Moments of Connection: Cultural Identity, Complex Trauma & NARM

Mazen Atassi, a Naturopathic Physician, and Brad Kammer, a Psychotherapist – both NARM Practitioners – begin an important dialogue about the role of complex trauma in cultural identity.

Mazen and Brad come from different cultural backgrounds that have long been in conflict with each other – Muslim and Jewish. They come together to learn from each other and to reflect on how they can help support greater openness, dialogue, and shared healing.

In this series of dialogues, Mazen and Brad will explore the various aspects of conflict both cultures have embodied, as well as opportunities for resolution, specifically, within the context of addressing cultural and transgenerational trauma.

The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is a cutting-edge approach for understanding and addressing attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. These early, unconscious patterns of disconnection deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. They are laid down not only by the relationship to our primary attachment figures, but also by the relationship to our cultural and transgenerational heritage.

Seen in this way, healing complex trauma can be a vehicle for transformation on a personal and collective level.

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