I am a Holistic and Trauma-informed Child Sleep Consultant

I help parents who need professional guidance and support to discover the root causes that led to their child’s sleep challenges and I introduce them with powerful tools and solutions in order to resolve them in ways that promote a secure attachment between the parent and the child.

My approach leads to better sleep, children thriving in every area of their life but also to a profound improvement in every member's well-being.

Your Sleep Challenges

You

  • Feel drained, overwhelmed, stressed and/or exhausted
  • Struggle to find balance
  • Find yourself losing confidence
  • Worry about your baby growing up in the most optimal way

Your baby, toddler or preschooler:

  • Is resisting going to sleep and/or have a late bedtime
  • Has inconsistent naps and bedtime
  • Is waking too early in the morning
  • Often cries, is frustrated or throws temper tantrums

Does any of the above challenges sound familiar to your family?

Are you an expat parent?

Dealing with the above sleep challenges is already a real struggle. Being an expat parent above all these can be even more overwhelming and can also bring isolation, despair and depression.

I am an expat mom originally coming from Greece. I live in Switzerland for the past 4,5 years. I have been through all the sleep challenges mentioned above with my own child, while not speaking the language and having zero support made me struggle some more. Fortunately I survived. And then I used my experience in order to grow.

It takes a lot of courage to ask for help and support when you are a new parent. I know, I have been there.

It is my mission to make your choice to search for support as worthwhile and rewarding as it can be, by providing everything I wished I had received back then. 

You need

  • A tailor-made plan based on:
  • his or her specific needs
  • his or her temperament
  • your needs and temperament
  • your family's values and goals
  • Someone you can trust
  • Someone who listens and cares
  • Evidence-based resources 
  • Guidance and support

Also you DON'T want "quick fixes" or "one-size-fits-all" approaches for your baby

Let's take it step-by-step

  • We identify the root cause as this is key in sleep work.
  • We align and we empower the family members.
  • Then we make gradual improvements. Gently, respectfully, with care.
  • We encourage and establish healthier habits for the family in order to be restful and happy. 

One thing is for sure. I am NOT going to suggest you

to leave your child to cry alone.

IACSC

I am Maria Besini

Certified Child

Sleep Consultant 

I help you uncover the root causes of your child's sleep challenges and I guide and support you to resolve them.

What makes my approach different is that it brings amazing, long-lasting results without "sleep training". 

Our work focuses on physical, emotional health and safety. We want your child to thrive on every level and nothing less than that.

΅Let's resolve your child’s sleep challenges by optimizing every single aspect of their life. 

Is this what you are looking for?

My Approach

Holistic

Sleep is affected by a large number of factors we cannot overlook, like health, nutrition and emotional wellbeing

Attachment-based
Secure attachment of the child to the parent is basic foundation for healthy sleep and happy children

Trauma-informed
Identifying a trauma when it exists, helps to finding the tools and resources in order to heal it

Ηealthy, happy and restful children make happy families

Baby Sleep Optimization Flower

  • Health is the number one priority and an essential foundation of sleep
  • Nutrition needs to be conscious and integrated
  • Environment sets the context of sleep
  • Physiology shows the path for optimal functioning and homeostasis
  • Emotional well-being is one of the most important foundations for happiness, growth and restful sleep
  • Lifestyle needs evaluation in order to meet everybody's needs and promote healthy habits
  • Development needs awareness, respect and encouragement
  • Relationships are the cornerstone of our human nature. We need healthy relationships with other people in order to thrive in life
  • Let's stop trying to "fix" our children sleep and instead focus on helping them thrive in childhood. 

    Responding with care and

    NOT leaving our baby alone to cry-it-out

    • Teaches them that the world is a safe place where there is always someone who responds and co-regulates them when they need to.
    • Promotes their ability to develop the skill of self-regulation and independence in a healthy pace developmentally.
    • Promotes secure attachment and the development of a healthy relationship between the baby and the carer.

    On the opposite side, if we try to "fight" the symptoms of poor sleep with behavioral-based, cookie-cutter methods that do not take under consideration important aspects like the particular needs of our baby, this can bring negative results, like dysregulation, dissociation and the development of insecure attachment.

    My superpower

    I always investigate what's underneath the surface.

    I do extra research if necessary.

    I don’t come with my work alone.

    I bring to you the cutting-edge of scientific research and wisdom from great teachers and pioneers across the world in the area of sleep, psychology, neuroscience and relationships.

    We make a great team

    I bring the knowledge, the resourcefulness and the passion in this work. You bring your love for your child, your strengths, and your openness.

    We make an incredible team. With our commitment and consistency we are able to resolve your child's sleep challenges and make your family happy.

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