Who we are
We are a team of parents, educators, & counselors focused on integrating our education, training, and life experiences to help others create growth-promoting environments in which to raise children & relate with others more effectively.
What we believe
We believe that every individual has within them the unique potential to live their most authentic life, and when provided with an environment characterized by warmth, and nurturing conditions, growth can occur in more genuine ways. We want to help cultivate these types of nurturing relationships.
“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
― Carl R. Rogers, A Way of Being
What is Conditional Nurture?
In the 1940s, psychologist Carl Rogers developed a ground-breaking form of psychotherapy he termed Person-centered Therapy. Considered one of the main models of counseling even today and regarded as the most effective way to establish a therapeutic counseling environment, Rogers identified three core conditions within the therapist/client relationship which he described as essential to the effectiveness of the healing process.
These conditions create a relational dynamic that can deliver the greatest contribution towards the client’s growth, change, and improvement. The three core conditions are congruence/genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathy. Research indicates that the therapeutic relationship undergoes a powerful change when the core conditions become integrated within the therapist/client relational dynamic.
We believe that parents can easily implement these same core conditions within the relational dynamic that exists between parent and child, in an effort to create a similar growth-promoting and empowering experience for the child. Utilizing these counseling techniques in a parenting environment can elicit positive exchanges, very similar to the positive impact the techniques have in the counseling setting. The same thing is true, really, for all interpersonal relationships. Demonstrating empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard with others allows us opportunities to connect more deeply.
- Rebecca Eaker, PhD
- Jenny Haller
- Tiffinie Pryor, MS, MA
- Raschelle Myrick
- Lateefah Muhammad