In this special episode of Transforming Trauma, the NARM Training Institute presents a summertime gift to Transforming Trauma listeners: a special topic webinar from the NARM Inner Circle online program. This webinar provides a window into the Inner Circle learning community where helping professionals from around the world come together to learn more about the NARM approach to resolving Complex Trauma.
In this webinar, NARM and Intergenerational Love, NARM creator Dr. Laurence Heller and NARM Senior Faculty Brad Kammer, explore how intergenerational love interfaces with complex and intergenerational trauma. Larry and Brad reflect on how love – manifesting initially through the early attachment relationship between child and parents and later developing into other forms of intimate connection – plays a significant role in attachment, developmental and relational trauma. They discuss the importance of not leaving love out of the therapeutic process.
Larry and Brad touch on such areas as:
- What intergenerational love means.
- What the paradox is of trying to be loved.
- How to distinguish between unconditional love and trying to be loved.
- The relationship between love and hope.
- How themes of intergenerational love show up in clinical sessions.
- The connection between love, secure attachment and object constancy.
Throughout the episode, they also introduce several self-reflective exercises to support listeners’ learning process on the theme of intergenerational love.
If you enjoy this episode, we invite you to explore the NARM Inner Circle online learning program, where we host NARM Topic Webinars like this one every month. An example of webinar topics from the Inner Circle are: Differentiating Shock and Developmental Trauma; Working with Shame, Self-Hatred and Self-Sabotage; Differentiating Depression and Grief; Complex Trauma and Addictions; Relational Trauma, Intimacy and Sexuality; Addressing Burnout in Helping Professionals; and the NARM Approach for Supporting Personal and Spiritual Growth.
To learn more about the Inner Circle and to sign up for a free two-week trial, please visit: www.narmtraining.com/freetrial