Classes & Therapy Groups

Nurtured Heart Approach® Class

This six-session Nurtured Heart Approach® class is currently being offered virtually only, for the safety of our participants and staff.

Registration: Contact the Pine Rest Forest Hills Clinic at 616.258.7507 for information on how to pay.

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 class welcomes parents, legal guardians, grandparents, foster parents, other family members, educators and other professionals.

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:

September 27, Session 1 – Welcome to the Nurtured Heart Approach® series (participants must attend from the first session)
October 4, Session 2 – Crucial Concepts of the Nurtured Heart Approach®
October 11, Session 3 – Techniques to Energize Success
October 18, Session 4 – Limit Setting and Consequences
October 25, Session 5 – The 3 Stands of NHA®, Working Together
November 1, Session 6 – Notching it Up!



“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 empowering because it focused on how I can control my own behavior and reaction, rather than how to just change my child’s behavior.”

“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.”

“When I allowed the message to speak to my heart, I finally realized the impact it can have as my wife and I team up together.”

“I went through this training as an expectant (adoptive parent) and coach wanting to learn more ways to communicate better with children and teens. This course really gave me some great tools to use.”


Are you interested in learning more about Nurtured Heart Approach? Learn about our free Nurtured Heart Approach® Introduction.


  • Allison Brower, LMSW.

Contact the Pine Rest Forest Hills Clinic at 616.258.7507 for information and to register.

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