Your Heart's Desire for Who You Truly Are
NEURO AFFECTIVE RELATIONAL MODEL (NARM)
The NARM approach helps people address their concerns not only through talking, but also through developing awareness of their body (what we call somatic mindfulness) in relationship to their thoughts and emotions. NARM helps us understand how our nervous systems, adaptive survival strategies, and identity are wired together, and transform together.
Neuro = The Brain and Nervous System
Affective = Relating to Moods, Feelings and Attitudes
Relational = Ways of Connecting (& disconnecting)
Model = Guiding Principles
"NARM is a cutting-edge model for addressing attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. These early, unconscious patterns of disconnection deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships."
"NARM is a mindfulness-based clinical treatment, as its method is grounded in a phenomenological approach to addressing identity and consciousness of self – who we truly are beneath these patterned ways of relating to ourselves and the world. Seen in this way, healing complex trauma is a vehicle for transformation on a personal and collective level."
-Lawrence Heller, Phd, Founder of NARM.
If you're interested in learning more about NARM and healing developmental trauma, consider investing in reading the book Healing Developmental Trauma, by Laurence Heller, PhD and Aline LaPierre, PsyD. You can also click through here to Dr. Heller's website.
"I'm excited to offer the NARM approach in my clinical psychotherapy practice as a Certified NARM Therapist, and hold a Certification of Completion for the Master NARM practitioner. I'm proud to be part of the NARM community, and to be working under the added support of the NARM Training Institute's founders.