One of the primary missions of the Institute is to deliver to the Healthcare community a proven, cost-effective tool for uncovering the core psychological dynamics that are challenging today’s client.
While distributing the documentary In Utero, we encountered Prof Franz Ruppert’s IoPT (Identity Oriented Psycho Trauma Theory) and his Identity Constellation Method, using the sentence of intention.
Offering hour long group and one-on one sessions, we have found that within a few sessions the client safely experiences much of the history of his/her identity development, including the “first thousand days” of life, family dynamics (on an unconscious and often preverbal level), as well as traces of transgenerational trauma.
While this method has emerged from contemporary bonding and trauma research and clinical studies, we have attempted to de-emphasis the issue of “trauma,” which can be worrisome to some clients.
Nonetheless, these sessions begin to indicate how current problems have their roots in very specific past traumatizing experiences, especially when the client was most vulnerable (gestation, birth, early infancy).
Because these sessions, called Identity Development Sessions are not therapy, nor a substitute for therapy, we strongly recommend in our literature that, while doing this work, clients (we call them, subjects) should also work with a licensed therapist to process what is learned.
This is why the Institute is so focused on the Healthcare community. We believe these sessions can by a compliment to both mainstream and alternative practices.
Identity Development Using the Intention Method - Theoretical Framework
The Intention Method is based on established theories as well as on Dr. Ruppert’s own research and over twenty-seven years of therapeutic sessions with clients, both in individual and group situations. This framework emanates from two theoretical building blocks and one practical method:
1. The concept and theory of Bonding
2. Trauma research by Prof Franz Ruppert , which includes elements from Porges, Levine and van del Kolk
3. The Intention Method
Working in this way Dr. Ruppert has come to understand that we can only look to ourselves for substantial change. The I must be the central focus. But what is I? How does it develop? What is blocking I development? And how does trauma (and the consequent pain) affect it?
How can we live in intimate relationships and in larger society, in constructive forms of love and stay healthy? Why is the development of a healthy Identity so difficult? What impact do traumatic life experiences have on this? How do the trauma of love and other early trauma dynamics form and split our identity? And what options are available to overcome the splits that are hidden deep within the human psychological structure?