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NARM Training Online Webinar #4

NARM Training Online Webinar #4
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Date(s) - Friday, August 31, 2018
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Addressing Identity from both a Psychological and Spiritual Perspective

Dr. Laurence Heller with Brad Kammer


Friday August 31, 10 am -12:30 pm PST; 1-3:30 pm EST; 7-9:30 pm mainland Europe


A key process within the NARM approach is what we refer to as “Disidentification”.   The dissolving of identity, shaped by early trauma and the corresponding adaptive survival styles, is both a psychological and spiritual process.  With our clients, we explore deeply into the nature of their subjective sense of self, using psychological tools for understanding identity from a deeper spiritual perspective.  This supports the possibility that our clients can quiet down the noise of their personality, and meet the world from an increasingly quieter place within themselves.

For us as therapists, the burning question we hold for ourselves: How do we work with clients from an increasingly quieter place within ourselves?  And what might be in our way to experiencing greater states of connection, aliveness, pleasure and freedom?  As we gradually free ourselves from the shackles of our identity, we can learn to be more fully present with our clients/others while staying more fully connected with ourselves.

Some areas we will cover in this webinar:

  • The psychological understanding of identity vs the spiritual understanding of identity
  • Nature of consciousness in the psychotherapeutic process
  • Viewing neurobiological mechanisms from a non-mechanistic perspective
  • Working with the “problem” that’s deeper than the “problem”
  • Supporting Disidentification in the NARM process
  • Mindfulness and Disidentification
  • Living in the present moment vs viewing ourselves and the world through the lens of past experience
  • Identity as a reflection of emptiness-fullness
  • Spirituality and the body
  • Using psychological tools in understanding Self from a deeper spiritual perspective


10-11 am                     Overview of Topic / Q&A
11-11:45 am                Demo Session & Deconstruction
11:45-12:15 pm          Case Presentations on Clients related to topic
12:15-12:30 pm         Q&A / Closure

  • All times PST (California time)
  • There will be 2 short breaks


  • Several days before the webinar, you will receive the Zoom link – you can attend either via computer, smartphone, or dial-in
  • The webinar will be recorded if you are not able to attend live; once the webinar is complete you will be sent a recording of the webinar with the handouts (within 24 hours of us receiving your registration)
  • All NARM Training Students will receive credit for 1 hour toward Group Consult from faculty (only available if you attend live) – please fill this in on your NARM session/consultation log and at the next training module Dr. Heller or Brad Kammer will sign it.
  • We ask that you please do not share this webinar with others who have not registered for this webinar.


  • Cost: $100
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