Infant-Driven Education

OUR MISSION: To improve the lives of babies and families through excellent neonatal caregiver education and skill development.

OUR VISION: For each neonatal caregiver to understand the tremendous impact they have on the infants and families they serve, and to provide care accordingly.


Educational Training Videos on Swaddled Bathing & Skin-to-Skin Holding

Our portfolio of instructional Videos increase the knowledge and skill of healthcare providers, while giving parents an enhanced understanding, ability, and ease in caring for their infant.   Videos are available in both English & Spanish for parents and all videos can be purchased as DVDs or licensed for hospital intranet viewing!

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Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification

Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification (NTMC)™

 NTMC is an exclusively neonatal, one-of-a-kind certification for neonatal healthcare providers. It combines a holistic, neonatal and systems theory approach to massage, with an emphasis on families and nurturing opportunities, while elevating the standard of care that neonatal caregivers provide in their daily practice.

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Seminars & Workshops

Seminars, Workshops & On-Line Education

Creative Therapy Consultants provides innovative educational opportunities both on-line and in person.  Participants are able to change practice and implement new techniques immediately upon returning to their NICU.  Best of all, the programs can be completely customized to meet your NICU’s needs!

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OMG!  What an amazing day!!  You were absolutely amazing and I appreciate everything you had to say.  I learned so much today.  I thought I was doing things correctly, but I learned today that I wasn’t.
Stephanie Wrobel, RT


Did You Know: Painful Procedures

June 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Did you know mothers want to be present for their infant's painful procedure? In a 2020 article published by the Journal of Neonatal Nursing, Hassankhani et al examined the effects of maternal presence and nursing [...]


June 2020

Did you ‘attend’ NANT 10 this year? It was such a unique experience attending a virtual conference with different lectures, forums, and we even had a virtual CTC exhibition booth!  One of the most exciting parts of the conference was learning from experts around the world. It was wonderful hearing them reinforce the education we teach in Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification (NTMC) and other trainings. Here are just a few examples: Sham Feeding: Pre-Feeding Interventions by Karin Mitchell & Melina Ramirez, The Skin and The Brain and Neonatal Care by Marty Visscher, Neonatal Therapy 2019 Practice Analysis by Katie Knudsen & Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, and Neonatal Therapy Science: The Year in Review by Deanna Gibbs & Eilish Byrne. There were too many presentations and posters reinforcing our mission to mention them all here!

We are continuing to adapt our education and training and we hope to be back on the road again soon for NTMC!  To learn more about all of the Creative Therapy Consultant services, please click here.

March 2020

Spring is upon us and although it is going to look a lot different this year, we can all take this opportunity to slow down, read up on neurodevelopmental care, and learn something new.

We have a full schedule of NTMC Hands-On Training courses in 2020, all across the country.  We have postponed Duluth, MN and Cincinnati, OH until July and registration remains open for both programs. Registration is also open now for Hunstville, AL and San Antonio, TX and will open on April 20th for 3 additional programs. We look forward to continuing our mission to improve neurodevelopmental care and make 95% of touch in the NICU comforting! We would love to see you and your colleagues at one of our Hands-On Trainings.  Learn more about NTMC and where you can join us this year here!

We continue to send Prayers for all of our healthcare friends on the frontline.  Stay safe, and we look forward to meeting you all soon!

January 2020

Happy New Year!  We hope that you all had a great 2019, and are looking forward to the New Year.  Have you set goals for personal or professional growth for 2020?  Are you looking to improve your current practice or improve the neurodevelopmental care unit wide?  Let Creative Therapy Consultants help you meet your 2020 goals!

We are excited about the upcoming year with 13 NTMC Hands-On training locations already on the schedule!  Registration is now open for Burbank, CA, Duluth, MN and Cincinnati, OH!  Enhance your skills, build a strong NICU team, and travel to new places to meet others with your passion!  Not ready to travel?  We will come to you with customized education for you and the caregivers in your unit.  Learn more about the Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification and Customized Education here.  We look forward to meeting you!

November 2019

The fall has been amazing to us!  We were lucky enough to travel to Toronto, Ontario Canada to meet an amazing group!  We love meeting new faces who share our passion of improving neonatal care, not only across the U.S. but in Canada too!  After Toronto, we traveled to Orange, California for a record-breaking NTMC class of nearly 50 students! We are finishing up the year in Mobile, AL this week, and Orlando, FL at the beginning of November.  There are still a few spots left for sunny, warm Orlando!  Register here today!  Looking forward to 2020?  Want to make a change in your practice?  We have a full schedule for 2020, and we would love to meet you!  Check out our full schedule here.