How Does IoPT Work?

A method that connects your healthy core with your desire for development

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

The method, by which we implement the insigths and objectives of the idenitity-oriented psychotrauma theory, is called Identity constellation with the Intention method.

Based on the clients intention

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. 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 sleep well
  • I want to have a child
  • I want to be happy
  • 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. 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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All we need to process traumas is stored in our body and appears in therapy when we need it.

— Prof. Dr. Franz Ruppert