In this episode of Transforming Trauma, our host Emily is kicking off 2023 with NARM Faculty, Brad Kammer, Stefanie Klein, and Marcia Black, as they explore the challenges, learnings, successes and growth over this past year. Part of building an intentional organization committed to healing complex trauma is taking the time for some self-reflection, self-awareness, and relational sharing about learning and challenges. It is also important to pause and celebrate the incredible successes that have happened in 2022 in the growing global NARM Community.
The NARM Training Institute's mission is to build a trauma-informed training institute that offers professional community in support of greater connection and healing by bringing humanity to the transformation of complex trauma. Community, mentorship, and heartfulness are just some of the values that have gotten the Institute to where it is today, and a lot of that has to do with the Faculty team modeling the mission and values.
As Brad, Stefanie, Marcia look back on 2022, there’s an overwhelming sense of gratitude and appreciation for the whole NARM community; from the heartful way participants are showing up in the trainings, to the enthusiastic support for the NARM Book release, to all the different learning events and opportunities for being together.
While 2022 was a year full of highlights, it’s important to acknowledge the challenges and complexity of a growing professional organization. For example, they reflect on the dynamics of being a mentorship-based professional community with strong values and the unique challenges to maintaining integrity and cohesion. They attempt to “walk the talk” by sharing transparently, honestly and reflecting on the their own personal challenges, and successes, during this past year. They all agree that despite the challenges along the way, they are immensely grateful for this work, this community, and all the relationships they have built through NARM, that support them in their clinical work and teaching.
We are grateful to this incredible team of Faculty at the NARM Training Institute for their dedication to the growth and development of the NARM Community, and the heartfulness and integrity they are bringing to the trauma-informed movement. We invite you to listen to the full episode to learn more about the happenings at the NARM Training Institute.
About the NARM Faculty:
Brad Kammer, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor and has worked in the field of trauma for over 20 years. As a NARM Trainer and Training Director, Brad is passionate about contributing to the growing trauma-informed movement. He is also the co-author of The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma.
Stefanie Klein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has spent 22 years in her Los Angeles private practice. As a NARM Trainer and Assistant Training Director, Stefanie is excited to share the NARM approach with anyone looking to have more ease and efficacy in their practice.
Marcia Black is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has been in private practice for over 35 years in SF and the East Bay area specializing in treating complex and developmental trauma and other psychological conditions. As a NARM Faculty Member, she is dedicated to supporting not only the participants’ development, but also the Trainers and Institute as a whole.
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