The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma: Using the NeuroAffective Relational Model to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resolve Complex Trauma

Author(s) : Laurence Heller, Author(s) : Brad Kammer

The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma: Using the NeuroAffective Relational Model to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resolve Complex Trauma

Book Details

  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Published : July 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 304
  • Category :
    Trauma and Violence
  • Catalogue No : 96556
  • ISBN 13 : 9781623174538
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623174

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A clinician's guidebook.

Apply the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) to help clients overcome complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), recover from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and map post-traumatic growth. The Clinical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma introduces a cutting-edge therapeutic model for addressing attachment, relational, and developmental trauma in a clinical setting. NARM is an integrated mind-body framework that identifies and treats the complex ways childhood trauma can manifest in interpersonal difficulties, maladaptive patterns, identity issues, and disrupted affect regulation.

Integrating the latest research on adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, it arms psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and trauma-informed therapists with the skills and tools they need to help clients break free from the lasting effects of childhood trauma. The Guide is a go-to tool that explains:

- The four pillars of the NARM clinical model

- Cultural and transgenerational trauma

- Shock vs. developmental trauma

- Complex post-traumatic stress disorder

- How to differentiate NARM from other therapeutic modalities

- NARM's organizing principles, and how to integrate the program into your clinical practice

Reviews and Endorsements

This book, from two experienced and insightful practitioners, offers a thorough and clear guide to a modality of therapy far deeper than the prevailing cognitive and behavioral treatments. It is highly promising because it goes beyond the surface manifestations to the root causes and dynamics of human distress. - Gabor Maté MD, author of When The Body Says No

This new book, written by Dr. Laurence Heller and Brad Kammer, presents the clinical approach to the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), created by Dr. Laurence Heller, and continues NARM's important contribution to the rapidly evolving field of traumatology. As a follow up companion to the groundbreaking book Healing Developmental Trauma, this practical manual offers step-by-step guidance to those wishing to work with some of the most hard-to-treat patients who suffer from the heartbreak of developmental trauma. This book is designed mostly for therapists wanting to better understand NARM but also for some trauma survivors who want to educate themselves about how the NARM method works. While trauma experts scratch their heads about how to best treat early developmental trauma, and while finding consensus among the experts can be challenging, NARM offers a much-needed tool in the integrative trauma therapist's medicine bag. - Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine

"Heller and Kammer's essential guide expertly translates our best science into the therapeutic skills-building roadmap we need to heal the complex developmental trauma so prevalent among our children, families, communities, and world today. This book reminds us that building our capacity to heal others heals us as well, as we support the innate human capacity to grow and flourish through adversity. The comprehensive NARM approach is a coherent pathway to build the knowledge, skills, and joyful work of healing by restoring an embodied sense of connection, belonging, and ongoing sense of confidence to meet life's challenges. - Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH, professor of Child Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

About the Author(s)

Laurence Heller, PhD, holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He was in private practice for 40 years. He developed the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM(c)). His book Healing Developmental Trauma has been published in 14 languages and his model is taught throughout the world. He is the Founder/Director of the NARM Training Institute and teaches regularly in the US and Europe.

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Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, is a senior trainer and training director at the NARM Training Institute. He began his career as a humanitarian aid worker in Asia, which introduced him to personal and collective trauma. He is passionate about helping resolve the widespread impact of Complex Trauma. His work is based on the integration of somatic psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, and wisdom from spiritual traditions and traditional cultures. He is a somatic-oriented psychotherapist in private practice, professor, producer of the Transforming Trauma podcast, trauma consultant, and international trainer on trauma-informed care.

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