Date(s) - Friday, July 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, July 7, 2017 6 pm – 9 pm
Argosy University, Alameda, CA
The NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM™) is a powerful theoretical and practical map for navigating the complexities of attachment, relational and developmental trauma. Based on the work of Dr. Laurence Heller, author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship, NARM™ expands the clinical approach to working with shock trauma into a coherent approach for working with developmental trauma, and the link between psychological issues and the body. It is a both a somatic (“bottom-up”) and psychodynamic (“top-down”) based approach designed to help build clients’ capacity for self-regulation and interpersonal connection.
NARM™ Introductory Workshop
This workshop will offer an overview of developmental trauma from a NARM™ perspective. 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).
- 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 of Dr. Laurence Heller using the NARM™ approach
You Will Learn About:
- The distinction between shock and developmental trauma
- The pitfalls of working with all forms of trauma without recognizing the complex developmental themes running in the background
- NARM’s roots in the fields of somatic psychology, psychodynamic psychology, and interpersonal neurobiology
- NARM’s five early adaptive survival styles, their corresponding identity distortions, and how they affect adult life
- Integrating a bottom-up (body-based) and top-down (cognitive or identity-based) therapeutic approach
NARM™ is open to licensed therapists, somatic practitioners and other health professionals interested in working with developmental trauma.
LOCAL NARM COORDINATOR:
(510) 465 4630
$65 (early-bird rate before June 1)
$60 (registered student/intern discount)
$20 non-refundable deposit for cancellations up to 14 days before class;
cancellations made in last 14 days are non-refundable