NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM)

NeuroAffective Relational Model, also known as NARM, is a therapeutic approach that follows a specific model (based on both traditional psychotherapy and somatic approaches) for trauma. NARM does this by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. These early, unconscious patterns of disconnection can have an impact on our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. NARM is a non-regressive model of therapy that emphasizes helping clients establish connection to the parts of self that are organized, coherent and functional. It helps bring into awareness and organization the parts of self that are disorganized and dysfunctional without making the regressed, dysfunctional elements the primary theme of the therapy. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one  of TherapyDen’s NARM specialists today. 

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I am currently enrolled in a year long level 2 training. In general, I see the world through a lense of CPTSD. Not to diangose folks but rather empower.

— Traci Ruble, Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

Using techniques from NARM I work to connect the people I support to themselves, their true somatic and emotional experience, and their innermost hearts.

— Anna Stern, Therapist in Saint Paul, MN
 

The primary model I draw from in my individual therapy work is a comprehensive, trauma informed model known as NARM. NARM is one of very few models designed to specifically address Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma, and is focused heavily on bringing curiosity, agency and consent to the therapeutic space. NARM is a relatively new, innovative model that draws from a long history of psychological lineages. You can learn more about the NARM here: https://narmtraining.com/what-is-narm/

— Sarah Lazarewicz, Clinical Social Worker in Minneapolis, MN
 

The NeuroAffective Relational Model(NARM) is an advanced clinical training for mental health professionals who work with complex trauma. 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 (https://narmtraining.com/).

— Sladja Redner, Psychotherapist in Austin, TX

I am in the process of completing the Level 2 NARM training and will receive the official certification after completing supervision in 1 year.

— Jodie Yorg, Clinical Trainee in Chicago, IL
 

The NeuroAffective Relational Model(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. “What are the patterns that are preventing me from being present to myself and others at this moment and in my life?"

— Jenna Powell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

I am a Certified NeuroAffective Relational Model(tm) Therapist. I have completed training through level 2 and am a member of the Inner Circle. NARM is a cutting-edge model for working with attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by helping people start to connect with what they really want and see more clearly relational patterns that can cause life-long struggle if not addressed.

— Jennifer DiGennaro, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
 

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. Learning how to work simultaneously with these diverse elements is a radical shift that has profound clinical implications for healing complex trauma.

— Carrie Farrell, Professional Counselor Associate

NARM addresses the attachment, relational and developmental trauma that contribute to early patterns of disconnection that can be at the root of lifelong challenges. Maybe our need for trust, independence, love, and connection were not fulfilled in our early relationships. With curiosity and acceptance, I will help you reconnect to the parts of yourself that are organized, coherent, and functional so that you can increase your experiences of self-esteem, joy and connectedness.

— Cheryl Calderon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

NARM is an innovative therapeutic approach that focuses on healing early developmental trauma and its impact on our present lives. NARM combines insights from neuroscience and psychology to address the ways childhood experiences shape our adult behaviors and relationships. Unlike traditional talk therapy, NARM works with both the mind and body, helping clients understand how their past experiences continue to affect their emotions and behaviors.

— Tania Buchanan Boyd, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Plantation, FL

Induced After Death Communication, developed by Dr. Botkin in 1995 while working at the Chicago Veterans Hospital, reduces the sadness and pain associated with grief using a modified EMDR protocol. Most clients experience a deep and loving connection with a deceased loved one through one or more of their five senses. It is a profoundly healing modality. The above description is from https://www.iadctherapy.com/aboutiadc

— Nicolette Bautista, Psychologist in Folsom, CA