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

Introduction to NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) – Austin, TX
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Date(s) - Sunday, December 10, 2017
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

The One Center Austin Unity Room


Introduction to NARM™
with Stefanie Klein, LCSW, SEP

Sunday, December 10 2017     10 am – 5:30 pm
The One Center Unity Room, Austin, Texas


NARM™ Introductory Workshop

This Introductory 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.

10:00-10:30 am—–Introduction & Beginning Exercise
10:30-11:15 am—–NARM in a Historical Context / Shock & Developmental Trauma
11:15-11:30 am—–BREAK
11:30-1:00 pm—–NARM Organizing Principles / 5 Survival Styles
1:00-2:00 pm —–LUNCH
2:00-3:45 pm—–NARM 4 Pillars: Basic Clinical Skills & Practice
3:45-4:00 pm—–BREAK
4:00-5:00 pm—–NARM Video Demonstration & Discussion
5:00-5:30 pm—–Overview of NARM Training / Evaluations and Closure

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

NARM Austin Coordinators:
Whitney Bliss
(512) 400 0174

Sue Forsberg
(512) 468-7171

*** The 2018-19 Austin NARM™ training is presently being planned, with an anticipated starting date in May 2018.  More details can be found by clicking here; or contact local coordinators Whitney Bliss 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***

$150 Full Price / $125 Early-Bird (before November 15) / $100 Registered Student-Intern Price

$20 non-refundable deposit for cancellations

CEUs: 6 CREDIT HOURS available for Licensed Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Counselors. [$20 per 6 CEUs] – this event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars
For more information on CEUs, click here


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Full Price $150.00
Registered Student/Intern Price $100.00

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