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Connection: Our Deepest Desire & Greatest Fear


You are not broken or a problem to be solved. 

we are all beautifully complex beings

our complexity is a thing of beauty

an alive and evolving multi-faceted web of experience

the full tapestry

NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM™) is a deep, gentle and non-pathologizing approach for healing early relational wounding.  


NARM™ explores the emotional and physiological imprint of your earliest relationships, and how this may be continuing to effect your sense of:

- who you are

- what connection is, what intimacy and relationship is

- what the world is like

- (your capacity to connect to yourself, to others, and to life)

t addresses the impact of our early relationships by working with the way we learned to cope with stress, and the ways in which those patterns have persisted.

unconscious patterns of disconnection that that can deeply effect our sense of who we are, our emotions, physiology and behavior. 


NARM™ is the work of Dr. Laurence Heller, co-author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship.  


NARM™ is a developmentally-oriented, neuroscientifically-informed mindfulness-based model.  Both a psychodynamic and body centered approach, NARM™ works simultaneously with identity distortions and nervous system dysregulation, and how each reinforces the other.  It works with the link between psychological issues and the body, integrating shock trauma skills into a coherent approach for working with developmental trauma.  Working relationally in the present moment, the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ draws on psychodynamic models such as attachment and object relations theory, elements of Somatic Experiencing®, and a non-western orientation to the nature of identity.  

who we truly are beneath these patterned ways of relating to ourselves and the world

Grounded in mindfulness and contemplative spiritual practices


NARM™ utilizes a somatic-mindfulness inquiry process to access your deepest knowing by working with the place where thought and the felt sense of each moment come together.


you are not broken, a problem to be solved

we are all beautifully complex beings

our complexity is a thing of beauty

an alive and evolving multi-faceted web of experience

the full tapestry

how we tend to sort our exper, amplifying what supports our neg sense of who we are, filtering out the good

new insights

new way to experience/get to know your humanness in this beautiful, challenging life

you are both fallible and gifted, tender and strong, terrified and 

as we hold what hurts (as sacred) new insights/exper's bubble up

what wants to live in you?

the voice that's been quieted

needs are not synonymous with 'needy'

what if:

our needs are where our aliveness lives

pain as a state of aliveness in need - need=sacred

abby rose somatic therapies ~ oakland ca ~ online sessions available

narm, somatic experiencing & hanna somatics for stress, trauma, ptsd & chronic pain

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