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Preview: Clinical Training/Healing Developmental Trauma September 24, 2015

Posted by ebmc in Community EVENTS.


CONNECTION: Our Deepest Desire & Greatest Fear. NARM is a 2-year clinical training for the healing of developmental trauma. Enrollment is open to psychotherapists and somatic practitioners who work with trauma. CUEs available for psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, professional counselors and nurses.

• Mindful Awareness – awareness of our thoughts and emotions
• Somatic Mindfulness – exploration of our instinctive responses and the felt sense of the body
There are continual loops of information going from the body to the brain (bottom-up) and from the brain to the body (top down). NARM uses both aspects of mindfulness to provide a greater depth of exploration and understanding.


2-Hour Video Introduction to NARM with Dr. Heller: http://www.BayAreaNARM.com
An overview of working with relational and attachment trauma. Dr. Heller covers 5 early adaptive survival styles and their corresponding identity distortions, how aggression becomes internalized to protect the attachment relationship, and how early environmental failures cause distortions of the life force and dysregulation in the nervous system.

2-Hour NARM Webinar with Brad Kammer, MFT, LPCC, SEP
Friday, November 6, 2015: To register: http://www.bayareanarm.com/#!intro-workshops/c19db
This webinar will cover:
– 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 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.

DR. LAURENCE HELLER is founder of the NeuroAffective Relational Model, and co-author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship. Heller has been teaching somatically-based psychotherapy for over 35 years. He has been senior faculty for Somatic Experiencing® for many years, and is co-author of Crash Course, a book on auto accidents and the basics of shock trauma. Dr. Heller co-founded the Gestalt Institute of Denver and later the Rocky Mountain Psychotherapy Institute where he trained hundreds of mental health professionals.

“Laurence Heller’s NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is among the very best trainings I have encountered. Drawing on somatics, interpersonal neurobiology, trauma treatment, psychodynamics, and character development, the material is presented in a way that is digestible and immediately applicable in clinical practice.” ~ Jamal Granick, Ph.D., LMFT, Albany/Palo Alto

For more information: http://www.bayareanarm.com

Abby Rose, SEP, HSE
Coordinator/Bay Area NARM



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