IoPT Introductory Course 2018

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.


"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 Introductory Course for 2018 will consist of six 2-day modules over seven months. starting in April 2018 and finishing in October 2018.  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 will be a pre-requisite for the Professional IoPT London training in 2019.

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. 

Course Details

 Dates and further details of this course will be published later in the year.

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Please be aware of the following

-   This course would 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.

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.