NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) Demonstration
and Experiential Workshop
Presented by Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC
This unique workshop is for anyone interested in seeing how NARM works for healing attachment, relational and developmental trauma. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn first-hand how to apply NARM theory and skills in working with elements of Complex Trauma including shame, guilt, anxiety, depression, helplessness, self-criticism and self-hatred.
Brad will begin the workshop by providing a basic overview of NARM theory and skills. He will then present a video of a NARM demonstration session and deconstruct the session using NARM principles and his observations and reflections. He will then take time for questions and comments from participants.
For those that are interested in applying a somatic approach to resolving the impact of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and C-PTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), this workshop will demonstrate the transformative power of NeuroAffective Relational Model for healing Complex Trauma.
Main Points of Workshop:
- The NeuroAffective Relational Model for addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Complex Trauma (C-PTSD)
- The distinction between therapeutic models that address shock versus developmental trauma
- The pitfalls of working with all forms of trauma without recognizing the complex developmental themes running in the background
- NARM’s 4 Pillar Model for addressing attachment, relational and developmental trauma
- Building skills of dual awareness and somatic mindfulness
- Using a bottom-up (body-based) and top-down (cognitive or identity-based) therapeutic approach
- Participants will be able to identify the main theory and skills of NARM.
- Participants will be able to identify, discuss and apply the NARM approach to addressing developmental trauma.
- Participants will be able to differentiate between using therapeutic skills for shock versus developmental trauma.
- Participants will be able to summarize, apply and practice the NARM 4 Pillars.
About the Presenter:
Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, SEP, NMT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor.
Brad is trained as a Somatic Psychotherapist and has studied under and taught with his mentor Dr. Laurence Heller for many years and is deeply inspired by the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM). Brad is a NARM Master Therapist, Consultant, and Faculty Trainer, teaching NARM and working with complex trauma internationally. Brad is also a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner, Consultant and Faculty Trainer, and has been involved in bringing SE to various communities around the world. Brad began his career as a Humanitarian Aid Worker in Asia which introduced him to personal and collective trauma.
He became passionate about supporting individuals and communities in the transformation of trauma. Brad has since focused his work on the integration of Somatic Psychology, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and wisdom from Spiritual Traditions and Traditional Cultures. Brad lives in a small town in Northern California with his family where he is a Somatic Psychotherapist, College Professor, Trauma Consultant, and Community Educator on Body-Mind approaches to Stress, Trauma & Self-Care.
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Learn more about NARM Training Institute at https://usabp.org/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).