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Nurtured Heart Approach® Training in Sacramento

Lyla Tyler is a certified Advanced Nurtured Heart Approach® Trainer and offers parent coaching in her office and in parenting groups. She is  also available to provide training for schools and other agencies serving children and families.

The Nurtured Heart Approach® is more than just a parenting or educator behavior management strategy.  It is a philosophy for creating healthy relationships with the people in your life.  Originally created by Howard Glasser in 1992, NHA® is being successfully implemented with families, classrooms, foster care agencies and other organizations serving children.

The Nurtured Heart Approach® consists of a set of strategies that assists children in further developing their self-regulation and has been found effective with children of all ages.  It focuses on transforming the way children perceive themselves, their caregivers and the world around them.  Children learn to understand that they will receive endless amounts of praise, energy, recognition and reward through the positive behavior they display and this supports children to build a positive portfolio of themselves, which we call "Inner Wealth."

Intensity is key to Nurtured Heart Approach® thinking.  Unfortunately the word intensity has negative associations in our society and teachers, parents and those working with children can view it as the enemy.  In Nurtured Heart Approach® thinking we believe intensity is a powerful quality that, if developed correctly, can propel children into amazing achievements.  When a child learns to feel great about their intensity, the incidents of challenging behavior dissolve.




Training for Therapists, Teachers, and Caregivers

Lyla Tyler, LMFT, RPT-S is available to provide training for clinicians, child agencies and schools.  She has been a regular presenter at the California Association of Play Therapy and many agencies locally, throughout California, the United States and  Internationally.  Training topics include:

  • Trauma and Grief in Children
  • Using Art and Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Helping Children Cope using Play Therapy
  • The History of Play Therapy
  • Play Therapy for Regulatory Disorders
  • Play Therapy Interventions with Children of Divorce
  • Using Play Therapy to Help Children and Families Experiencing Critical Illness
  • Using Puppets and Games in Play Therapy
  • Using Play Therapy to Teach Social Skills
  • Play Therapy with Adoptive Families
  • Treating Sexual Abuse Using Play Therapy
  • Creative Interventions Using Play Therapy with Teens and Tweens

Consultation in Sacramento and Beyond

Lyla Tyler, LMFT, RPT-S provides Play Therapy consultation groups for therapists wanting to enhance their play therapy skills and have input and guidance regarding their cases.  If interested please contact Kid Counseling Sacramento.

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