We are Ola and Dorota. We have many years of experience in working with children and we are consultants for children’s sleep. We have completed the Gentle Sleep Coach course – the first and most developed professional sleep learning program available on the global market. We have a university degree in psychology and nursing, but we are constantly gaining new knowledge and raising our competences. We wish to use this background to improve the quality of the child’s sleep without the use of crying methods.
My name is Dorota Nowogrodzka. I am a nursing graduate at the Medical University of Warsaw, and currently, I am studying pedagogy at the University of Warsaw. As the first in Poland, I completed a comprehensive American Gentle Sleep Coach course, confirmed by a certificate. The training included learning how to sleep coach children from 6 months and a program for newborns from the first day of life to the end of 6 months. My education also includes the course of the National Health Fund Academy about breastfeeding – training for medical staff.
I gained experience as a volunteer supporting people with disabilities, a group teacher in a nursery and a nurse in a primary school with pre-school departments. In my free time, I love watching movies, playing board games and learning Japanese language and culture.
The Gentle Sleep Coach Program is the first and most extensive professional sleep coach training and certification program available. The program involves over 80 hours of training with a faculty panel that includes 2 medical doctors, a psychologist, an attorney, lactation counselor, postpartum doulas and a family therapist. Each coach must pass an exam and participate in case supervision with Kim West, LCSW-C (a.k.a. “the Sleep Lady”) who has been helping tired parents for over 17 years. Clinical supervision and ongoing advanced training are required to maintain certification as a Gentle Sleep Coach. Some of training topics include:
The training also consisted of lectures from top specialists, including:
The GSC Program also includes an exclusive advanced training series specifically focused on how to gently work with babies 4 and 5 months of age. This program, which I have also completed, consists of over 40 hours of instruction and mentorship.
Some of the curriculum training topics include:
As a professional Gentle Sleep Coach we do not believe in the cry-it-out method and a one size fits all.