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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Loved it – Loved your teaching style and knowledge. Thank you for sharing your passion with the world and making the NICU a better place! Wonderful course, wonderful presenter, wonderful experience! It’s very difficult to find an advanced course specifically for the NICU and this course delivered!!
Christina Dougherty, SLP-CCC


Did You Know: COVID 19

July 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Did you know the COVID-19 pandemic has made neuroprotective, developmental, family-centered care even more vital?                COVID-19 has had far reaching impacts on every human on the planet.  Many policies have been established to protect particular [...]


June 2021

Happy Summer!  We are excited by all of the sunshine and positivity that summer brings.  We look forward to returning to some normalcy as the country gets a good a hold on COVID.  We have been busy all Winter and Spring, teaching NTMC via ZOOM, with amazing feedback!  We have met so many new faces while sharing our passion for neuroprotective, developmental and family-centered care!  We also had the opportunity to participate in NANT, although virtually, we were able to network, connect with other caregivers, and learn with new friends.  We are hopeful that we will be able to offer NTMC in 2 formats this summer, with 2 planned in-person sessions, and 5 virtual sessions remaining in 2021.  Are you ready to increase your knowledge and skill set with NTMC?  Are you looking forward to a hands-on, in person experience, or would you prefer to learn from your home?  We have both options for you!  Check out the dates and locations for NTMC here and apply for any 2021 or 2022 training today! We can’t wait to meet you!

February 2021

We flew through the first month of 2021 and are looking to the future with hope!  We have been busy with our new virtual NTMC trainings, and have received rave reviews.  Our 4 amazing instructors have taught the Hands-On portion of NTMC via Zoom to over 250 awesome neonatal professionals in last 6 months!  Do you wonder how we teach a hands-on training virtually?  See our photo gallery here.  You will also receive an amazing, personalized box full of goodies including a doll with anatomical drawings, a binder full of resources, and great samples of developmental supplies and massage oil.

 Click here to learn more about our Virtual NTMC Trainings. We have 7 Virtual Trainings scheduled for 2021 and officially changed our June Washington DC In-Person Training to Virtual. We want to support you and your practice as you look to move mountains and make change!  Click here now for our full 2021 schedule.  April and May registration is open and trainings are filling up quickly so be sure to Register Today. We hope to see you soon!

December 2020

Can you believe that we are nearing the end of 2020?!  What a year it has been!  We have all stretched ourselves, our creativity, our skills, and our learning as we have navigated through this unprecedented year.  We, too, brainstormed and created a new way to teach the Neonatal Touch and Massage Hands-On training, and continue our mission to improve the lives of babies and families through education and skill development.  We met over 200 neonatal caregivers from all over the country through 9 Virtual NTMC trainings this year.  We are taking some time this Christmas Season to reflect on the many blessings we have in our lives, and look forward to an amazing 2021.

Have you considered your New Year’s Resolution or goals for 2021?  Are you looking to learn new skills and improve your neuroprotective, developmental, and family-centered caregiving?  We have 13 NTMC Trainings planned for next year.  We will start off the new year with virtual training, and we are optimistically hoping to provide in person training sessions starting next summer.  Learn more about NTMC and the other educational opportunities we have available to you and your hospital here.

Merry Christmas and we hope that you find 2021 to be happy and healthy!

September 2020

We had a great summer, brainstorming and exploring new ways to continue our mission to make 95% of touch intentionally comforting.  We launched our inaugural Virtual NTMC Hands-On Session on August 29 and August 30.  We had the pleasure of meeting with 21 neonatal caregivers from all over the country, through the power of Zoom.  We sent personalized care packages to each of the attendees before the class, and took to our computers to teach virtually.  Each attendee used a doll with muscles and bones drawn as landmarks, massage oil, items to use as medical equipment, and a complete binder full of valuable information to learn the power of touch virtually.  It was a successful weekend, and we look forward to repeating this virtual class 8 more times in 2020!

Interested in improving your neuroprotective, developmental and family-centered care skills in the comfort of your own home?  Check out our full 2020 schedule, here.  We would love for you to join us!

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.