FAQsFrequently Asked Questions
I am having problems with my child. Where should I start?
Can you refer me to a counselor/coach or therapist you have trained?
We do not provide referrals, however, you can join our Private (anyone can join) Facebook group and make a post. We suggest that you begin the process of learning by reading either Transforming the Difficult Child or Transforming the Intense Child Workbook or watching our 4+ hour Nurtured Heart Approach® Fundamentals: Transforming ADHD and other Challenging Behavior.
The most cost-effective way is to begin unfolding the approach on your own before reaching out for a coach, so you already have direct experience in using the Nurtured Heart Approach.
May I schedule a consultation with one of your staff members?
Although we wish we could individually consult with every family who contacts us, we are primarily a learning platform and a research institute and are unable to provide clinical services. Please use our website as a starting place to learn about the Nurtured Heart Approach.
Can you train me in the Nurtured Heart Approach?
NHI offers Certification Training Intensives for parents, mental health professionals, educators, school administrators, therapists, and other professional disciplines who have discovered the Nurtured Heart Approach and want to take their impact of implementation to the next level. Training is available a few times per year. Please check the Training page for more information.
If I go through the NHA CTI Training, am I allowed to train others in NHA?
Yes, anyone who successfully completes a CTI and has an active certification can teach NHA to others.
Who should take Advanced Trainer (AT) Training?
Do I need CTI / AT Training to learn the Nurtured Heart Approach?
Can I teach the Nurtured Heart Approach without completing the Certification Training Intensive (CTI)?
How do I request an NHA Training session for my school / business?
How do I request an NHA Trainer to speak at my upcoming conference/training?
Do I need a Mentor or Coach to learn NHA?
Does NHI offer scholarships?
NHI does not currently offer scholarships, but we are actively looking into offering more ways to attend our CTI training with payment plans. Sometimes your organization or company may sponsor you for this training, so be sure to reach out to your Human Resource Department or Educational entities to see if you qualify under their guidelines.
Are your materials or trainings offered in other languages?
When is your next CTI Training?
Current CTI Trainings can be found here.
Is the Nurtured Heart Approach evidence based?
It is currently being researched at three Universities: University of Arizona, Rutgers University and New Mexico State University. University of Arizona produced one published journal article based on their year-long gold standard study that found that the three main parameters of ADHD; hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention went from high levels prior to one parent taking a six-week online class alone, to low and negligible levels following that class. An equal sample of parents with children having similar pre-study levels of the same symptoms had to wait six months before being given the same online class. Up until the time of taking the NHA class nothing changes by way of time only. Once they had taken the NHA class, their symptom levels of hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention also became similarly low or negligible.