What is Identity Trauma Therapy ?
Reclaiming who we are so we live, love and create the life we want.
What is Identity Trauma Therapy ? IoPT*
Do you find yourself anxious in certain social situations, not sure of yourself, sometimes disconnected from others? Do you question your life and what you want for yourself and in a relationship ? Do you feel true to yourself or find yourself being what others expect of you ? Do you see yourself repeating the same old patterns with your partners, children and family ?
Through somatic resonance using a Personal Intention for the process, we look at pre-birth, birth and infant relational trauma and how we adapted to survive and keep in relation to our primary carers, especially our mother.
Trauma is held in the body and resolving it helps us keep healthy physically, psychologically and in relationship to others. Preverbal trauma affects our psychoneuroimmunoendocrinal network and the IoPT* process in focusing on subtle body movement and emotional expression offers a non-verbal process as much as is possible.
Pre-birth, birth or early attachment trauma, multi-generational trauma and patterns of survival within our families and culture affect who we are.
In workshops or 1:1 sessions, by working with an Intention, we become aware of our healthy, trauma and survival parts of ourselves. Step by step we gently integrate these parts, freeing ourselves to make informed choices and to relate differently to those we love.
Identity-oriented Psychtrauma Therapy is a somatic resonance method using Personal Intention. It is continually being developed by Professor Franz Ruppert (Professor of Psychology, Munich University of Applied Sciences ) and the wider international community.
Identity Therapy can help you with personal issues around:
- Identity – True and Constructed – Who you are and what you want.
- Who you are in your family or relationship
- Who you are as a parent or carer
- Your health or illness / medical treatment recovery issues
- Prenatal, birth and early childhood attachment / trauma issues
- Your work, business or organisation
- A social, intercultural or community issue.
How does the Identity Therapy process work ?
In group workshops or 1:1 sessions, you come with a wish to understand a personal issue which troubles you. You form an intention for your work which feels right for you. This may be a sentence or images.
For example, “I want to value myself more.” “I want to understand what gets in the way of me starting my own business.” “I want to know what these migraines are all about.”
You write the words of the Intention to commit and guide you. Then you choose words that stand out for you and choose people to represent those words. The representatives resonate through felt sense and mindful focus. They may move or freeze, feel physical sensations, move in relation to you, describe how they feel and think. You choose more words when you feel ready and begin to see parts of yourself and how they work against or resource each other.
As you see the intention unfold though the resonance of others, there is often a sense of energy shift – you feel freed or lighter, something released, something healing. A sense you are integrating splits within you.
I experience this work as a step by step approach to finding more about yourself and the way you relate to others in a safe, sensitive way, well-held by the group who also experience healing from what you encounter in yourself.
However, you may feel you prefer to do this privately, in which case I facilitate and represent words / images for you in a 1:1 session and use floor markers to help with the resonance. You can also do a tabletop constellation 1:1 online or in a face-to-face session. You use small felts or pebbles or playmobil and resonate with them. Believe me it is possible across the Atlantic!
“Kate’s natural empathy and deep compassion help to create a safe space in which participants feel truly supported. Her obvious understanding of the human psyche enables the process to unfold with a holding of the emotions and issues that often arise.”
PAJ / Homoeopath and Natural Health Practitioner