Gentle Sleep Success Workshop
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Gentle Sleep Success Workshop

Learn how to coach your child to sleep through the night and nap with gentle sleep solutions.
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Created by Irene Gouge
Last updated 12/2012
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Help your child sleep through the night to get the quantity and quality of sleep they need.
  • Help your child get restorative naps based on their age and their needs.
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  • an open mind
  • a willingness to teach your child to sleep

We’ll partner to create the best possible sleep plan for your family.  I’ll teach you step-by-step strategies with positive-parenting solutions.  You’ll be able to add these to your “parenting toolbox” and use these strategies during your entire parenting journey.  You’ll be able to parent from a place of love….and not from a place of fear or frustration.  So not only will we bring “sleep-filled nights” into your home, but you’ll be able to become the parent you truly desire to be.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is NOT intended for newborns to 6 months of age
  • The workshop is intended for families that may have 6 year old or younger that is not sleeping well.
  • It is always recommended that you check with your pediatrician to be sure you have the green light to sleep coach your child.
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
Welcome and Sleep Education
7 Lectures 58:09

Let's begin our Gentle Sleep Success Workshop and create your personal sleep plan!

If you are doing just the workshop without support, you will find the documents needed to create your sleep plan in the lectures.  If you are doing this workshop with support, be sure to email me at to let me know you are ready to start so that you can gain unlimited access to the Client Resource area at  

It's important that before you begin any sleep training program that you have gotten the green light from your pediatrician that your child is able to sleep for longer periods of time. 

And just like any sleep coaching program, if you choose to only implement portions without officially creating a plan, you may not experience the sleep success you desire.  I encourage you to complete the workshop in its entirety before you make any changes to your child's sleep situation.  

Wishing you many nights of sweet dreams,
Preview 01:42

The parenting journey begins for us when our child is born, however we don't always realize all the responsibilities that come along with it.   In this session you will learn how to center and regulate yourself to build your patience with your children to help you during the day and night.   Learn about the secret ingredient necessary to take your parenting to the next level.
Preview 16:58

When our child is not sleeping through the night, we are not sleeping through the night.  Learn about the 5 things that are holding your child back from a great night of sleep.  Implement these strategies to start getting the sleep you and your family deserve.
Sleep Education

Learn to understand routines and schedules when you are getting ready to sleep coach your child.
Routines vs Schedules

Learn how to create a rock solid bedtime routine that is going to help you get those great nights of sleep! 

A rock solid bedtime routine

As we prepare for bedtime or naptime reading books will be a part of your routine.  Learn how to read on book many ways to help support your child in their learning and developing those pre literacy skills. 
Bonus- Literacy Tip: Read one book, many ways
Creating your sleep plan
1 Lecture 43:16
Use the information from the previous lectures to help you start creating that just right sleep plan in your home.  Begin figuring out that consistent response you will have with your child when they wake at night.
Creating your gentle sleep plan
Implementing your sleep plan
3 Lectures 26:05
Learn tips and tricks to help you be successful in nap coaching your child and creating that naptime routine.
Nap Coaching Success

When you get ready to do your first night, you'll want to make sure that you are crystal clear about how to support your child as they learn how to get to sleep with your support.
Some extra shuffle reminders when sitting in the chair

Learn tips and tricks on how to gently remove sleep crutches and follow thru consistently. 

Removing Sleep Crutches
Trouble Shooting
3 Lectures 23:52
Wrapping it all up with some last questions and answers that come up when you are sleep coaching.   Learn more about dream feeds vs set time feeds, the family meeting, setting limits and  what to do if your child is sick.

Common questions and answers when you are sleep coaching

When it comes to sleep coaching and parenting, I find that sometimes we don't realize that fear may be holding us back from being the best parent we can be for our child.   

Our deepest fears

Get ready to implement your sleep plan!  Schedule  your 15 minute follow up session at

Ready, Set, Sleep!
About the Instructor
Irene Gouge
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Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Originally from Chicago, Irene earned her Bachelor s of Science in Education at Illinois State University.  After graduation she moved to Florida where she worked for the Walt Disney World Company in College Recruiting for the College Programs and as a Youth Education Series Facilitator. She has taught for 7 years in the 5th and 6th grades at Celebration School in Orlando, A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet School, in Raleigh, and Apex Middle School in Apex.  When her second son Bailey was born she chose to stay home to do a home daycare and be a volunteer Preschool Coordinator at Hope Community Church

While at home with her second son Irene studied under Kim West, AKA the Sleep Lady to become a certified sleep consultant.  Irene is one of the “First 50” graduates of The Gentle Sleep Coaching Program which is currently the most extensive & professional sleep certification program available. The program involves over 50 hours of training, an exam and participation in case supervision with Kim West, LCSW-C who has been helping tired parents for over 16 years. Clinical supervision and ongoing advanced training are required to maintain certification as a Gentle Sleep Coach. Some of her training topics have included:

·  Basic counseling and child development

·  Sleep Science and Behavioral Modification Techniques

·  Secure Attachment Theory

·  Supporting the Breastfeeding Mom and much more!

She has attended Lectures from top specialists in the areas of:

·  Postpartum Depression from Dr Shoshana Bennett, author and leading specialist on Postpartum Depression

·  Medical Conditions and Sleep Apnea in Children led by Dr Lewis Kass, Director of Children’s Sleep Center

·  Reflux and GERD issues led by Dr. Brian Vartabedian, MD, FAAP - author of Colic Solved

·  Breastfeeding and Relux led by Dr. Jack Newman at Breastfeeding Inc

·  Sensory Processing Disorders and Sleep by Jodi Jennings, OTLR

As founder of Loving Lessons- Irene contributes her success in coaching parents to her sons Connor age 6 and Bailey age 4.  She says “my boys are the loves of my life, but they challenge me every day to stretch myself in ways I never I knew I could be stretched.  They have taught me how to teach them the loving lessons in all aspects of life and how to create healthy habits which will impact them in their future.”  Now a Gentle Sleep Coach in the Raleigh and the surrounding areas, she works to empower parents to coach their children to transform sleep,  get more joy in parenting,  and set children up for academic success!