Nurturing Skills for Families  

Lesson 1: Nurturing as a Lifestyle

Lesson 2: Expectation and Development of  Children

Lesson 3: Recognizing and Understanding   Children's Feelings

Lesson 4: Understanding and Handling Stress

Lesson 5: Building Personal Power/Power Struggles

Lesson 6:  Children's Brain Development

Lesson 7:  Developing Family Rules

Lesson 8: Families and Alcohol

Lesson 9:  Developing Empathy

Lesson 10: Rewarding Children and Their Behavior

Lesson 11: Understanding and Expressing Anger

Lesson 12:  Parents and Children's Needs


Nurturing Skills for Families Program

Healing Steps is an 8-week life skills program offering a series of classes to help individuals heal from past pain, abuse, and  trauma, or for those recovering from drug or alcohol dependency.

 Designed to give individuals valuable lessons about self-care and understanding, our Healing STEPS program emphasize  responsibility for oneself, accountability for ones actions, and compassion for oneself and others.​​


For more information on class schedules or to register, please call (479) 782-7837.​​

Healing Steps

Anger Management

Why are we so angry? 

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are evidence based programs that have  proven effectiveness in building positive nurturing beliefs. The Nurturing Parenting Philosophy and lessons are  developed from years of extensive research based on the assessment of high-risk parenting beliefs. The Nurturing Skills for Families  curriculum is an innovative model of the Nurturing Parenting Programs that is  designed to provide flexibility to meet the needs of families with children ranging in age from birth to 11 years old.

Anger is an emotion just like all your other emotions.  It is there for a reason!  It is trying to tell you there is a person, problem, or situation you need to deal with now.  Anger is not the problem until it turns into AGGRESSION or HOSTILITY.  Aggression is a behavior that is intended to cause harm or injury to another person or damage to property.​​​​   Hostility refers to a set of attitudes and judgments that motivate aggressive behaviors. ​​

​​​Class Topics:  

​  1.  Why am I so Angry?
  2.  Events and Cues - Triggers
  3.  Anger Control Plan
  4.  The Aggression Cycle
  5.  Cognitive Restructuring
  6.  Effects of Anger on Children
  7.  Assertiveness Skills
  8​​​.  Conflict Resolution
  9.  Anger in Relationships
10. ​​ Effects of Domestic Violence
11.  Feelings Resolution
12.  Containment - Actions

Class 1 - Getting the Love You Want
Learn to recognize difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships; Learn healthy communication skills; ​​Gain an understanding of the different types of love

Class 2 - Boundaries in Relationships

​​​Learn how to develop healthy boundaries in relationships, work, school, and family​​

Class 3 - Dealing with Emotions
Examine your emotions; Are you numbing, suppressing, or avoiding certain emotions; Learn to recognize triggers and develop coping skills​​

Class 4 - Why Am I So Angry?
Learn what causes your angered responses; Learn the four "R"s, the importance of meditation and practice breathing exercises

Class 5 - Making Healthy Choices
​​Learn 10 important questions to ask yourself when dealing with a difficult choice

Class 6 - Learning Forgiveness
​​Learn the value of forgiveness, Learn the 7 step process to moving from past pains

Class 7 - Controlling Obsessive Thinking
Learn the difference between worry and obsessing; Learn the process of questioning your obsessive thoughts through "The Work" by Byron Katie​​

Class 8 - ABC's to Self Esteem​​​​​​​​​​​​
Through self-reflection you will learn the relationship between self-esteem and your ability to live to your full potential.​ 

For an appointment call 479-782-7837.