The Holistic Sleep Coaching Program is the most comprehensive sleep coaching program available internationally. With over 25 world-renowned experts teaching you the most current strategies, 100+ hours of content, plus our ongoing support and mentoring, we’re giving you everything you need to make a bigger impact, learn from the BEST in the field, and build a sleep coaching career that you love.
The Holistic Sleep Coaching Program focuses on supporting and empowering parents. We provide you with gentle strategies (based on evidence), which never involve leaving babies to cry alone.
Because we have carefully tailored this program to be the most in-depth, up-to-date, science-backed course in the field of sleep, you get the following benefits:
Combining the comprehensive theory lessons with the time we spend reviewing real-life case studies and consultations gives you the confidence and compassion to support families with more challenging sleep issues.
When you empower parents to feel relaxed and supported on their parenting journey you enable them to bond and have a better parenting experience which has a positive effect for years to come. You will learn the underpinning theory and knowledge that will help you identify more complex problems and work with families who really need your expert care and compassion.
Because you’re getting the skills, clarity, and strategy, plus our help as you take action and implement your learning, you start to become known as the specialist parents can turn to for sleep support.
As one of our graduates, you will be part of a movement of professionals who are passionate about gentle parenting and responsive feeding alongside sleep optimisation, underpinned by a holistic approach.
During the twice-yearly live Holistic Sleep Coaching Program we coach you through an intensive marketing week so you can attract customers as an in-demand sleep coach, grow your community online, and create more impact with a business you love.
If you want to work alongside families and provide holistic, evidence-based information, that goes beyond strategies then this course is for you. We give you the tools and support you need to develop as a sleep consultant and be able to understand the wide factors that affect sleep, and know-how to support the individual needs of the family. We also support you in how to fully leverage your presence online to attract clients. With over 100 hours of teaching and ongoing support, we give you the tools and support you need to start and build your dream career as a Holistic Sleep Coach.
Our students fall into one of these categories:
“The Holistic Sleep Coaching Program goes into areas that other courses don't touch. I now feel I have the breadth and depth of knowledge I was really looking for.”
Rachael Taylor, Sleep Coach
As a caring professional, you probably already know that the best results for parents happen when they can learn techniques that are a good fit with their parenting style. But all too often the outdated strategies they try or are taught end up being the opposite and conflict with their responsive parenting beliefs.
Distilling sleep support down to a range of one-size-fits-all strategies misses the point of a holistic approach. In the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program we do things differently. With our industry-renowned training, we put the holistic, responsive approach at the heart of how you help families. This means you have the skills and confidence to offer gentle, responsive strategies that support your clients with sleep in a way that gets results and puts the family’s needs first, no matter how challenging their sleep issues are.
“This internationally renowned program seeks to challenge the mainstream narrative, and provide responsive, gentle sleep support to parents!”
Emma Dewey, Director Babyem
The primary attachment figure and the attachment relationship that a child has will shape their lifelong experiences and chances. This module will guide you to feel confident in supporting attachment when working with families, in a multitude of circumstances.
As holistic and family centred sleep coaches, it is important to understand the wider variables that can contribute to parental tiredness so that we can improve other factors as well as children’s sleep, in order to get the best outcomes for our families. There are many practical solutions to helping parents with their tiredness once we understand the causes and this module will give you that grounding.
Humans spend one third of their lives asleep, and newborns spend up to 70% of their day asleep. Despite the lack of consensus on the reasons why humans need sleep, one fact is certain – we feel terrible without it! This module is a deep dive on sleep biology.
Throughout the duration of sleep, the architecture changes, cycling through different stages of sleep. Different stages of sleep are associated with different features, and this module will dig deep into sleep theory and terminology to help you unpick sleep diaries for your clients.
In this module, we take you through why sleep hygiene can affect the quality and quantity of sleep for better or worse, and how bedtime routines can be optimised.
In this module, you will learn about how to consult with clients, from choosing and using sleep solutions to communicating with the family appropriately to manage their expectations. In this module, we lay bare all the existing research and show you why there is no evidence that controlled crying and cry it out methods work.
Not all strategies for sleep will work with all children, and therefore being aware of each child’s personality will have an influence on the success of the sleep solution chosen.
You will learn about temperament, development, behaviour, and parenting to tailor the best solutions.
One of the challenges for families is the lack of consistent advice, or encountering conflicting advice about feeding. We know that feeding problems can be interlinked with sleep problems. In this module, we look at when and how it is appropriate to refer parents for support if you suspect a feeding issue.
Whether a child is exclusively breast or bottle fed with milk alone, or they are eating a varied solid family food diet, the emotional and psychological issues remain. It is very important to have the right relationship with food from as early as possible and this is what you will learn in module 9.
In this module, you will get an understanding of allergies and intolerance. The human body will recognize millions of different proteins every day, but not all of them are deemed to be a threat. But why are some people more allergic than others? And why are allergies becoming more common? And how does allergy and intolerance impact sleep?
There are many conditions that affect sleep, either directly or indirectly. In this module, you will learn how to support holistic wellness for acute, chronic, inherited and acquired health conditions.
One of the body’s natural coping mechanisms for dealing with anxiety is sleep. An anxious brain dealing with persistent stress is not very good at switching off and being relaxed enough to sleep. You will learn the many ways in which sleep, wellbeing, and function can be affected by anxiety, and how you can help both children and adults alleviate their anxiety to improve sleep.
At least 50% of children with special educational needs or disabilities (such as Down Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and global developmental delay) have sleep problems, so as a holistic sleep coach you will occasionally work with families who care for a child with a disability. You will learn about these disabilities and how they impact sleep, as well as sleep strategies that can help children with sensory or special needs.
In this BRAND NEW module for 2021 you will learn about sleep across different cultures, and how to be culturally sensitive in practice. The Holistic Sleep Coaching Program is proud to deliver this module from guest speaker, activist and IBCLC Nekisha Killings.
The business world has evolved and we must adapt! This module will take you through all the ins and outs of working legally and responsibly as a sleep coach, how to price your products, and looking at the different strategies that can be used to ensure that you are seen as an authority figure, can be seen as likeable by your target market (e.g. parents) and therefore trusted.
The Program offers an intensive marketing bonus course, where we bring in the collective knowledge of marketing experts including a mindset coach, tech strategist, Instagram consultant, Facebook strategist, and Storytelling expert.
Emma jumps into the Facebook group every month and runs a Q&A session and answers your business and marketing questions.
Running a business affects all areas of your life, which is why it’s important to take a holistic view when setting your goals. We provide you with a FREE Vision Planner to get clear on these goals – and you can bring this to your monthly marketing calls.
Be part of a supportive, informative community of Holistic Sleep Coaches.
You get lifetime access to our members-only private Facebook group, so you’re part of a supportive, like-minded community, where you can connect with peers and make new friends (even if you’re an introvert!)
Holistic Sleep Coach and mentor Lyndsey Hookway is regularly in the group, answering questions, providing practical guidance, and sharing her knowledge – perfect for boosting your confidence and learning from your own questions and those of your peers.
When you join the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program, you will have instant access to our previous continued professional development masterclasses. This comprehensive vault of training includes topics such Orchid Children, working with same-sex couples, using mindfulness in breastfeeding families, carrying children and health inequalities. Having this training at your fingertips will boost your confidence, skills and enhances your expertise.
We take your ONGOING success very seriously. We are unique in the fact that we provide our graduates with free ongoing support after they have graduated. We run six continued professional development training sessions per year, and you will be part of our graduate community where you can receive ongoing support from course leaders and your peers when working with clients.
These workshops are there to fast track your success and confidence when working with newborns and families. They also provide an opportunity to connect with other like-minded professionals.
This essential lesson will give you a comprehensive overview of how to become an active listener; culture, ethnicity, race and gender equality and diversity awareness; how to manage and reduce complaints; networking and develop efficient ways of working to communicate more effectively.
“At Nannies Incorporated we need our maternity nurses to be the best in the industry. We are continuously impressed by their level of maternity and nanny training.”
We highly recommend Babyem as a maternity nurse course provider. Those with a background in childcare wishing to train as a maternity nurse should enrol.”
“We are really impressed not only with the content of the Babyem course and all that it covers, but also the teaching style and the flow of the day. “
“Our Nanny candidates have consistently given us great feedback about Babyem, which cover a comprehensive range of skills and subjects.”
In order to be accepted on to the course, you will need to make an application to the Holistic Sleep Coaching team to see if this is the right course for you.
We offer 2 shorter gentle sleep coaching courses including:
More information regarding our gentle sleep consultant training can be found HERE.
You can definitely work this training into your busy life! You can log in and out of the course at any time, and you will see a mixture of written content, videos, quizzes. You can download a copy of the course and even listen to it on the go!
If you are attending the live courses all live sessions are recorded and made available after 24 hours, so if you miss anything you will be able to catch up. We even time stamp the answers for you to make it really easy for you to catch up!
There is no attendance element to this course – so no travel time to account for, no childcare and no additional expenses!
Yes, of course! We know how important it is to support you as you take action which is why you will have ongoing access to our private Facebook Group, where you will find a community of amazing like-minded Holistic Sleep Coaching Practitioners that are there for peer support. Lyndsey and Emma are there to support you too. We have created our program to ensure you feel supported every step of the way.
Yes! We are very proud of the fact that we provide extensive ongoing mentoring and support.
When you join the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program, you will have instant access to our previous continued professional development masterclasses. This comprehensive vault of training includes topics such Orchid Children, working with same-sex couples, using mindfulness in breastfeeding families, carrying children and health Inequalities. Having this training at your fingertips will boost your confidence, skills and enhances your expertise.
We also give you ongoing continued professional development (Valued at £499)
We take your ONGOING success very seriously. We are unique in the fact that we provide our graduates with free ongoing support after they have graduated. We run quarterly continued professional development training, and you will be part of our graduate community where you can receive ongoing support from course leaders and your peers when working with clients.
These workshops are there to fast track your success and confidence when working with newborns and families. They also provide an opportunity to connect with other like-minded professionals.
You don't need to have completed a sleep course or need to have worked with families prior to completing the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program!
We know that not everyone likes being on social media! However, we love to create a hub where we can all interact as a group and get to know each other. In fact, graduates often say that they love having a place where they can connect.
The Holistic Sleep Coaching Program is the most comprehensive sleep coaching program available internationally.
You will be coached by Lyndsey Hookway, who has written THE book on Holistic Sleep Coaching.
Emma knows what it takes to build and scale a business – having built Babyem to an international training agency, and has supported hundreds of individuals and agencies to build programs and market them.
This isn’t just information, we are giving you a 360-degree training experience because you are getting our most up to date strategies, and access to over 25 renowned experts in the parenting and marketing fields.
We give you practical strategies plus a hand holding coaching experience, which doesn't just end after the 16 weeks. In fact, we provide lifetime access to our course materials (which are regularly updated) and ongoing quarterly continued professional development sessions.
This is not just a 16 week program, this is about you making an impact, with global specialists and a passionate community by your side.
Yes, this course is accredited through Open College Network, the largest vocational body in the UK. The course is accredited at level 6.
In order to receive the OCN accreditation in the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program, you will need to complete the essay-based assignment. The assessment details can be accessed on the course platform. You are given 30 weeks to complete the assessment. Each question is approximately 250- 300 words each and relates to the topics covered during the course. Once completed you will need to send the assessment back to us, and your work will be marked and then assessed by Open College Network. If there are any amendments to be made, we let you know by emailing you (or scheduling a call if required) and you are given extra time to make those amendments. Once your work has been successfully verified, you will receive your qualification through Open College Network.
Yes! We want to make it easy for you to digest all the information!
Each module (topic) consists of a number of lessons, and most lessons have sub-lessons. After each of the lessons, you will be required to complete short multiple-choice questions. You are required to achieve 80% in each of the lessons to pass, however, you are able to retake those tests. Therefore, if you do not pass, you keep retaking until you do!
Currently, there is no set industry ‘qualification’ that qualifies you to be a sleep consultant. This means that after any sleep course, you could technically call yourself a sleep coach/sleep consultant/sleep nanny etc…
The benefit of completing the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program is that you can complete an in-depth 16 week training program, which is delivered by leading specialists in the field. This enables you to feel confident that you are receiving the best possible information and guidance that will put you in the best position to help you in your work supporting families.
The accreditation through Open College Network, enables you to feel confident that teaching and marking standards are upheld, through the rigorous internal and external verification processes that take place.
Before signing up for this course, you are required to have:
The program is led by course co-creator, Lyndsey Hookway, author, Holistic Sleep Coach & International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a globally respected breastfeeding expert and holistic sleep coach.
Lyndsey and Emma have worked together for many years, teaching childcare and health professionals internationally. They started with running short sleep courses but recognised the need for an in-depth course that addressed the many areas that affect families’ sleep from colic, allergies, feeding to sensory needs. They set out to create a course where practitioners could feel confident supporting families across a range of issues and be able to support a family holistically.
This program has grown from an idea to an internationally renowned program that seeks to challenge the mainstream narrative, and provide responsive, gentle sleep support to parents! They combined their extensive experience, passion and expertise when it comes to parenting, education and marketing and have to date trained thousands of professionals across the world. To see all those involved in delivering the program please visit our sister website here.
“I was looking for a thorough, scientific and evidence-based course, and that's how I found the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program. The course really met my expectations regarding evidence-based knowledge and education.
All the tutors are absolute specialists in their field of expertise, and it's wonderful being part of a worldwide community and receive ongoing professional education too.“
CONSUELA HENDRIKS | Child Psychologist & Holistic Sleep Coach
What makes this program unique is that as well as being theoretically grounded, it is also highly practical to help you implement as you learn. We spend time reviewing real-life case studies and consultations in order to help you feel confident as a Holistic Sleep Coach, no matter what situations you encounter.
We want to make sure you succeed as a sleep coach! And that’s why our support goes far beyond the 16-week course. You will have access to marketing support, quarterly continued professional development training, and ongoing support from course leaders and your peers when working with clients.
The Holistic Sleep Coaching Community is hosted in Facebook and is where you get to hang out with Lyndsey Hookway, Emma Dewey and your peers. This is where you can get all your quick questions answered and network with your peers. We are all there to interact with you on a daily basis.
We also run live Q&A sessions where you can get your questions answered.
If you are completing the self-paced version of the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program
Lyndsey runs an interactive live Facebook Q&A on a fortnightly basis and Emma runs monthly marketing Q&A sessions
If you are completing the live course, Lyndsey jumps on every week live to answer your in-depth questions. Any marketing questions are answered on the go, and we dedicate a whole week to marketing during the course.
The Holistic Sleep Coaching Program is the most comprehensive sleep coaching program available internationally, with over 100 hours of content available, that you get lifetime access to. We do not just teach you WHAT to do, we teach you WHY, so that you can feel confident that you are giving your clients the best possible support.
As well as being theoretically grounded, the course is also highly practical. We spend time reviewing real-life case studies and consultations in order to help you feel confident as a Holistic Sleep Coach, no matter what situations you encounter. Your clients want to look to you as the expert, and we give you the training to make that happen.
You will also receive downloadable course materials that we have used in our practice supporting clients internationally, including terms of conditions, a sleep diary, sleep plan, code of conduct as well as marketing resources. We take all the guesswork out of it and give you our tried and tested resources.
We offer a 14-day money-back guarantee.
We are that confident in the quality of our training and we know that we are providing you with the best training in the industry, supported by leading experts.
For more information, please refer to our return policy here.
However, we also want you to feel comfortable with your investment – so we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee. If you join and within 14 days and decide the program isn’t right for you, then you can request a full refund and we wish you well for the future.
We are confident that you will love the course and we are very excited at the opportunity to support you and be part of your journey!
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