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  • 00:51

    Grandparenting in a Nurtured Heart Approach Way

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    Howard Glasser and Catherine Stafford will be joined by guests, Gail Anderson and Laura Bailey for this episode of the Nurtured Heart Approach podcast.

    Gail has a Masters in Religion and Counseling; PhD in Educational Psychology and is an Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach.  She has worked for 20 years as a school psychologist and recently began an early retirement.  She is currently teaching and training schools, homes and church settings, helping parents, children and teachers to find freedomw and worthiness through NHA!  She is also certiried as a Non-Violent Crisis Intervention trainer and a Pyramid trainer.  She has been married for 37 years.  Gail has 2 grown sons, one a family practice physician and the other an assistant district attorney.  One is is married and has three children, ages 5, 4, and 2.  She and her husband are thrilled to be grandparents

    Laura is an LMFT and Advanced Trainer of the Nurtured Heart Approach and focuses her work on Children in foster care.  Finding many simple ways to improve the quality of traumatized children's lives, givimg them hope, she was inspired to write the book, Courageous Love: Instructions for Creating Healing Circles for Children of Trauma, especially for grandparents raising grandchildren.









  • 00:46

    Opening Doors for School Counselors & Social Workers using Nurtured Heart

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    Join Howard Glasser and Catherine Stafford as they visit with Tammy Small, MA, School Counselor and Louisa Triandis , MA, Adjunct Professor, discussing the differences School Counselors and Social Workers using the Nurtured Heart Approach can make for a child, a classroom, a school and a community.  Both of our guests are Advanced Trainers in the Nurtured Heart Approach and are the authors of "There's Always Something Going Right: Workbook for Educators." 

  • 00:46

    Greatness Kids in the school & community using the Nurtured Heart Approach

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    Celeste Elsey, supervising teacher of the Greatness Kids at Cooley Middle school and an Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach and BJ Byrd, supervising teacher for the Greatness Kids Club at Rancho Romero Elementary school and an Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach.
    Join our hosts, Howard Glasser, creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach and founder of the Children's Success Foundation and Catherine Stafford, LCSW and certified Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach sharing ideas about building Inner Wealth, reducing bullying and teaching the Nurtured Heart Approach to club members who then use the tools they gain by being greatness mentors at school, at home and in their community. 

  • 00:56

    Healing Hurt Hearts with NHA

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    Our hosts,Howard, Catherine have invited Tammy, and Laurie to discuss the journey of healing hearts using the Nurtured Heart Approach®.  Laurie's personal story is one that you won't want to miss as she and Tammy (her therapist) share more about how a "heart" devastated by abuse and hurt can be "healed" and Inner Wealth™ can emerge and thrive again. 

    Tammy Jacobs is a Licensed clinical social worker, currently working in private practice. Tammy has over 20 years experience working with challenging children/families in crisis centers, group home, residential treatment, as well as, outpatient and community mental health. Tammy has been an advance trainer in the nurtured heart approach since 2007 and enjoys teaching this to children/teens, adults/parents, group home staff and educators. Although Tammy has extensive training in a variety of interventions/strategies geared towards helping children and families, the nurtured heart approach has proven to be the most effective and therefore is the foundation of her work. Not only does Tammy utilize the approach in her private practice she uses it on a daily basis in raising her two daughters, ages 11 and 13, and in her marriage of 17 years.

    Laurie Lee graduated from Arizona State University in 1999 with a degree in Sociology. She has worked for a major corporation for over 16 years and raised two daughters ages 18 and 19 as a single parent. Introduced to the Nurtured Heart Approach in December 2011, her life was revolutionized as she discovered how to live from her heart. Overcoming the odds of being a child of abuse, she now owns that she has created a life she considers successful and she shares regularly with others how finding your greatness can change life in all areas.

  • 01:02

    NHA in the Principal's Office & Beyond

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    This month's podcast features guest school principals, Rosemary Hardie and Barbara Gaskin-Houghton.  Each brings their story of implmentation of the Nurtured Heart Approach® to their schools from the top down.  Howard Glasser and Catherine Stafford will be our hosts leading this discussion.

    Rosemary a Certified Advanced NHA trainer has served students in the field of education for 20 years as a teacher, principal and directo of special services.  She has been using NHA for the past four years throughout both the regular education and special educational systems in Wahpeton ND.

    Barbara, also a Certified Advanced NHA trainer is principal at Metteer Elemntary School in Red Bluff CA.  NHA was implemented 3 years ago with 9 staff members now being certified and additional staff familiarized the approach through onsite courses.  Barbara has been an administrator for 15+ years and in education for 20+ years. 

    For full bios on both of our guests, please click here to visit our podcast page. 

  • 00:52

    NHA in the Early Childhood Development Realm

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    Our hosts, Howard Glasser, Creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach® and Author, and Catherine Stafford, LCSW and Author visit with Pat Bethke in this month's NHA podcast.  We're so excited to share her story with you. 

    Pat Bethke has degrees in Child Development and Family Life, and a Master of Arts in Education with research focused on social and emotional learning. She was an early childhood educator for 14 years during which time she was introduced to, and became certified in, the NHA®. Pat is the Founder of Interconnections, LLC which provides services of support and training in the Nurtured Heart Approach, and is located in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area. She’s the mother of 4 adult children, grandmother of 1, and lives in Lakeville, MN with her husband Tim who is also trained in the Approach.

    Listen in!  You won't want to miss it. 

  • 01:01

    Nurturing the Heart of Women

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    Howard Glasser and Catherine Stafford will be sharing the airwaves with Mamak Charepoo, a Nurtured Heart Approach(R) Advanced Trainer, co-founder of Enegergized Perspectives, a company that trains teachers, administrators, and therapists in the Nurtured Heart Approach.  Mamak has roots in music as a freelance pianist and teacher for 20 years.  She combines NHA and Dalcroze Eurhytimcs to create dramatic and joyful advancement in her students.  The most important lessons she learned from her Baha'i parents were to have an open heart, open home and open mind.  Joining them will also be Roben Hand, M.ED.  She is also a Nurtured Heart Approach Advanced Trainer and is the CEO of Energized Perspectives (founded in 2012),.  She specializes in empowering women in business with the money mindset and relationship skills to thrive financially as flourishing leaders and to see the best in themselves.

  • 00:46

    NHA in the Workplace - An Infusion of Greatness

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    Howard Glasser and Catherine Stafford will be joined by guest, Peggy Archuleta, RN, Education Specialist, for our May 15th podcast.

    Peggy Archuleta began her nursing career in 1992 and worked extensively with cancer patients in the hospital setting before going into nursing management in 2005.  In 2008,  Peggy transitioned into the role of Clinical Education Specialist.  In September 2014 she fulfilled her long-time dream of becoming a full-time diabetes educator and teaching patients health promoting behaviors.  Peggy was introduced to the Nurtured Heart Approach several years ago and shortly thereafter sought certification.  Following certification in the NHA, Peggy then began to seek ways to bring NHA to the hospital system she works for.


  • 00:51

    NHA in the Arts

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    Join our co-hosts, Catherine Stafford and Josh Kuersten in conversation with Melissa Lowenstein.

    Melissa is an author and editor who has collaborated on seven books with Howard Glasser. She is also a Nurtured Heart Advanced Trainer; a facilitator and grant writer for the AHA! (Attitude. Harmony. Achievement.) program for teens, which brings social-emotional learning to 3500 youth each year in southern California; a parent and stepparent;  and has been, over the years, a yoga teacher, contemporary dancer and choreographer, visual artist, theater director and actor, and enthusiastic participant in personal growth groups and workshops. She lives in Santa Barbara, California with her partner, William Swan, her two school-aged children, and Will’s teen son. She loves to read, write in her journal, watch great films, and spend time outdoors near bodies of water and very large trees.

    This podcast is suitable for all audiences as many of the thoughts and stories shared will offer transitional ideas for our listeners to breathe in. 

  • 00:48

    NHA and the Heart of the Child

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    Our hosts, Howard Glasser and Catherine Stafford welcome Karen Clayton, a Learning Supports Coordinator at the middle school level in Tucson AZ creating and implementing programs focused on stutdent success.  Karen holds a Master's in Education with an emphasis on youth who are emotionally and behaviorally "at risk"  for failure.  Karen is a Nurtured Heart Approach Advanced Trainer.  She offers classes and coaching for parents, teachers and professionals.  Stephanie Rule is a former school counselor with a masters degree in counseling, who chose to be a stay-at-home mom of her two children.  She is an Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach to parents, educators and mental health professionals for five (5) years.  Her intention for teaching/sharing the approach with others is to help epople develop the healthiest relationships possible with their children or the children they work with. 

    *Any stories shared in this broadcast are amalgums of experiences based on the use of the Nurtured Heart Approach by our hosts and our guests and are not based on any particular person - child or adult.*

  • 00:54

    NHA & Mindfulness

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    Join Howard Glasser, Creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach and Catherine Stafford this month sharing the airwaves on BlogTalkRadio  channel with Jamie Gregory.

    Jamie is a Certified NHA Advanced Trainer.  He is the owner of User Friendly Therapy specializing difficult/challenging children and families. He offers brief solution oriented therapy.  He is a consultant for Head Start, an Adjunct Professor at West Virginia University's Masters Program at the School of Social Work. 

    His hobbies include bird watching, performing the guitar and vocals.  He is a practitioner of Yoga and Heart Rhythm Meditation.  He and his wife live in the passive solar house he designed and built 28 years ago.  He is a proud grandpa as well.