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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Free NARM Webinar

Introduction to NARM

Join us on March 11th from 10:00 – 11:30 am Pacific Time for a free on the NeuroAffective Relational Model for Healing Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma.

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 Community Events

NARM & Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder, Part 2: Exploring Relationships Between Self, Parts, and NARM Therapist

February 29th, 2024 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time

With Erin Lewis-Gibson, MS, LCMHC, CFO and NARM Master Therapist, and hosted by CTTC Training Director Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC

In this webinar we will focus on learning how to reinforce agency using NARM and NARM techniques on clients with dissociative identity disorder (DID). To reinforce NARM principles, we must become curious about the relationships of the Self, parts, and the therapist. The importance of the therapeutic relationship is paramount when treating DID. This also explores how to connect with someone with DID in session. Erin will give an understanding of what adult consciousness looks like in a DID system vs child consciousness, and how to address this conflict and what to be aware of as the clinician to enforce agency. This webinar focuses on treating DID through a NARM standpoint, using compassion, and focusing on the therapeutic alliance.

You do not need to be trained in NARM to attend; any helping professional interested in exploring this topic is welcome to attend.

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 Training Participants, NARM Faculty, our evolving curriculum and our most up to date teachings.

NARM BOOKS

The new NARM Book! 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. Available now!

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.

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. To support the health and safety of our community, we've organized all of our upcoming 2021 NARM Trainings to occur online. Once it is safe to gather in-person, Level 2 trainings will be available at the location listed AND as a live-streamed online option. Participants can complete any of these trainings in an online format and are not required to participate in-person.

 

Level 1 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.

Level 2 NARM Therapist Training

What do our training participants think of the NARM Trainings?

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 participants 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 mind and the body 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.