A clinician’s guidebook—Apply the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) to help clients overcome complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), recover from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and map post-traumatic growth.The Clinical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma introduces a cutting-edge therapeutic model for addressing attachment, relational, and developmental trauma in a clinical setting. NARM is an integrated mind-body framework that identifies and treats the complex ways childhood trauma can manifest in interpersonal difficulties, maladaptive patterns, identity issues, and disrupted affect regulation.Integrating the latest research on adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, it arms psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and trauma-informed therapists with the skills and tools they need to help clients break free from the lasting effects of childhood trauma. The Guide is a go-to tool that explains: * The four pillars of the NARM clinical model * Cultural and transgenerational trauma * Shock vs. developmental trauma * Complex post-traumatic stress disorder * How to differentiate NARM from other therapeutic modalities * NARM’s organizing principles, and how to integrate the program into your clinical practice
Dr. Laurence Heller is a somatic therapist who was in private practice for 40 years and currently teaches the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) of therapy. Currently, he and 6 coteachers teach this method in 13 countries around the world. He cofounded Gestalt Institute of Denver. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
Brad Kammer is a marriage and family therapist, professional clinical counselor, and somatic psychotherapist. He is also the training director at the NARM Training Institute. Brad began his career as a humanitarian aid worker in Asia, which introduced him to personal and collective trauma. He has since based his teaching and therapy on the integration of somatic psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, and wisdom from spiritual traditions and traditional cultures. He has trained and consulted on trauma for clinicians and organizations internationally. Brad lives with his family in a small town in Northern California where he has a private practice, teaches at several colleges, and regularly presents on trauma-informed care.