Calmer Stories Instructor

Train as a Calmer Stories Instructor
  • Author
    Julie Cleasby
  • Level
  • Study time
    30 hours
  • Video time
  • Exams
    Ongoing assessment
  • Practical assessment
  • Certficate

What's included?

  • Videos
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Expert tuition
  • Designated Tutor
  • Ongoing assessment
  • Certification
  • Ongoing access to the Instructor Academy and business support

What will I learn?

Our Calmer Stories instructor training will give you all the skills you need to be able to offer invaluable sessions to help children calm and relax. On completion you will be qualified to offer sessions in many ways, such as as an additional course for parents and pre schoolers, in nursery and Early Years settings, to add in additional skills to your current classes, or to share simple but effective techniques in primary schools and home school groups.

What is Calmer Stories?

Calmer Stories is a concept which uses basic massage strokes, a small number of yoga-inspired mindful breathing techniques, mindful activities and mantra to help children's minds and bodies calm and relax. We gently weave these movements and techinques into stories, rhymes and play. Basic massage moves are carried out by parents or carers over the clothes with the children, or a child can massage another child over the clothes in a safe and consensual way.

Why Calmer Stories are needed right now.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need any qualifications to join?

You will need to be experienced in just one of the following:
  • Qualified childcare practitioner such as a nursery nurse (level 3)
  • Infant massage instructor*
  • Baby yoga instructor*
  • Health care worker (nurses, health visitors and midwives)
  • Anatomy and physiology qualified practitioners (such as massage therapists, holistic therapists etc)
  • Teacher
  • Qualified teaching assistant*
  • Yoga instructor*
  • Children's yoga teacher (incl. toddler)*
  • Social workers and support workers.

*All of these must have had extensive practical assessments. Please contact us before booking if you are unsure.

The course assumes that participants will have previous knowledge in child development and teaching groups.

Do I need to complete case studies?

No, as this is classed as one of our 'Add on' courses you will not be required to complete case studies.

How long will it take me to complete?

The average time for completion is around 2-3 weeks. The course takes around 18-20 hours in total.

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Julie Cleasby

Julie is a registered paediatric nurse, specialising in child health and development, a registered health visitor and Early Years first aider. She is an experienced infant massage, baby yoga and toddler yoga instructor and qualified trainer. She has extensive experience in writing and delivering courses in both the public (NHS) and private sectors. She is also a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, paediatric hypnotherapist EFT and NLP practitioner, life coach and hypnobirthing educator.

Julie has worked with women and their families for over 26 years. She has a wealth of experience with women in the antenatal and postnatal periods and a variety of teaching experience and expertise in child health issues and infant and child development .

Julie is also a mother of twins and understands the importance and impact of positive touch on bonding as she has seen it ‘first hand’.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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