Welcome to the NARM Training Institute

The NARM® Training Institute is an educational organization created to support mental health and helping professionals who work with the impacts of developmental and complex trauma. Our mission in NARM is to humanize and depathologize mental health and other professional helping fields, and our trainings reflect that.

NARM teaches a significant new perspective on both the development and treatment of complex trauma (C-PTSD), which integrates attachment understanding, a non-Western orientation to identity, and an evidence-based understanding of the body and the nervous system. Our trainings teach participants to address symptoms, not simply to extinguish them, and more importantly, to address what is driving them. We emphasize a focus on the client's inner world, with an orientation toward restoring lost capacities for connection.

Our trainings and resources are designed to educate and train professionals while providing a different perspective on trauma-informed services. Our programs include entry and senior level training programs, ongoing learning through our Inner Circle membership, and other supplemental learning options. We also coordinate with affiliated organizations–CTTC in the US and multiple organizations worldwide who provide NARM Trainings for licensed psychotherapists.

US NARM Therapist and NARM Master Therapist Training will now be hosted by the Complex Trauma Training Center.

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Free NARM Webinar

View an Introduction to NARM
with Dr. Laurence Heller

View a free introduction to the NeuroAffective Relational Model for Healing Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma. Dr. Heller, the creator of NARM, leads a 90 minute introduction discussing the origins and overview of the model.

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

Fill out the form on the right to access to your free webinar.

NARM Inner Circle

The NARM Inner Circle Online Membership Program 

The NARM® Inner Circle Membership is an online program open to everyone, with a focus on helping professionals. Inner Circle members receive access to NARM session demonstrations and debriefs, monthly webinars on significant human themes, as well as additional resources that help psychotherapists and helping professionals integrate the NARM perspective into their practice. Past webinar topics have included NARM and Working with Shame, NARM and Addiction, NARM and Working with Sexual Trauma, as well as many others. Becoming a member of the Inner Circle also helps facilitate connections within the NARM community through dedicated social media groups where they can interact with other members of the NARM community worldwide. The group is where the NARM community stays connected and helps each other grow and develop by participating in discussions, supporting each other with professional case questions, and helping find referrals for friends and clients.

Join hundreds of other helping professionals in the NARM Inner Circle today!

NARM Online Basics Training

Next training starts in September 2024!

The NARM® Basics Training is an online, multidisciplinary professional training on the foundations of the NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM®). It is designed for helping professionals who encounter the impacts of Complex Trauma in their work, and its aim is to help them become more trauma-informed in their approach to their clients, students, patients, or employees.

The psychoeducational curriculum and training experience of the NBT aims to enhance trauma-informed professional work by providing a comprehensive framework for understanding and exploring the impacts of attachment, relational, and developmental trauma. Through both formal instruction and experiential training activities, participants will gain valuable insight and practical tools for approaching their work from a more holistic and NARM-based perspective.

NARM Post-Masters Immersion Training

Open to graduates of the NARM Master Therapist Training.

The NARM® Post-Masters Immersion Training is an ongoing, international, clinical study group where NARM Founder, Dr. Laurence Heller, offers live, in-depth presentations on select complex, clinical topics related to NARM. These training weekends are open to participants who have completed the NARM Masters Therapist Training and who are seeking to deepen their understanding of NARM and its clinical applications. Along with lectures, demonstrations, step-by-step deconstructions of both live and pre-recorded demos, and comprehensive Q&A sessions, these every-other month trainings offer the opportunity for the advanced NARM clinical community to come together and both learn from and alongside Dr. Heller, as well as other advanced NARM practitioner peers.

This training is virtual and is held at times which are accessible live for both US and Europe based participants.

“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.”  -Dr. Laurence Heller

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.