Welcome to The Nurture Programme®
I founded The Nurture Programme during the 2020 pandemic. There was a huge loss of support and connection for families like mine and The Nurture Programme aimed to fill that void. We did so by creating a regular and consistent neuro-affirming presence on social media, connecting with vulnerable families and sharing insights into our lived experience in the hope we could help them move from CRISIS to CALM within their households.
As disabled families we are no stranger to isolation, society being more geared for the “typical” human brain, we create safety and inclusion in our own spaces, but From 2020 – 2022 our families lost all and any sense of the little security and support that we had managed to secure. So this was crucial. We had no schools, no respite, no activities, and our caring networks were taken from us. (Those who had them) Building programmes and creating content quickly became my passion and the families I worked with inspired my creativity.
Life can be overwhelming and stressful at times, and it is during these times that we need to find a sense of calm, connection, and co-regulation. The CCC IN 10, 5 and 3 programme focuses on these aspects, providing an avenue for individuals to discover and understand their emotions, learn how to manage stress, and build meaningful relationships.
This programme is designed to help you navigate your emotional overwhelm with ease and confidence.
I am so excited to guide and support you on your journey through Calm, Connection & Co-Regulation.
I have designed this with so much love and care, with the intention of helping you find calm, build connections, and learn to co-regulate. I am here to provide you with the necessary support and guidance every step of the way. Looking forward to our journey together.
Please Note: Support tiers vary. Please check which one suits you best.
Support begins in March 2024.
Support is limited and therefore offered to previous RADICAL attendees first.
About Calm, Connection & Co-Regulation
The Nurture Programme® has a unique focus, our Calm, Connection & Co-Regulation (CCC®️) model has been developed over the last year throughout our trainings and is now embedded through everything we offer.
Our programmes are designed to inform and nurture your learning with a strong emphasis on neuro-affirming and neuro-inclusive practice. Calm, Connection & Co-Regulation®️ is at the heart of what The Nurture Programme® aspires to achieve.
We believe wholeheartedly in lived experience and centreing those neurodivergent voices in everything we create. The Nurture Programme® aims to challenge the textbook theories, abandon the medical model and help you overcome “Textbook Syndrome”. By inviting you into our diverse and accepting community, we offer our experiences through strength and connection, and aim to provide a safe, inclusive space for ALL which may sometimes feel challenging, but never with judgment and always with grace.
Calm, Connection & Co-Regulation is essential for all families especially those with a neurodivergence.
The Nook by Nurture - Monthly Membership
The Nook by Nurture is a dedicated space provided by The Nurture Programme to grow connection and hold space for families to enable growth. As Neurodivergent people we are often sidelined into obscurity due to the spaces created by individuals who live and thrive in a neuronormative society, making socialising, connection, building friendships and learning inaccessible.
Our online membership doesn’t just create a space for you to learn from, but to feel safety within your very own community whilst shutting the door on the shame and judgment we often experience.
Jodie leads this space through Authenticity, Autonomy and Acceptance. No one is EVER left behind. With webinars, Connection Sessions, A dedicated Facebook Group and Messenger Chat we are always here for you.
This space is yours and you are always welcome.
Raising Autonomous neuroDivergents, Instinctively, Calmly And with Love
Trauma Informed & Nurturing
A BRAND NEW Programme aimed at parents/carers of ALL children with a focus on NEURODIVERGENCE. Our Calm, Connection & Co-Regulation®️ Parenting model is embedded throughout this programme which is designed to give you back the confidence in taking back the power to parent instinctively.
We ditch the textbooks, the consequences, the punishments and instead we guide and advocate for CONSENT, AUTONOMY and AUTHENTICITY
Three crucial aspects for our children to develop healthy connections with the world around them.
NB: Any professionals joining this programme will need to interpret the language to their own setting. I.E – Parent/ Carer – Teacher/Teaching Assistant Etc.
This programme is accredited by Continuing Professional Development at Intermediate level and webinars are recorded.
Meet The Founder . . .
I am Autistic. Nope, scrap that! I’m Autistic and absolutely 100% proud and privileged to be able to share not only my experiences with you, but the experiences of all walks of life in the neurodivergent community, in the hope that we can bring about change, and balance, and inspire NURTURE throughout not just the community, but adventurously the universe!
I was only diagnosed in 2020, over 8 years after my first child was diagnosed (three Autistic children altogether) and whilst I have been predominantly using a Nurturing parenting style, it never fully translated to myself, therefore I was frequently in a state of shutdown and burnout and unable to tend to my own needs. Impossible really when I wasn’t aware there were any, let alone understand them to be able to advocate for them to be met. I made the mistake of believing I knew everything about autism, until I was diagnosed myself. I now understand and fully support that there simply are NO experts. Not one single expert on Autistic experience or other neurodivergence, because no one person can simply know and understand every single person on the planet. Our experiences are individual and unique and absolutely beautiful and learning about neurodivergence is one of the most inspiring, fulfilling things I have ever done in my life.
I want to learn more, every single day. Because not only does it help me understand myself and my family, it has also helped me to become a much better person, less afraid, less misunderstood about difference and absolutely more accepting. It is a powerful thing, knowledge. And knowledge is absolutely the power we need to be able to thrive in a world with outdated beliefs of our “disordered selves”. We can use our knowledge in the most inspiring of ways, to create change, to reframe thinking and understanding and to nurture people to make that step from thinking we need to be modified, to KNOWING that we are 100% exactly as we were meant to be. And becoming that stepping stone, building that bridge and facilitating the movement from “US” to “THEM” is exciting.