What does it bring to the therapeutical process:

  • In NARM we work mostly in the present moment working primarily with the intrapsychic conflicts rather than focusing exclusively on personal history.
  • When working intrapsychically unresolved issues form personal history organically emerge.
  • NARM works phenomenologically, focusing on moment by moment experience in the here and now.
  • In NARM we encourage therapists to pay close attention to their personal dynamics.
  • NARM works simultaneously on all levels of experience: cognitive, emotional and somatic with psychobiological unity as a foundational element .
  • The NARM focus is resource oriented and looks for moments of psychological shifts towards reorganization and reconnection.
  • NARM is non -pathologizing and acknowledge the inherent wisdom of a clients survival strategies.
  • NARM ground all positive shifts toward increased connection in bodily experience.

What does it bring to the therapist:

  • NARM is a non-cathartic and non-regressive model.
  • The client is setting the intention for the work, so the energy for the work comes from the client.
  • The therapist established a clear understanding of what the therapist and the client are doing together.
  • Therapists report that using NARM they learn to reduce the pressure significantly that they often put on themselves.
  • NARM therapists are present and curious in exploring with the client what their symptoms are trying to communicate .

What does it bring to the client:

  • Clients feel seen, heard and accepted just as they are.
  • All parts of themselves are accepted and honoured, especially those they have learned to reject.
  • They are supported in reconnect with themselves and to disidentify from old beliefs and judgements.
  • They are supported in being aware of the survival strategies they still use in the present and how they play a role in their lives and their suffering.
  • Clients are supported to feel changes happening simultaneously on both on psychological and physiological levels. This supports them toward increasing embodiment in the here and now.