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2-Day Introduction to NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) – Austin, TX

2-Day Introduction to NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) – Austin, TX
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Date(s) - Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Friday, April 28, 2017
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

The One Center Austin Unity Room


2-Day Introduction to NARM™
with Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC

Friday-Saturday, April 27-28 , 2017     10 am – 5:30 pm
The One Center Unity Room, Austin, Texas


NARM™ Introductory Workshop

This special two-day workshop will offer an overview of developmental trauma from a NARM™ perspective, as well as an opportunity for being introduced to the basic NARM skills.  Understanding and being able to work with developmental dynamics is critical for helping our clients in their healing process.  We will look at how clients’ life experiences present themselves in the context of a complex, psychobiologically-driven relational framework that is often largely unconscious.  This framework, laid down by our early attachment experiences, shapes our development, who we are in the world (our self), and how we relate to others.   When clients are having difficulty shifting out of patterns of dysregulation, these implicit dynamics are at play and must be addressed.  The NARM approach weaves together a somatic or body-based (bottom-up) process while simultaneously working with clients’ identity and relational dynamics (top-down).

Workshop Format:

  • Overview of NARM’s theoretical and clinical approach to developmental trauma
  • Lecture and experiential exercises on each of the five adaptive survival styles
  • Video demonstrations and discussion of Dr. Laurence Heller using the NARM approach
  • Reflective inquiry and clinical practice with basic NARM theory and skills

You Will Learn About:

  • The distinction between shock and developmental trauma (“complex trauma”)
  • The pitfalls of working with all forms of trauma without recognizing the complex developmental themes running in the background
  • NARM’s five early adaptive survival styles, their corresponding identity distortions, and how they affect adult life
  • The role of shame in complex trauma
  • Building skills of dual awareness and somatic mindfulness
  • Integrating a bottom-up (body-based) and top-down (cognitive or identity-based) therapeutic approach

NARM™ is open to licensed therapists and somatic practitioners interested in working with developmental trauma.

Day 1
10:00-10:30 am—–Introduction & Beginning Exercise
10:30-11:30 am—–NARM in a Historical Context / Shock & Developmental Trauma
11:30-11:45 am—–BREAK
11:45-1:00 pm—–NARM Organizing Principles / 5 Survival Styles
1:00-2:00 pm —–LUNCH
2:00-3:30 pm—–5 Survival Styles continued
3:30-3:45 pm—–BREAK
:45-5:30 pm—–NARM Video Demonstration & Discussion

Day 2
10:00-10:30 am—–Beginning Exercise / Overview of NARM Training
10:30-11:30 am—–NARM Therapeutic Process: NARM 4 Pillars
11:30-11:45 am—–BREAK
11:45-1:00 pm—–NARM 4 Pillars Clinical Practice
1:00-2:00 pm —–LUNCH
2:00-3:30 pm—–NARM Video Demonstration & Discussion
3:30-3:45 pm—–BREAK
:45-5:30 pm—–NARM Relational Process / Evaluations and Closure

The One Center Austin Unity Room
1518 W. Koenig Lane
Austin, TX 78756

NARM Coordinators:
Sue Snyder Pederson
(512) 484-7902

Sue Forsberg
(512) 468-7171

*** The 2018-19 Austin NARM™ training is presently being planned, with an anticipated starting date in Spring 2018.  More details can be found by clicking here; or contact local coordinators Sue Snyder Pederson and Sue Forsberg for more details.  Discount: By attending this Intro workshop, you are eligible for a $50 discount when you complete the first NARM module in Austin, Texas***

$300 Full Price / $275 Early-Bird (before March 15) / $235 Registered Student-Intern Price

$20 non-refundable deposit for cancellations

CEUs: 12 CREDIT HOURS available for Licensed Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Counselors. [$20 per 12 CEUs] – this event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars
For more information on CEUs, click here


Bookings are closed for this event.

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