Family constellations are a profoundly insightful and direct method for exploring the real impact that events can have upon family structures and individuals within them. Professor Franz Ruppert has developed his theory of multigenerational psychotraumatology and uses the method of trauma constellations to assist safe and clear trauma recovery. These workshops take place in English, between the Geneva and Vaud areas, in Nyon.
Identity Constellations IoPT
At the cutting edge of Psychotherpeutic research into identity and neuroscience, the real impact of trauma and it’s effect upon our personality is becoming clearer.
Identity orientated psychotrauma therapy (IoPT) is an insightful therapy that allows us to regain our healthy identity. Without the need for lengthy talking therapy, this method clearly reveals to us how and why we feel held back, stuck, restricted, lost or ill in our lives. Giving us the opportunity to repair the hidden impacts that trauma and powerful life events can have upon our psyches. The next appropriate step towards our integration and capacity to fully live is revealed through the work.
Professor Dr. Franz Ruppert is gaining international recognition for discovering the theory and practice of Identity orientated psychotrauma therapy (IoPT). His work originally stemmed from Bert Hellinger’s family constellation work. I have trained in both methodologies and have now been following the developments of constellation work for over 20 years. For the last 10 years I have moved towards Franz Ruppert’s profound work with the Self, our identities and trauma. Rather than only focusing on inter-generational family dynamics, this method is clear, safe and deeply transformative in the healing and integration of our personality structures.
From the very early stages of conception, neuroscience is revealing that we have awareness. From the beginning of our experiences onwards, our experiences form who we are. Overwhelming experiences that we cannot cope with, or traumas, are more common than we would like to admit. In order to manage and put away our difficult experiences, our personality splits and gives up parts of our identity in order to survive. The psyche, our body and our feelings split and disconnect from each other. In order to manage this inner fragmentation we create survival strategies, ways of being and coping which are unconscious and often hold us back. Some of our survival strategies may be subtle, such as keeping busy, staying in our minds and cutting off from our feelings. Others can be more felt, such as, addictions, physical illness, mental illness, depression, self destructive behaviour, avoidant behaviour and not knowing or being able to feel who we are.
This method helps us regain our healthy identities, by making our trauma biography and our survival strategies conscious and enabling the integration of our split-off experiences. The process sheds light on to the steps we need take in order to cultivate our own inner freedom and autonomy.