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Introduction to NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) – Palm Beach, Florida

Introduction to NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) – Palm Beach, Florida
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Date(s) - Saturday, May 12, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Introduction to NARM™
with Mike Giresi and Brad Kammer

Saturday, May 12, 2018
10 am – 2 pm EDT (East Coast time)
Family First Adolescent Services, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


NARM™ Introductory Workshop

This Introductory workshop will offer an overview of attachment, relational and 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 complex trauma.


Family First Adolescent Services
5220 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

NARM Florida Coordinators

Mike Giresi and Benjamin Cecil
(561) 708 1065

*** The 2019 Florida NARM™ training will be starting in January 2019.  More details can be found by clicking here; or contact local coordinators Mike Giresi and Benjamin Cecil for more details.  Discount: By attending this Intro workshop, you are eligible for a $50 discount when you complete the first NARM module in Palm Beach, Florida***


$100 Full Price / $85 Early-Bird (before April 15) / $75 Registered Student-Intern Price

$20 non-refundable deposit for cancellations


: 4
 CREDIT HOURS available for Licensed Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Counselors. [$20 per 4 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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