Welcome to the NARM Training Institute

Healing Complex Trauma as a vehicle for personal and social transformation

The NeuroAffective Relational Model(NARM) is an advanced clinical training for mental health professionals who work with complex trauma.  NARM is a cutting-edge model for addressing attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties.

These early, unconscious patterns of disconnection deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. Learning how to work simultaneously with these diverse elements is a radical shift that has profound clinical implications for healing complex trauma.  As such, NARM is positioned to become an invaluable treatment option for the Trauma-Informed Care movement as we gain a greater understanding of the nature of adverse childhood experience (ACEs).

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NARM Trainings

The NARM Training Institute provides a wide variety of clinical and professional development trainings, both in-person and online. Join us in building an international community of specialists addressing Complex Trauma.

The Online NARM Basics Training

We are excited to announce this brand new training, which makes learning NARM more accessible during a time when trauma-informed care is needed more than ever before.  During this time of COVID-19, in-person professional trainings are not an option. This live online professional training is designed for those of you in mental health, healthcare, addiction treatment, education, coaching, and other fields working with clients or populations dealing with Complex Trauma.

Phoenix, Arizona

Starting July 2020

SF Bay Area, California

Starting September 2020

NARM Master Class

Starting August 2020

Palm Beach, Florida

Starting January 2021

Austin, Texas

Starting February 2021

Chicago, Illinois

Starting April 2021

Free NARM Webinar

Introduction to NARM

with Brad Kammer, NARM Training Director

Join Brad on June 16th from 12 – 1:30 pm Pacific Time for a free on the NeuroAffective Relational Model for Healing Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma.

What you will learn on the Webinar:

  • Overview of NARM’s theoretical and clinical approach to developmental trauma
  • NARM’s roots in the fields of somatic psychology, psychodynamic psychology, and interpersonal neurobiology
  • The distinction between shock and developmental trauma
  • Plus much more

Free Community NARM Events

We hosted a free NARM webinar and Q & A with NARM Creator Dr. Laurence Heller, NARM Training Director Brad Kammer and NARM Faculty Stefanie Klein to explore the ACEs Study, C-PTSD and NARM’s Role in the Trauma-Informed Movement and Addressing Cultural Trauma.

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We hosted a free NARM webinar and Q & A with NARM Creator Dr. Laurence Heller, NARM Training Director Brad Kammer and NARM Faculty Stefanie Klein exploring how NARM is differentiated from other therapeutic approaches.

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We hosted a Free Experiential Webinar and Q & A with members of the NARM Community. You can watch NARM Creator Dr. Laurence Heller, NARM Training Director Brad Kammer and NARM Faculty Stefanie Klein  explore how to manage difficult emotions in the time of the Coronavirus.

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We hosted a free Q & A and virtual community gathering with members of the NARM Community. Although this event has passed, you can watch NARM Creator Dr. Laurence Heller, NARM Training Director Brad Kammer and NARM Faculty Stefanie Klein answer general questions about NARM, as well as talk about how NARM can support us to manage our anxieties, difficult emotions, challenges around isolation, and an uncertain future.

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NARM Inner Circle

The NARM Training Institute Presents 

The NARM INNER CIRCLE  Online Membership Program 

The NARM Inner Circle Online Membership Program will allow you to stay connected to other NARM students, NARM Faculty, our evolving curriculum and our most up to date teachings.


NARM Creator Dr. Laurence Heller’s latest book,
Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship

Read the influential book that is inspiring people interested in healing and growth and changing the way therapists address complex trauma.  The book and audiobook are available on Amazon and other online booksellers.

What do our students think of our Training?

Jamal Granick

Laurence Heller’s NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is among the very best training I have encountered. NARM is both an integrative and comprehensive approach… the material is presented in a way that is digestible and immediately applicable in clinical practice. I found it particularly useful that NARM is presented as a set of principles, rather than a set of protocols to be memorized. This empowers students to trust their own creativity and clinical intuition while significantly expanding their conceptual framework and skills. Perhaps most valuable (and moving) to me is the deep respect NARM has for clients’ own capacity to heal, which is inherent in the model. This training has contributed enormously to my personal and professional development.

Suzie Gruber

Attending the NARM training was one of the best personal and professional decisions I have ever made. In my opinion, NARM provides the missing piece for the trauma practitioner’s toolbox, enabling us to skillfully support people in navigating the complexities of developmental trauma by marrying the cognitive and the somatic and thereby acknowledging each client as a whole, fully empowered adult. I find myself enjoying my work in private practice more than ever as I witness my clients come alive while they deconstruct lifelong patterns which recede into the past as they experience a new level of presence and agency in the here and now.