As a mother of two small children, she can relate to the feeling of being both sleep deprived and overwhelmed with the desire to get her children sleeping like they should. She helps families with children 4 months (adjusted) to 5 years of age who feel frustrated and exhausted from not being able to establish consistent bedtime/nap time routines, too many night wakings, or just need a little guidance on developing an appropriate sleep schedule for their child.
She works with each family to educate and develop a customized sleep plan in which they are most comfortable with based on their parenting style and philosophies. Breni focuses on each families unique needs and desired outcomes as a whole. It is her goal is get everyone the sleep they need and deserve.
She lives with her husband and two beautiful children in Wilmington, NC. She received a BA in Psychology and a MA in Industrial Psychology. Prior to becoming a Child Sleep Consultant, she spent 18 years in the Human Resources field. When she and her family aren’t sleeping, they love to spend time at the beach, the park or enjoy family time together.
She is agraduate of the Clinical/Health Psychology Doctoral Program at Rutgers University and a Certified Child Sleep Consultant through the Family Sleep Institute.
She is an active member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, the American Psychological Association, and the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants.
Sasha is also the author of the acclaimed bedtime book, Putting Bungee to Bed, which uses an engaging story to help young readers understand the importance of healthy sleep habits.
She speaks regularly at schools and consults with childcare centers to help them develop policy and education initiatives regarding healthy sleep.
Sasha resides in Norwalk, CT with her large and lively multi-generational family in which all members, whether two or four-legged, enjoy the benefits of a good night’s rest.
Kim is a proud member of Baby’s Breath Canada, the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and the National Sleep Foundation. She has received a degree in Psychology in Child Development and an Executive Director’s certification from Health Care Canada.
Kim has joined the Safe Sleep Initiative created by the Baby Box Co. and is featured Sleep Expert for their Baby Box University educational platform. Her videos and information are being used on the Ontario Syllabus for the Baby Boxes and can been seen on the Baby Box University site for all members to view.
She has been featured on Rogers TV – Daytime Ottawa, CTV News, BBC News, The Carole Anne Mehan Talk Radio and is a contributor to online parenting and Mom websites.
Kim decided that being certified as a Childbirth Educator and as a Child Sleep Consultant was the perfect match! For the expectant families, she provides the knowledge of comfort measures, what to expect during childbirth and helps them prepare for the journey that lies ahead of them. For families finding themselves having sleep challenges she uses her extensive training, educational background and draws on experiences from clients and her own family, to help others create great sleeping habits and overcome the challenges they are facing.
Knowing she could provide all of this to families was a dream come true and her passion can be seen with all the families she meets!
Katie works with families around the globe to provide education, prevention and intervention services for all of a child’s sleep needs.
As a certified life coach with Masters’ Degrees in both Mental Health and Marriage and Family Counseling, Katie’s practice offers not only sleep expertise but also provides a unique support system for the entire family.
Throughout Graduate school and Integration Life Coaching’s development Katie focused on working extensively with children. It is in this niche that she repeatedly witnessed the far reaching issues lack of sleep will create for children and their families.
As a Pediatric Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience caring for women, infants, and children both in the hospital and community setting she is passionate about family health and wellness.
Her interest in sleep began with her work in the Post-Partum Unit at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado where she taught newborn care classes in addition to caring for moms and babies. It was here she noticed that while new parents were given information on safety and general health they were offered very little education on sleep, one of our most basic necessities.
In years that followed her career turned to community based health where she was able to form more long term relationships with the families she cared for and therefore, also make a greater impact on patient outcomes. Kelly saw the need for the addition of quality sleep education to the overall health promotion guidelines she followed.
This need combined with the birth of her first child prompted Kelly to fill this gap and become a Family Sleep Institute Certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant. Clayton Babies Sleep Consulting was created to serve local families, school districts and community agencies and has now grown to help families around the world get the sleep they need.
She went on to develop and pilot a successful community based non-drug insomnia program for the region. She also earned a certificate in Sleep, Neurobiology, Medicine and Society and became a certified pediatric sleep consultant through the Family Sleep Institute.
Mary has worked as a clinical and research instrumentation specialist in clinical chemistry, immunology and flow cytometry. She worked for several years in clinical labs and in basic research and as a research program coordinator in mental health and coordinator for the Southern Alberta Mental Health Task Force.
Mary continues to work as a health research consultant and as a sleep consultant and educator helping individuals and families regain their ability for natural restorative sleep. She has a passion for the health and safety benefits sleep wellness brings to the individual, family and society.
Mary is a member of the Canadian Sleep Society, the American Sleep Association and The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
Her interest in sleep blossomed as she completed her PhD in Experimental Psychology at McGill University. She was especially drawn to the importance of sleep for the emotional, physical and cognitive health of children.
Throughout her PhD she published several peer-reviewed articles on pediatric sleep. For her dissertation, she designed an individualized sleep promotion program to motivate teenagers to adopt earlier bedtimes. She conducted a randomized controlled trial to evaluate her program and found that it was successful in improving adolescent sleep.
It was during her PhD that she learned that "one size fits all" sleep programs are less effective than more personalized approaches. In fact, the novelty of her PhD work was that she recommended using motivational interviewing- a very personalized technique, to help teenagers become motivated to go to sleep earlier. Although offering personalized plans is more effortful, she believes that it is worth it because in the long run the results are more impactful.
Following her PhD, she completed the Family Sleep Institute Child Sleep Consulting Program to further specialize in sleep in babies and young children. She brought her training and passion for 'personalization' to the sleep consulting field as she continues to consider each and every family unit to be unique.
Jamie is also committed to promoting higher education in this field by teaching Cognitive Development, Adolescent Development and other courses related to pediatric health at Concordia University in Montreal.
She has a Master’s in Public Health and previously held positions as a compliance coordinator for a large National Institutes of Health study on children’s health and as the manager of lactation and childbirth education at a Maine’s largest birthing center.
She also manages health literacy and advancer care planning training for Maine’s largest health system.
With a focus on prevention, long term success and the family connection, she is passionate about helping everyone in the family get the sleep they need to be happy, healthy, and well-rested.