NARM for Developmental Trauma

I am trained in NeuroAffective Relational Model, also known as NARM. NARM addresses relational and attachment trauma by working with unconscious patterns of disconnection that deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology and behavior. It works relationally in the present moment with both distortions of identity and nervous system dysregulation and how each reinforce the other.

Working with both of these elements simultaneously can have profound implications for healing. NARM works with the premise that when certain core needs are not met early in ones life we develop adaptive survival styles to cope with our sense of disconnection, isolation and lack of deeply needed support. It is the persistence of these survival styles from the past that distort our present experience and perpetuate psychological and physiological symptoms. NARM focuses less on how we became who we are and more on how survival styles distort our current life experience.

NARM is a resource-oriented, non-regressive model that emphasizes helping clients establish connection to the parts of themselves 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. It strengthens self regulation, helping you to become more connected to your own needs, desires and self agency, thus helping to restore connection to self and others. This gentle and powerful approach to healing can assist in clearing the way to more joy and meaning in one’s life.