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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?

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Did you know skin-to-skin holding increases oxytocin and decreases cortisol in babies and their parents?    In the 2018 study by Vittner and colleagues, entitled Increase in Oxytocin From Skin-to-Skin Contact Enhances Development of Parent-Infant Relationship, [...]


Creative Therapy Consultants in Canada!

April 20 – 22, 2018 | Calgary, Alberta

We had an amazing time at the CANN Neonatal Conference: Neonatal Care – It Takes a Village! Having the chance to meet so many incredible NICU professionals and share our presentation, Neuroprotective Care for Nurses at the Bedside, was great. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming Seminars or Workshops. Be sure to check out our 2018 & 2019 schedule HERE!

NTMC & Customized Programs in Arizona

February 28 – March 1, 2018 | Tucson, AZ NTMC
March 3 – 4, 2018 | Phoenix, AZ NTMC
March 5, 2018 | Phoenix, AZ Banner Health Customized Program

 What a wonderful week in Arizona! We certified over 70 NTMC Professionals during the Tucson, AZ NTMC at Tucson Medical Center and Phoenix, AZ NTMC at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The passion these neonatal therapists and nurses brought to the certifications was contagious! We wrapped up the week providing a customized program for Banner Health about neuroprotective caregiving in their NICU. Learn more about our customized programs HERE or APPLY for a Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification today!

The ONE Conference

February 4 – 6, 2018 | San Diego, CA

 We are thrilled to be an invited speaker at The ONE Conference this year! We will be presenting on Sensory Development: Outcomes & Implications and The Neuroscientific Foundation of Neonatal Touch & Massage. As we develop these presentations, or our customized educational programs, evidenced-based, neuroprotective, family-centered developmental care is at their core. If we don’t see you in San Diego, be sure to check out our educational programs designed to specifically meet the needs of YOUR NICU here!

Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification

August 25 & 26, 2017 | Paducah, KY
September 15, 16 & 17, 2017 | Santa Clara, CA
October 6 & 7, 2017 | Cleveland, OH

We will certify more than 70 neonatal caregivers in NTMC in just 6 weeks! We cannot wait to get to Cleveland this week to meet our newest group of NTMC professionals. Between the 15 hours of on-line education, hands on lab, evidenced based lecture, and practice of specific massage techniques and advanced manual therapy techniques for therapists, it is sure to be an awesome weekend! Learn more about NTMC and how you can become certified in 2018 here!