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.
Discover more about our nonprofit mission and our founder, Dr. Darcia Narvaez.
Discover the nine components of our evolutionary pathway to wellness, our Evolved Nest featuring videos, podcasts and posts for each.
Join Darcia Narvaez's LIVE monthly discussions on the science of EN and her short film, Breaking the Cycle. Watch the film below and register for the LIVE calls.
Join the Evolved Nest's online community on our safe Mighty Networks platform. Ask Darcia your questions directly and engage with other New Cycle Makers.
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 2022 Dates!
September 21 at 6 pm ET - REGISTER
October 27 at 8 pm ET - REGISTER
November 16 at 9 am ET - REGISTER
December 13 at 12 noon ET - REGISTER
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.
“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.
Read and share The Evolved Nest series on Kindred.
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!
Are you already a part of the New Story of the Human Family? Share in our work, join our online communities, and follow the unfolding of our vision of a Wisdom-based, Wellness-informed Society in Kindred and the Evolved Nest's newsletters.