NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM™)
The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM™)is an advanced clinical training for mental health and somatic practitioners who work with developmental trauma. NARM addresses relational and attachment trauma by working with early, unconscious patterns of disconnection that deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. Integrating a psychodynamic and body centered approach, NARM offers a comprehensive theoretical and clinical model for working with developmental trauma.
NARM draws on psychodynamic models such as attachment and object relations theory, and somatic and character structure approaches, in addressing the link between psychological issues and the body. Working relationally in the present moment, and within a context of interpersonal neurobiology, NARM offers a new approach of working relationally that is a resource-oriented, non-regressive, non-cathartic, and ultimately non-pathologizing model.
Grounded in what NARM calls somatic mindfulness, NARM is influenced by a non-western orientation to the nature of the identity. Learning how to work simultaneously with these diverse elements represents a radical shift that has profound clinical implications for healing complex trauma and supporting personal and relational growth.
I looked forward to attending every class, the material was relevant, challenging and extremely well and professionally presented. the course structure was optimal. michael is a well informed teacher who has a mastery based in deep understanding and simplicity in delivery which was very effective and supportive of experiential learning with an open door policy which invited comments and questions. the online forum was surprisingly functional and was run professionally seamlessly the assistants were helpful and effective in their attendance and guidance
The NARM way of working provides a gentle, finely tuned and focused method by which the core dilemma of my clients comes to awareness and resolves in the conversation. Next to beautiful questions and increasing clarity about the process, I take with me the being present and curious, quieting my own inner process to be in open connection with my clients
I am almost 65 now, so maybe I am in the last years of my profesional career as a psychologist. But I am so glad I signed up for this training; I has given my so much insight and so many resources. It has helped a lot my in my work as a therapist but also in my personal development, which is -according to me- the basis for my work als a therapist.
Een manier van werken die een enorme bijdrage is aan de opties die ik heb als therapeut/coach. Vooral het concept over de 'agency' van de client en hoe daaraan bij te dragen.
LocationDe Poort, Groesbeek
Our students are
Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Bodypsychotherapists who completed a training in a psychotherapeutic or body-psychotherapeutic method and at least 2 years of practical experience with regular patient/client contact.
If you have any doubts about whether you meet these requirements, feel free to apply. Your application will be reviewed by the intake committee.
1,5 Year, 4 modules.
Every module consists of 5 trainingdays.
Introductory workshop NARM
It is possible to follow the introductory workshop, this is not required.
Data new group
- module 1 February 15 until 19, 2024
- module 2 June 15 until 19, 2024
- module 3 Sept. 30 until Oct. 4, 2024
- module 4 February 4 until 8, 2025
Day 1-4: 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 18:00
Day 5: 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:00
(4 x 5 days)
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*Costs are based on former years and can change.
De docent, Michael Mokrus is opgeleid door Dr. L. Heller, de grondlegger van de NARM.
The NARM Practitioner Training consists of 120 contact hours divided into 4 live modules. The 4 live modules will be held for a total of 20 days and are spread a few months apart, to allow time for continued study, practice, peer meetings, in support of greater integration of the NARM clinical approach.
Supplementary learning opportunities include: individual and group consultation, individual NARM sessions, and other learning intensives if you become a member of the international Inner Circle.
The trainer, Michael Mokrus is trained by Dr. L. Heller, founder of NARM
In the NARM Practitioner Training you will learn:
- 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.