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Free introductory courses for everyone:

(these free courses are also the first subjects in the Nationally Accredited Course in Cue-Based Infant Massage and Parent-Infant Relationship Education).

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Promoting nurturing parenting through infant massage

Explore how different approaches to infant massage education appear have different impacts on parent-infant relationships.

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Infant Massage in Australia

Explore the history and research influencing the development of high-quality infant massage education.

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Touch Brain Development Course

Touch in Infant Mental Health and Brain Development

Explore how touch influences development of emotional and affect regulation, and the factors shaping touch interaction between parents and babies.

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Short lectures, videos and presentations for CPD:

These CPD resources are open to everyone, with some membership categories receiving additional discounts on the cost.

22.50 AUD

Premature Birth and Touch: Elsa Silva

A lecture presentation (2012) by Elsa Silva on the experience of touch for babies born prematurely, and their parents

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37.50 AUD

Evolutionary Biology and Modern Neuroscience – What Mothers Always Knew: Nils Bergman

A lecture presentation (2012) by Dr. Nils Bergman on the neurobiological and behavioural implications of early interaction, touch and skin-to-skin contact.

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30 AUD

Pleasant Touch and Infant Social Development

A research review of "Physiological and behavioural responses reveal 9-month-old infants' sensitivity to pleasant touch", by Merle T. Fairhurst, Line Loken, and Tobias Grossman

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5 AUD

Infant massage: indicators of high quality

A research review of "Interventions to support early relationships: mechanisms identified within infant massage programs", by Angela Underdown and Jane Barlow.

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Education (Block 2)

Online units for Block 2 of the nationally accredited course in Cue-Based Infant Massage Education.

Anyone can browse these unit details. Full content is open to students formally enrolled in the Cue-Based Infant Massage Training.

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Week 10: Wrap-Up and Workshop Preparation

We continue to explore safe use of infant massage strokes on different parts of the body; and undertake final preparations for the our face-to-face workshop (Block 3).

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Week 9: Infant massage strokes

This week we practice some infant massage sequences, and explore strengths-based approaches for using these activities in the First Touch Program. We also look some legal issues relevant to delivery of infant massage education.

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Week 8: The Facilitator’s Role

We explore the topic of infant crying. This will provide a basis for discussion about how our view of the parent and child shapes the way we approach the education process, and our relationships with the people in our groups.

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Week 7: Talking With Touch

Learn the Talking-with-Touch protocol and explore how to use it to support affect regulation, parent mentalisation and other key neurological and relational foundations for secure attachment development.

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Week 6: The Infant Massage Doll

The teaching doll is a central tool for the practice of high-quality infant massage education. This week we explore the research and practical use of the doll in supporting responsive parenting and care-giving.

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Week 5: Infant Cues and Behavioural States

This week we begin an in-depth exploration of infant cues, and introduce approaches to support our infant observations over the coming weeks.

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Week 4: Parent-Baby Classes (Part 3)

Social support for new parents has a dramatic impact on infant health outcomes. This week we examine strategies for using the group setting, and our own facilitation skills, to foster this social support between parents.

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Week 3: Parent-Baby Classes (Part 2)

During week 3, we begin by examining the fundamental purpose and aims of our work with parents. We then use this as a basis for introducing the overall structure and content of the First Touch Program.

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Cue Based Infant Massage Course Week 2 Cover

Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Week 2: Parent-Baby Classes (Part 1)

This week we look at the physical and social functions of infant skin, and use of oils to inform infant massage education. We also explore the range of resources used to create a supportive physical environment for parents and babies.

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Week 1: Course Introduction

We begin with an orientation to some of the features of the course, particularly the student discussion groups. We then begin the course content with the First Touch Program Guidelines, and exploring ideas for engaging parents in infant mental health promotion.

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Education (Block 4)

These self-directed modules make up Block 4 of the nationally accredited course in Cue-Based Infant Massage Education.

These units provide the learning activities and materials for students to undertake at their own pace, following the three-day face-to-face infant massage workshop.

Anyone can browse these unit details. Full content is open to students formally enrolled in the Cue-Based Infant Massage Training.

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Block 4 – Module 10: Directory Portfolio Listing

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Block 4 – Module 9: Infant Massage CPD Plan

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Block 4 – Module 8: Infant Massage Lesson Plan (final version)

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Block 4 – Module 7: Self evaluation

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Block 4 – Module 6: Submit infant massage program forms

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Block 4 – Module 5: Insurance For Infant Massage Educators

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Block 4 – Module 4: Program enrolment and registrations

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Block 4 – Module 3: Promoting Cue-Based Infant Massage

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Block 4 – Module 2: Parent Persona

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Cue-Based Infant Massage Course – Block 4 – Module 1: Prepare for Student Prac

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Infant Massage Stroke Review

Refresher and review modules for qualified infant massage educators.

Premium members can access these modules for free.

$7.50

Infant Massage Strokes for Tummy: Review for Certified Educators

Revision of infant massage sequences for the tummy.

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$7.50

Infant Massage Strokes for Legs & Feet: Review for Certified Educators

Revision of infant massage sequences for the legs and feet.

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Baby in Mind is a registered charity. We provide nationally accredited training in Cue-Based Infant Massage Education. We do this in partnership with Relationships Australia SA.

Course topics relate to cue-based infant massage education.  For example, course topics include:

  • infant development.
  • infant mental health promotion.
  • parent-infant interaction
  • supporting parent-baby relationships.

These online courses are open to anyone, and certificate of completion is available on finishing each course.