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Certification Process


The following are the series of steps in the certification process to become a Certified Instructor of Infant Massage with A Foundation for Healthy Family Living™.

  1. Submit parts 1 & 2 of the application and send with deposit for the training location that you would like to attend.

  2. Participate in all of the 4 day training.

  3. Following the 4 day training - complete the certification packet which includes:
    1. The “take home open book exam”
    2. Teach five (5) babies and their caregivers the Infant Massage program. This may be done in a group class taught in 5 sessions or in private classes taught in 3 sessions. Have parent/caregiver complete the form evaluating your teaching.
    3. Complete your own self-evaluation Submit the above packet for review within the agreed upon time line. This is usually within 3-6 months of completing the training, the agreement is established at the training.

  4. Certification with A Foundation for Healthy Family Living™ follows after a review and approval of the above process
Required Reading: For certification requirements as well as your professional development in teaching HFL's programs choose from one or more of the following:
  1. Touching by Ashley Montague
  2. The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog by Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD
  3. Vital Touch by Sharon Heller, PhD
  4. Parenting from the inside out by Daniel J Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed
  5. Developing Mind by Daniel J Siegel, MD

Please note: The required reading does not need to be completed prior to your participation in the 4 day training.

Reference books include:

  1. The Baby Book by Dr William and Martha Sears
  2. The Well Baby Book by Samuels and Samuel
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