somatic therapy & NARM
Traditional talk therapies engage the higher analytical functions of the brain, which overrides or dismisses critical information communicated directly from the body.
The body is the level at which the most debilitating effects of trauma can be found, thus I teach my patients to become attuned to the sensations and emotions that occur within the body.
addressing trauma through a cutting edge model
The primary way I address trauma in the body is through a cutting-edge model known as NARM (The Neuro-Affective Relational Model). NARM resources the body to address attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. These early, unconscious patterns of disconnection deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships.
Learning how to work simultaneously with these diverse elements is a radical shift that has profound clinical implications for healing complex trauma. I completed my post-doctoral training in this modality, and I am also a certified NARM practitioner.