A method that connects your healthy core
with your desire for development
In one session I was guided to the very core issue in my life, in a deeper way than I had experienced before.
- Dr. Gabor Maté -
How does IoPT work?
The method, by which we implement the insigths and objectives of the Idenitity oriented Psychotrauma Theory (IoPT), is called the Intention method.
Based on the clients intention
Which means the following: A person who wants to work therapeutically on himself first of all considers his intention:
- What do I want to achieve through this work?
- What is my goal?
- What would I like to look at more closely?
- What is the next step in my therapy?
To begin the process, a client formulates his Sentence of Intention – which consists of words, signs and/or symbols. No further information from the client is needed. Everything needed will show up in the process. Here are a few examples of intentions:
- I want to hela my wounds from child hood.
- I want to feel my first trauma, where did my first slit happen, and to meet my traumatised parts.
- I want to sleep well
- I want to have a child
- I want to feel my anxiety
- I want to be happy.
- I want myself!
- What happened to me?
The intentions come in many variations, and all are accepted as formulated by the client. The intention provides a safe and defined framework.
When his intention is clear, he is asked to write and/or draw it on a whiteboard or a flip chart. He may reflect once again, while writing and if necessary, modify. His/her intention now visible for him/her and for all others present, is the basis for the further process. 6 of the words/elements of the intention are now choosen to be resonated and written on post-its, glued on name tags and then given to the resonance givers. When the client gives the signal to start, the resonance givers find non-verbally their place in the basic structure of the intention.
Now the process begins, in which, the one who is working on himself, can obtain a deep insight into his inner being. Every word reflects an essential facet of his psyche. Often unconscious and repressed experiences, from one’s own biography, show up. This allows him, to consciously get in touch. In the event that he also has emotional contact, a sustainable change process takes place in his psyche. Trauma survival strategies can lose their credibility; healthy mental structures get more space and possibly split traumatized parts of a healthy “I” are freed from inner banishment.
The intention provides, for those who work therapeutically on themselves, a safe and defined framework. The therapist supports him in his process and initiates external impulses, where healing and change processes are beneficial and relevant.
Therapy and insight through resonance
The client then chooses participants from the group to resonate with the words in the intention. If there are five words, five representatives are selected. The five are asked to enter the central area with the client. What happens next is difficult to explain, but a resonance process starts, and thousands of constellations on all continents have shown us the same thing, the representatives are resonating with some of the client’s conscious or unconscious psyche, and a process is set.
The representatives are asked to focus on what happens to them, emotionally, physically, and what images and sensations they come into contact with. For a few minutes, no words are expressed, only the bodily reactions, emotions, and non-verbal sounds and movements. After the non-verbal phase, the client is asked to share what he comes into contact with, and the Trauma therapist and client exchange insights from the process. Then, the representatives are asked to share what they resonated with.
Then comes an integration phase where the therapist and client explore further. The most fascinating thing is that we can all resonate and help each other. To resonate for others can also give each resonator useful knowledge for their own part.
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