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IoPT Conference in Oslo


May 11-12, 2024


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When our life energy is linked to warmth of heart, we flourish. The exterior fades and allows for true presence

- Prof. Dr. Franz Ruppert -


IoPT Conference Prof. Dr. Ruppert May 11 and 12

IoPT Trauma Conference


We are happy to  be able to invite you to the IoPT conference at House og Literature in Oslo, Norway.

Latest news re the conference:

We have today, April11, reduced the fee for the conference to NOK 950/euro90, for veryone who wants to sign in. This also goes for you who already have signed in. For you we will refund you the difference between what you have already paid less NOK 950/euro 90. The reason we can do that is that we have received a donation from a woman who is very thankfull for what we and IoPT has done for her and her family. Her wish is that the information about IoPT with the Intentionmethod should be available for everyone.

The program for our two days together will cover topics relevant for everyone- if you know Traumawork or not. When we as humans live in traumatised societies, as we all do, it effects us all.

Franz Ruppert will present a lecture from his latest findings in his research. Also knowledge about as well generational – collective trauma will be covered. He will facilitate Self – encounters, also as supervision for Traumatherapists and others working with vulnerable people in their profession. The invitation to get your own self encounter, by lottery, is for everyone attending the conference. In addition to selfencounters Franz and Marta will answer questions and invite you all  for reflections.

We have also invited Katrina Mikiah to do a presentation from her thesis. Look at the end of this page to see what Katrina writes about herself and the topic she will talk about.

The conference is in easy-to-understand English.

Time: May 11 and 12  – times are changed to :

Saturday 10 AM – 5.30 PM and Sunday 11 AM – 5.30 PM

Venue: House of Litteratur, Wergelandsveien 29, 0167 Oslo

Franz Ruppert

Dr. Ruppert is internationally recognized for elucidating difficult topics with refreshing clarity and for his creative approaches in working with people and understanding ourselves. Now he wants to shed light on his ground-breaking self-developed trauma theory – Identity-oriented Psychotrauma theory and – therapy, as well as the latest developments within IoPT.

Own identity

Franz Ruppert will talk on why the search for one’s own identity is so important – especially in insecure times. The question: “Who am I really?” brings people into direct contact with unprocessed trauma. To get closer to this inner truth, a basic knowledge of what a healthy psyche consists of is needed.

This also makes it clear how a lot of people are traumatized and how they defend themselves against self-knowledge by mostly dealing with what is outside themselves and thus get lost in talking and fighting.

In other words, when one lives according to an unconscious survival strategy one becomes more and more entangled in other people and their stories which simply repeats the past instead of healing it. It is about feeling one’s own wounds and no longer unconsciously holding back, because one’s own truth will be lived.

Short presenting of Prof. Dr. Franz Ruppert and other speakers & topics

Prof Dr Franz Ruppert:

Franz Ruppert

Franz Ruppert is a professor in psychology at the Univerisity for applied science in Munich and an internationally renowned speaker and researcher of trauma.

He has during the last 30 years developed the theory of Identity oriented Psychotraumatheori, and the practical method of IoPT – the Intention Method.

Katrina Mikiah

Katrina Mikiah is a dedicated life and grief coach with a specialization in assisting adults to overcome early childhood trauma using Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Theory (IoPT) and the ‘Intention Method’ developed by Dr. Franz Ruppert.

Her expertise, nurtured since 2009 through studies in Family Constellation Work, hospice bereavement, and advanced IoPT courses in England with Vivian Broughton and at the IoPT Institute for Trauma Work in Norway with Marta Thorsheim, has led her to facilitate group and individual IoPT self-encounters since 2020.

Over the past two years, her focused exploration has centered on understanding the impact of early religious indoctrination on the development of a healthy identity and sexuality.

Her company, Trauma’s Gift, is based in Missoula, Montana, USA (www.traumasgift.com).

Summary of presentation

In my presentation, «Religious Trauma from an IoPT Perspective,» I examine the negative impact of early religious indoctrination, specifically focusing on concepts like original sin and salvation, on healthy identity formation. Drawing from personal experiences within a conservative Christian church and insights gained from self-encounters conducted as part of my research at the Institute for Trauma Work in Norway. I discuss how religious teachings can induce trauma, preventing the recognition of innocence and fostering profound mistrust in one’s nature. Highlighting the conclusion that religious indoctrination may result in identity trauma, affecting self-worth, love, and sexuality, I advocate for a paradigm shift in which religions, if even necessary, can empower individuals to recognize their divine essence, and encourage self-exploration and autonomy rather than adherence to codes and creeds that end up disconnecting individuals from their innate worth and wisdom.

Katrina Mikiah
The Intention method – How to reconnect with oneself

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