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Transforming Trauma is a podcast about individuals and communities thriving after Complex Trauma. In a modern world beset by trauma and a legacy of suffering, conflict and disconnection, healing trauma can serve as a vehicle for personal and social transformation. Listeners will be introduced to the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), a revolutionary approach for healing Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) and restoring connection to self and others. Interviews with NARM Therapists, and other prominent trauma specialists, will highlight how NARM fills a missing gap in our current efforts to address the legacy of childhood, cultural and intergenerational trauma. These leaders in the Trauma-Informed Care movement will guide listeners through the diverse ways NARM is applied to support individuals, couples, families and communities in order to actualize Post-Traumatic Growth. Whether you are a healthcare professional, an educator, a parent, a public policy maker, a trauma survivor, or someone interested in personal healing and social justice; this podcast will provide you with a map for increased resiliency, greater health outcomes, healthier relationships, personal growth and social change through transforming trauma.

Transforming Trauma The NARM Training Institute

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    • 4.6 • 88 Ratings

Transforming Trauma is a podcast about individuals and communities thriving after Complex Trauma. In a modern world beset by trauma and a legacy of suffering, conflict and disconnection, healing trauma can serve as a vehicle for personal and social transformation. Listeners will be introduced to the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), a revolutionary approach for healing Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) and restoring connection to self and others. Interviews with NARM Therapists, and other prominent trauma specialists, will highlight how NARM fills a missing gap in our current efforts to address the legacy of childhood, cultural and intergenerational trauma. These leaders in the Trauma-Informed Care movement will guide listeners through the diverse ways NARM is applied to support individuals, couples, families and communities in order to actualize Post-Traumatic Growth. Whether you are a healthcare professional, an educator, a parent, a public policy maker, a trauma survivor, or someone interested in personal healing and social justice; this podcast will provide you with a map for increased resiliency, greater health outcomes, healthier relationships, personal growth and social change through transforming trauma.

    Professional Quality of Life for Trauma Therapists with Dr. Jennifer Vasquez

    Professional Quality of Life for Trauma Therapists with Dr. Jennifer Vasquez

    Dr. Jena Vasquez, LCSW-S, NARM Therapist, SEP, Yoga Therapist and Instructor, professor and researcher recently completed her doctoral dissertation, Meaning Making: Understanding Professional Quality of Life for NARM Trained Trauma Therapists, one of the first research studies on how professional training in trauma impacts quality of life for trauma therapists. Dr. Vasquez specifically chose NARM to research, and throughout their conversation, she shares the findings of her research, including powerful quotes from those she studied.
    Dr. Vasquez has worked in the field of trauma for many years and observed that so many of her colleagues and supervisees were getting burned out. She reflected on what resources were available and realized that those that went for further training in trauma seemed to fare better. In her search to better support fellow therapists and supervisees she began to hypothesize that there’s something in the NARM Training that can be beneficial for trauma therapists. 
    Dr. Vasquez shares a few powerful quotes from research subjects (i.e., NARM Therapists), including:
    “I feel more joy in my work, and in my life personally.”
    “Working with trauma is a difficult choice, and using NARM has allowed me to really stay in it without being in it in a way that’s impacting myself and my ability to be there and be present.”
    “Not only is the modality effective, but it also supports me in being able to do the work and sustain it.” 
    Dr. Vasquez also shares about her own journey through the NARM Therapist Training, the impact this work and community had on her, and how she now integrates NARM into her teaching, supervision and clinical work. 
    We invite you to listen to the full episode to hear their full conversation and to learn more about Dr. Vasquez’ research and work with NARM.
    About Dr. Vasquez: Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Supervisor (LCSW-S), Neuro-Affective Relational Model (NARM) Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT-C) Certified Yoga Therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500) with a specialization in developmental trauma. She integrates somatic psychotherapy and therapeutic yoga techniques to support her clients’ holistic healing. She co-founded the group practice Inspired Practice, LLC with her son, a fellow Social Worker, to provide psychotherapy and clinical supervision services.
    Learn More:
    https://www.yogajena.com
    https://www.instagram.com/yogajena/
    www.inspiredpractice.com
    To read the full show notes and discover more resources visit http://www.narmtraining.com/podcast
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    The NARM Training Institute provides tools for transforming complex trauma through: in-person and online trainings for mental health care professionals; in-person and online workshops on complex trauma and how it interplays with areas like addiction, parenting, and cultural trauma; an online self-paced learning program, the NARM Inner Circle; and other trauma-informed learning resources.  
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    • 41 min
    Trauma Informed Transformational Medicine with Dr. Carrie Griffin

    Trauma Informed Transformational Medicine with Dr. Carrie Griffin

    Dr. Carrie Griffin is an osteopathic family medicine physician and addiction medicine specialist with advanced training in maternal child and reproductive health. Dr. Carrie has been practicing obstetrics and addiction medicine where she became interested in trauma, which led her to training in NARM. Becoming a NARM Practitioner transformed her work and she now practices and teaches on trauma-informed care in medical settings.
    Dr. Carrie shares her own healing journey and how that led her to do the work she does now. She also shares about the different ways NARM informs her work with people one on one in her private practice, as well as in the clinical medical visit setting. Her training in Complex Trauma supports the expanded range of her work including more recent training in psychedelic medicine for healing trauma.
    About Dr. Carrie Griffin: Dr. Carrie Griffin is a board-certified osteopathic family medicine physician and addiction medicine specialist. She is fellowship-trained in maternal child and reproductive health. Since 2016 she has practiced obstetrics and addiction medicine. Her experiences with birth and substance use disorder in pregnancy led her to seek further education and training in trauma. She is studying the counseling practices of Somatic Experiencing and NARM and lectures on trauma-informed care in medical settings. Prior to medical school, she was a yoga teacher and therapist. 
    Her clinical interests are the intersection between body, mind, and soul and the infinite ways that transformation can occur. Her work centers on activating and witnessing the innate capacity for healing inherent in all beings and choosing the modalities best befitting the individual before her.
    Learn more: 
    Website: www.carriegriffin.com
    IG: @drcarriegriffin
    To read the full show notes and discover more resources visit http://www.narmtraining.com/podcast
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    http://www.NARMtraining.com
    View upcoming trainings:
    https://narmtraining.com/schedule
    Join the Inner Circle:
    https://narmtraining.com/online-learning/inner-circle
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    The NARM Training Institute provides tools for transforming complex trauma through: in-person and online trainings for mental health care professionals; in-person and online workshops on complex trauma and how it interplays with areas like addiction, parenting, and cultural trauma; an online self-paced learning program, the NARM Inner Circle; and other trauma-informed learning resources.  
    We want to connect with you!
    Facebook @NARMtraining
    Twitter @NARMtraining
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    Instagram @thenarmtraininginstitute

    • 37 min
    Community-Based and Trauma-Informed Tribal Court with Judge Abby Abinati

    Community-Based and Trauma-Informed Tribal Court with Judge Abby Abinati

    Judge Abby Abinati is the Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe, which is the largest surviving Native American Tribe in the state of California. Judge Abby shares about what she and her people have learned directly about cultural and intergenerational trauma, and how this trauma-informed understanding provides the context for her work within her community.
    Judge Abby presides over what is called a wellness court, which offers a healing path for nonviolent offenders. She describes the Tribal judicial system as “responsibility-based” - as opposed to a “rights-based” system that has become the American standard. She provides real-life examples of restorative justice and how this promotes interpersonal healing, strengthening self-esteem and community relationships.
    Judge Abby shares about the work she and others are doing to return to their traditional values and create systems that support them. She reflects on the healing she’s witnessed within her community, and says, “When you’ve gone through really hard times and you can share that, there is a way to make the pain lessen. What is another way out of this pain?”
    About Judge Abby:
    Abby Abinanti, Yurok Chief Judge is an enrolled Yurok Tribal member, she holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and was the first California tribal woman to be admitted to the State Bar of California. She was a State Judicial Officer (Commissioner) for the San Francisco Superior Court for over 17 years assigned to the Unified Family Court (Family/Dependency/Delinquency). She retired from the Superior Court in September 2011 and on July 31, 2014 was reappointed as a part-time Commissioner for San Francisco assigned to Dependency, and Duty Judge for that Court where she served until 2015. She has been a Yurok Tribal Court Judge since 1997 and was appointed Chief Tribal Court Judge in 2007, a position she held in conjunction with her Superior Court assignment until 2015.
    To learn more about the Yurok Tribe, please visit: http://www.yuroktribe.org/ 
    To learn more about Judge Abby, please visit:
    https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2019/0327/Native-justice-How-tribal-values-shape-Judge-Abby-s-court
    https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/judge-abby-abinanti-is-fighting-for-her-tribe-and-for-a-better-justice-system/
    https://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-yurok-tribal-judge-20140305-dto-htmlstory.html 
    To read the full show notes and discover more resources visit http://www.narmtraining.com/podcast
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    NARM Training Institute
    http://www.NARMtraining.com
    View upcoming trainings:
    https://narmtraining.com/schedule
    Join the Inner Circle:
    https://narmtraining.com/online-learning/inner-circle
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    The NARM Training Institute provides tools for transforming complex trauma through: in-person and online trainings for mental health care professionals; in-person and online workshops on complex trauma and how it interplays with areas like addiction, parenting, and cultural trauma; an online self-paced learning program, the NARM Inner Circle; and other trauma-informed learning resources.  
    We want to connect with you!
    Facebook @NARMtraining
    Twitter @NARMtraining
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    Instagram @thenarmtraininginstitute

    • 37 min
    Trauma and Beyond with Drs. Joanne Barron and Lynne Friedman-Gell

    Trauma and Beyond with Drs. Joanne Barron and Lynne Friedman-Gell

    Drs. Joanne and Lynne describe how pervasive and toxic trauma can be, and some of the challenges that clients face in grappling with the impact of complex trauma. Yet, they also share that from their experience, healing from trauma is possible. They’ve recently published the book, Intergenerational Trauma Workbook: Strategies to Support Your Journey of Discovery, Growth, and Healing, which helps readers understand the ways in which trauma can transfer from generation to generation, while also providing practical, straightforward exercises to help support growth and Drs. Joanne Barron and Lynne Friedman-Gell have been studying and integrating NARM into their work since 2012. Together they have developed an integrative approach for trauma treatment incorporating mind, body and emotion in which NARM plays a big role. They are also Co-Founders of the Trauma and Beyond Psychological Center, an intensive specialized treatment program which provides day-treatment and intensive outpatient care for client’s with trauma and related disorders. 
    Drs. Joanne and Lynne describe how pervasive and toxic trauma can be, and some of the challenges that clients face in grappling with the impact of complex trauma. Yet, they also share that from their experience, healing from trauma is possible. They both credit NARM, as well as other somatic-oriented trauma treatment approaches like EMDR and Somatic Experiencing, as being a big part of their work with clients. 
    They’ve recently published the book, Intergenerational Trauma Workbook: Strategies to Support Your Journey of Discovery, Growth, and Healing, which helps readers understand the ways in which trauma can transfer from generation to generation, while also providing practical, straightforward exercises to help support growth and healing. 
    We invite you to listen to the full episode to learn more about the impactful work that Drs. Joanne Barron and Lynne Friedman-Gell’s are doing at Trauma and Beyond.
    About Drs. Lynne and Joanne: Dr. Joanne Barron and Dr. Lynne Friedman-Gell have been studying NARM since 2012. Both are licensed clinical psychologists and founders of the Trauma and Beyond Psychological Center in Sherman Oaks, California.
    Learn More:
    www.traumaandbeyondcenter.com
    facebook.com/TraumaandBeyondcenter
    instagram: @traumaandbeyondcenter
    To read the full show notes and discover more resources visit http://www.narmtraining.com/podcast
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    NARM Training Institute
    http://www.NARMtraining.com
    View upcoming trainings:
    https://narmtraining.com/schedule
    Join the Inner Circle:
    https://narmtraining.com/online-learning/inner-circle
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    The NARM Training Institute provides tools for transforming complex trauma through: in-person and online trainings for mental health care professionals; in-person and online workshops on complex trauma and how it interplays with areas like addiction, parenting, and cultural trauma; an online self-paced learning program, the NARM Inner Circle; and other trauma-informed learning resources.  
    We want to connect with you!
    Facebook @NARMtraining
    Twitter @NARMtraining
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    • 42 min
    Trauma-Informed Leadership Coaching With Prashant Goel

    Trauma-Informed Leadership Coaching With Prashant Goel

    Prashant Goel works in service of healthy cultures and systems. He specializes in leadership development, drawing on both scientific research and global wisdom traditions to advance renewed practices of attention, execution, collaboration, and innovation. Prashant began exploring NARM while taking the Level 1 Online NARM Basics Training. Having studied and practiced with world-renowned teachers, Prashant brings over a decade of experience in transformational approaches to leadership development as well as systems and culture change. 
    Prashant shares about his own process of reconnecting with himself. He describes the fascination that he experienced during his healing journey, “Transformation is a real phenomenon that exists, as real as anything can be. Just experiencing my own healing process, I felt compelled to share that with others.”
    We invite you to listen to the full episode to hear more about Prashant’s work.
    About Prashant: Prashant Goel acts in service of healthy cultures and systems. He is informed by over 12 years of deep inquiry into human development and change management including: global wisdom traditions, neuroscience, trauma-informed approaches, depth psychology, and shamanism--as well as their modern implications and applications in organizational and leadership contexts. He holds three advanced degrees (law, regenerative economics, business--graduating valedictorian) and has been formally initiated in three wisdom lineages (Amazon, Himalayas, Western Africa). With clients from the humanitarian/development space, corporations, social enterprises, and NGO's, he blends a library of knowledge/experience with calm presence and insight to support enduring, tangible transformation at individual, team, and organizational levels. Alongside his professional practice, an extensive contemplative practice and ongoing learning practice express commitment to soul, science, and society.
    Learn More: https://pgoel.com
    To read the full show notes and discover more resources visit http://www.narmtraining.com/podcast
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    NARM Training Institute
    http://www.NARMtraining.com
    View upcoming trainings:
    https://narmtraining.com/schedule
    Join the Inner Circle:
    https://narmtraining.com/online-learning/inner-circle
    ***
    The NARM Training Institute provides tools for transforming complex trauma through: in-person and online trainings for mental health care professionals; in-person and online workshops on complex trauma and how it interplays with areas like addiction, parenting, and cultural trauma; an online self-paced learning program, the NARM Inner Circle; and other trauma-informed learning resources.  
    We want to connect with you!
    Facebook @NARMtraining
    Twitter @NARMtraining
    YouTube
    Instagram @thenarmtraininginstitute

    • 51 min
    Peace with Self, Peace with Food with Galina Denzel

    Peace with Self, Peace with Food with Galina Denzel

    Galina Denzel is trained as a practitioner of NARM as well as Somatic Experiencing. She recently published a book, Peace with Self, Peace with Food. We'll hear about how Galina integrates trauma healing approaches into her work.
    Galina’s current focus in her work is with people who are suffering in their relationship with food, and often people who also have chronic body pain, fatigue, or other conditions. After going through her own personal healing, Galina became passionate about helping others to experience similar transformation.
    Learning about shock and developmental trauma were both important parts of her healing, and now integrated into the work she does with her clients.
    We invite you to listen to this episode to hear more about Galina’s work and her new book. She has generously offered to share the first chapter of Peace with Self, Peace with Food with Transforming Trauma listeners – you can download it here: www.purebelonging.com/chapter
    About Galina: Galina Denzel is a Somatic Experiencing, NARM and Somatic Practice practitioner, movement specialist and author based in Longmont, Colorado. She combines trauma healing approaches with movement practices and psychoeducation to support deeper connection, integration and full expression of her students' highest potential. She works mostly in the areas of chronic pain and recovery from emotional eating.
    Learn More:
    Free chapter of the book: www.purebelonging.com/chapter 
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/galinadenzel
    Website: www.galinadenzel.com 
    Peace With Food Webinar: www.betransformed.teachable.com/p/peacewithfood101  
    To read the full show notes and discover more resources visit http://www.narmtraining.com/podcast
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    NARM Training Institute
    http://www.NARMtraining.com
    View upcoming trainings:
    https://narmtraining.com/schedule
    Join the Inner Circle:
    https://narmtraining.com/online-learning/inner-circle
    ***
    The NARM Training Institute provides tools for transforming complex trauma through: in-person and online trainings for mental health care professionals; in-person and online workshops on complex trauma and how it interplays with areas like addiction, parenting, and cultural trauma; an online self-paced learning program, the NARM Inner Circle; and other trauma-informed learning resources.  
    We want to connect with you!
    Facebook @NARMtraining
    Twitter @NARMtraining
    YouTube
    Instagram @thenarmtraininginstitute

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

mystisunshine ,

Hands down, my favorite podcast

This podcast introduced me to NARM and has inspired me to go back to school to become a therapist. I have learned so much about complex trauma and I fully resonate with the NARM philosophy and treatment approach. This podcast features diverse and incredible guests from so many different walks of life, who shed light on critical ways and places that trauma manifests in our worlds and experience and sheds light on meaningful, authentic, effective ways to help people process and heal. It’s a perfect intro for those somewhat new to the complex trauma realm but also eye opening for trained therapists and practitioners. Can’t say enough good things about this amazing podcast!

Superstumbler ,

NARM ad podcast

I went to the NARM website to read more extensively about the method and to look at data on efficacy. I was dismayed to find an (over)abundance of NARM products for sale. Clever packaging and self-promotion presents the unproven (even untested) methods into a supposed legitimate therapy.

The AZ-EMT ,

PRIVILEGE??

You spoke on White privilege, and skinny privilege. Can you elaborate because that concept is completely contradictory to NARM. You are perpetuating misunderstanding and not understanding one another with those statements. Only perpetuating because you are not going in depth on your definition, and how that is tied to healing.

You are awesome!! Seriously!

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