First Touch Program – Sydney

A 5-session parent-infant group in Turramurra & Beecroft, Sydney

Did you know that babies enter the world primed for communication, ready to connect and communicate with their caregivers?

Let’s Talk Psychology Practice is excited to provide parents with the opportunity to learn about the ways in which babies use body language, sounds, and other signals to communicate their needs using The First Touch Program.

The First Touch Program is a 5-week nationally accredited relationship-based infant massage program based on over 25-years of research.

Imagine having the opportunity to pause…
to step out of the busy ‘doing’ that is so easy to get caught up in… to sink into ‘being’ present with your baby… allowing yourself the space to get to know your baby as the little person that they are… and to grow into your own skin as a parent!

Gift yourself with this opportunity by enrolling in a First Touch Program at Let’s Talk Psychology Practice.

Why should I attend the First Touch Program?

Healthy touch, stroking, and skin to skin contact has been shown to support a baby’s emotional, social, and early brain development.

Using a unique combination of massage strokes The First Touch Program supports parents in
how to use touch, massage, voice and movement to deepen their bond with their baby whilst promoting positive infant psychological wellbeing.

More specifically, The First Touch Program has the potential to:

• reduce infant crying
• help improve settling and soothing
• support a baby’s development and wellbeing
• help protect and promote a baby’s mental health if their mother is recovering from postnatal depression, and
• help babies bond with their dads which in turn supports a babies social and physical development.

The First Touch Program teaches parents how to watch out for and interpret their baby’s communication cues and how to respond with appropriate caregiving behaviours.

Your questions answered…


The course runs for five consecutive weeks for 1.5hrs/week.


Each session includes morning tea, a relaxation exercise, demonstration and practice of infant massage strokes, and a discussion of a specific topic related to infant and caregiver wellbeing (e.g. crying and communication, mindful awareness, self-care).

You are provided with a bottle of organic baby massage oil and use of all our cushions, pillows, and blankets needed for your own and your baby’s comfort.


You simply need to bring yourself and your baby.


Places are strictly limited to 5-6 participants.


The all inclusive cost of the 5-week First Touch Program is $350.

Next group starts Tuesday 31 October 2017

Groups are facilitated by Dr Charise Deveney, a Clinical Psychologist and mother.

To make an enquiry about a The First Touch Program, please phone 0424 143 473 or contact us.

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