Cristina Bara

NARM therapist | Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator, Circle leader & practitioner

“Paradoxically, the more we try to change ourselves, the more we prevent change from occurring. On the other hand, the more we allow ourselves to fully experience who we are, the greater the possibility of change.”

I believe that there is something in each one of us which creates “conditions” to bring us closer to who we really are, but, sometimes, we see them as things which happen to us (traumatic events, conflicts, relational difficulties, disease, etc.) instead of opportunities for inner exploration.

Going though my own transformational process of self discovery which lead to giving up on a career of 8 years in the tax consultancy field, I sought to understand what are the things which keep us apart from our vital force within. I got trained in working with trauma and dedicated to my professional development in order to be able to accompany people on their journey of transformation, with presence and compassion.

Professional training

Clinical supervision training with Lois Ehrmann
Clinical supervision training with Lois Ehrmann

Completion of a 30 hours program entitled Clinical Consultation/Supervision Training for Compassionate Inquiry Mentors.

Remote Safe & Sound protocol Facilitation certificate
Remote Safe & Sound protocol Facilitation certificate

Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. Based on Dr. Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, by calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is opened for improved communication and more successful therapy.…Read More

NARM therapist training (Greece) – in progress

The NeuroAffective Relational Model(NARM) is an advanced clinical training for mental health professionals who work with complex trauma.   NARM is a cutting-edge model for addressing attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. These early, unconscious patterns of disconnection deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology,…Read More

Compassionate inquiry – certification training
Compassionate inquiry – certification training

Compassionate Inquiry® is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. Using Compassionate Inquiry, both the individual and therapist unveil the level of consciousness, mental climate, hidden assumptions, implicit memories and body states that form the real message that words…Read More

“The spontaneous movement in all of us is toward connection and health. No matter how withdrawn and isolating we have become, or how serious the trauma we have experienced, on the deepest level, just as a plant spontaneously moves towards the sun, there is in each of us an impulse moving toward connection.” – Laurence Heller