The Science and the Art of Infant and Family Sleep

baby sleep

  Date and Time: 
February 26th, 2025, 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST

 Location:

 Instructor(s): 
Dr. Greer Kirshenbaum

 Cost:
$125.00 CAD per individual. We accept EFT and credit card payments


Infant sleep is one of the biggest concerns for parents of babies 0-3 years. The education they receive from medical professionals is of utmost importance. This session will educate professionals on up to date science of infant sleep and brain development as well as the art of supporting infant sleep. This will equip professionals to educate parents on infant sleep while promoting infant mental health.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the sensitive period of infant brain development from 0-3 years.
  2. Understand why infant sleep is unique including: sleep cycles, circadian rhythm development, cortisol development.
  3. Understand how sleep training and unresponsive care puts the infant brain at risk.
  4. Understand key ways to optimize infant sleep.
  5. Understand health issues that influence sleep and how to refer to specialists

Instructor Biography: 

Greer Kirshenbaum
Greer Kirshenbaum PhD
is an Author, Neuroscientist, Doula, Infant and Family Sleep Specialist and Mother. She trained at the University of Toronto, Columbia University, New York University and Yale University. Greer has combined her academic training with her experience as a doula and mother to lead The Nurture Revolution. A movement to nurture our babies’ brains to revolutionize mental health and impact larger systems in our world. Greer wants families, professionals, and workplaces to understand how early caregiving experience can boost mental wellness and diminish depression, anxiety, and addiction in adulthood by shaping babies’ brains through simple intuitive enriching experiences in pregnancy, birth and infancy. Her book is called The Nurture Revolution: Grow Your Baby’s Brain and Transform Their Mental Health Through the Art of Nurtured Parenting. She offers resources, workshops, and coaching on her website

Certificate of Participation

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