About us

We offer trauma therapy based on Prof. Dr. Franz Ruppert’s
– Identity oriented Psycho trauma theory and – therapy- IoPT

«Profoundly empathic and clear minded, Marta Thorsheim is a brilliant, international IoPT trainer» – Dr. Franz Ruppert – founder of IoPT

«I highly recommend Marta’s seminar to counselors, therapists and all those working in health care.» – Dr. Gabor Maté

«In 45 years, no therapist or doctor has bees as effective for me as Marta Thorsheim» – Stephen Gyllenhaal, filmmaker Los Angeles

Institute for Traumawork

Institute for Traumawork is a private institute. We offer Trauma Therapy and Trainings on level 1 – 3, including supervision trainings and Franz Ruppert’s international advanced training (level 3). We offer monthly free information evenings.

Our seminar are for everyone who wants self development and growth, also for therapists, social workers and other professionals.

All our therapist are trained within IoPT and has many years of experience within Prof. Dr. Franz Ruppert’s work.


E-mail:   marta@iopt.no
Phone:  +47 916 67 211
Monday-Friday 08.00 – 18.00

Venue: Schafteløkken, Zahlkasserer Schafts Plass 1, 0267 Oslo. vis-à-vis Solheimgata 1. Free parking

Training therapists

Marta Thorsheim

Marta Thorsheim

  • Traumatherapist IoPT (DGfS/MNKf)
  • Offers lectures, workshops and trainings in Norway and internationally.
  • Is one of the co-authors of Dr Ruppert’s two latest books.
  • Has sponsored and co-translated the award winning documentary In Utero.
  • Is in close contact with Prof Dr Franz Ruppert and Dr Gabor Maté.
Bente Fjeldstad

Bente Fjeldstad

  • Registered Tramuatherapist IoPT og Counselor NTF (Norwegian Traumatherapist Association- NTF)
  • Own practice in Oslo, Norway.
  • Trained at The Institute for Traumawork- 2012
  • International Advanced Training in IoPT- 2012-
  • Is offering workshops in Norway and internationally.

Former trainings and practice:

  • Massage therapist Axelsons GI (1988)
  • Supervisor Small Childrens’ massage IAIMI (1989)
  • Psychotherapist psychosynthesis HumaNova (2006-2009)
Prof. Dr.Franz Ruppert

Prof. Dr.Franz Ruppert

  • Professor in psychology at the University for Applied Science in Munich, Germany.
  • The founder of Identity oriented Psycho Trauma Theory and Therapy and the Intention Method. His theories and practice are groundbreaking in understanding the connections within the Living Human Organism – LHO.
  • His work is published in seven books in many languages.
Astrid Ersland Sandvik

Astrid Ersland Sandvik

  • Own practice as Trauma therapist in Oslo, Stavanger and on Boemlo.
  • Is offering workshops in Norway and internationally.
  • Board member Norwegian Trauma therapist Association.
  • Trained at Institute for Traumawork  2009.
  • Franz Ruppert’s international advanced training since 2012-

Former trainings and practice

  • Kindergarden and social work in Thailand
  • Preschool teacher
  • Different workshops related to children, psychology and attachment theory, also children with special needs



Zahlkasserer Schafts Plass 1 0267 Oslo

Zahlkasserer Schafts Plass 1 0267 Oslo