IoPT Introductory Course

About the Course

Two questions lie at the heart of this work: "Who am I?" and "What do I want?"

These questions go to the core of our existence. They are the basic questions of our life... and they go to the core of our confusion. If we have suffered a Trauma of Identity then we are confused as to who we really are.


Module One: 20 & 21 May 2017*

Module Two: 1 & 2 July 2017†

Module Three: 5 & 6 August 2017†

Module Four: 16 & 17 Sept 2017 †

Module Five: 14 & 15 Oct 2017*

Module Six: 11 & 12 Nov 2017†


* taught by Vivian Broughton

† taught by Maria Green & Lucy Jameson 

The Introductory Course consists of six 2-day modules over seven months.  The Course will comprise experiential personal work in a safe group setting, and some basic theoretical explanation and discussion. 

It is open to anyone interested in the topic of trauma and in exploring their own personal issues.


This course is an 'entry-level' course, which is a pre-requisite for the Advanced IoPT London training led by Vivian Broughton.

Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy (IoPT) is founded on the theories and practice developed by Professor Franz Ruppert of Munich University over the past 27 years.


The IoPT theory is based on a specific understanding of trauma and the psychological splitting as the means of surviving traumatic experiences. This particularly applies to the very early stages of life and the challenge to the child of surviving within the particular context in which he or she is conceived, gestated and born. 

Costs & Cancellations

Earlybird Fee - £995 (to be paid before 15th April 2017)

Main Fee - £1,195 (to be paid before 20th May)


To apply for this course click here.



Up to 1st May 75% refund.

After 1st May no refunds will be possible.

If you need further information please contact Maria or Lucy on


The course is open to anyone interested in understanding the topic of trauma, whether for personal or professional reasons. As an entry level course it is a pre-requisite for the Advanced IoPT Training led by Vivian Broughton.


It is not necessary to have a psychotherapeutic background in order to join this course.

Please be aware of the following

-   This course does not provide you with any formal qualification to work as a psychotherapist or counsellor.

-   If you are qualified as a professional psychotherapist or counsellor this course may count towards Continuing Professional Development, depending on your governing body's requirements.

-   Being part of this course will involve emotional experiences.

"If we find a way out of our entanglements, if we are able to integrate our splits, and let our feelings flow freely with the current of life, then we are wholly alive, close to reality and close to ourselves."       Franz Ruppert, 2013

The Intention Method

This is the method developed by Professor Ruppert that helps us understand our trauma biography, recognise our survival strategies and integrate the split off emotional trauma. You can find out more about the Intention Method here.

This is a video of an interview by Christine Foong Wong, talking to Vivian about embarking on the study of this work.