The Nurtured Heart Approach

The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in The 3 Stands™ for helping children (and adults) build their Inner Wealth® and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success.

The purpose of this site is to provide current information on the Nurtured Heart Approach.

What people are saying:

“It is always helpful when I get to engage in a conversation with those learning and using the approach in different areas and on different levels of experience. It is a movement and it is going forward and spreading out and I could not be more proud to be a part of it.” Unknown

“I heard such passion and clarity, it gave me hope and the confidence I needed to apply the approach. Seeing the approach applied throughout the training and how it inspired positive responses showed me that the approach works!” Allison Zeis, Asst. Director Family Intervention Services Morris/Sussex


Important Study Provides Research Support for the Nurtured Heart Approach in Schools

Upcoming Trainings

July 2017


List of Nurtured Heart trainings that are available through Children’s System of Care - Training and Technical Assistance Program.


The Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting: Free, Six-Week Parenting Course

This is a six session free course that is delivered in two hour increments by certified NHA trainers. It will give you the powerful tools of the Nurtured Heart Approach in a concise, interactive, easy to integrate format. This course has been designed for parents, caregivers, teachers, and family members who want to learn the Approach the right way and get immediate results.

Wednesday, July 5- Wednesday, July 26 


After almost 19 collective years of practicing, teaching, coaching, supervising, training hundreds of staff members, families and organizations, authoring and co-authoring a number of books in the Nurtured Heart Approach®, Sherry Blair and Joe Clem bring you this workshop to optimize you in your practice of the approach.

This advanced workshop addresses the following challenges that practitioners, parents/caregivers, and leadership members deal with: Misconceptions about the approach, How it is sometimes accidentally misused, Oversaturating with the recognitions and why that backfires, Why “Reset” is misunderstood, Why using Values first is key to rule setting, Why expecting parents to learn it and use it as a first strategy is the wrong move, Why organizations fail to successfully implement the approach and actually get their staff to use it, When NOT to use or speak certain recognitions, Why DOING it as opposed to BEING it creates a toxic insincerity, Why expanding with creative and innovative application is needed, How using it as Miracle Grow with other interventions accelerates the process.

Sunday, August 20- Friday, August 25

Nurtured Heart Approach Certification Training Intensive (CTI)

The Nurtured Heart Approach Certification Training Intensive (CTI) is a 5+ day (Sunday evening-Friday afternoon), live, certification program facilitated by NHA creator, Howard Glasser, for parents and professionals. Learn, in-person, the entire ethos and methodology of NHA through interactive presentations and small group practice & mentoring.  The Children’s Success Foundation (CSF) has crafted a comprehensive curriculum to support you – professionals and lay persons, alike – to easily learn this transformational approach. CTI is the most “experiential” offering in NHA, guaranteed to shift your paradigm into mastery of building Inner Wealth® in all of your relationships.


The Children's Success Foundation

Children’s Success Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, is to advance the work of the Nurtured Heart Approach®, a dynamic relationship-focused methodology that builds Inner Wealth™ in children, empowering them to channel their intensity in productive ways, ensuring their successful future.  To nurture success, the Children’s Success Foundation trains and certifies parents, educators, treatment professionals, foster parents and communities in the Nurtured Heart Approach.

The Nurtured Heart Approach Practitioners and Professionals

List of Certified Nurtured Heart Approach Trainers that provide office, phone or on-location services for anyone who is wishing to apply the Nurtured Heart Approach at home or in educational settings.

Sherry Blair Institute for Inspirational Change

Sherry Blair Institute  for Inspirational Change provides Nurtured Heart trainings to individuals and organization on site or online.