The Nurtured Heart Approach

Upcoming Trainings:
  • Introduction to the Nurtured Heart Approach Training:
    Virtual, 6 hour Training

    June 11, 2021    9:30AM- 12:30PM
    June 14, 2021    9:30AM- 12:30PM

    Must attend both sessions to receive credit.

    6 Social Work/Counseling CEUs Available.
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  • Exploring the Nurtured Heart Approach Online Course:
    Self-paced, 6 hour Introductory Training

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Nurtured Heart Approach Coffee Hour
  • Join us on Zoom every first Friday of the month from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm for casual conversation about the application of NHA.
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The Nurtured Heart Approach 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 emphasizing 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. The third stand of Absolute Clarity guides this process by 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.

Howard Glasser originally created the Nurtured Heart Approach in the late 1990’s as an intervention for children with intense behaviors. Since its development, the approach has been adapted for and applied to homes, schools, residential treatment centers, and other diverse community and institutional settings.

For more information on the Nurtured Heart Approach and its parent organization, The Children’s Success Foundation, please visit