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NARM Training Institute

The NARM® Training Institute offers online and in-person clinical training for mental health professionals who work with Complex Trauma (C-PTSD).  The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM®) addresses early trauma - attachment, relational and developmental trauma - by working with unconscious patterns of disconnection that deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. Integrating a body-centered and psychodynamic approach, within a context of interpersonal neurobiology, and grounded in mindfulness, heartfulness and a non-western orientation to the Self, NARM® offers a comprehensive theoretical and clinical model for the resolution of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).


The NARM® Practitioner Training is an advanced clinical training for working with the legacy of complex trauma, including cultural and intergenerational trauma.  Enrollment is open to psychotherapists, counselors, social workers & other mental health professionals who work with trauma. The training consists of four, 4.5-day modules over a one year period. 


In the NARM® Practitioner Training you will learn:

• The different skills needed to work with developmental and shock trauma; the pitfalls of working with trauma without recognizing the complex developmental themes running in the background.

• How to address the complex interplay between nervous system dysregulation and identity distortions, such as toxic shame and guilt, low self-esteem, chronic self-judgment, and other psychobiological symptoms.

• How to work moment-by-moment with early adaptive survival styles that, while once life-saving, distort clients’ current life experience.

• When to work ‘bottom-up’, when to work ‘top-down’, and how to work with both simultaneously to meet the special challenges of developmental trauma.

• A fresh clinical approach to strengthening therapeutic attunement and resolving countertransference reactions that disrupt treatment.

• The NARM®Emotional Completion Model: an innovative way of working with affect and emotions in support of psychobiological completion.

• The NARM® Personality Spectrum: a new, coherent theory for the organization of the self and methods for working with clients with personality disruption and disorders.

• A model for understanding and addressing the relationship between unresolved complex trauma and cultural and intergenerational trauma.

• A clinical map for Post-Traumatic Growth: how to support clients with a mindful and progressive process of disidentification from trauma-based disorders of the Self.


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“Throughout my career as a trauma therapist I have been consistently curious about “the next best thing” that might help my clients. Each modality that I have been exposed to has given me helpful insights and tools. But nothing has compared to the benefits I have received from my NARM training, both for my clients and my own personal growth. The framework it provides in identifying the survival styles and ways we learned the power of connection or disconnection has been like unearthing this great secret. Applying the NARM model was immediately effective in helping me and my clients recognize and break free of maladaptive patterns and, importantly, recognize why we needed them in the first place. Having learned this I feel compelled to share the healing power of NARM with as many fellow healers as possible. I will always be grateful to Larry and Brad for developing and sharing it with me and so many others.”

~ Regina Goodman, MSW, NARM Practitioner, Milwaukee, WI


The NARM®  Inner Circle:The NARM® Training Institute offers the NARM® Inner Circle, an online membership program. This is an exciting online opportunity to learn how to work more effectively with attachment,relational and developmental trauma - and to support resiliency, intimacy and post-traumatic growth. This program is open to anyone who works with or is interested in learning more about Complex Trauma (C-PTSD). Each month on the Inner Circle, content produced by NARM® Faculty - demo sessions, live demo session debriefs, and live topic webinars - are made available. Additionally, Inner Circle members have their own private forum where they can discuss NARM® topics with each other and NARM® Faculty.  We look forward to you connecting with us in this innovative program that is aimed at supporting the Trauma-Informed Care movement internationally.


Sign up for a free trial of the NARM Inner Circle here:


Transforming Trauma Podcast: Presented by the NARM® Training Institute,Transforming Trauma is a podcast about individuals and communities thriving after Complex Trauma. In a modern world beset by trauma and a legacy of suffering, conflict and disconnection, healing trauma can serve as a vehicle for personal and social transformation.  Listeners will be introduced to the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), a revolutionary approach for healing Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) and restoring connection to self and others. Interviews with NARM Therapists, and other prominent trauma specialists, will highlight how NARM fills a missing gap in our current efforts to address the legacy of childhood, cultural and intergenerational trauma.  These leaders in the Trauma-Informed Care movement will guide listeners through the diverse ways NARM is applied to support individuals, couples, families and communities in order to actualize Post-Traumatic Growth. Whether you are a healthcare professional, an educator, a parent, a public policy maker, a trauma survivor, or someone interested in personal healing and social justice; this podcast will provide you with a map for increased resiliency, greater health outcomes, healthier relationships, personal growth and social change through transforming trauma.


You can listen to Transforming Trauma on our website or on your favorite podcast streaming services! Find us on Apple Podcasts,Stitcher,Spotify, and YouTube.


Explore Additional NARM® Resources:Would you like to learn more about Shame, Addiction Treatment, Cultural Trauma, Personality, Agency, Countertransference, Emotional Completion, Spirituality & Trauma or Post-Traumatic Growth? You can find online workshops and E-books about these topics from the NARM perspective on our website. 


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NARM® Training Institute North American Faculty:

Dr. Laurence Heller

NARM Creator, NARM Senior Faculty

Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC

NARM Faculty Trainer, NARM Training Director

Stefanie Klein, LCSW

NARM Faculty Trainer, NARM Training Assistant Director

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