The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) was developed by Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed., a licensed psychologist in Pittsburgh, PA. She has traveled extensively nationally and internationally providing trainings and healing intensives to health practitioners and “lay people”.
The Mission of CRM
To remember, re-process, and release traumatic material from the nervous system in order to provide the opportunity for re-connection to one’s true self, the meaning of the truth of one’s life, and to the ability to embody love in one’s actions.
The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) modality is a nested modality with each internal resource used in a fashion that paves the way for the next level of resource to be developed and utilized. The final goal is processing the traumatic material from a place of complete neurobiological resourcing in various brain structures simultaneously. Eye positions are used to anchor the resources during processing.
The nested or layered conceptualization and use of resources is a flexible and “forgiving” model. The individual resources as well as the model as a whole can be used during any and all types of psychotherapeutic models including:
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy,
- Somatic Experiencing,
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy,
- Clinical Hypnotherapy,
- Internal Family Systems, and many others.
This is the beauty of the model: it includes effective tools from many modalities and each resource within CRM can be used within any other type of healing work. It is a streamlined modality in which deep healing occurs quickly, gently, and it sticks. Work is done from the time of conception through the present and includes methods for working with generational trauma out of the realm of the client’s conscious knowledge. This is a heart-centered approach in which clients are guided to re-member who they really are and to learn to embody their true spiritual essence in their day to day lives.
Intake, Self-Empowerment and Between Session Resourcing
All of the layers of this nested model are taught to the client from the time of intake for an immediate sense of agency, self-empowerment, and resourcing during and between sessions. This allows for much less dependence on the therapist now and in the future if problems arise and client is not in therapy at that time. The CRM does not give clients fish, it gives them the tackle box and teaches them HOW to fish. Clients who use the skills at home during their daily life heal much faster than those who do not.
Therapists who have not worked through their own personal truth-of-life issues and memories involving unprocessed survival terror may find it difficult to sit in attunement with clients who need to do this work. An important piece of CRM trainings is allowing the therapists to experience the power of the resources’ and corresponding eye positions. Therapists can use the same CRM techniques to stay present and attuned during sessions in which they are triggered as well as having new ways to approach their own healing work.
Individual Trainings, Group Intensives, Personal Transformation
Lisa works with individuals and groups with 3 – 5 day trainings that will provide you with the powerful interventions you need to work with your most fragile populations immediately and effectively.