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

I was trained in NARM™ more recently, in 2021-2022, completing all requirements for Level 2 training. NARM helps folks with chronic, developmental, relational, or attachment trauma who struggle with emotion dysregulation, toxic shame, and difficulties in relating to self and others. It's a non-pathologizing model that uses top-down and bottom-up interventions to resolve emotional stuck points and increase a sense of agency in our lives.

— Stacey Rosenfeld, Psychologist in Coral Gables, FL
 

Our nervous system is the first to develop in the womb; how we experience the world from conception to birth informs our core sense of safety and inform how we cope. NARM aims to treat attachment, relational and developmental trauma, or “Complex Trauma” (Complex-PTSD or C-PTSD). This developmentally-oriented, neuroscientifically-informed model emerged out of earlier psychotherapeutic orientations including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy approaches.

— Trish McKenna, Therapist in St. Louis Park, MN

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
 

Several of the therapists at HeartMind Resiliency are trained in NARM, as well as other somatic, depth oriented approaches.

— HeartMind Resiliency LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Richmond, VA
 

I am currently enrolled and participating in getting trained in NARM. This model is utilized to treat the effects of developmental trauma, which is something I believe we have all been subject to in various ways. I relate to this model because it is oriented around acting within our own agency and helping individuals discover the barriers getting in the way of what we most want for ourselves. I will complete the training in Spring 2022.

— Bethaney Clark, Professional Counselor Associate in Gresham, OR

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
 

I have completed level 1&2 of the NARM training. NARM specializes in working with developmental, relational, complex PTSD, intergenerational, cultural, and attachment trauma. It is a top down and bottom up approach. I have over 300 hours of training completed in this modality.

— Jessie Allee-Walsh, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Boulder, CO

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
 

I completed training through the NARM institute with Brad Kammer, Dr. Laurence Heller, and Stefanie Klein.

— Jackie Cook, Therapist in Raleigh, NC

My specialty is using NARM to treat complex and developmental trauma and other psychological conditions, including depression, trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, and addiction. NARM is a relational model focusing on using curiosity, compassion, and consent for our clients. NARM is informed by principles from attachment theory that go beyond symptom reduction, seeing every human being moving toward a deeper connection to themselves and others.

— Claude Cayemitte, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boca Raton, FL

NARM works with people to observe what is happening in the present moment that is ready to be released in order to have more of ourselves. It is includes attachment theory framework while supporting that we are always ready to heal and release our patterns of suffering. I have found it to be effective in helping with complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, relationship with food, body, and substances.

— Kayle Evans, Psychotherapist in Austin, TX
 

I completed training through the NARM institute with Brad Kammer, Dr. Laurence Heller, and Stefanie Klein.

— Jackie Cook, Therapist in Raleigh, NC