Held Therapies

Little Tiny Therapies For Little Tiny people!

HELD & HOLD – BABY MASSAGE CLASSES

Age range: From 6 weeks to pre-crawling!
Ideally, babies should have had their 6 week health check.

Baby massage classes are a great opportunity to bond with your little tiny person as well as meet new friends, share experiences, build confidence with support and laugh at this wonderful but sometimes overwhelming time.

Our attachment and bonding with our primary caregivers during the first three years of childhood is the most important relationship we develop (Ainsworth & Bowlby, 1991).

It defines who we are and how we react to the world both positively and negatively throughout our lives. What’s important here is the possibility that your bonding can be nurtured and enhanced over this ‘critical period’, and in doing so you are giving your child the confidence and self esteem they need to grow into the person they are meant to be – my aim is to help you make this window of opportunity the most positive one, for you both, and the reason I am a therapist in this field.

At the beginning of the course each parent will receive a beautiful handmade massage ‘goody’ bag, including sample oils, a folder for the weekly massage sequence sheets, key child development information and tips for many common health issues.

BABY MASSAGE GROUP CLASSES

College Lodge, Dulwich Park
Wednesday 18th January to Wednesday 16th February – Fully Booked
Wednesday 22nd February to Wednesday 15th March

Every wednesday for five weeks.
Price for the 5 week course: £75

The classes have been developed by ‘Touch Learn International ltd’, the leading training provider in sensory development programmes and is accredited by the Guild of Sensory Development.

Each session will last for approx 1.5 hours and cover everything from massage oils, massage techniques and sequence, brain development, colic and other related health issues. Early communication styles, positive touch, confidence in being held and continuing massage throughout childhood – but most importantly, understanding babies’ bonding & attachment styles.

On a personal note -My BSc Psychology degree (ongoing), focuses on childhood attachment, adverse childhood experiences and the impact it has on our lives.  This is also the reason I am studying TQUK counselling level(s) 2 & 3 and the Compassionate Inquiry psychotherapeutic counseling method, dealing with childhood trauma.

PERSONALISED ONE TO ONE BABY MASSAGE CLASSES

Learning baby massage in the comfort of your home at a time convenient to you and your baby.

The classes are developed by the Touch Learn International ltd, the leading training provider in sensory development programmes and is accredited by the Guild of Sensory Development.

Each session will last for approx 1.5 hours and covers everything from massage oils, massage techniques and sequence, brain development, colic and other related health issues. Early communication styles, positive touch, confidence in being held and continuing massage throughout childhood – but most importantly, understanding babies’ bonding & attachment styles.

£175 for the 3 week course To be paid in full when agreeing booking dates. * Sliding scale depending on circumstances.

About Me – Boo Antonisen

My training began at Goldsmith’s in 2015 and combines Psychology BSc – Forensics (ongoing),

ITEC – Holistic Massage Therapies, and City & Guilds Childcare Learning & Development – Level 3 – Distinction(s).

I am fully qualified in Holistic massage including Pregnancy, Labour and Postpartum Massage and am qualified to teach Baby Massage Therapies – All accredited by the FHT, IGCT, VTEC, Ofqual, CThA, TQUK, The University of Wolverhampton and the Royal College of Midwives. I am fully insured by the CThA and have a VTCT Level 3 award in First Aid.

As part of my CPD I am also training as a counselor using a new Psychotherapeutic approach by Dr Gabor Mate – ‘Compassionate Inquiry’ and with the Counseling Skills Network-  level 2/3, in London.

By combining these different approaches I work somatically as a therapist, focusing on the body and mind and its connection to stress/anxiety, which can be HELD in the body from birth.

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