Andrea Strang

Andrea is a Holistic and Gentle Child Sleep Consultant, Educator, Author, and Postpartum Doula.  She started her sleep practice in 2004 after supporting families as a Postpartum Doula for many years. Since then, Andrea has completed several training programs and has helped over 8000 families get better sleep, including providing over 10,000 hours of in-home sleep support.

Andrea is currently an instructor and mentor in the UK based, Holistic Sleep Coach program, Gentle Sleep Educator Course, and is a Night Coach Trainer. She is also the Program Director for the Child Sleep Institute.

Philosophy:  Offering gentle support and sleep help for families while promoting secure attachment. Supportive of breastfeeding, attachment parenting, co-sleeping, infant mental health and informed choice.

Sleep coaching methods include coping strategies, sleep nurturing and gentle sleep coaching when appropriate, focusing on supportive, responsive methods such as fading and cue-based strategies.

Training:

  • Certificate in Home and Family, Brigham Young University - Idaho - 2019
  • Certificate in Advanced Marriage and Family Functioning, Brigham Young University - Idaho - 2020
  • Holistic Sleep Coaching Program - 2019
  • Infant Mental Health Community Training Program – Hospital for Sick Kids 2015 certificate
  • Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine and Society, University of Michigan 2015
  • Eighth Biannual Conference on Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2015
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine Best Practices Course, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2015
  • Gentle Sleeposium (speaker and participant) 2015
  • Working with Stuck Kids, Gordon Neufeld, 2014
  • The Great Sleep Debate, On-line conference Possums Research 2014
  • Sick Kids Sleep Symposium – 2013 certificate
  • Addressing Sleep Problems and Compliance of Children, Gregory Hanley, 2013
  • Neuroscience of Skin to Skin Contact and Breastfeeding, Nils Bergman 2013
  • Birth and Beyond Conference 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Boston, Mass– 2012
  • Infant Mental Health Introductory Course, University of Minnesota 2012
  • Gentle Sleep CoachSMCertification 2010
  • Naturally Nurturing Sleep Child Consultant Program – UK 2009
  • Postpartum Doula Training – CAPPA 2000
  • Childbirth Education Training – CAPPA 2000
  • Birth Doula Training – DONA 1999

Additional courses:

Medical Conditions & Sleep Apnea in Children – Dr. Lewis Kass, MD, FAAP
Reflux & Colic Management – Dr. Bryan Vartabedian, MD, FAAP
GERD –  Anthony Lozides, MD.
Secure Attachment in Children -Dr. Kent Hoffman, PhD
Sensory Processing Disorders and Sleep – Jodi Jennings, OTLR and Dr. Lucy Miller
Postpartum Depression – Dr. Shoshana Bennett, PhD
SIDS Research and Recommendations – First Candle
Potty Training – Sally Neuberger, LCSW

Books Authored:

Co-author Loved to Sleep
Gentle Night Weaning for Babies the Kinder Way
Co-author Kinder Method Book

Experience:

  • 10 years Postpartum Doula support
  • 16 years Child Sleep Consulting supported over 8000 families (since 2004)
  • Over 10,000 hours of in-home night coaching experience

Professional Associations:

Association of Professional Sleep Consultants  http://www.internationalsleep.org/
International Association of Child Sleep Consultants  http://www.iacsc.com/
Child Sleep Institute