Nurtured Heart Approach
What is the Nurtured Heart Approach?
The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) is a relationship-based model that consists of 3 Stands™: Absolute No, Absolute Yes, and Absolute Clarity. The approach aims to build Inner Wealth ™ and resiliency by teaching how to:
- Emphasize an individual’s agency to choose to give less energy and relationship to negative emotions, thought patterns, and circumstances, while
- Investing more energy and relationship into their own strengths and success and the strengths and success of others.
- Encouraging reflection and communication around perceptions, expectations and limits.
As a result, the Nurtured Heart Approach empowers children and adults to direct their emotional and intellectual intensity towards achievement and self-actualization.
Our Role in the Nurtured Heart Approach
The Center of Innovation makes the Introduction to the Nurtured Heart Approach training available to the community through monthly offerings. The COI also partners with national and local experts to assist practitioners in the application of the Nurtured Heart Approach in personal and professional settings.
Practice and Evaluation Tools
The Nurtured Heart Approach is a promising practice with a growing body of research supporting its effectiveness. CYFD-BHS and The Nurtured Heart Institute are currently developing a survey tool to assist in measuring changes in Inner Wealth. Click the button below to access tools for the evaluation of NHA implementation.
The following agencies have staff trained in the Nurtured Heart Approach and offer training to the community:
Introduction to the Nurtured Heart Approach
In this six-hour training offered in full day and two three-hour day options, participants in the interactive online sessions will learn to use the Nurtured Heart Approach to grow connection and clarity in their personal and professional relationships.
One-on-One Training & Application Support
Request one-on-one support from Advanced Trainer and expert consultant Quinn Donnay or receive agency specific support for developing internal trainers and applying the approach to agency-wide policies, practices, and traditions.
To maintain the integrity of the approach, NHA training facilitators are required to become certified in the approach by completing a 40-hour certification training. Certified Trainers can achieve Advanced Trainer status by attending the 40-hour certification a second time and acting as a small group facilitator.