Learn to support families with a sleep method which is flexible, highly tailored, lactation-supportive, attachment-supportive, fully evidence-based & MD neurologist and psychologist approved!
2023 Fall cohort begins September 13th. Just 2 spots left as of 8/17
Who is the Sleep Savvy Certification Program for?
⭐ Postpartum Doulas
⭐ Lactation Consultants and Counselors
⭐ Postpartum or Perinatal Counselors and Psychotherapists
⭐ Family Doctors, Naturopaths
⭐ Parent-Baby class facilitators
⭐ Newborn Nurses, NCS
⭐ Peer Breastfeeding Educators
⭐ Childbirth educators and birth doulas, if you wish to educate and prepare families.
Sleep Savvy Certification can be completed in as little as 3 months or as long as 1 year from start date.
Add to your services or start a whole new career that is ethical, lucrative and fulfilling. Upon completion of Sleep Savvy, you will be not only competent but confident in this revolutionary work!
Sleep deprivation and postpartum mood disorders are bosom buddies.
Join me to help families balance parental mental health with supporting baby’s growth and development!
I am unbelievably grateful for the mentorship that Moorea provided through this course. Moorea is the only sleep professional educator I found who was really “speaking my language” when it came to working with infants and families. I am a pediatric occupational therapist and put a lot of stock into the business of co-regulation and general child development knowledge. Moorea does too. And more than that, her work is as evidence based as is possible in this field. I now feel very well equipped to be tackling sleep issues with infants and toddlers.
Thank you for the really great edits and suggestions on the sleep plan. I am already learning so much in your program and am very thankful to have found you! The level of mentorship support I am receiving in this program is exactly what I was looking for and is helping me gain the confidence to move forward with my business.
Module 1 A & 1 B: Self-study (Online video modules plus slides)
🌙 Comprehensive infant biology, cultural anthropology of human sleep, history of infant sleep
⭐ Behavioral psychology of infant, toddler and preschooler sleeping Newborn to 5 years!
🌙 Solve common sleep challenges around wake, nap and bedtimes.
⭐ Sleep environments, positions, transitions as they relate to both lactation and formula feeding
🌙 Techniques for dramatically better sleep whether families are Co-sleeping, Bed-sharing, or Crib-Sleeping- drawing on the latest sleep science.
⭐ Communicate to families the tenets of safer sleep – balancing divergent AAP and Breastfeeding Medicine guidelines and a critical discussion of sleep products available. Learn language that legally protects you.
🌙 Optimal Infant nutrition as it relates to infant sleep and balance with parent need for sleep.
⭐ “Colic” and Reflux as they relate to sleep, lactation and formula feeding
🌙 Strength-building recommendations (from Occupational Therapists!) for safer sleep and for more comfortable sleep for baby!
⭐ Recognizing sleep disorders and other medical concerns in infants and children before you work with the family, was well as in the process of sleep work.
🌙 Common external sleep disruptors and preventions
⭐ Positive and Negative sleep signals (associations) and their solutions
🌙 Infant instincts and behaviors with sleep throughout the months and growth periods (an alternate perspective to help families through “regressions”)
⭐ Creating 24hr sleep rhythms and increase innate melatonin with circadian rhythm protocol and set babies and toddlers up hormonally for sleep success!
🌙 Special considerations for families of multiples and those with older children / sibling and siblings rooming together.
⭐ Special considerations for serving bottle feeding, formula-feeding and exclusively-pumping families.
🌙 My Attachment-Building Method for respectfully teaching toddlers/ preschoolers to fall asleep and stay asleep in their own room.
⭐ Help parents make decisions about when to night wean gradually, help create a night weaning or full weaning plan and provide guidance on maintaining breast/chest health during the process.
🌙 How to work with two parents with divergent views on the sleep learning process, without trying to become their couple’s counselor.
⭐ The differences in process and pricing of home vs phone/Zoom/text coaching vs. in-home sleep care
🌙 Scope of sleep consulting, how to protect your business, and knowing when families need different or extra help, when to referral out- as well as how to assess if a family is not the right fit for your unique practice.
⭐ When working overnights, set up families to thrive without you and facilitate parenting confidence- and get paid well for your expertise and quick results.
🌙 How to get in touch with your intuition for sleep consulting unique individuals and unlearn the one-side-fits-all age-based approach.
⭐ Discuss updated sleep research from the last 20 yeas and as new research arrives! You’ll be able to provide links to data to back up every recommendation you make to a family for their sleep!
Module 1C Presentation: Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Sleep
🌙 Learn when and how to support families through sleep-deprivation-induced mental health crisis as the sleep support part of a care team and how to help families form this care team.
⭐ How and why mental health challenges related to sleep can be more prevalent and challenging for lactating families and how to help families make important and difficult choices around sleep and feeding.
🌙 How to balance sleep needs with lactation to prevent and alleviate postpartum mood challenge symptoms.
⭐ How to recognize symptoms and histories which are likely to make a client unable to follow through with a sleep plan– and what to help them with instead!
Module 1D: Solo Sleep for Toddlers and Preschoolers
🌙 The Science of Sleep
⭐ The Evolution of Security: The Attachment Building Process
🌙 Sleep Skills and Behaviors
⭐ Weaning away from pacifiers, lovies, thumb sucking, and stuffies.
🌙 Choosing and setting boundaries
⭐ Safe and Healthy Sleep Environment Choices
🌙 Sibling Room-sharing
⭐ Establishing stress-free naps and quiet time
Module 2 A-E: Family Sleep Case Studies
We will meet on Zoom calls to workshop 10 predetermined case studies at mutually agreeable times so that you can start practicing with and get into the groove of sleep assessment and creating sleep plans in a low-pressure way!
Module 3: Sleep as Your Practice
Webinar / Zoom format workshop calls, Tutorial Videos and Q & A.
🌙 Templates for intakes and plan creation, printable for quick note-taking while you chat with clients.
⭐ How to decide when you are under scope of sleep consultant versus a postpartum doula or night nurse versus lactation support. What kind of sleep help comes from a counselor / therapist? What a consultant is and is not. How can other professionals work sleep into their practice.
🌙 Understanding the most current marketing approaches/methods and easy ways to get started and build your biz.
⭐ Special updated biz marketing tips and tricks for the sleep part of your practice and beyond.
🌙 How to price your services and create your unique packages.
⭐ How to draw in ideal clients and weed out those who are not aligned or ready.
🌙 How to develop confidence in your work and how to set sustainable boundaries/ prevent burnout and manage imposter syndrome!
⭐ How to create a lucrative sleep consulting biz and how to make sure your clients keep referring you to friends.
🌙 I’ll also mentor you through any interpersonal, biz or boundary challenges you come across or have experienced in the past.
Module 4: Practicum with Families
⭐ 24+ hrs Working professionally with 3+ families during this program. (You will charge a package fee, Moorea will teach you how to find and support these practice clients.) Up to one year to complete this.
🌙 Mentorship one-on-one from Moorea on each practicum case you take on. They are getting two consultants for the price of one!
⭐ Support and help editing your written plans, text access to Moorea when you’re working with practicum clients.
⭐ Personal coaching by your mentor, Moorea Malatt, and workshop time with your peers through the private Facebook group.
🌙 Comprehensive, customizable intake documents to share with your clients. It will help you determine how you can best serve their needs.
⭐ Sleep Plan templates, examples and other PDFs to serve your clients.
🌙 Lifetime access to Module Videos, slides to show your clients, videos, PDFs, memes.
⭐ The very latest sleep information regularly brought to you via Facebook group classroom.
🌙 Forever access to Moorea for mentorship via pros FB group and email.
⭐ Your listing as a Certified Sleep Savvy Educator and Consultant. I often refer clients out to my students.
🌙 PDF Certificate and badges for your website upon completion.
⭐ Zombie Prevention Skills for Overnight Professionals (science to help you arrange your own sleep for optimal health if you’re currently working overnights.)
🌙 NEW: My soothing pre-sleep visualization recording for parents and children (can be shared with your clients).
⭐Better Biz Boundaries workshop recording.
Wed, September 13th 12noon Pacific/ 3pm Eastern Orientation (live attendance not mandatory)
Sat. September 23rd 9am Pacific/ 12noon Eastern Case Studies 2A call on Zoom
Mon. October 2nd 3pm Pacific/ 6pm Eastern Case Studies 2B call on Zoom
Sun. October 15th 4pm Pacific/ 7pm Eastern Case Studies 2C call on Zoom
Mon. October 30th 8am Pacific/ 11am Eastern Case Studies 2D call on Zoom
Wed. November 8th 12noon Pacific/ 3pm Eastern Case Studies 2E call on Zoom
My main reason for signing up for this course was to support families even if/ whether they are planning to bed share, find bed sharing helpful once baby is born, or for occasional bed sharing and removing the fear and misinformation about it. I found the group discussions and case studies helpful for real-world applications of what we were learning. The ongoing mentoring aspect of the training, especially when I have practicum clients to apply it with was another big draw over a program that ends on the final day of class. The marketing session I also found really helpful for considering how to offer these services in addition to the other doula related services I offer.
I’ve absolutely loved the one on one component of your course. It’s impossible to get real support from real humans these days and I’ve found your support to be a critical part of my sleep support journey. Thank you for being available for questions, suggestions and overall guidance.
I took a while researching different certifying courses. I felt right away after coming across Sleep Savvy, that this was the right course for me. I have a more attachment based philosophy when it comes to infant care and Sleep Savvy fit exactly my way of thinking. I am very excited to see how sleep consulting becomes a part of my career.
I loved being able to talk through how to approach common client situations together with my peers. Plus the focus on how baby sleep affects parental mental health and how closely connected feeding and sleep often are (or at least feel to parents) was extremely insightful!
This course was so very informative. I learned many different types of strategies for different ages. Moorea is very knowledgeable and very supportive. In other words, the course is just awesome.
I’m starting to get more sleep work than I know what to do with! I have had major success with clients and people keep recommending me!
When it comes to sleep, there’s no one Is rather learn from than Moorea. Her energy is calm, her pacing is easily absorbable, and her sense of humor makes an otherwise-overwhelming topic approachable and (dare I say) fun! This is the kind of energy that helps sleep deprived parents find courage and follow their intuition, and was exactly the kind of modeling we need to see as students. Thanks for a fantastic, individualized mentorship approach to this topic and training – it’s inspiring on every level.
You will be Prepared and Certified to:
🌙 Provide sleep education to expecting and new parents in your own classes, workshops and newborn groups. (You will not be trained to educate other professionals.)
🌙 Support families in-home from the newborn weeks, skillfully navigating the challenging 3-4mo period and into 6 months.
🌙 Virtually support sleep-deprived parents effectively and ethically through unique tailored plans you co-create with them according to their goals, needs, and values – through 3 years!
🌙 Add biological and developmental sleep expertise and education to your current work or create a new whole business adventure.
🌙 Serve families in heart-warming work you feel deeply appreciated for and for which you are well-paid!
Your course is roughly 40 hours of mostly self-paced instruction and practicum.
How You’ll Receive Your Certification:
⭐ Submit Practicum Cases Final Summaries: 10-15 pages of the work you’ve compiled along the way. Intake form, final plan and wrap-up summary for each of three clients.
⭐ You’ve demonstrated ongoing engagement with the material, and taken responsibility for your learning.
⭐ Schedule a 20min wrap-up meeting so I can answer any last questions.
⭐ Candidates have 1 year from their enrollment date to finish all requirements of the program, unless you let me know about hardship. This course could be completed in as little as 3 months. This is at your pace.
⭐ You’ll receive a printable PDF of your Sleep Savvy Certificate as well as Sleep Savvy Educator and Consultant badges for your website and marketing materials.
⭐ You will receive continuing education for free whenever I add a training or discussion and there are no fees to keep your certificate valid.
Your tax-deductible investment is $2225
PayPal Financing Available for Single Payment Option.
Most of my students have a return on investment within the first 5 months or earlier.
No annual fees, re-certification fees, and no fees for ongoing access to your mentor.
Hi! Moorea Malatt (more-ray-uh muh-lot)
I’ve worked with tiny humans and parents for 25 years, the last 11 specifically as a Sleep Educator and Consultant and before that as a Lactation Educator & Counselor LEC and Postpartum doula. I’ve been certifying professionals in sleep education and consulting for 7 years now!
My Sleep Savvy Method is approved by Neurologists, IBCLC Lactation Pros & Perinatal Psychotherapists.
PayPal Financing Available for single payment option.
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I offer discounted mentorship to family agencies and professional groups of 4 or more.
Send me a message if you’d like to know more about getting your organization certified as a group.