Liddle Kidz Foundation | Newsletter - January 2009

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 Liddle Kidz Foundation - Newsletter | January 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tina Allen, Founder | The Liddle Kidz Foundation"Holding a sick child’s hand,
when they are considered untouchable,
communicates that they matter."
- Tina Allen, Liddle Kidz™ Foundation

Over the course of the past 10 years, I've learned a lot. And I've evolved with the world around me.  At the same time, the Liddle Kidz Foundation has evolved from a hobby into a real working passion. Today, the Liddle Kidz Foundation helps share my mission for reaching others through nurturing touch. It’s a New Year and time to find your passion, too!

“My dream of bringing nurturing touch to children everywhere is coming true!” says Tina. “Last year, we launched the Liddle Kidz™ Foundation – North American Touch Tour, and due to its enormous success, in 2009 we’re doing it again!

LiddleKidz 2008 Touch Tour BusWhat a year we had! Not only did we get to visit some of the most beautiful places in the world, we met the most amazing people.  Finally, I got to sample ice cream at the Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Vermont, taste chocolate at Hershey’s Chocolate World, visit Niagara Falls on the Canada side (I hear that’s the good side) and experience Montreal first hand. The North American Tour ended with a blast as we headed back to work in Thailand.

Infant Massage Certification Class at Bann Fuang Farr Orphanage in Bangkok, ThailandIn Thailand, I taught at the Bann Fuang Farr Orphanage just outside of Bangkok, Thailand’s only orphanage for children with special healthcare needs. I feel lucky to have had an amazing translator, a professor from the Department of Special Education from Chiangmai Rajabhat University who has invited me to present at the university next year. Of course, I also had an amazing group of specialists eager to learn how to use infant massage with the children in their care. After providing the 3-day CIMT™ course, I stayed on and volunteered providing pediatric massage for the children in the various wards at the orphanage. The children at Bann Fuang Farr have special healthcare needs ranging from severe hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy to blindness.  I look forward toInfant Massage Teacher Certification Training in New York City bringing my international volunteer group to work with these children next year.

Our 2009 tour again takes us across Canada and the United States. During the Liddle Kidz Touch Tour™, we will be offering 3 day Certified Infant Massage Teacher Trainings (CIMT™) as well as limited 2 day Comprehensive Certified Pediatric Massage Trainings (CPMT™). If you’re curious when the Liddle Kidz™ tour bus will be making a stop near you, check out our ever growing schedule of training dates online.

If you have been waiting to find a way to make a difference, and didn’t know how to get started, this is it! Look online and find a course that works for you. Sign up and take charge of your future – now!

Each one of us can make a difference – it just takes one step in the right direction!

 

 

 

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As a Certified Infant Massage Teacher CIMT™ and as a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist CPMT™, you have the special opportunity to impact an infant and their family for a lifetime.

Begin your journey today by registering for an upcoming 2009 CIMT™ or CPMT™ training!
 

 

 

2009 Liddle Kidz Foundation Infant and Pediatric Massage  Educational  Touch Tour

 

 

   

Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Vancouver, BC, CANADA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Edmonton, AB, CANADA Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Training (CPMT), Seattle, WA, USA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), San Francisco, CA USA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Los Angeles, CA USA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Phoenix, AZ USA Tina Allen Honored at the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Induction in San Antonio/New Braunfels,  Texas USA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Austin TX USA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Dallas | Ft. Worth | Richardson TX USA Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Training (CPMT), Dallas | Ft. Worth | Richardson TX USA Infant Massage, Los Angeles, CA USA Peaceful Touch Training, Los Angeles, CA USA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Omaha, NE USA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Sioux Falls, SD USA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Des Moines, IA USA

 

Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Milwaukee, WI USA Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Training (CPMT), Milwaukee, WI, USA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Toronto, ONT CANADA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Manchester, NH USA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Boston / Worcester, MA USA Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Training (CPMT), Boston / Worcester, MA USA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), New York NY  Sept 12 thru 14, 2008 Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Wilmington DE USA Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Training (CPMT), Wilmington DE USA Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training (CIMT), Atlanta GA USA Please Note: Trainings borderedin RED offer a specialized 2 Day comprehensive Certfified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) Training  for massage therapists and  health care professionals

 

 

 

Tour Press Release (PRWEB)
Tina Allen and her Liddle Kidz Foundations North American Touch Tour are Proving that What
Our Kids Need Most is Touch

To view more information about a training in your area, click on the training dates above.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Host a Liddle Kidz Training and Earn a ScholarshipDon’t see a training in your area? Interested in hosting one?

All of us at the Liddle Kidz™ Foundation love to meet new people and visit new places.  So, if you haven’t found one our trainings to be close enough for you, and you’d like to learn near your hometown, we’d love to talk to you!

 Click here or on our hosting button to learn more about earning a full scholarship!

 

 

 

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Benefits of massage for children with Autism

For children with Autism, massage may provide relaxation, stress reduction and calm muscle spasms.  Over time, touch therapy also helps the child to become more accustomed to tactile stimulation and aides in body awareness.  Often by incorporating massage therapy into daily routines, children with Autism experience decreased issues with sleeping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does Massage Make Babies Smarter?

In almost all of my infant massage classes, I discuss with caregivers the many benefits of massaging their children.   Of course, I want parents to understand why it is important to consider massaging their children, and at the very least, ensure they provide appropriate interactive and stimulating opportunities. 

During my classes I share information about the many digestive benefits, and how massage can help many babies sleep deeper and for longer periods of time, but there always seems to be a question of whether massage can make their baby smarter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work at Home Mom WAHM | Stay at Home Mom SAHM

Many women are deciding to leave their fast paced career lives to stay at home with their children. Some consider themselves stay at home moms, while many others are work from home moms. So what’s the difference?

All moms that stay at home with their children are working all day long anyway. The good news is that there’s a way to have your cake and eat it too. Moms can enjoy the comfort and convenience of staying at home while feeling the satisfaction and reaping the rewards of a professional career – all the while, meeting the demands of your little one and spending the most developmental years of your baby’s life - with your baby. What a concept!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Infant Massage Teacher Training | Los Angeles, CaliforniaI work at the Iowa State University Child Development Lab School in the Infant/ Toddler room. I had been struggling for 2 years to try to get into an infant massage class that would allow me to teach it. I think all of the “closed or cancelled” classes from other organizations happened for a reason. This training was excellent. I’m so pleased I had the opportunity to take it from Tina. She presented the info in an appropriate manner. Just enough history without making the training boring. It was excellent to be able facilitate a class with her there. I would encourage everyone to take the classes for Infant Massage from Tina Allen!
Laurie Jeffries
Head Teacher
Iowa State University
Child Development Laboratory School
(Ames, Iowa, USA)



Pediatric Massage Therapist Training | Seattle, Washington
"Tina did a wonderful job incorporating the students' various careers into
every aspect of the infant massage certification course! She helped me to
gain a skill base that will enable me to provide an incredibly therapeutic
service to families of hospitalized infants. I have already begun to see how
infant massage can benefit not only infants, but entire families! Thank you,
Tina, for all your continued support!"
Renee Caskey, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist- General Pediatrics
Children's Medical Center of Dallas
(Dallas, TX, USA)



Infant Massage Teacher Training | Vancouver, CanadaWhen I signed up for this course, I truly had no idea the extent to which it would broaden my ability to help people.  As a student massage therapist, I was just looking for another tool to put in my bag, but this quickly become a whole new bag of it's own!  The quality of training is fantastic.  The course takes you from learning, to teaching, all the way to marketing.  I couldn't wait to get out and start teaching.  Having the ability to help families connect with each other on such a personal level is something I never expected and am so thankful for.  It was absolutely worth the time, energy and money.”
Kristin Hernandez, SMT
Universal College of Healing Arts
(Omaha, Nebraska, USA)




Infant Massage Teacher Training | Dallas, Texas"Tina truly is an inspiration in field of infant massage and nurturing touch. She is warm, kind, gentle and approachable. Her classes gives you more information in 3 days than you ever thought possible and she certainly inspires and prepares you for whatever comes your way"
Eva Marie K. Nobrega, BA, CIMT
Senior Therapist, Touch Play & Grow
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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Infant Massage Certification Spotlight | Debi Langton, CIMT | Holistic Vibrations | Dallas, Texas

CIMT Spotlight | Debi LangtonWho are you?
I’m a Certified Infant Massage Teacher and Licensed Massage Therapist, mother of 3 with 4 beautiful grand children

“Tina has a way of making you feel like you can do anything. Her energy and passion for infant massage is contagious. I am so grateful to have been one of her students because I know I was trained by the “Best”! “

Share a memorable moment from an infant massage class:
One memorable moment in class was when one of the Dads’s looking into his 3 week old daughter’s eyes said to her “You are going to love massage and be the smartest girl in class when you go to school! This was after we discussed how massage helps neurological development and may raise IQ especially in babies massaged by their father’s.

What have you learned from a family (or baby) in your classes? ?  When I first started teaching infant massage I thought Mom’s would be the primary students/caregivers but after doing several classes I realized that the Dad’s are eager and willing to take an active role in their babies’ development.

What makes you happy? Unconditional love.Mexican Sombrero

What makes you sad? Ignorance & narrow mindedness

What’s your favorite color? Definitely Red!

What’s your favorite food? Mexican & Seafood

What’s your favorite motto?
I have many favorite quotes but one of my favorite is “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

How do you plan to use what you learned from Tina to spread the word about Infant Massage?
My immediate goal is to reach and teach free of charge teen and young Mom’s and Dad’s. I want to give them some valuable tools to help them bond and nurture their babies; giving them a Healthy & Loving Beginning.

Please visit Debi’s website:
www.holisticvibrationstherapies.com

 

Now Let's Talk about how the Liddle Kidz Foundation can  make a postive impact on your life!

Finally, an accredited infant massage certification program for professionals, caregivers and those wanting to begin a new career in the wonderful world of infant massage.  The Liddle Kidz™ FoundationPlease Liddle Kidz, teach my Mommy & Daddy Infant Massage Certification course is an intense, fun and effective way to master the core skills of infant massage.

Founded by master teacher and philanthropist Tina Allen, the Liddle Kidz™ Foundation offers a new, comprehensive, research based training course and teaches students what they really need to know to become a professional infant massage teacher.

Any experienced infant massage teacher will tell you that there is a world of difference between learning how to massage a baby from a book or DVD, and knowing how to provide the best care to meet a families needs, however, there are few opportunities to learn the skills they really need from a working healthcare professional who has provided infant massage education throughout the world.

As a CIMT, you have the special opportunity to impact an infant and their family for a lifetime.
 

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