NARM Webinars

Recovery from substance/process addiction is not a destination or event, but instead a journey that occurs one state shift at a time. In this webinar, we review what the addiction recovery process looks like within the context of NARM’s five survival styles. These survival adaptations provide key organizing principles that guide addiction treatment versus viewing substance abuse disorder as merely a phenomenology. We will examine how Inviting Agency and Self-Activation support sustained sobriety/abstinence. Lastly, using pre and post measures (such as continuous performance testing and brain mapping), several case studies will be presented that delve into NARM’s effectiveness with treating addictive and compulsive tendencies.

In this webinar, we will further explore how the NeuroAffective Relational Model or (NARM) can provide appropriate language and clinical skills for working with clients who are directly impacted by historic and systemic oppression in American culture. Specifically, this webinar focuses on minority groups, for example, people of color and the LGBTQ community.This webinar will define the corrective action of cultural attunement and provide specific examples, through the therapeutic relationship, of how authentic attunement can begin to heal cultural wounds.

This webinar uses NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) to present an introduction into a clinical orientation for addressing the historic and systemic oppression in American culture of minority groups, specifically focused on people of color and the LGBTQ community. Cultural trauma, a significant yet under-recognized aspect of Complex Trauma, can contribute to misattunement in therapeutic relationships due to lack of diversity in the mental health field, the legacy of systemic oppression in American institutions, implicit bias and other countertransference reactions within clinicians.

“In this online workshop we highlight the use of Agency in the NARM™ approach for resolving attachment and developmental trauma. While generally viewed as a synonym for responsibility or empowerment, we introduce a different perspective on agency and how we use it clinically in the NARM™ approach.

Includes workshop video, audio file, transcript, and slides.

A Four-Part Training Series

Learn how NARM addresses complex issues related to developmental trauma including: working with clients who have difficulty accessing their body and emotions; the role of the therapist in working with complex trauma; how to navigate patterns of shame, guilt and self-hatred; and the spiritual dimensions of post-traumatic growth. Each one of the four programs includes:

Overview & Discussion of a Core NARM Principle
Demonstration Video Deconstructing a NARM  Session
Real-life Case Presentations Related to the Topic