Nurtured Heart Approach Training for Parents and Professionals
As an NHA Advanced Trainer, I run training in schools as well as daycares. I also use the approach during my therapy sessions and, of course, with my children. The Nurtured Heart approach helps those who work with children maneuver difficult situations.
What is the Nurtured Heart Approach
Initially developed by Howard Glasser in 1998, the Nurtured Heart Approach is a relationship-focused methodology that focuses on The 3 Stands, which help unlock a child’s true potential.
The 3 Stands are:
- Refusing to energize negativity.
- Setting up and pointing out successes.
- Providing clear guidelines and un-energized consequences.
Examples include remaining calm when a child is aggressive or shouting and pointing out when a child does something well, discouraging the notion that nothing they do is correct.
Why use the Nurtured Heart Approach?
Using The 3 Stands together sets a child up for success and decreases conflict within the home. In addition to providing parental guidance, The 3 Stands are useful in a classroom environment.
The Nurtured Heart Approach is particularly effective for helping children with:
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
- Reactive Attachment Disorder.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Asperger Syndrome.
- And other behavioral, emotional, and anxiety-related conditions and symptoms.
I encourage parents and professionals alike to look at the Children’s Success Foundation website to learn more about the Nurtured Heart Approach.