Classes & Therapy Groups

Nurtured Heart Approach® Class (6 weekly sessions)

Caring for children can be difficult but potentially the most rewarding challenge a person can take on. Often, our own parenting experiences may not have prepared us to be the kind of parent/caregiver we wish to be.

The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a relationship-focused methodology developed by Howard Glasser and founded strategically in The 3 Stands™ for helping children (and adults) build Inner Wealth™ and use their intensity in successful ways. In Nurtured Heart Approach® thinking we believe intensity is a powerful quality that, if developed correctly, can propel children onto amazing achievements. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children, including those who are challenged behaviorally, socially and academically, while facilitating parenting and classroom success.

This 6-session weekly class welcomes parents, legal guardians, grandparents, foster parents, other family members, educators and other professionals.

Meeting Options

  • Tuesdays (in-person) | Holland Clinic | Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays (virtual) | Telehealth Clinic 616.559.5896 | Please check back for spring 2024 dates
  • Thursdays (virtual) | Forest Hills Clinic | Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22, Feb 29 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  •  1 full-day workshop (in-person) | Southwest Clinic | Feb 2, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to learn the skills of the Nurtured Heart Approach® in one day. There will be an hour lunch break (food not provided).
Please call the clinic for the location you are interested to register or gather more information. Click on the Clinic Name above for the phone number. 

Class Objectives

  • Understand why conventional methods of parenting, caregiving, therapy and teaching often fail with intense children, despite the best of intentions.
  • Enable a challenging child to use their intensity in successful ways, even if the child is diagnosed with ADHD, ODD or exhibits other difficult behavior.
  • Build Inner Wealth™ in all children and create a richer social-emotional environment.

Weekly Topics

Week 1 – Welcome to the Nurtured Heart Approach® series (participants must attend from the first session)
Week 2 – Crucial Concepts of the Nurtured Heart Approach®
Week 3 – Techniques to Energize Success
Week 4 – Limit Setting and Consequences
Week 5 – The 3 Stands of NHA®, Working Together
Week 6 – Notching it Up!

What Parents Have to Say

“Being a single mom has been tough regarding parenting teens alone. NHA helped me with the tools to help my home be more peaceful and my children feel better about themselves.”

“This approach is right what I needed in my life right now. I have a deeper, more sincere, more positive relationship with my boys. As the world is changing around us, this parenting approach was the perfect answer for me to be a better parent.”

Before [NHA], our house was very disrupted … out of control. We’ve since done a 180 degrees and are noticing the greatness of our family.”

“This class helped give my spouse and I the tools we needed in challenging moments with our kids. We are now on the same ‘parenting page’ in raising our children.”

“I signed up for this training as a professional and I am so glad that I did. I learned an approach that aligns well with the way I work with children and families.”

Interested in Learning More?

We offer free Nurtured Heart Approach® introductory classes. 

Event Schedule

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