NESTED CHILDREN, FLOURISHING WORLD
The Evolved Nest is a breakthrough concept that integrates findings across fields that bear on child development, child raising and adult behavior. The Evolved Nest promotes optimal health and wellbeing, cooperation, and receptive and sociomoral intelligences. Societal moves away from providing the Evolved Nest have contributed to the ill being and dysregulation we see in one another and society. Learn how to nest your children and re-nest yourself.
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Discover the nine components of our evolutionary pathway to wellness, our Evolved Nest featuring videos, podcasts and posts for each.
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“This gem of a book, vast in erudition and insight and rich in mind-boggling scientific observation, will leave the reader both humbled and grateful.” — From the foreword by Gabor Maté, author of The Myth of Normal
“Darcia Narvaez and Gay Bradshaw invite us to turn to Nature and our nonhuman Animal relatives to learn the ways of ‘mothering’—of care for the earth, all her beings, and future generations.” — Dr. Vandana Shiva, physicist, ecofeminist, and food sovereignty activist
Accompanied by original art, The Evolved Nest is a beautiful resource for Nature advocates, parents-to-be, Animal lovers, and anyone who seeks to revitalize Earth wellbeing. Through lessons from the Animal world and scientific insights, The Evolved Nest shows how to restore natural wellness in our families and communities by living in harmony with Nature.
Each chapter explores a species-unique “evolved nest,” a way of living with Nature and raising families which has been perfected through evolution over millions of years to optimize development. The Evolved Nest shows the heritages we share with Animal kin. You’ll learn:
● How Wolves display moral commitment
● How Elephant communities provide mutual lifetime care
● How Beavers not only work but foster a spirit of play in their children
● The emotional and social intelligence of Octopus
● How, when, and whether (or not) Brown Bears decide to have children
● What the neuroscience of child raising can teach you—whether you’re a parent, grandparent, caregiver, or child-free
Psychologists Drs. Darcia Narvaez and G. A. Bradshaw describe how each evolved nest offers inspiration for reexamining our own systems of nurturing, understanding, and caring for our young and one another. Combining stunning scientific facts with lessons from neuroscience, psychology, and evolutionary biology, we learn to understand and care deeply for our Animal kin and our innate place within the natural world.
Breaking the Cycle illustrates our capacity for breaking our current Cycle of Competitive Detachment and returning to the pattern of 95% of our human history: a healthy, peaceful Cycle of Cooperative Companionship. Breaking the Cycle is based on the multi-award-winning book. See LIVE discussion dates below:
The Evolved Nest is proud to launch Breaking the Cycle. The short film illustrates our capacity for breaking our current Cycle of Competitive Detachment and returning to the pattern of 95% of our human history: a healthy, peaceful Cycle of Cooperative Companionship. Breaking the Cycle is based on the multi-award-winning book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom, by Darcia Narvaez, PhD.
Visit the website for a film discussion guide and resources.
JOIN MONTHLY LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Join Darcia Narvaez and Lisa Reagan for a discussion of the Evolved Nest's short film, Breaking the Cycle. You can watch the film and find resources, including a film guide, here: www.BreakingtheCycleFilm.org
Save the 2023 Dates! More Coming!
June 20, 4 p.m. ET REGISTRATION
July 12, 1 p.m. ET REGISTRATION
August 22, 3 p.m. ET REGISTRATION
The live discussions are free, but you must register to join.
You can also join the Mighty Networks Discussion Group here.
A new book from Darcia Narvaez, PhD, & Four Arrows. Restoring the Kinship Worldview was chosen by Greater Good’s editors as one of "the most thought-provoking, practical, and inspirational science books of the year." Read the introduction to the book here, and discover more posts on Kinship from Darcia and Four Arrows here.
Read the introduction to the book here, and discover more posts on Kinship from Darcia and Four Arrows here.
“This is a game changer. It points to the fact that it is not enough to be trauma-informed. We must also provide for children’s basic needs, which our evolved nest does by its very nature. Cultures that are not attending to wellness-informed practices are not optimizing human potential, something sorely needed as we face numerous culture-caused crises.”
– Darcia Narvaez, PhD
Evolved Nest Experience In Childhood Buffers The Negative Effects Of ACEs. Listen to Mary Tarsha and Darcia Narvaez discuss the new study. Read the release here.
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Download, listen and share The Evolved Nest podcast series.
An audio and video podcast series explaining and exploring the nine components of the Evolved Nest.
See also resource lists for the nine components of the Evolved Nest.
We are excited to unveil Evolved Nest’s Child Care Center Checklist. The Checklist has been created to help parents and guardians determine how well a child care center matches up with the components of the Evolved Nest. The checklist is intended to be supplemental to the other protocols a center has (e.g., infection prevention, abuse prevention, diaper change frequency).
Babies are “half-baked” at birth and have much to learn with the help of physical and emotional support from caregivers. Taking care of baby’s needs is an investment that pays off with a happier, healthier child and adult. Here are 28 days of reminders about babies and their needs.
You, your children, your family are invited to discover ways to connect with nature, renew your ecological attachment, and restore your living connection to the Earth. Based on research by Dr. Narvaez and her students, the dance includes a pre- and post test to measure your success!
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