The Nurture Therapy Practitioner ( NTP ) program is a 1.5 hour individual training covering the basic mechanics of conducting a professional nurture therapy session. It is a nuts and bolts, practical guide to conducting a safe and effective nurture therapy session with a client. The NTP training offers simple verbal demonstrations of boundary setting skills using Non-Violent Communication and other helpful tips, including staying conscious and connected to your feelings, as well as, how to gently end an appointment if that becomes necessary. These training sessions are conducted by a Certified Nurture Therapist ( CNT ).
Upon completion, you will be awarded the post-nominal title and use of the credential “NTP” or Nurture Therapy Practitioner after your name. This is a limited apprenticeship license which allows you to offer nurture therapy appointments only under the supervision, guidance and mentor-ship of a Certified Nurture Therapist ( CNT ). You will be paired with a Certified Nurture Therapist ( CNT ) upon graduation from the NTP program. During your first year of practice as an NTP, you will need to schedule a 15-minute phone support appointment, once a month at minimum, with your mentor. These appointments will support you in your work with clients, ensuring that you are learning and growing from your experience, as a nurture therapy provider. These support calls are $25 each. Please see our Mentor Support Page.
The training includes:
- pre-appointment communication
- caring for your comfort
- caring for your client’s comfort
- staying conscious and connected to your feelings
- boundary assertion skills
- ending the appointment
- post-appointment communication and asking for feedback
Currently, these trainings are only offered in the San Francisco Bay Area or via telephone or via Zoom.