NHA Admidst a Medical Crisis
Mayhem to Meaningful Gratitude: NHA Amidst a Medical Crisis
Life becomes infinitely more scary when a diagnosis of cancer happens. Scarier for the person receiving the diagnosis, but also the loved ones of that person. Our host, Stephanie Rule, interviews Julie Mears about her experience navigating a cancer diagnosis, surgery, treatment, and the impact the Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) had on her journey to recovery. Stephanie shares her perspective as a loved one walking through a similar process and how NHA took part in supporting herself, her family, and her mother.
Listen as they dive into a rich conversation about how using and living by the 3 Stands™ of NHA isn’t just for tough kids, tough classrooms, or tough patients/clients.
Julie Mears lives in a village just outside Norwich England with husband Andy, their student son and daughter (some of the time), a naughty cocker spaniel and 6 chickens.
She worked for 35 years in the Youth Service, often with teenagers at risk of exclusion, and during this time became determined to find a way to change such outcomes at an earlier age.
For the past 8 years she has worked as a Child Support Worker in the ‘Time for you’ Team at The Benjamin Foundation, delivering weekly, one-to-one sessions with children aged 5 – 11 years old and is passionate about showing children how they can use their Greatness to overcome the challenges in their lives.
Julie is an enthusiastic Certified Advanced NHA Trainer and has found immense joy in presenting whole-school teacher training sessions, in-house training and parent courses in the Nurtured Heart Approach.
The NHA has had a profound impact on her professional and personal life and she will be sharing how it helped in navigating her journey through diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in the summer of 2015.