Nurtured Heart Approach Training (NHA)

  • The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a relationship-focused methodology based on a 3 Stands™ strategy to help children (and adults) build their Inner Wealth® and use their intensity in successful ways.
  • The approach has been successfully implemented in thousands of classrooms around the world, proving to be a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children whilst facilitating classroom success.

The essence of the approach is a set of core principles originally developed for working with the most difficult children. It has a proven impact on every child, including those who are challenged behaviourally, socially and academically. The NHA makes a huge difference to those children diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, Reactive Attachment Disorder and other behavioural, emotional and anxiety related symptoms – almost always without the need for long-term mental health treatment.

Through this training you will be shown how simple it is, not only to improve the situation with a challenging or difficult child, but also to transform children through the awareness that their intensity is actually the source of their greatness.

The benefits of the approach:

  • Understand the unique dynamics of the challenging child
  • Helps a child towards using their intensity in successful ways
  • Create a deeper sense of success and Inner Wealth for the individual child
  • Build a family/school culture of authentic connection and trust
  • Improve performance – from test scores to chores
  • End the cycles that can reinforces negative behaviour
  • Live the “Energy” of joy and success as your new reality


The training will cover the following aspects:

  • An introduction to the Nurtured Heart Approach which was been created and developed by the Psychologist Howard Glasser.
  • Why conventional methods of reward and discipline often fail with intense children, despite the best of intentions.
  • How to build a child’s Inner Wealth by developing positive portfolios.
  • Understanding the concept of The 3 Stands™ and how they work
  • The purpose and benefits of using this approach with all Children.
  • How to move challenging children into using their own intensity in successful ways.
  • The success of the approach with children who have been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, Autism or exhibit other difficult behaviour.
  • Learn Nurtured Heart Approach recognition techniques that are simple for all adults to use. 
  • Facilitator
  • Venue & Travel Information

Mags Wilcock, Director - Nurtured Child Practice Ltd

Mags is a qualified trainer, who has worked in the professional Learning and Development sector for many years, and has more recently become a licensed Nurtured Heart Approach Practitioner following her own experience of dealing with difficult and intense children. 

Hopwood Hall College

Free parking is available onsite - just press the buzzer at the barrier and say you're here for a REAL Trust event.

How to get here

By Road: The Rochdale campus is 2.6 miles from junction 20 off the M62. Follow the signs for Rochdale town centre

By Rail: Rochdale train station is a ten minute walk from the Rochdale Campus through the town centre. It is also a Metrolink station, Manchester’s light railway system, which links Rochdale with Oldham, Bury and Manchester City Centre.

By Bus: The Rochdale bus station is approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the Rochdale campus. There are frequent bus services throughout the borough which terminate in Rochdale.

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