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Introduction to NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) – Maui

Introduction to NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) – Maui
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Date(s) - Friday, June 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hospice Maui


Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 3.31.12 PMIntroduction to NARM™ with Brad J Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, NARM Trainer

Friday, June 9, 2017     6 pm – 9 pm   

Hospice, Maui, Hawaii


About NARM

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.

The 2018-19 Hawaii NARM™ training will be facilitated by Brad Kammer, and dates and venue will be announced shortly.  For more information, please contact local NARM Coordinator Deborah DoveTraining Discount: By attending this Intro workshop, you are eligible for a $50 discount when you complete the first NARM module in 2018 in Maui.

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).

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 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
  • The role of shame in 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, somatic practitioners and other health professionals interested in working with developmental trauma.

6:00-6:30 pm—–Introduction & Beginning Exercise
6:30-7:00 pm—–NARM in a Historical Context
7:00-8:00 pm—–Shock & Developmental Trauma
8:00-9:00 pm—–NARM Video Demonstration & Discussion

Hospice, Maui, Hawaii

Deborah Dove
(808) 354 7159

[If you register for the Saturday NARM Learning Intensive workshop, this Friday evening workshop price is included in the weekend price; so if you know you’re coming to Saturday’s class too, just go here to sign up: Saturday’s Class]

$20 non-refundable deposit for cancellations up to 14 days before class;
cancellations made in last 14 days are non-refundable

CEUs available only for those attending both Friday and Saturday classes [9 CEUs at additional cost]


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Full Price $35.00

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