I often describe sleep deprivation to families I work with as feeling like… one of the “worst forms of torture”
With lack of sleep I am like a “bear with a sore head” and suffer the affects both mentally and physically. So I often wonder if this is how I am feeling, then how are babies/toddlers feeling, coping, let alone functioning?…
…and what about Mum?
Allow me to introduce myself my name is Christina and I have worked with over 6’000 families to assist with gaining more sleep and better functioning as well as adjusting to parenting, managing challenging behaviours, feeding difficulties and the challenges faced with parenting.
I am a proud mother of three girls. 23 years ago I started as a General Nurse Div 1 and went on to do Peadiatric nursing, from there I worked in Special Care Nursery and Mother/Baby. I became a Team Leader at one of Melbourne’s Parenting centers which some refer to as “sleep school” Feeling frustrated for families that were on a long waiting list of up to 8 weeks at times, I recognised the demand of families needing help and started consulting privately and later called my business “Little Hands Little Feet” It was with this experience that I went on to hold a role as a Perinatal Infant Mental Health Clinician at a major hospital in Melbourne, working closely with Perinatal Psychiatrists and Psychologist and the attachment theory model. As the business grew I could no longer keep up with the demands of full time work and decided to work part time and focus more on consulting privately.
Finding a work/life balance is very important to me in order to feel rejuvenated and to enhance family/friend relationships and I like to assist families to do the same. In my spare time I like to wine and dine, spend time with friends/family, play tennis, catch a show and occasionally bust a move on the dance floor.
Now that I have found a balance I have a passion for wanting to assist as many families as possible to enjoy parenting and enhance their parent/infant relationship.