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DATE(S): 1/15/20 – 1/19/20
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NARM Practitioner Training – Module 1

The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is an advanced clinical training for mental health and somatic practitioners who work with complex trauma.

NARM is a cutting-edge model for addressing attachment, relational and develomental 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.

This developmentally-oriented, neuroscientifically-informed model bridges traditional psychotherapy with somatic approaches, within a context of relational practice. NARM is a mindfulness-based clinical treatment, as its method is grounded in a phenomenological approach to addressing identity and consciousness of self – who we truly are beneath these patterned ways of relating to ourselves and the world. Seen in this way, healing complex trauma is a vehicle for transformation on a personal and collective level.

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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.

Course Objectives:

  • The different skills needed to work with developmental versus shock trauma.  When and why shock trauma interventions may be contraindicated in working with developmental trauma.
  • 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.
  • How to support clients with a mindful and progressive process of disidentification from identity distortions.
  • A new, coherent theory for working with affect and emotions, which aims to support their psychobiological completion.
  • A fundamentally relational therapeutic approach, based on interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, and recognizing that we are greater than who take ourselves to be.