Day One
AARM Modules 1 through 4

9:00 to 10:30 Module 1 Topics
Welcoming Comments
Training Environment
Development of the AARM Model

Module 1 Learning Goals: 
Learn about how the AARM developed
Learn about the contributors to the AARM
Learn about paradigm shifts in treatment

10:30 to 10:50  Break

10:50 to 12:30 Module 2 Topics
AARM Definition
AARM Process Demonstration
Transitional Attachment Object
Dual Attention
Urge to Hold on
Questions and Observations

Module 2 Learning Goals: 
Learn AARM Definition to define scope of the AARM process.
Understand through demonstration how process takes shape.

12:30 to 1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Module 3 Topics
General Traits of an Effective Psychotherapist
Self-test Measures to Identify interactive Style
Orient Participants to the General Tasks with Sensory Processing
Questions and Observations

Module 3 Learning Goals: 
Learn the importance of physiological resonation between therapist and client as a new dialogue for emotional healing.
Learn the difference between overt and subtle interventions.
Learn to use subtle interventions to promote the optimal healing state.
Learn the tone, timbre, and general interactive rhythms necessary for maximum therapist effectiveness.

3:00 to 3:15 BREAK

3:15 to 4:45 Module 4 Topics
Description of the Neural Modulation Environment:
    Role of the Central and Peripheral Nervous System
    Attachment Theory    
Poly Vagal Theory
    Bottom-up Theory

Module 4 Learning Goals: 
Understand the importance of the autonomic nervous system within the context of mental health.
Learn how Attachment Theory describes preconditions for healthy (optimal) or unhealthy (compromised) development.
Learn the role of vagus nerve functioning relative to organism safety and emotional regulation.
Learn the application of the Bottom Up and the Top Down Approach to healing trauma.
Learn somatic interventions to actively guide and support an innate healing process. 

4:45 to 5:00
Questions and Observations

Day 2
AARM Modules 5 through 8

9:00 to 10:30 Module 5 Topics
The Historical Significance of Ego States
Ego States, the Vehicles for Emotional Response
The Neurological Significance of Ego States for Psychotherapy

Module 5 Learning Goals:
Understand the explanatory role  and types of ego theories
Understand intrinsic role of ego states in emotional modulation.
Understand distinctions between ego state integration versus fragmentation.
Understand the ego state theory 

10:30 to 10:50  BREAK

10:50 to 12:30 Module 6 Topics
The Protector Ego State’s Unique Role in Emotional Regulation
The Protector Ego State’s Origins and Camouflage
Taming the Inherent Fear-Driven Reactions of the Protector Ego State

Module 6 Learning Goals:
Learn the role of the protector ego state  as an emotional gatekeeper.
Learn the importance for verbal recognition and reframe of current role for the protector ego state against past role.

12:30 to 1:30 LUNCH

1:30-3:00 Module 7 Topics
Uniting the Adult and Child Ego States as the Primary Treatment Goal
The Internalization of Positive or Negative Roles in the Parent-Child Relationship.
Questions and Observations

Module 7 Learning Goals:
Learn the importance of inner adult-child connections as a condition of emotional and physical health.
Understand the dominance of a traumatized child state, especially at times of emotional stress.

3:15 to 4:30 Module 8 Topics
Transitioning the Client
Stabilizing the Healing Process
Sensory Extension Protocol (SEP)
SEP 1 Demonstration
SEP 1 Practicum

Module 8 Learning Goals:
Incorporate theory into practice combining three major theories: Attachment, Poly Vagal and Top down-Bottom up.
Learn how to introduce an internal focus and stabilize the sensory process.

Questions and Observations

Day 3
AARM Modules 9-12

9:00 to 10:30 Module 9 Topics
SEP Part 2-From Somatic Script to a New Life Narrative
The Significance of Sensory Track Transitions
The Valence of Sensation-Is it Positive or Negative?
The Reinstitution of SEP 1 when SEP 2 Derails from the Innate Healing Process

Module 9 Learning Goals:
Learn the physiological properties of neural integration versus fragmentation.
Learn to tell the differences in guidance between SEP 1 and SEP 2.

10:30 to 10:50  BREAK

10:50 to 12:30 Module 10 Topics
Polyvagal Theory and the Importance of Well being
Shifting Sensory Tracks, What and Where to be Watchful
Sensory Valence, Oscillations and Bonding

Module 10 Learning Goals:
Learn how guiding a process of bonding begins with physical activations.
Learn to implement skill set associated with SEP 2.

12:30 to 1:30 LUNCH

1:30-2:45  Module 11 Topics
Practicum SEP 1 and SEP 2, Joining Together Physical Stabilization Efforts with the Somatic Guiding Process
Deciding When to Return to SEP 1
Module 11 Learning Goals:
Learn the natural shifting of sensory tracks.
Learn how trauma interferes with the natural shifting of sensory tracks.

2:45 to 3:00
Questions and Observations

3:00-3:15 BREAK

3:15 to 4:45 Module 12 Topics
Caveats to the Healing Process
Addressing Ways to Implement the AARM into Existing Practice

Module 12 Learning Goals:
Prepare for use when returning to everyday practice.
Highlight ways to augment learning experience and review of the bibliography.

4:45 to 5:00
Questions, Observations and Further AARM Training Opportunities