The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is an integrative clinical approach toward healing attachment, relational and developmental trauma.
Developed by Dr. Larry Heller, author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship, NARM is a cutting-edge model that integrates a bottom-up (somatic) and top-down (psychodynamic; CBT) approach within a context of interpersonal neurobiology. It also relies heavily on mindfulness in its practice. NARM is unique in the way it weaves together bottom-up and top-down processing toward re-organizing and transforming old patterns that limit our health, aliveness, and fulfillment.
With our understanding of trauma shifting toward greater focus on identifying and addressing Complex Trauma (C-PTSD), thanks to the ACEs Study, NARM provides a powerful model for working with the early, unconscious patterns of disconnection that deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. If you are looking for an approach that will help you with your most challenging clients, as one NARM graduate said, “I bless the day I discovered NARM!”
The NARM Practitioner training is a 4-module training for mental health and somatic practitioners who work with complex trauma. The training is both didactic and experiential, including individualized support with skill building and integrating NARM into your clinical practice. CEUs are available for counselors, MFTs, social workers and psychologists. For more details submit your application, please visit this NARM page.