What is the Nurtured Heart Approach®?
The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in The 3 Stands™ for helping children (and adults) build their Inner Wealth® and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success.
The essence of the Approach is a set of core methodologies originally developed for working with the most difficult children. It has a proven impact on every child, including those who are challenged behaviorally, socially and academically. The Nurtured Heart Approach has been shown to create transformative changes in children diagnosed with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder and other behavioral, emotional and anxiety related symptoms – almost always without the need for long-term mental health treatment. Even children experiencing social cognitive challenges, like Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger Syndrome greatly benefit from the Approach, reducing the need for traditional mental health and medical interventions.
Traditional approaches often fall short of promoting the Inner Wealth essential for children to build successful relationships. This method has helped thousands of families, educators, and child advocates channel a child’s intensity in beautifully creative and constructive ways – helping children achieve new emotional portfolios of confidence and enduring levels of competency.
The Approach is simple and accessible. Using resources like our books, online courses, and certification training, we hope to show you how utterly easy it is to not only improve your situation with an challenging or difficult child, but to transform the child through the awareness that their intensity is actually the source of their greatness.
NHA for Guiding Intense Behavior
Children get so much more – more relationship, more intense relationship – when things are going wrong. This is the foundational error in conventional ways of parenting and school discipline. The Nurtured Heart Approach will bring you to understand how your best efforts may actually fuel the fire of challenging behavior – and how to make simple shifts that will change everything.
"My husband and I were desperate to find an approach that worked for our 'high energy' 6 year old boy. No form of discipline whatsoever would make him listen to us or follow rules. He had always been a handful but somehow things had gone from bad to worse. Nurtured Heart Approach transformed my son into a well behaved, considerate boy who LISTENS to his parents. I would consider that a miracle, and I am eternally grateful!"
The Film: Intro to NHA
In this 20-minute video, Howard Glasser, Creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach, and expert parents and professionals introduce you to the benefits of the approach and the success it’s having in homes, schools, and child-advocacy agencies around the world.
Free eCourse: The 3 Stands™
In this free 3-part video eCourse, Howard Glasser, creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach, will share The 3 Stands of the Nurtured Heart Approach and how to implement them in the most practical ways. In just a few short video sessions you will have some real “aha” moments, inspiring you to transform your relationships with the children (and adults) in your life.
Core Methodology: The 3 Stands™
- Stand One: Absolutely No!
I refuse to energize negative behavior.
- Stand Two: Absolutely Yes!
I will relentlessly energize the positive.
- Stand Three: Absolutely Clear!
I will maintain total clarity about rules that demonstrate fair & consistent boundaries.
The Benefits of Nurtured Heart Approach
- Understand the unique dynamics of the challenging child
- Shift a child toward using his/her intensity in successful ways
- Create a deeper sense of success & Inner Wealth for the child
- Build a family/school culture of authentic connection & trust
- Improve performance – from test scores to chores
- End the punitive cycle that reinforces negative behavior
- Live the “Energy” of joy and success as your new reality