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 leaders, parents, caregivers and educators
  • celebrate inner resources, and
  • share the journey of learning and living the Nurtured Heart Approach®.
I'm trying to do my part as we carry on through this pandemic. In addition to my thanks and some reflective questions, I'm offering two online opportunities below. My newsletter nuggets and resources are intended to be useful to any NHA practitioner. This is NOT a substitute for NHA training. Subscribe now!
Thank You, Teachers!!
I know May 4-8 was Teacher Appreciation Week and I want to recognize all of the hard work, flexibility and love being extended by educators. On top of the online teaching, I know many are bagging up student possessions and boxing up classrooms, some are parading through student neighborhoods to say hello, others are figuring out how to make graduation special for our seniors. Thank you for all you're doing to make Social Emotional Learning a priority as you comfort and empower children and their families. 
To those who sent messages to teachers last week, I thank you!! At the risk of appearing self indulgent, I'm sharing an email I received today:

"Hi Ms. Wick. It's teacher appreciation week, and I wanted to appreciate you. I remember how back when I was in 4/5 multi age, you would always highlight people's greatness. Even when someone was misbehaving, you were very patient. Instead of thinking that the student had a personality flaw, you had the mentality that they had skills that just needed to be redirected. You made everyone feel like they were awesome just by being themselves, and I wanted to tell you that you're awesome."
How are you doing?
NHA enthusiasts know that love and nurturing support resilience, motivation, engagement, self-awareness, positivity, adaptability, curiosity, creativity and connection. According to a global study during March and April, 2020, roughly 60% of employees have been asked how they're doing in response to COVID-19. We need to find the remaining 40% and check in with them! And of course, the answers to these questions change, some times daily, so let's keep asking!
  • Are you okay?
  • How are you feeling?
  • What do you need?
  • How can I help?
  • How are you taking care of yourself during quarantine?
  • How are you taking care of others at this time?
  • What adjustments have you made that you're feeling good about?
  • Have you found a way to manage your news and media intake?
  • What routines are supporting you and your family?
  • What's it been like for you to stay socially connected while physically distant? 
  • What are some things you're learning about yourself as a result of safer at home?
  • What support do you need?

The question: "What did your company/business/organization do to support employees during COVID-19?" is likely to be asked down the road. Thank you to those inquiring about others and extending support.

 Join Me on a Greatness Grid!

  • Tuesday mornings - 10:00-11:30 a.m. May 12, 19, 25  (CST)

  • Wednesday evenings - 8:00-9:30 p.m. May 13, 20, 26 (CST)

With COVID-19 and quarantine, the need for connectivity is high and many of us are digging deep to access our NHA® knowledge and skills. NHA enthusiasts are welcoming the invitation to brush up on NHA practices to help get through this pandemic.

If you are interested and able to commit to 3 Zoom meetings over a period of 3 weeks with 4-5 other participants, read on. 

Meetings will include:

  • An opening allowing each person to speak (prompt will be communicated prior to meeting)

  • Opportunities to express and process feelings

  • Practice giving and receiving recognition

  • Team support for the NHA work you’re doing with yourself and others

My commitments as a facilitator:

  • Read the energy of the group, welcome and pose reflective questions

  • Create space for sharing experience and wisdom among group members

  • Guide us back to the moment as needed 

  • Use the 3 Stands™ of NHA® to support us

  • Participate with a willingness to “walk my talk”

Register for a Greatness Grid Here!!
Here’s what previous/current Greatness Grid participants have said:
“While I love and fully embrace the Nurtured Heart Approach, I find that trying to stay the course on my own is challenging. This virtual refresh was a lifesaver during a global pandemic that turned our family, work, and school worlds upside down. We are thriving during these times thanks in large part to Paula's skilled coaching and our small group's supportive energy!”    

“The greatness grid gave me an opportunity to interact with others during this time of social distancing and it connected me to the ways NHA is present in my life.”

“A true way to connect with others and appreciate all the small things that we do daily to make our greatness shine!”

Another Online Offering!
I've created a blended learning opportunity in response to COVID-19. Join me for a refresher or for the first time!
An Online Interactive Introduction to the
Nurtured Heart Approach
Watch videos prior to meeting in an online forum to discuss.
Saturdays: May 16, 23, 30
8:00-9:30 a.m. CST
Free during SAFER @ HOME.
Sign Up Here!

Nurtured Heart Approach
Certification Training Intensive
with Howard Glasser

July 19-24, 2020

Stay safe, be you and shine on...

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.
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