Olga Morris, FNP, Certified International Trainer of Infant Massage
(928) 634-7470 Ext. 207
Olga M. Morris, FNP, brings to her trainings over 20 years of practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist.
She has been a Certified Parent Educator of
Infant Massage for the past 16 years, teaching weekly parent/baby classes in her home community in Cottonwood, AZ.
She is Certified as an International Trainer with Infant Massage USA, the US Chapter of The International Association of Infant Massage, with headquarters in Sweden.
She joined the International Circle of Trainers in June, 2009 as the 49th of 50 Trainers worldwide.
Olga brings her passion for teaching, with her compassion for the individual process we share when learning and growing.
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3048 Hahn Drive
|What is Infant Massage USA?
Infant Massage USA is the U.S. chapter of the International Association of Infant Massage, whose international offices are located in Alvsbyn, Sweden. Our organization was founded and is supported by Vimala McClure, author of Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents. For more information about our international community, visit us at:
|Completing Your Certification|
1) Attend the in-depth four day certifications training, from 9-5 each day.
2) Complete a take-home, open book exam that includes teaching five parents to massage their babies in a five-week course, in your own community, in the months following the training.
3) Return your completed exam/practicum to your trainer for certification.
|What is the Cost for the Training?|
The Infant Massage USA training tuition is $650. This includes the four-day training, all your infant massage reading materials, your certification process and a year's membership in Infant Massage USA.
There is a $25 discount if you register three weeks or more in advance (July 3).
Additional costs: $15 fee on day 4 of the training payable to 'Infant Massage USA' for those applying for continuing education credits. Snacks are provided. Lunch is on your own. You will need a doll on which to learn and teach the strokes. You will need to read a book on child development - often available through local libraries.
You can become a certified Infant Massage Educator and help parents use nurturing touch to feel closer to their babies, reduce their colic and fussing, sleep better, and become healthier and happier.
Infant Massage USA's four-day Parent Educator Certification Training will prepare you to teach parents and caregivers how to massage their infants and children.
Our 15-point curriculum, designed by Vimala McClure, author of Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents, will give you the knowledge base, experience and confidence you will need to fulfill your role as an instructor. You will get practical experience teaching infant massage through the three-day parent-baby class that is part of each training.
As a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM), you will be able to work with parents and families in private, group, hospital and agency settings. In addition to private teaching, you will be able to participate in research studies, conduct in-service programs, and present at professional conferences.
Nurses, midwives, childbirth educators, early intervention specialists, NICU staff, OTs, PTs, parents and caregivers, and anyone interested in promoting nurturing touch as a parenting tradition have found this training to be a wonderful tool in their work with parents and babies.
This course and certification qualifies for 52-56 CE credit hours for nurses and massage therapists, and is also accredited through AOTA and Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Not ready to register? Looking for a training closer to home? Please reply back to this email and let me know to keep you on my training mailing list and inform you about future trainings.
As a Infant Massage Parent Educator, you will have a rewarding opportunity to enhance parent-infant bonding, improve and maintain the physical well-being of babies, and facilitate long-term, positive emotional development.
I would love to have you in one of my trainings!
Certified International Trainer of Infant Massage Healing Arts Center
753 N. Main Street Cottonwood, AZ 86326 (928) 634-7470 Ext. 207
P.S. Details about the kind of doll we will be using will be included in your welcome letter upon registration. If you have more questions - just contact me!
Early bird registration starts today! Take $25 off the registration fee when you register by July 3rd, 2012.Register Now
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"Olga's wonderfully personal teaching style made this a very personal and deeply touching experience." - Nicole
"Infant massage is such an important part of the growing and bonding process that I can't wait to immediately get started teaching families of the premature infants I care for. It is going to be such a positive outcome not only for the infants, but also for the mothers who have little control over what they can do for their infant." - Connie
“The course is a must-have for any professional working with infants or working with parents of infants . . . everyone should know this information.” - Head of an Early Intervention Agency
“I loved meeting the parents and babies. Watching them perform infant massage was an absolutely beautiful experience.” - Student