9th / 10th MARCH
IMPLEMENT THEORY INTO PRACTICE TO ENHANCE WORK GENTLY SUPPORTING FAMILIES WITH SLEEP
Take home a range of immediately implementable strategies to use with families to improve their sleep, health and emotional wellbeing. Learn how to implement the latest research into gentle, practical and workable solutions.
NETWORK WITH COLLEAGUES, PARTNERS AND SPEAKERS IN A RELAXED SETTING
Enjoy the opportunity to talk informally with the speakers and your peers, form important contacts, and network with your peers. With a limited number of guests, there will be plenty of time to talk and network with speakers and colleagues alike.
EXPLORE A RANGE OF TOPICS RELEVANT
TO SLEEP AND PARENTING
In what ways do mental health, stress and trauma affect sleep? Learn about how sleep can be affected by psychology, genetics, and infant adaptations beyond the womb, and how you can play an important and supportive role with families.
LEARN FROM INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED
We have a hugely exciting range of highly sought-after International speakers, some of whom rarely speak in the UK. This is an unmissable opportunity to hear globally renowned thought leaders speak about their areas of expertise.
ABOUT THE HOLISTIC SLEEP CONFERENCE
Professor in Child Public Health
Co-founder of the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program
Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor, IBCLC, Holistic Sleep Coach
Doula and IBCLC
Dr. Kathy Kendall-Tackett
Health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Kerstin Uvnas Moberg, MD, PhD
Physician and Professor of Physiology
Dr Dagmara Dimitriou
Reader in Developmental Science and Director of the Lifespan Learning & Sleep Lab at the University College London
*** Due to the high calibre of speakers at the Holistic Sleep Conference, we expect our limited places to sell out,
so book early to avoid disappointment!
Dr. Suzanne Colson
Midwife and Nurse
Dr. Vicky Thomas
Paediatrician at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne
Clinical Hypnotherapist and Birth Doula
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Nighttime parenting, postnatal depression and sleep
Dr Kathleen Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and IBCLC, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine in Texas, the owner and Editor in Chief of Praeclarus Press, and the Editor in Chief of Clinical Lactation, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology.
Kathy will be speaking about the inter-relationship of sleep, mental health and nighttime parenting, and offering practical strategies for how to support parents struggling with mental health problems and severe sleep deprivation.
Oxytocin's role in reducing anxiety and increasing mother-infant sleep
Dr Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg is a physician and professor of physiology of over 30 years with a research focus on the healing aspects of oxytocin. Kerstin has written over 400 articles and several books, and is a sought-after International speaker.
Kerstin will be speaking about the vital role of oxytocin in stress management and the impact of this on sleep, both parental and infant/child sleep, along with practical and immediately implementable strategies to use with families.
The impact of insomnia on psychological wellbeing
Dr Dagmara Dimitriou is a Reader in Developmental Science and Director of the LILAS Lab: Lifespan Learning & Sleep Lab at the University College London. She has published over 50 peer reviewed articles, contributed to book chapters and lectures nationally and internationally on sleep in relation to cognitive and behavioural functioning of children. She is particularly interested in sleep problems in typically developing populations as well as in individuals with Autism, Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome, ADHD and FASD. In addition, her team is examining sleep in relation to family and environmental factors worldwide.
Dagmara will be speaking about sleep problems in developmental disorders and the impact of sleep on family functioning.
YOUR EXPERT LINE-UP
The impact of sleep and feeding routines on infant behaviour and parental mental health
Professor Amy Brown is a Professor of Child Public Health in the Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences at Swansea University. Her research explores the psychology of maternal and infant health and wellbeing during pregnancy and the first 2 years of life, as well as the wider issues relating to normal infant behaviour, sleep, parenting and postnatal depression.
Amy will be speaking about her research into strict sleep and infant feeding routines and the impact this has on infant behaviour and parental mental health and confidence.
Sleep coaching from past to present day
Lyndsey Hookway is a paediatric nurse, health visitor, IBCLC, and the co-founder and clinical director of the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program. She has almost 20 years experience supporting families with nutrition, mental health, sleep and parenting. She has authored several academic papers, as well as engaging widely with popular parenting media to raise awareness of issues relating to parenthood and paediatrics. She is the author of Holistic Sleep Coaching.
Lyndsey will be speaking about the history of sleep modification over the last 2 centuries, and exploring why a radically different approach to sleep by childn and health care professionals is both necessary and effective.
"Comfort" feeding: Cutting through the concerns and confusions
Fiona Lang-Sharpe has over 25 years experience working with families as a doula and IBCLC. She studied in the UK before moving to Canada to teach, speak and study internationally. She is the Communications director for GOLD Learning Online Education, and is on the Faculty of CAPPA - providing training for labour doulas and lactation educators. Fiona volunteers her time working with Safely Fed Canada and the Canadian Lactation Consultant Association where she served as President from 2013-2017.
Fiona will be speaking about comfort feeding - what it means, how to support parents who are struggling with very frequent night feeds, and how to tell if there's an underlying problem.
The biological nurturing sleep continuum from womb to world
Dr Suzanne Colson is a midwife, nurse and visiting principal research fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University, with over 45 years experience supporting mothers. Her thesis introduced an award-winning new breastfeeding paradigm called Biological Nurturing. She is an honorary member and a founding leader of La Leche League France and is on the professional advisory board of La Leche League of Great Britain. She is the author of numerous articles, research papers, a book, and three DVDs.
Suzanne will be speaking about sleep from a womb to world and biological nurturing perspective. She will discuss how infants adapt to life outside the womb and how this adaptation affects sleep, as well as how best to support parents in this adaptation.
What your paediatrician doesn't know about sleep
Dr Vicky Thomas is a consultant paediatrician at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. A generalist at heart, she has a portfolio of interests including childhood nutrition, infant sleep, child protection, and supporting parents with normal baby behaviour. She sits on the scientific committee of the Lullaby Trust and works with a number of other voluntary organisations supporting families.
Vicky will be speaking about the role that paediatricians have with childhood sleep, the gaps in knowledge of many paediatricians, and the implications for parents.
The effect of chronic sleep deprivation and trauma on mood
Alex Heath is a clinical hypnotherapist and birth doula committed to helping parents experience the best birth possible and when this isn’t possible helping them to recover and heal from any traumatic birth experience. She has worked with hundreds of parents to lift the heavy feelings that can remain after a difficult or traumatic birth, or perinatal experience. This process has proved so effective for parents that she has trained over 150 birth professionals in these skills since 2015.
Alex will be speaking about the effects of trauma on parenting experience and sleep, and how to help parents find the help they need to overcome trauma.
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