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Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) Courses

What is the Nurtured Heart Approach?:
The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) is a proven way to reframe communication and foster harmonious interactions to create a compassionate and understanding environment in which everyone feels empowered to be their best. Aligned Education specializes in bridging the communication gap between kids and the adults in their lives.

Why the Nurtured Heart Approach?
Co-Founder Micki O’Brien, M.A. shares the beauty of why NHA is one of the foundations of Aligned Education’s course work.
Collaborative Principals Using NHA® with Intense Children
Rosemary “Rose” Hardie, Elementary School Principal/Special Ed Director
Steve Hockert, Middle School Principal
Video Courtesy of Children’s Success Foundation

FREE NHA 1 HR- Introduction to NHA

This course is a live 1 hour webinar or in-person introduction to NHA for anyone who is new to Nurtured Heart Approach®. With stories and examples, it will give you a taste of what NHA is about.

Training available for your group, school or organization:

  • Date/Time TBD – Dependent upon availability.

NHA 3 HR- Orientation to NHA

This course is a live on-line orientation to the basics of the NHA for people who are new to the approach. This course will give you the basic understanding of how to connect with the “intense” children in your life in a way that is authentic and strengths-based. You will walk away with a sense of the scope of the effective tools available through NHA.

This is perfect for parents, caregivers, service providers and educators who want to learn the basics of NHA.

This course is a 3.5 hour webinar (includes 30 min. of Q&A time).Upon registration, you will receive the packet for taking notes (which is in alignment with the presentation), handouts and, of course, your confirmation!

Recommended book (choose the one that fits best for your situation):

  • Notching Up The Nurtured Heart Approach Workbook by Lisa Bravo, Howard Glasser, and Melissa Lynn Block (ideal for educators)
  • Transforming the Difficult Child Workbook by Howard Glasser, Joann Bowdidge, and Lisa Bravo (ideal for parents/caregivers)

NHA 3 HR: 

Live Training Available       

  • Date/Time TBD

NHA – 6 HR – Implementation of NHA

This six-hour presentation is both for those who are new to NHA, as well as those who have some experience and would like to take their commitment further using NHA at home, in the classroom, in therapeutic settings, etc. This course offers additional aspects of the NHA and several more examples of areas of use. If you are part of a school, organization or agency that is moving toward using NHA community-wide, this presentation is a great way to begin the process.

This course is offered in TWO 3.5 hour sessions (includes 30 min. of Q&A time each session). In order to qualify as having completed this course you must be present, online and engaged, during the entirety of both sessions.Upon registration, you will receive the packet for taking notes (which is in alignment with the presentation), handouts and, of course, your confirmation!

Recommended book (choose the one that fits best for your situation):

  • Notching Up The Nurtured Heart Approach Workbook by Lisa Bravo, Howard Glasser, and Melissa Lynn Block (ideal for educators)
  • Transforming the Difficult Child Workbook by Howard Glasser, Joann Bowdidge, and Lisa Bravo (ideal for parents/caregivers)

NHA 6 HR: 

This is a 2 part course – both sessions must be completed to qualify as having completed the course.

Live Training Available:

  • Part 1 of 2 – Dates TBD
  • Part 2 of 2 – Dates TBD

NHA – 6 Week – Immersion Course

This 6-week course is for both those who are new to NHA and those who are already using it effectively. If you are serious about wanting to really dive in to the Approach, practicing as you are learning or “notching up™” what you already know and practice, this class is for you. It builds on itself each week, so that there is the opportunity to go deeper into the material and how to use it in day-to-day life. If you know that you learn best with others, there is also a built in community where you will have the opportunity to interact with your classmates and the instructor.

This course is offered in SIX – 2-hour segments, one time a week, so that there is time between sessions to practice. In order to qualify as having completed the course, you need to be on at least four of the six sessions live and engaged throughout the session. (Each session will be recorded and be available for one week for online viewing, accessible to those who miss the live presentation.)

Upon registration, you will receive the packet for taking notes (which is in alignment with the presentation), handouts and, of course, your confirmation!

Required book: Each participant/couple in the course will need to have their own copy.

  • Transforming the Difficult Child Workbook by Howard Glasser, Joann Bowdidge, and Lisa Bravo.

NHA 6 WEEK: $299 per person

**Coming Soon**

Greatness Practice Playground

MEMBERSHIP IN OUR INTERACTIVE ONLINE COMMUNITY

Navigating the transformational process of using the Nurtured Heart Approach® can be a unique and powerful challenge. How to handle old situations with the new skills and awareness of a warrior of greatness can take some practice and support. Having a community of people who are also on the journey makes all the difference, a community with fellow practitioners, both seasoned and novice, and trainers with the experience and know-how to support you in coming back to recognizing your own greatness in taking on this challenge. Membership in the Greatness Practice Playground is that community and more!

For $9.99 a month your membership gets you exclusive:

  • Access to our vibrant private community forum – “It takes a village!”
  • Participation in a monthly 1 hour webinar filled with practical tips, fun reframes, and opportunities to notch up your NHA practice
  • Access to past recorded monthly webinars
  • Private membership email which includes community celebrations, success stories and advanced Q&A

Important note on membership eligibility! Once you have completed any one of the Nurtured Heart Approach® 3 HR, 6 HR or 6 Week classes (offered through Aligned Education or elsewhere), you are eligible for membership in the Greatness Practice Playground. We require this so that everyone interacting within the community has the foundational pieces of NHA, this way we can be building on that foundational knowledge together, taking this practice to the next level. When you’re ready we hope you’ll join us in the Greatness Practice Playground!

GPP Membership – $9.99/month 

(Available after NHA paid course is completed.)

Aligned Education Courses

Introduction to Aligned Education (Available 24/7)

Have you ever felt like there is more to education than conventional education systems seem to acknowledge? Wondered if there is a place for your favorite hobby or practice in your education? Wanted to know how you, uniquely, relate to your education and the opportunities before you? This one-hour introduction will give you a taste of applying Integral Theory, strengths awareness, and positive reframing to education.Upon registration you will receive handouts and access to the online recorded 60 min. webinar.

Autism & Inclusion

Introduction to Autism and Inclusion (Available 24/7)

This is a basic introduction to what Micki teaches about autism and inclusion. It includes some basic information about the diversity of people who might be considered to be on the autism spectrum and how to use strengths-based reframing and simple shifts in communication, systems and the environment to be truly inclusive. If you want to engage in a positive, inspiring class about the fun, leading-edge of inclusion, this is the class for you!Upon registration you will receive handouts and access to the online recorded 60 min. webinar.

Autism, Love and Learning, A Guidebook

Using our free Autism, Love and Learning You Tube video, this guidebook takes further into the material covered in the free-video. This will be available in e-book version in Spring 2017.

School / Organizational Support

In addition to offering these courses and public speaking, Micki O’Brien, and several of her colleagues, are available to provide support for autism and inclusion in your school/organization.

This support is customized for your needs. Examples may include the following:

  • Instruction in making environments friendly for people who might experience sensory overload and/or a need for some level of sensory input.
  • How to share information with employees, students and clients in a way that is effective for people with atypical nervous systems.

An illustration of implementation in the organization being: a coffee shop that has a quiet area far from the espresso machines (to lower noise level), with a diversity of seating options (regular chairs, exercise balls, bean bags, etc), and with employee communications that are both clearly and concisely written and spoken.

Please contact us to inquire, we’d love to support you!

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