and INSURANCE

Independent Professional Therapists International

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