NARM – The Trauma Therapy You Need to Know About

If you’ve experienced childhood trauma or suffer from PTSD, a new therapy called NARM may be able to help you heal and reclaim your life.

What is NARM Therapy?

NARM stands for NeuroAffective Relational Model, a therapeutic approach developed by psychologist Dr. Laurence Heller. NARM offers a new way of working for overcoming developmental trauma, especially from adverse childhood experiences.

This innovative model views many psychological struggles not as inherent disorders, but rather as adaptations to abnormal conditions and early attachment failures. By transforming these unconscious adaptations, NARM helps you reconnect with your authentic self and rebuild your capacity for healthy relationships.

How NARM Therapy Works

NARM is a holistic trauma therapy that integrates somatic techniques, developmental theory, attachment frameworks, and experiential processing. Here’s an overview of how it works:

  • Assesses trauma through a developmental lens: Identifies disruptions in your 5 key childhood developmental stages and how they manifest shame and disorganization.
  • Addresses the root causes: Transforms personality adaptations and shame-based identifications formed in response to early attachment failures and trauma.
  • Integrates the body: Uses somatic approaches to process trauma through the body and senses as well as the mind.
  • Builds self-agency: Helps you shift unconscious relationship patterns and gain greater choice in how you relate to yourself and others.
  • Fosters humanity: Supports more compassionate relating that contacts your essential wholeness and authenticity.
  • Provides hope: Aims to not just reduce symptoms, but initiate deep levels of change from the inside out.

The Goals of NARM Therapy

The overall goals of NARM therapy include helping you:

  • Resolve complex trauma at its roots within the nervous system
  • Release limiting adaptations and identifications
  • Relate to yourself and others with empathy and compassion
  • Integrate dissociated emotions and disconnected aspects of self
  • Embody greater aliveness, self-expression, and inner peace
  • Transform intergenerational and cultural trauma patterns
  • Experience your unique wholeness and humanity

Through this experiential process, you can free yourself from the past and reclaim your full capability for connection, emotional regulation, and a meaningful life.

Transform Your Trauma with NARM

If you long to break free from the burdens of developmental trauma NARM therapy may offer the hope and healing you’ve been searching for. Look for a certified NARM practitioner to help guide your therapeutic journey in the months ahead.