Welcome to the NARM Training Institute

Level 2 NARM Therapist and Level 3 NARM Master Therapist Training will now be hosted by the Complex Trauma Training Center.

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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Free NARM Webinar

Introduction to NARM

Join us for a free introduction to the NeuroAffective Relational Model for Healing Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma. The introduction will be hosted by the Complex Trauma Training Center.

What you will learn in this Webinar:

  • An overview of NARM’s theoretical and clinical approach to complex trauma
  • NARM’s roots in the fields of somatic psychology, relational psychodynamic psychology, and interpersonal neurobiology
  • The distinction between shock and developmental trauma
  • The NARM clinical approach as applied through a clinical demonstration
  • Further learning and training opportunities
  • Plus much more

NARM Inner Circle

The NARM INNER CIRCLE  Online Membership Program 

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

The NARM Inner circle is open for current NARM students or graduates of the NARM Practitioner Training Program and the NARM basics Training. Other therapists, helping professionals and coaches are welcome to join the Inner Cirkle.

This online program will enhance and deepen your understandning of NARM and developmental trauma. Inner Circle will keep you connected to the growing international NARM community. Join today.

NARM Online Basics Training

The next training starts in september 2024

We are excited to offer an online, multidisciplinary professional training in the NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM®), a unique and powerful approach for professionals who work with Complex Trauma. This program is a psychoeducational training to support you in becoming more trauma-informed in your work.​

Please note that this is not a clinical/skills-based training. If you are a mental health professional who is interested in a NARM clinical training experience, please visit either the Complex Trauma Training Center or NARM Europe to explore your NARM clinical training options.

NARM Post-Masters Immersion Training

Open for all NARM Level 3 Master Tharapists

The Level 4 NARM Post-Masters Immersion Training is an ongoing clinical study group where NARM Master Therapists come together to continue to deepen and refine their understanding and clinical application of the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM). This study group meets six times a year and the learning is designed to be ongoing.

The NARM Post-Masters Immersion Training is a special opportunity for continued mentorship with the founder of NARM, Dr. Laurence Heller. From Dr. Heller, “It is my heart’s desire to share the depth of the NARM work with our advanced therapeutic community. And this is best done on an ongoing basis, with ongoing commitment, and with like-minded people who share the same intention.”

NARM books

The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma: Using the NeuroAffective Relational Model to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resolve Complex Trauma

Authors Dr. Laurence Heller and Brad Kammer present one of the first comprehensive therapeutic models for addressing complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), introducing an integrated mind-body approach for treating attachment, relational, cultural and intergenerational trauma.
The book is available on Amazon.

Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship

Co-Authored by NARM Creator Laurence Heller and Aline Lapierre. 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.