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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I thought the webinars were amazing! There is so much information I want to incorporate into my unit. I have already made changes in my practice. The content was excellent and very applicable. I really liked the videos so I could really see what was going on with the babies.
Sunny Sprague, RN


Did You Know: Neonatal Massage & Pain

September 10th, 2021|0 Comments

Did you know neonatal massage has been shown to be one of the most impactful non-pharmacologic pain preventatives? Neonatal pain and stress from repeated procedures has long-lasting consequences.  Health care providers strive to protect infants [...]


September 2021

Wow!  Summer has flown by and we are excited to head into a busy fall with school, sports, crisp fall air, crunchy leaves, and little ones in costumes.  We had a great summer teaching via Zoom and teaching in-person in Columbus!  We met so many incredible neonatal caregivers and finished up our 10thNTMC for the year!  We have 2 virtual Hands-On training sessions in October and we plan to teach in person in November in Tucson.  Registration is open for all 3 of these trainings so gather your OT, PT, SLP or RN team members and register for a training now! (You’ll even qualify for a group discount!)  This is a great team building experience, and you will be amazed at the difference you can make in your unit.  After your NTMC training, you will be moving mountains for your tiny patients in regard to neuroprotective, developmental and family-integrated care.  We can’t wait to meet you!  Apply here now!  Want to learn more about Creative Therapy Consultants and keep up to date with practice changes and research? Sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter here!

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!