Tapping inner resources using the Nurtured Heart Approach®
I believe each of us has unique inner gifts to share with the world. I want to:
  • inspire educators, parents and other caregivers
  • celebrate inner resources, and
  • share the journey of learning and living the Nurtured Heart Approach®.
I am presenting a session at the Nurtured Heart Approach Global Summit next month with my colleague Michelle Kretschman from the Oregon School District. We will share a series of facilitator moves that engage the audience with NHA and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) concepts. Below I’ve pulled from Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) resources to highlight the 5 competencies of SEL inviting you to consider how you’re using NHA around the clock to promote positivity.

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NHA All Day Every Day
There are many social emotional learning programs available to educators and parents. Curricular packages are often designed with the expectation that implementers carve out a part of each day for explicit instruction. The beauty of the NHA is that it supports authentic focus on building inner wealth and relationship all day long. Every moment is an opportunity to focus on demonstrations of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.
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Intrapersonal Skills
Self-Awareness and Self-Management

NHA is best implemented when we know our values and build inner wealth. We need to be aware of values, thoughts and emotions to manage stress, control impulses and regulate behaviors across settings. A well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism and a growth mindset are reflected in the intrapersonal competencies of self-awareness and self-management.
Self Awareness
  • Identifying emotions
  • Accurate self-perception
  • Recognizing strengths
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-efficacy
  • Impulse control
  • Stress management
  • Self-discipline
  • Self-motivation
  • Goal setting
  • Organizational skills
Interpersonal Competencies
Social Awareness and Relationship Skills
Our interpersonal development grows as we understand social and ethical norms for behavior and can access support through the establishment of healthy relationships within families, schools and the community. This requires communication skills including listening and cooperation as well as the ability to constructively address conflict, resist inappropriate social pressures and ask for help.

Social Awareness
  • Perspective taking
  • Empathy
  • Appreciating diversity
  • Respect for others

Relationship Skills
  • Communication
  • Social engagement
  • Relationship building
  • Teamwork

The truth is -
      knowledge is constructive.

The truth is -
      all learning is relational.

The truth is -
      emotion drives attention
    attention drives learning.

~ Tim Shriver Co-Founder CASEL
Cognitive Competence
Responsible Decision-Making
Choice is a theme in the Nurtured Heart Approach. Making good choices requires us to consider consequences for ourselves and others. We want to cultivate the ability to make constructive decisions guided by ethics, safety and social awareness. 
Responsible Decision-Making
  • Identifying problems
  • Analyzing situations
  • Solving problems
  • Evaluating
  • Reflecting
  • Ethical responsibility
Remember Baby Steps...for yourself and others
"We all have blind spots – those areas for improvement and growth. As painful as it can be to admit we’re doing things we never wanted to do and saying things we never wanted to say, it is this acknowledgement that enables us to take the first step toward change. Be gentle with yourself. Be real with yourself. Take baby steps.” 
                     ~ Rhonda Louise Robbins
The Baby Steps intention reminds us to release ourselves of the burden of pushing ourselves and our kids to the next achievement. This intention allows us to see what's happening in the moment, cheer who we are and appreciate the great things we're doing right now.
There's still time to enroll
in the
NHA Extravaganza!!
August 6-7, 2019
Goodman Community Center, Madison, WI

Join Tammy Holtan Arnol and me for two days of NHA!

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Registration Link
Recommended: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage TED Talk from Susan David which includes an emphasis on emotional agility and the message, "Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life."
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The Nurtured Heart Approach is copyrighted material belonging to Howard Glasser and the Children's Success Foundation. As stated above, the material in this newsletter is not a substitute for NHA training.
Copyright © Paula Wick, PhD. 2019 SHINE FROM WITHIN CONSULTING, All rights reserved.

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