Nurtured Heart Approach®



St. Francis School utilizes the Nurtured Heart Approach®. Developed by family therapist, Howard Glasser to work with intense children, this social-emotional framework offers strategies to forge positive transformation in behavior and emotional regulation. Utilizing the intentional direction of emotional energy, caregivers apply the Three Stands (Absolutely No, Absolutely Yes, and Absolute Clarity) to build Inner Wealth in children.


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Share your Moment with the Nurtured Heart Approach!  


Interested in learning if Nurtured Heart is the right approach for your family? Please register below and join us for one of our free introductory sessions. Sessions are open to the general public, so feel free to invite a friend or share the registration links. 
If you have already attended a training with Lisa but would like a refresher, you are eligible for a discount. Email her directly for more details.  
Free One-Hour Introduction
Register     8:30-9:30am  Wednesday, Sept. 11th, Gymnasium
Register     6:30-7:30pm  Wednesday, Sept. 18th, Library
We offer two options for parents looking to take a deeper dive into NHA. Both sessions cover the same material. The 3-week session offers parents a chance to practice at home and debrief on their experience as they work to implement each Stand week by week. During the full day training, we dive into the approach in its totality and is a great way to learn the full approach in one sitting.
Full Day Overview
Register    8:30am-4:30pm, Saturday, Sept. 21st, Library 
3-Week Overview
Register    6:15-8:30pm, Wednesday, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, Library


Our commitment to Nurtured Heart is further supported by:

Jim Parker, Certified Advanced Trainer, Upper Middle School
Paige Shehan, Certified Trainer, Lower Middle School
Lisa Dreher, Certified Trainer & Parent Liaison

Leslie Kornblith, Certified Trainer & School Counselor


Questions about classes or NHA? Contact Lisa via email.