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Healing Developmental Trauma

Laurence Heller, PhD
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Sep 25, 2012
North Atlantic Books
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Written for those working to heal developmental trauma and seeking new tools for self-awareness and growth, this book focuses on conflicts surrounding the capacity for connection. Explaining that an impaired capacity for connection to self and to others and the ensuing diminished aliveness are the hidden dimensions that underlie most psychological and many physiological problems, clinicians Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre introduce the NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM), a unified approach to developmental, attachment, and shock trauma that, while not ignoring a person’s past, emphasizes working in the present moment. NARM is a somatically based psychotherapy that helps bring into awareness the parts of self that are disorganized and dysfunctional without making the regressed, dysfunctional elements the primary theme of the therapy. It emphasizes a person’s strengths, capacities, resources, and resiliency and is a powerful tool for working with both nervous system regulation and distortions of identity such as low self-esteem, shame, and chronic self-judgment.



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Dr. Laurence Heller is the founder of the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM), a specialized psychobiological approach to working with developmental trauma.

This Model is presented in the best-selling book, Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship, which is currently published in more than 10 languages. He is also the co-author of Crash Course, A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma and Recovery, published in English, German, Danish, and Italian. He speaks several languages and for the past 20 years has been conducting seminars in the NARM approach throughout the United States, Europe and soon to be worldwide. There are currently seven teachers including himself across the globe.

Dr. Heller has been on the faculty of several major universities and has taught courses and seminars at medical schools, hospitals and pain clinics in the US and Europe. He co-founded the Gestalt Institute of Denver and later the Rocky Mountain Psychotherapy Institute where he trained hundreds of mental health professionals. In the past 25 years, he has provided thousands of case consultations for therapists in the US and Europe.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Laurence Heller is the Founder and Director of the NARM Training Institute. He provides trainings as the developer of the Neuroaffective Relational Model and receives compensation. He has an employment relationship with the Foundation for Human Enrichment. He receives royalties as a published author, and he receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Laurence Heller has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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