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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Trainings

We provide 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.

SF Bay Area, California

Starting June 2019

Phoenix, Arizona

Starting October 2019

Chicago, Illinois

Starting July 2019

Austin, Texas

Starting January 2020

Upcoming Narm Events

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Intro to NARM: Palatine, IL

Intro to NARM: Phoenix, AZ

Intro to NARM: Austin, Texas

NARM Demonstration: Austin, TX

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Online NARM Introduction Webinar

NARM BOOKS

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.

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