This course aims to give you all the skills you need to be able to offer Calmer Stories classes and sessions to groups of parents/ carers and children.
This complete online Calmer Stories training course is designed for individuals who do not have the time to travel or spend a whole day away from home.
Calmer Stories uses massage and mindfulness to enable children to relax and enjoy positive contact with their parents/carers or peers.
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Access for12 months
Calmer Stories is a concept which uses basic massage strokes, a small
number of yoga-inspired breathing techniques and mantra to help children's
minds and bodies calm and relax. We gently weave these relaxing techniques into stories, rhymes and play. Basic massage movements are
carried out by parents or carers over the clothes with the children or a child may massage another child over clothes in a safe and consensual way.
Calmer Stories sessions are great for home, foster and adoptive parents,
pre-school, primary school and additional needs settings.
Why Calmer Stories are needed right now.
Helping children calm, relax, reducing anxiety and stress.
The Calmer Stories instructor training course is designed to enable practitioners to be able to share simple and effect over close massage, mindful breathing and mantra with families and children. Offering them a way to feel and become Calmer. Also in world where touch is often deemed as unsafe with the global pandemic there has never been time where children need to opportunity to reduce anxiety and realise how positive touch can be safe.
What does the course cover?
Principles, history and benefits of Calmer Stories
Preparing for Calmer Stories classes
Safety aspects and explanations
Safeguarding considerations and permission
Child development in relation to Calmer Stories
Health considerations for Calmer Stories classes
Calmer Stories techniques and movements
Calmer mindful breathing techniques to support connection
Calmer Stories sessions for a variety of groups including stand alone classes, Early years settings, school settings and using it within your current classes
Calmer Stories to enhance your current classes
How to plan and run a Calmer Stories session
Easy planning of Calmer Stories
West Sussex, UK
Julie is a registered paediatric nurse, specialising in child health, a registered health visitor and Early Years first aider. She is an experienced infant massage, baby yoga instructor and trainer. She is also a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, EFT practitioner, life coach and hypnobirthing educator. Julie has worked with women and their families for over 21 years. She has a wealth of experience with women in the antenatal and postnatal periods and a variety of teaching experience in child health issues.
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’. Over the past year Julie has seen the real impact of the COVID 19 crisis on her own children and has used the Calmer Stories techniques extensively.