Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM)

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.

nesting-dollsNested Modality

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:

  • CBT,
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy,
  • EMDR,
  • AEDP,
  • 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

20130927_182151Lisa 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.

Re-wires Fully the Attachment Systems

Part of what I like about the model is it’s ability to teach practitioner’s to “see” and understand what it means for the body to be neurophysiologically/neurobiologically resourced, when things are processing, when the CNS is overloading, etc. I also do not know of another model that re-wires fully the attachment systems.

Heather Kennedy,  LCSW  Milwaukee,WI

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Heather Kennedy,  LCSW  Milwaukee,WI

Part of what I like about the model is it’s ability to teach practitioner’s to “see” and understand what it means for the body to be neurophysiologically/neurobiologically resourced, when things are processing, when the CNS is overloading, etc. I also do not know of another model that re-wires fully the attachment systems.

CRM Can Be Applied Across The Board

"Lisa Schwarz’ talents and gifts are expansive and growing exponentially. She is light years ahead of the field in combining traditional therapeutic techniques cutting edge technologies, and spiritual/energetic/metaphysical knowledge. She is an organized and thorough teacher, whose motivational style inspires all who come into contact with her. If she could, she would cut out her heart and share it with each and everyone in her workshops. Her work with athletes is unparalleled, and her learnable techniques can be applied to psychotherapy across the board."

Roger Reynolds, LCSW and Performance Enhancement Therapist

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Roger Reynolds, LCSW and Performance Enhancement Therapist

“Lisa Schwarz’ talents and gifts are expansive and growing exponentially. She is light years ahead of the field in combining traditional therapeutic techniques cutting edge technologies, and spiritual/energetic/metaphysical knowledge. She is an organized and thorough teacher, whose motivational style inspires all who come into contact with her. If she could, she would cut out her View Full →

Your Work Will Go To a New Level

"Lisa is a master at bringing a client/person to the awareness within one's body, where trauma still lays dormant within the brain and nervous system. And the CRM Model takes them even further to fully extinguish that out of the brain and nervous system. In the Intensive experience, I was able to get to a deeper layer of my own stuck issues, clear them and then more fully be able to embody my own self-attunement, so that I can better attune to my clients. In the times we watched her work, we were able to see the CRM Model over and over again so as to get it more fully present in our "tool kit" as therapists. After this Intensive, your life will change and your work with clients will go to a new level. Just an amazing personal and professional development gift to give yourself."

Patti Bee, M.S., LPC, Madison, WI

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Patti Bee, M.S., LPC, Madison, WI

“Lisa is a master at bringing a client/person to the awareness within one’s body, where trauma still lays dormant within the brain and nervous system. And the CRM Model takes them even further to fully extinguish that out of the brain and nervous system. In the Intensive experience, I was able to get to a View Full →
ross_photoLisa Schwarz is an innovative and highly skilled clinician. She has worked for many years practicing and teaching a technically eclectic, yet conceptually integrated method of psychotherapy. She thoroughly understands the principles of my Trauma Model and I am honored that she has seen fit to incorporate it into her Comprehensive Resource Model.

Colin A. Ross, M.D., Author: Trauma Model Therapy

rick-hansonI am very impressed with the Comprehensive Resource Model and with its developer(s). Its thorough, integrated approach is unusual and very valuable.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Calm, Contentment, and Confidence

deaton-rodAfter having spent four days in Lisa’s Intensive, I can only say one “word”, compound as it is: Life-Changing. CRM is, without a doubt, the best method – or perhaps better put, the best “therapeutic way of relating” – that I’ve learned AND LIVED in thirty years of practice. In my work with combat veterans, CRM has proven to be not just effective, but even more to be healing and hope giving. I cannot recommend CRM highly enough and I cannot thank Lisa enough for her wisdom, her passion, and her commitment to the highest healing for all.

Rodney B Deaton, RD, JD, Medical Director, Warrior Wellness Unit, Madison, TN

susanmaccullochIn 30 plus years of practice, I have finally found, in CRM, a model that brings together my training in the body, energy, cognitive therapy and spirituality. It is truly the Holy Grail of therapies. Lisa Schwarz is a true visionary, combining her wealth of clinical experience with the latest research on neuroscience and trauma. At the end of this workshop, I was ready to take this amazing work into my practice. My clients should be giving this testimonial…the results are magical!”

Susan MacCulloch, R. Psych., Clagary, Alberta, Canada