Soon we will present our speakers.
The identity-oriented psychotrauma theory and therapy (IoPT) in individual setting
The individual setting with clients needs a different framework than a group setting. There are no other resonators, only me as an accompanying therapist and the client, who entrusts me with his request. In an individual setting, the focus is on the encounter between two people and the client is the focus of his concern and needs. The trauma work of the IoPT is a work in small steps and it is important to me that I succeed in establishing a trust and relationship base, so that the client feels safe with me.
In my workshop, I would like to convey how the IoPT can be used as a one-to-one companion and how to ensure a more secure "framework" for the client.
Birgit Assel, social pedagogue and trauma therapist, co-author in the editorial volume of Franz Ruppert "Early Trauma" and author of the online magazine "Rubikon". Since 1998 I have been working in my own practice and since 2009 I have been providing training, advanced courses and supervision.
I have to or I am?
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Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Bauer, geb. 1951, Neurowissenschaftler, Arzt und Psychotherapeut (Lehrtherapeut, Supervisor), Facharzt für Innere Medizin, Psychiatrie und Psychosomatische Medizin, Professor auf Lebenszeit an der Universität Freiburg im Breisgau, Gastprofessor an der IPU Berlin Director at the European School of Governance EUSG (Berlin)
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Detlev Blecher, born 1960, diploma in social sciences, working as a therapist, coach and lecturer at educational institutions. Practice in Hanover, offers seminars in Hanover, Cologne, and Bielefeld.
Identity, intention and I
These are primary concepts in IoPT work, and have a dynamic relationship with each other in our thinking and our practical work, and we, whether consciously or unconsciously, are always functioning within the framework of these three concepts.
The question, Who Am I?, is a profound and life-long exploratory question. As a life intention, to explore and find out who I am, we make ourselves the centre of our life. Who else should be at the centre of our life? If we make others the centre of our life, we are requiring them to answer this question for us, but no one can truly answer this question for anyone else; others who try only add to the attributions we already carry. Only I can make myself the centre of my life, and far from being a selfish and 'self-centred', narcissistic project, this is an entirely healthy and logical idea. What good am I to anyone else if I am not good to myself? How can I be truly available and loving for my children if I am not truly available and loving of myself?
The relationship within ourselves of these three concepts, identity, intention and 'I' are all we need, and we will use the practical process of the Intention Method in this workshop to explore them and their relationship to each other.
Vivian Broughton has been in practice as a psychotherapist for over 30 years, and has been a close student of Professor Ruppert since 2004. She has written three books, two on Ruppert's work, and is in the process of writing another. She lives and works in London, and travels to Istanbul, Singapore, Berlin and The Netherlands to teach and work. She also runs IoPT Supervision/Support groups for IoPT practitioners in London and Utrecht.
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Annemarie Denk, Dipl. Soz. Päd. (FH), qualified social pedagogue, individual, couple and family therapist, health educator, medical studies, hypnotherapy. Since 1998, active in medical practices (focus on pain, stress, relaxation, infertility, psycho-oncology), in the treatment of pain of the Paracelsus Klinik Munich and in private practice. 2012 training in Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy with Franz Ruppert. Co-author of the book "Early trauma" and of the book „My body, my trauma, my I“. Individual and group work.
Practice in München.
How to live your life as a survivor of an attempted abortion?
Is it possible to take life in one’s own hands and live, not only survive - when in fact just existing has been a fight from the very beginning? When your mother’s womb and arms are a dangerous place, the survival strategies that necessarily developed can be very fierce and make your life difficult as an adolescent and adult.
In this workshop I invite you to explore with me the possibility to move from survival towards a freer way of living in good contact with your healthy parts.
Bente Fjeldstad, Traumatherapist of IoPT in Oslo – Norway. Trained with Marta Thorsheim and Prof. Franz Ruppert since 2010. Practice since 2011 in individual and group settings as well as supervision groups. Teacher at the Institute for Traumawork in Norway.
We don’t listen, I don’t matter
“We” as a family might contain a secret code of silence, with “speech restraint” that increased the inability to speak up for ourselves and therefore betraying the “I”. Loyalty to “We” including the parents or authority figures who might put us to shame when we want to ask for what matter most to us, which explained why our “I” don’t matter. So the survival experiences that show up in our daily lives for example, like poor health, lack of wealth, addiction, difficult relationships with others, could be our surviving strategies, to comply with “We”. So when I am ready to choose to focus on myself, that “I” do matter, and to contact with my traumatised emotions, I can gradually begin to regain my autonomy.
Raymond Foong, Identity Facilitator, Counsellor, Founder of System of the Heart Community, Asia.
I need to be perfect - the desperate call of an unwanted child!
The truth of being unwanted is unbearable for a child. An unwanted child will do whatever it takes to “feel” accepted, belonged, acknowledged, praised, and etc. Even if the process of attaining the above mentioned may lead to self-destruction. Hence, very often the unconscious pursuit of being perfect, good or nice becomes the ultimate goal to survive. The more one crafts and hones themselves in the pursuit of this ‘perfect’ illusion, the more one distants themselves from their real I. On the outside one may look successful or having a great life but on the inside, there could be a deep void of loneliness and emptiness. This is a real tragedy to the I, extremely suffering and torturous, especially when all the efforts put in is futile to fill up the internal void. This desperate call of an unwanted child must not be taken lightly. Come and explore this topic with me to find back your own true I and Identity.
Jia Huey Lui first begun her journey as a client of IoPT in 2014 and after experiencing life transformational benefits from IoPT she has embarked on her training as a practitioner in 2015. She is now a Leader of the System of the Heart Community to educate and raise awareness on childhood trauma and it resolutions in Asia. She supports her clients through career coaching and IoPT facilitation. She has been running open group sessions twice a month in Singapore since 2017.
The effectiveness of IOPT on autoimmune disease activity
Between September 2019 and June 2020 I will conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and I will evaluate the effectiveness of Identity oriented Psychotraumatherapy (IoPT) on the course of the autoimmune disease activity. I have hypothesized that treating trauma behind the illness will have a positive impact upon the disease activity by decreasing the level of intraaggression and dissociation and by increasing the contact with the trauma feelings and consequently, the contact with the body. All the participants (experimental and control) will present pre-, posttest and follow-up medical data regarding their autoimmune disease and will be assessed with a series of measures.
The results of this research will be presented at this workshop.
Maria-Magdalena Macarenco, born in 1976, works in Constanta and Bucharest (Romania) as a clinical psychologist and EMDR accredited therapist, with 19 years of experience in the army and in her private practice. She is a PhD student in health psychology at the Bucharest University, running a research regarding psychotrauma and autoimmune diseases. She is specialized in psychotrauma, trained in EMDR (Richard Mitchell, 2012-2013), systemic constellations (Jutta ten Herkel, 2012-2013), Multigenerational Psychotraumatology (prof. Franz Ruppert, 2013-2015) and Identity oriented Psychotraumatherapy (prof. Franz Ruppert, 2015-2017). Since 2013, she offers constellations seminars using prof. Ruppert method and more recently, she provides trainings in the Intention Method at the Institute for Study and Treatment of Trauma, Bucharest.
Living or surviving with ADHD
Many of my young clients have problems at school. They find it hard to be quiet, sit still and concentrate. Sometimes they struggle in relationships. Some are diagnosed with ADHD and use medicine, some are under examination of ADHD. I find it very inspiring when a child can say: «I do not want the medication anymore», during the process of IoPT. They still struggle, but they say they have less physical pain and they have more contact with their own emotions. I will share my experiences from my work with IoPT and children/youths.
Mette Kristine Mehus is working as a trauma therapist and counsellor with IoPT in Norway, she is teaching at the Institute for Trauma Work in Oslo. She also works one day a week as a Public Health Nurse or Primary Nurse, with new-born children and their parents.
Addiction as a way to survive
Being mother of a drug addicted daughter has taught me the hard way to try to understand addiction – be it to alcohol, drugs, sex, shopping, work or … My daughter´s meeting with IoPT may have saved her life, even she is still on drugs, now legal from the society.
I want to share from my experience and offer a process of ”Self exploration by my Intention” in this workshop.
Annelise Myras, before entering IoPT and starting her own practice as IoPT Trauma Therapist in Mo i Rana (south of Bodø), she has studied pedagogic and worked as a teacher, also with children with special needs.
The Trauma of Sexuality in a Couple-relationship
Many couples experience closeness and sexuality in partnership unsatisfying, they are occupied with shame or just find sexuality difficult. Body-symptoms and so called sexual disorders indicate a sexual traumatisation, which has not been reprocessed. Those will be unconsciously repeated.
Marion Nebbe lives in Munich and offers IoPT seminars for couples, she is trained in body therapy (G. Boysen), rebirthing, sexual counselling and non violent communication (M. Rosenberg).