Comprehensive Resource Model

The Comprehensive Resource Model: An Integrative Approach

The Comprehensive Resource Model™ (CRM) developed by Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed, is a neuro-biologically based, affect-focused complex trauma healing  model which facilitates targeting of traumatic experiences by bridging the most primitive aspects of the person and their brain (midbrain/brainstem), to their purest, healthiest parts of the self. 

Work is done not just on the person’s conscious experiences, but generational trauma passed down outside of awareness. CRM guides clients to re-member their true nature and build the capacity for loving relationships within themselves and with others.

An integrative mind-body approach that makes space to fully feel and update encoded traumatic memories, promoting greater self-connection, emotional resilience and openness to healthy relating.

The Comprehensive Resource Model is a therapy approach that helps people process and heal from emotional trauma and stress. It does this by combining different mind-body techniques that act as internal resources for the person.

  • Understanding how attachment and social bonding impacts the brain and body
  • Using breathwork skills to regulate the nervous system
  • Leveraging the brain‘s ability to change (neuroplasticity)
  • Connecting with the natural world for grounding
  • Attachment & Intimacy Repair The attachment wounds and relational patterns that contribute to present-day challenges are addressed through experiential exercises, psycho-education, and learning healthy bonding skills.
  • Behavioral Change Maladaptive coping behaviors are replaced with Self-Leadership strategies in areas like emotion regulation, assertiveness, self-care, goal achievement, and relapse prevention.
  • Consolidation & Exploration In the final phase, self-knowledge and wholeness deepen through practices that reconnect clients to their intrinsic wisdom, creativity, life purpose, and authentic spiritual truths.

The model accesses the root split-second moments of intolerable emotion that lead to unhelpful coping, addictions, and disconnection. Clearing this neurobiological “debris” opens the door for personal growth and embodying one’s authentic self.

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