I began my journey to become a qualified member of the IAIM in late January 2023 which started with an intensive 4-day training course in the centre of London.
The days were long and the train commutes were a bit hectic (no surprise there) but unlike any other training I'd ever attended before I came home so full of ENERGY and JOY each day. It was hard work but also beautiful, I felt at home. Surrounded by amazing trainers and students alike I soaked up all the super interesting knowledge like a sponge.
One part of the course included observing a live session with parents and babies, in this part of the training our only task was to sit and observe, seeing how an instructor is in action! Half way through this particular part there was a turning point.
A content silence filled the room, the parents were smiling and fixated on their own children and the babies were quiet and happy, or slightly cooing as they enjoyed their massage.
In this moment, although I was sat at a distance only watching, I felt my mood relax, my whole body settle, my hand resting on my chest, and my heart so big, warm, and full. Even though I was not directly in the centre of this class, either taking part or leading it, my heart was bursting and this fullness stuck with me to this day. Full Hearts Baby Massage was born and I continued through the rest of the intensive training and qualification process to gain my Certification by early July 2023.