Using Evidence-Based Social, Emotional Learning Practices to make a dramatic difference for agencies, schools, educators, children, and families.
Welcome! You may have landed here at NurturedHeart.net seeking support for working with challenging youth – or adults. Perhaps you are new to this approach and compatible methods which use tenants of positive psychology – or have heard about the efficacy of these strategies in transforming relationships in schools and families.
I believe our ultimate goals as parents, educators, counselors, and human beings is to build the capacity in youth to manage the inevitable challenges of life. Armed with the right evidence-based strategies, adults can provide youth with abundant, irrefutable evidence that they are valued, seen, capable, and able to cope, thrive and succeed in life.
This is the power of relationship focused in the right direction.
Please take some time to explore more about the approach, my work, and resources, articles and support tools, services, and practical books for parents and educators.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. You playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine…It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. We are liberated from our own fear; our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson