Developmental Trauma and Survival Styles
This 2-hour video is well worth watching. Dr. Larry Heller talks about developmental traumas and how children survived them by creating survival strategies that become ways of being and acting in the world as adults.
His approach, called NARM, is a treatment based in a long tradition of somatic psychology, Somatic Experiencing®, and bio-energetics. It’s very effective and transformational.
Being a Certified Practitioner of NARM, I use it to help people with great results. I can’t speak highly enough of Dr. Heller and what he, along with Dr. Aline LaPierre, has developed.
Their book is excellent too: Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Sel-Image, and the capacity for Relationship–The NeuroAffective Relational Model for Restoring Connection