Learn How to Become a Biology of Trauma® Professional?

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The Biology of Attachment,
Survival and Resilience

A 6-week advanced certificate training to learn exactly how to implement Dr. Aimie’s attachment and neurodevelopment protocols, using the integrated Biology of Trauma® lens that includes Polyvagal Theory, NARM, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and more. Learn strategies to repair attachment pain and rewire neurodevelopmental gaps at any age.

The Advanced Professional Certificate Training Begins May 1st.

Receive cutting-edge, integrative training.

It's time to take what you've learned
to the world.

You’ve already learned the core principles of attachment and neurodevelopment in the professional training. Now it is time to dive deep into implementation and application.
Learn how to walk someone through attachment pain and rewiring neurodevelopmental gaps.
People need professionals like you who have comprehensive and integrative training, tools, and protocols.
In the Advanced Professional training, we will be building off of everything you have learned so you will have the confidence and competence to work safely with your patients or clients and address the root causes of their attachment pain.
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What is included in the Advanced Professional Training?

Dr. Aimie’s actual assessment forms – Dr. Aimie will be giving you the assessment forms she uses when walking clients through identifying and addressing their attachment pain. Not only will she be giving you these forms, but helping you know the relevance of the questions on the assessment form, how to interpret them, and how to create a comprehensive treatment plan from these assessment forms.

Step-by-step case studies – Dr. Aimie will walk you through a real case study showing you all of their assessment forms, how to identify the best starting place, and how to pull it all together for a comprehensive treatment plan. 

What you get:

  • The step-by-step process to organize information about a client
  • The process and support to put together the comprehensive treatment plan that addresses somatic work, parts work, and biology to specifically work through attachment pain.


Access to the new Attachment content – You will have access to all of the updated Professional Training content, including handouts, videos, bonuses, and guidance through advanced somatic and parts work to address the 6 types of attachment pain.

Aside from this, you will receive the Advanced Professionals program. This is where we take the information from the Professional level and give you what you need to directly implement the materials into your practice through handouts, protocols, guides, and assessment forms.

What you get:

  • New content specific to Advanced Professionals to assess and address trauma patterns related to attachment, survival and resilience
  • A model of exactly where to begin with your client/patients that have unresolved attachment pain

Who Is This Journey For?

This is for Advanced Professionals who:

  • Have already started their own journey of addressing stored trauma and working with attachment. 
  • Desire to learn how to implement Dr. Aimie’s protocols and the Biology of Trauma® Framework to help their clients process attachment pain and rewire neurodevelopmental gaps.
  • Are passionate about bringing the Biology of Trauma® Framework to the world and helping get their clients unstuck by bridging the worlds of biology and trauma work.
  • Please see specific eligibility requirements below.

In order to be eligible for the Advanced Professional Training in Attachment, Survival and Resilience the following is required:

  1. You must have taken the foundational module (The 21 Day Journey to Calm Aliveness)
  2. You have completed the Attachment Module  on the Professional Training track. See reference HERE
  3. You must enroll in the Professionals Network (PN).
    • Please note that membership to the PN is required in order to successfully complete the requirements of certification. Learn more about the Professionals Network HERE
    • One of the main objectives of the advanced level program is to network with and learn from other advanced providers who are trained in the Biology of Trauma® (BoT) approach. We facilitate this objective through our Professionals Network (hosted in the Mighty Networks platform) where we house an exclusive, dedicated community of advanced professionals where collaborative discussions can take place. This is where we have the opportunity to deepen our exploration of the program’s content and where your assignments are posted as part of the requirements for completion.

What Professionals Are Saying About The Biology of Trauma®...

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What the Advanced Professionals are saying about Attachment Training

“I absolutely love this community and the trust that is here. I don’t have to know it all, and I can have discussions with other people and not have to put on that professional air, but actually learn and grow and take it back to the people I am working with… Finding the right community is not that easy. I just love being with you all.”

– Jannete

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“This family has kept me grounded and supported… Now that I know what it does to a child, I want to educate them and just help them so that their children would have healthy foundation emotionally stability, emotional stability to develop on… Working with Dr. Aimie over the past year has given me the courage and strength to stand up and do what I am hoping to do.”

– Manisha

“The NARM Assessment was really valuable… This has changed how I do my work. My clients are now going home with empowering tools.”

– Suzanne Carrier

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This community enriches me. I am so glad I made this choice to get involved. I think so highly of the program, and look forward to what will come with the collaboration.”

– Cat Dillon

Learn from other Advanced Professionals.

Sometimes we can feel alone in our work and our passion. Not everyone understands your desire to help others work through their trauma response. On the Advanced Professionals track, you will rub shoulders with some of the most cutting-edge professionals around the globe.

There are so many advanced professionals, from a wide variety of fields, who are eager to learn, share, and grow.

Find your people and learn from others who are working through the same questions in their practice as you.

Marissa Brennan
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Becky Dawson
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Biology of Trauma® Professional-
Mastery Level In Training

To Learn More About our Advanced Professionals, You Can Visit The Directory Here

Topics We Will Cover:

Learn how to incorporate an understanding of neurotransmitters, neuroinflammation, and biochemical imbalances into your case conceptualization and treatment plans. Learn how to personalize the repair tools and strategies for each of your clients.

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The most commonly missed biology factors and exposures that affect neurodevelopment:

  • In-utero factors
  • Epigenetic factors
  • Nutrient factors
  • Neurotoxin factors
  • Mitochondrial toxins factor
  • Digestive factors
  • Neurotransmitter imbalances

Other factors that impact attachment:

  • Neurodevelopment gaps
  • Global High Intensity Activation
  • Brain & central nervous system processing
  • NARM survival styles
  • Vagus Nerve disregulation

The Advanced Somatic & Parts Work On This Journey

This is the 6-week Advanced Professional training:


     • Attachment + Neurodevelopment Questionnaire

     • THA Intake Form

     • Health Journey Timeline

     • Global High Intensity Activation Assessment Form


     • Crawl Progression: Tummy Time, Stomach Crawl, Hands-Knee Crawl

     • Neurodevelopmental Changes One Can Expect to See with the Different                   Crawls

     • Resources for the Pons Level Gaps

     • Resources for the Midbrain Level Gaps

     • Resources to Support the Cerebellum Gaps

     • Bracing Pattern Assessment

     • How to Support the Different Bracing Patterns


    • NARM Connection Survival Style Assessment

   •  NARM Attunement Survival Style Assessment

   • NARM Trust Survival Style Assessment

   • NARM Autonomy Survival Style Assessment

   • NARM Love Sexuality Survival Style Assessment

   • How to Use the NARM Survival Assessments for Parts Work


     • Biochemical Imbalances Assessment Form

     • Biochemical Imbalance Assessment Key 

     • Templates to Support Biochemical Imbalances

     • Medicines That Impact Histamine Levels

     • Supporting Neurotransmitters Handout

     • Brain Inflammation Assessment 

     • Brain Inflammation Protocol


     • Possible Common and Critical ND Gaps Flow Sheet

     • Stages of NeuroDevelopment Chart

     • Evaluating Vagus Nerve & Intuition Dysregulation

     • Keeping a Client Within Their Window of Tolerance With Trauma Work


     • Practitioner Resources – Attachment

     • Example Practitioner Letter: Lab Request

     • Trauma and Parts of Us


Download & view the Advanced Professional Program Outline HERE

What's in this course?

Weekly Course Content
Professional training videos- training from Dr. Aimie and/or mentors to guide you through the training process
Deepening exercises - review client case studies and assessment forms to practice creating your own case conceptualization and treatment plan
Live Class Time with Dr. Aimie - safe guidance and support through advanced somatic and parts work (Mondays)
Live Somatic Sessions - an opportunity to practice the weeks’ somatic and parts work exercises with a mentor (Wednesdays)
Live Implementation Meetings - Connect and discuss the course material with your colleagues (Wednesdays)
Live Application Sessions - a group meeting to expand on the concepts that are most meaningful to facilitate higher learning and transformation (Fridays)
Assessment forms, handouts and templates - we provide you with done-for-you handouts to make integration of the Biology of Trauma® principles simple
Here is a sneak peak at some of the bonuses we have planned for you!

• Oxytocin and Social Bonds With Dr. Sue Carter Porges
• How To Work With The Inner Child Through Yoga with Karen Penfold
• The 3 Critical Gaps From Early Childhood You May Be Missing with Dr. Aimie
• Neurodevelopmental Movement with Bette Lamont
• Attachment-Focused Somatic/Yoga with Inge Sengelmann
• Types of Early Touch Masterclass with Dr. Aline LaPierre
• Neurodevelopment Movement and Reorganization with Bette Lamont
• Somatic Work & Birthing with Kelsey Budge
• Neurodevelopment and The Nervous System with Dr. Chris Boman
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Schedule of Live Sessions

Attendance is required at the Final Presentation Meeting and at least 4 of the Implementation Meetings. Although live attendance is recommended for all other live sessions, it is optional and the recordings will be available to review at your convenience.

Class Time With Dr. Aimie

These sessions are approx. 60 minutes where Dr. Aimie will do a combination of teaching and guiding you through advanced somatic and parts work.

*These sessions are recorded to review at your convenience

Group Somatic Sessions

These sessions are approx. 30 minutes where you will be guided by a mentor through your somatic and parts work. 

Note: There is an early session and a late session to accommodate those in different time zones. You can attend the sessions that work best for you and your schedule.  

*These sessions are recorded to review at your convenience

Implementation Meeting

These sessions are approx. 46-60 minutes where you will have a collaborative group discussion with THA mentors and other practitioners in this program about the application and implementation of content into practice.

Application Sessions

These sessions are approximately 60 minutes where Dr. Aimie and other Advanced Professionals will be will be teaching and discussing application of the course materials

*These sessions are recorded to review at your convenience

Final Presentation Meeting

Attendance at one of the final presentation meetings is required for course completion.
In this meeting you will present your final project which is an analysis and treatment plan for a sample client/patient

The Value & Cost of This Journey

6-Week Comprehensive Journey

An integrated experience into the application of Attachment, Polyvagal, Neurodevelopment Theory & much more...

$1000 value

Training Topics

Each topic is valued at $250. (includes training videos and comprehensive case studies)

$250 x 6 = $1500 value

Live Implementation Meetings

Live sessions to help you integrate the course material and develop the confidence and competence to implement attachment work

$600 value


Complete Handouts & Assessment Forms

Access to all of Dr. Aimie's ready-to-use handouts, templates and assessment forms.

3 X $50 = $150 value

Live Teaching Sessions with Dr. Aimie

A weekly group sessions where Dr. Aimie will be teaching and guiding you through advanced somatic and parts work

$900 value

Collaborate and Learn

Engage & learn together with other course members online within the Professionals Network (hosted in Mighty Networks).

$550 value

On-going Access

Your access to this course continues after this module is over!



7+ hours of expert interviews and lectures on attachment related topics

$500 Value

Total Value of $5200

For only $749

Bonus: Guest Speaker

Dr Stephen Porges

Date: May 9,2023 at 8:am-8:45am PST
Topic: Love, Trust and Attachment

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland.

He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse.


In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders.

He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton, 2011), The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe, (Norton, 2017), co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018) and author of Polyvagal Safety: Attachment, Communication, Self-Regulation (Norton 2021). Dr. Porges is the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol ™ (SSP), which is used by therapists to improve social engagement, language processing, and state regulation, as well as to reduce hearing sensitivities.

*Please note: a recording of this interview will not be provided with your course materials. If you would like to see the interview, live attendance is required.

The Change That Is Possible with The Biology of Trauma®...

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“…grief has always been such an overwhelming emotion for me…and I can see this really working and changing lives and being manageable.

…I just want to learn everything I can about it and to be present to experience grief and not fall down. That is huge. That’s so hopeful.”

– Debbie

“It was a huge change for me;  I’ve been seeing so many practitioners and therapists and physical therapists and bodyworkers, and I’ve always been all over the place. With Dr. Aimie’s talk today… I felt like I’m home…”

– Roberta Holstein

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“What’s awesome about this class is that she (Dr. Aimie) gave you such a cutting edge information that you don’t learn it from medical school and nursing school. This is so interesting, and you can apply this knowledge to treat the patient right away.

Wow. This is a game changer for me and for my patients.”

– Sutida Majarone

It was just so easily integrated, I didn’t have to try hard to make sure I was getting that material in. And I think that really speaks to how you’ve taught it to us as well.

For me it felt like I could just be more confident in being myself. I didn’t have to work hard at the material.

– Brandi Mackenzie

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This module just got SO much more valuable!

Dr. Stephen Porges will be joining us as a Guest Speaker for the Biology of Attachment, Survival and Resilience!

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium and a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina. He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 400 peer‐reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines that have been cited in more than 50,000 peer-reviewed papers. He holds several patents involved in monitoring and regulating autonomic state. Dr. Porges is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral, mental, and health problems related to traumatic experiences. Dr. Porges is the author of several books, including his most recent book, Polyvagal Safety: Attachment, Communication, Self-Regulation and a new book with his son, Our Polyvagal World: How Safety and Trauma Change Us coming out in September.

*Please note: a recording of this interview will not be provided with your course materials. If you would like to see the interview, live attendance is required.

Date: May 9,2023 at 8:am-8:45am PDT

Topic: Love, Trust and Attachment

Who Is This Journey NOT For?

This journey is not a good fit for those that: 

– dislike working in a collaborative group environment 

– do not enjoy the online learning. 

 – do not have 1 hour weekly to invest training and professional growth

– need a lot of one-one support or are looking for individualized coaching or therapy

Your Biology of Trauma® Instructor,
Dr. Aimie Apigian

Dr. Aimie is a double Board-Certified medical physician who specializes in trauma, attachment, addictions and addressing trauma on a cellular level. She earned her medical degree at Loma Linda University and has a Masters in Biochemistry as well as a Masters in Public Health. She trained for three years as a general surgeon before changing her career path.

In addition to her medical studies, Dr. Aimie has studied with and participated in Dr. Allan Schore’s Attachment Regulation Theory Study Group. She is a highly-trained somatic experiencing practitioner, trained in NeuroAffective Touch™, Internal Family Systems (Parts Work) and the Instinctual Trauma Response Model™. She continues to attend advanced trainings in Somatic Experiencing™ with Dr. Peter Levine and acts as an editor for Somatic Experiencing International.

She is not one to sit back and talk about problems.  She is a solution-focused action taker- always looking for ways to improve our current method and accelerate the healing journey back to our best health and our best selves.

Frequently Asked Questions:

A: This Advanced Professional program is designed to be practical and is focused on how to apply the content from the Professional course in working with others. It is an opportunity to dive deeper into how to apply the Biology of Trauma® work with your clients. The content from the Professional course has been organized with the aim to help you as a practitioner assess a client case through the lens of the Biology of Trauma® and determine recommendations to provide a client that addresses a Biology of Trauma®. Case studies, group implementation meetings and collaboration with THA mentors will give you the experience of working with clients to assess for attachment pain.

In order to receive a certificate of completion, you will need to complete the required deepening exercises assignment, including attendance at the Live Implementation Meetings, and discussing your Final Project in the Final Presentation Meeting.

A: See “Schedule of Live Session” Section above for the dates and times of the meetings with Dr. Aimie and the study groups.

A: The Professional level builds the basic foundation of each module and it’s core concepts. In the Advanced Professional (AP) level you will learn how to apply and implement the concepts and materials you learned from the Professional level. In AP, you have additional mentor hours, case studies, and handouts to take your work deeper into the Biology of Trauma®.

The Professional level introduces the concepts of the Biology of Trauma® with the focus on personal application and experience.

The Advanced Professional level revisits the content of each module in more depth with the focus on implementing this into your practice.

Additional content and flow sheets will be provided that deepen your understanding as well as live implementation through case studies facilitated by Mastery Level Professionals.

A:  After reviewing the layout of the modules and the feedback from the certificate course that has been offered thus far in 2022, Dr. Aimie realized that:

  • The modules needed to be redesigned to flow better and create a more cohesive path for those looking to understand the Biology of Trauma® and how to address that for themselves and/or their clients. The modules have been redesigned into 6 modules instead of the original 8 modules that were previously offered. The content of the modules has not changed, however, there is a redesign of the flow of the content to follow the Essential Sequence according to our biology.
  • Many professionals in the Biology of Trauma® Certificate course are still struggling with how to integrate the knowledge they have gained from the modules into their work with clients. The Advanced Professional (AP) level will offer these professionals an opportunity to go more in depth with the materials in the modules, and allow for a greater degree of implementation as well as the opportunity to collaborate and network with other professionals in the AP certificate course. Those in the AP level certificate course will be given direct feedback and support from our Biology of Trauma® Advanced Professionals Mastery Level, who are directly trained by Dr. Aimie and will be leading implementation groups during the module.

A: You may take this module as an Advanced Professional if:

  • You have already taken and completed the foundational module, The 21 Day Journey to Calm Aliveness.
  • You have already taken and completed the following Biology of Trauma® module(s): Attachment Module.

Disclaimer: This is not a course that gives you a license as a provider nor is it a health or trauma recovery coach credentialing program. At the completion of each module, you will receive a Certificate of Completion indicating you have achieved competency on that specific topic of Biology of Trauma®. At the completion of all 6 modules of the Certificate Course, you will receive a certification as a Biology of Trauma® Professional from Trauma Healing Accelerated. This is a certification that you will be adding to your professional work capacities.

You are still held to the restrictions, responsibilities and privileges of your primary license and board.

Medical Disclosure: The information and programs presented on or through this website are made available to equip you with knowledge and tools. All the materials in this course are intended for educational purposes. This information nor any programs that are offered are (nor are a substitute for) medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For any physical or mental health issues, I recommend you work with a qualified health provider who will also support your desire to address the effects of trauma.