About Us

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The trainer : Dr Larry Heller

Dr. Laurence Heller is the founder of the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM), a specialised psychobiological approach to working with developmental trauma. He speaks several languages and for the past 20 years has been conducting seminars in the NARM approach throughout the United States, Europe and soon to be worldwide. There are currently seven teachers including himself across the globe.
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 25 years, he has provided thousands of case consultations for therapists in the U.S. and Europe.

The Team

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Dr Beate Leisse

My name is Dr. Beate Leiße. I studied medicine and I am a medical doctor in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, fluent in 3 languages (German, English and French). My foundation education is the psychodynamic approach. Since 2003, after my clinical years, I have worked in my private practice in Essen, Germany. My main focus is working with clients dealing with developmental trauma. I am trained in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing the biodynamic cranio – sacral therapy, NARM and NARM – Master practitioner. I assisted and I am assisting several NARM training sessions in Europe (Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland, Austria and Netherlands) with Larry Heller and Michael Mokrus.  

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Barbara Pawson

I have  been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. I completed my training at several universities and specialist centres across England, Ireland, the US and Germany, including London South Bank University and the Hazelden Betty Ford Fondation. I am highly skilled in dealing with all types of personal issues, specialising trauma and addiction. I offer bespoke support, drawing on my years of experience and in depth knowledge. I’m bilingual (English/French) and I am accomplished in using an adaptive style to deal with patients from different cultures. I have been an NARM therapist since 2015 and have seen first hand the impact this model can have. 

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Monika Kiem

Born in 1953 in Südtirol, Italy, I studied Roman languages ​​at the University of Vienna and Innsbruck between 1972 and 1977. I speak Italian, English, French and German fluently. I also had a career as a mother of a son and wife of a country doctor until 1994.

My path to work as a therapist started in 1996 with a training in NLP followed by studies in Psychology and the Diploma from the University of Innsbruck in 2003. I  am trained in the systemic, bioenergetic, and psychanalytic approaches. I have worked as therapist in private practice since 2006.

After my training in Somatic Experiencing in 2009, I became an assistant and in 2012 I became a NARM assistant.

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Gerd Pickshaus

I work as a psychotherapist in a private practice in Darmstadt (near Frankfurt/Main), Germany, mainly with clients suffering from developmental trauma. My training background consists of Somatic Experiencing (SE), Integral Somatic Psychotherapy (ISP), Bodynamic and Narm; I’m a Narm master practitioner. I have assisted and am still assisting in Narm trainings in France, Germany and Poland with Larry Heller or with Michael Morkus. I am tri-lingual in German, English and French

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Barbara Frick

I have worked in private practice since 1987. My main focus has centred on bodywork through the Feldenkrais Method which I completed in 1994. As a Feldenkrais Practitioner I also work in a clinic for spinal cord injury, working with para - and tetraplegic patients.

Working with traumatised people lead me to Somatic Experiencing (SE). I finished the SE training in 2004 and since then I have assisted in numerous SE training courses. I am now a Senior Assistant and Supervisor in SE.

I became involved with NARM training in Switzerland when Larry Heller ran a training course. I completed my own NARM training in 2015. 

NARM was the missing link to the trauma work in focusing on the identification of a person and the way they cope with their challenges in life. I speak  Italian, English, French and German fluently.

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Christoph Wälchli

Originally, I am a teacher and physiotherapist and have been working in my own practice - since 1997 - in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. My curiosity in neurology and psychology, led me to train as a CranioSacral-Therapist, as a SE-Practitioner and as a NARM-Practitioner. Today I mainly work with NARM and some bodywork.

I am writing a book about our essence-consciousness, among other things with the question who and what we are. 

I am an assistant in NARM trainings in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. I have known Larry Heller since 2000 and assisted him for years in Switzerland.

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Eliane Lewandowski

My name is Eliane Lewandowski, I am French and currently reside in Germany. since 2007, and as a Heilpraktikerin (psycho-corporal therapist, naturopath),  I have a private practice , where  I assist my clients with different tools and methods: NARM, Somatic Experiencing ® (Senior Assistant in France and Germany), Craniosacral Biodynamic and others.

The application of NARM gives my clients the opportunity to feel fully in touch with themselves and with others, to be actors of their life and thus continue their life path. I am delighted to be part of the team of assistants during the NARM training.

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Nicole Giefer

I was born in 1972 and have worked as a therapist in private practice in Cologne for the last 17 years.

I am a naturopath and specialise in traumahealing and body-psychotherapy (Biodynamic Cranio-sacral Therapy).

I am trained in the Neuro Affective Relational Model (NARM), Somatic-Experiencing (SE), Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP), trauma healing for children and systemic traumatherapy for babies, rebalancing and craniosacraltherapie/biodynamik.

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Stephan Konrad Niederwieser

I was trained in Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, Integral Somatic Psychotherapy, DARe and several constellation techniques. In my privat practice in Berlin I work with clients who suffer from developmental and attachment trauma. As a master practitioner I mostly work with NARM, and I offer the Safe and Sound Protocol from Dr. Stephen Porges. I also assist in a NARM training in Germany. Session via Skype or Zoom are available.

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Anne-Laure Gex

Fascinated by language and the fulfilment of human potential, I have been combining these two passions since 2006, using my skills and experience as an interpreter in a variety of contexts relating to the increase of human awareness, understanding and sharing. With a degree in languages and speaking French, English, German and Russian, I have worked in teaching, financial consulting, tourism, coaching and language services. I am now devoting my time to the function of “linguistic mediator”. Through my interpreting work, my goal is to add my contribution to that of all those human beings working towards a profound transformation of humanity, where the present and future are imbued with peace and joy.