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Dr. Laurence Heller is the founder of the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM), a unified systemic approach for working with developmental issues and shock trauma.
NARM is a resource-oriented, psychodynamically informed model that emphasizes working in the present moment. NARM uses somatic mindfulness to re-regulate the nervous system and resolve identity distortions such as low self-esteem, shame, and chronic self judgment.

Dr. Heller is the co-author of Crash Course, A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma and Recovery published in English, German, Danish, and Italian. He speaks several languages and for the past 15 years has been conducting seminars in the NARM approach and trainings in Somatic Experiencing® in Switzerland, France, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Israel, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and throughout the United States.

Dr. Heller has been on the faculty of several major universities and has taught courses and seminars at medical schools, hospitals and pain clinics in the U.S. and Europe. He co-founded the Gestalt Institute of Denver and later the Rocky Mountain Psychotherapy Institute where he trained hundreds of mental health professionals. In the past 20 years, he has provided thousands of case consultations for therapists in the U.S. and Europe.

He is available for speaking engagements, seminars, workshops, supervision and case consultations He can be reached by email at:


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