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Explaining that an impaired capacity for connection to self and to others underlies most psychological and many physiological problems, clinicians Laurence Heller, PhD, and Aline LaPierre, PsyD, introduce the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM), a unified approach to developmental, attachment, and shock trauma that 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.
©2012 Laurence Heller, PhD, and Aline LaPierre, PsyD (P)2015 Tantor
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" Healing Developmental Trauma presents a comprehensive exploration of our deepest human urge." (Peter A Levine, PhD, author of In an Unspoken Voice)
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By Amazon Customer on 11-07-15

very good

super helpful, feel like I went to a great training. great therapeutic tools, really great framework...working with what is, remaining present in here and now, focusing on pacing, honoring defense strategies and reflecting positive changes encouraging more of what we want to see

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By Susan M. Davis on 06-06-16

This book is not just regurgitation of popular self help pop psychology

This book is very helpful for anyone wanting to understand and change maladaptive thoughts and behavior caused by developmental trauma. I have read hundreds of healing books over the past 20 years and this one is unique. I highly recommend it.

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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By DeCatalyst on 11-05-16

Useful and informative, but heavy going at times.

I found the developmental information very helpful and informative, in terms of thinking about how attachment styles develop and how people develop their presentation, communication and coping styles.
I especially found it interesting and enlightening to learn about addressing trauma not only from the cognitive but also in the body and the nervous system, where the "bottom up" is addressed and not just "top down".
However, it was heavy going a lot of the time and the narration felt monotonous and not very engaging.
It took a lot of discipline to listen to, and probably a lot of drifting off occurred.
I think this audiobook is probably more useful to academics who have a specific interest in this area, maybe from a clinical practice or medical perspective.
I'm not sure whether it suits those who are just looking for accessible information about trauma in general and how to/they can address it.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful


By Zoe on 07-08-15

Applicable

Thorough and available information, the study and cases are in type. Work that was well referenced and suitably aimed at higher educated readers but not restricted to professions in psychology.

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By Belinda Bucknell on 10-07-17

A PROFOUND BOOK!

This book resonated on so many levels, both professionally and personally. It is an extremely useful and valuable body of work.

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