Two-year advanced training

Healing Developmental Trauma (NeuroAffective Relational Model®, NARM®)

NARM® is a comprehensive psychodynamic and body-oriented approach to treating the consequences of developmental and relational trauma. NARM® draws on psychodynamic models such as object relations theory; attachment theory and character structure approaches, as well as mindfulness and contemplative approaches.

NARM® works relationally in the present moment and in the context of interpersonal neurobiology, offering a new approach that is resource-oriented, non-regressive, non-cathartic and non-pathologising. It works with early, unconscious patterns of disconnection that profoundly affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behaviour and relationships. Learning how to work with these different elements simultaneously is a radical shift that has profound clinical implications for healing complex trauma and supporting personal and relational growth.

The main focuses of the training are:

  • different skills required for working with developmental trauma;
  • addressing the complex interplay between nervous system dysregulation and identity distortions such as toxic shame and guilt, low self-esteem, chronic self-judgement and other psychobiological symptoms;
  • working with affects and emotions, aiming to support psychobiological completion;
  • working with early adaptive survival styles that have helped clients survive difficult circumstances but distort their current life experience, moment to moment;
  • supporting clients in a process of disengagement from identity distortions.

More information about NARM®:

Course schedule

  • 1st module:

    25–29 October 2023

  • 2nd module:

    27–31 March 2024

  • 3rd module:

    25–29 September 2024

  • 4th module:

    2–6 April 2025


City Hotel Ljubljana, Dalmatinova 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia


  • Ralf Marzen

    Ralf Marzen

Prerequisites for participation:

NARM is advanced clinical training for psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers and other mental health professionals working with complex trauma.


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Ralf Marzen

Ralf Marzen

Ralf Marzen is a clinical psychologist and trauma therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and groups. He is the founder of Embodied Trauma Healing and teaches workshops and seminars internationally. He is a NARM™ teacher and has trained under Dr Laurence Heller for many years. He is also trained in Somatic Experiencing™ (SE) and Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP). Ralf is director of the Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage as well as the StillPoint Center for WellBeing in London/UK.

Course schedule

  • 1st module

    25–29 October 2023

  • 2nd module

    27–31 March 2024

  • 3rd module

    25–29 September 2024

  • 4th module

    2–6 April 2025

Each module begins at 10 a.m. on the first day. Please come at 9.00 a.m. at the latest, because of the registration.


City Hotel Ljubljana

Dalmatinova 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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  • Registration fee*

    500 € Payable by 25 September 2023.

  • 1st to 4th instalment

    3x 850 € + 1x 700 € Payable no later than 10 days before the first day of classes of the respective module.

  • entire training

    3.750 € The price includes the registration fee and covers payment for four modules, which can be paid in 4 instalments.

* The registration fee is a non-refundable initial fee that covers the costs of recruiting participants and at the same time constitutes a commitment that the place reserved by the participant will be used by the participant.


Fill out the form and receive all the instructions and documentation required for registration to your email address.

Terms and payment of application

Based on the online application we will send you a mandatory application which you should print out, sign, and send back to us at Mudita Institute email:

To confirm your application for a Healing Developmental Trauma (NeuroAffective Relational Model®, NARM®) training, you pay an application fee of €500. This reserves you a spot in the group and confirms your presence for all education modules. 

Before each module, you should pay the price of the module. The price of the entire training is €3.750. You can pay in instalments. If you pay at once, you receive a 5% discount for a total price of €3,562.