Related Events & Resources

On this page you will find links to IoPT events, as well as relevant films, talks and books relating to the trauma theory and method of Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy...

IoPT Introductory Course

September - November 2021


Four 2-day weekend modules ~ ONLINE

The Introductory Course for autumn 2021 will consist of four 2-day modules over three months, September to November.  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.


The course will be facilitated by:

Lucy Jameson



Module 1: 17/18 September 2021

Module 2: 9/10 October 2021

Module 3: 23/24 October 2021

Module 4: 13/14 November 2021


There is currently one place available on this online course.




Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy (IoPT) is founded on the theories and practice developed by Professor Franz Ruppert of Munich University over the past 30 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. 


This course may also be a useful starting point for anyone who is considering becoming an IoPT practitioner.


Course Fee: £695



Cancellation Policy:

Up to 15th August 2021 50% refund is possible. After that there will be no refunds. If the course has to be cancelled you will receive a full refund.


For registration click here  or for more information contact Lucy.

In Utero - The Film

UK screenings of Kathleen Gyllenhaal's extraordinary and powerful film, exploring life in the womb and how

our pre-natal experiences shape our psyche.


'Adult trauma is foetal trauma'

Further Reading

These are the core texts by Franz Ruppert and Vivian Broughton, exploring Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy and The Intention Method.  These books are all available from Amazon.


About Franz Ruppert

Prof. Dr. Franz Ruppert is Professor of Psychology at the University of Applied Science in Munich, Germany.  He gained his PhD in Work and Organisational Psychology at the Technical University of Munich in 1985.
Since 1995 he has specialised in psycho-therapeutic work, with a particular focus on the aetiology of severe mental disorders. This led him to an in-depth study of attachment processes and trauma and the resulting impact of early traumatisation on the infant.
Ruppert teaches in Germany and many other countries, furthering his insights into the deeper trans-generational effects of trauma in different cultures, and researching the methodology of Identity Therapy as a means of better understanding the effects and healing of trauma.

About Vivian Broughton

Vivian Broughton has been a psychotherapist in private practice since 1989.  She met Professor Franz Ruppert in 2004 and has been collaborating with him ever since.  From 2010 Vivian's work developed along the model of Trauma that Franz Ruppert proposes.  Vivian established an International Trauma Training in 2012, originally in Denmark until 2015 when this Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy Training  moved to London.

Her latest books are The Heart of Things: Understanding Trauma – Working with Constellations and Becoming Your True Self: A handbook for the journey from trauma to healthy autonomy, which has also been published in Dutch and German, and is soon to be published in Swedish.

In addition Vivian posts regular blog pieces on a variety of topics connected with her work and Ruppert's Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy on her website.



Other Practitioners

For a list of experienced practitioners currently offering workshops and one-to-one sessions in the UK, please click here.