Developmental Trauma, IoPT and Me

This is a non-residential 2-day workshop with Alexandra Smith MNCP (Snr Accred.)

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This workshop will appeal to anyone who is interested to learn more about the impact of Developmental Trauma which can be seen in people from all walks of life, from birth through to final years. The eminent writers and practitioners in the trauma field all point to the importance of understanding how trauma imprints are created, and how they underlie mental health, behavioural and personality well-being issues.

Day 1: We will explore the dynamics of Developmental Trauma, including sessions on the neuroscience of trauma and particularly natal trauma. We will also explore the ‘Identity oriented Psychotrauma Theory’ of Professor Franz Ruppert (IoPT) and its related Intention Method of therapy. Other topics will include:

  • Infant bonding and trauma – how infant attachment is impaired by trauma, and how it effects developing physiology and psychology
  • Mind/body connection and trauma – the trauma emergency response and trauma imprints
  • Identity and trauma – the effects of developmental trauma on inner Identity and outer life
  • Identity Therapy -an experiential method that accesses trauma imprints for healing

Day 2 is an opportunity for participants to further expand their knowledge of IoPT and the Intention Method by either choosing to work on a personal topic, and/or being a resource in the working sessions. There will be many opportunities to bring the learning from Day 1 into life, resulting in a clearer view of the many impacts of developmental trauma.

Event details

Dates: 10 & 11 February 2018.
Times: Saturday – 10am to 5pm, Sunday – 10am to 5pm.
CPD certificate available.
Investment: £100 for both days.
Lunch not included. Biscuits, Teas and Coffee will be available.
Location: Peace House, 19 Paradise Street, Oxford, OX1 1LD.

About the facilitator:

Clinical Training and Background

OxISC, Oxford, Therapy, Constellations, Systemic Constellations, Family Constellations, Intention Method

Alexandra Smith is a person-centred psychotherapist. She offers Integrative Trauma Therapy and work with individuals, couples and parents. She has an eclectic training including post graduate studies in Traumatology and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTDS); Transactional Analysis and Neural Linguistic Programming. She is also trained in the Psychotrauma theories of Professor Franz Ruppert and uses the IoPT Intention Method.

Alexandra is a senior accredited member of the National Council of Psychotherapists, a member of the British Association for Person Centred Approaches and the UK Psychological Trauma Society. She is licensed with the British Psychological Society and is D&BS vetted to work with minors.

Clinical practice

Her practice is based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, and her work with clients covers all aspects of psychological health including conditions such as depression; anxiety; eating disorders; borderline and other personality disorders; phobias, insomnia; abuse-related conditions; bereavement/loss and PTSD. She also works with couples and parents to focus on relationship health and well-being.

Using the Intention Method, she offers one-day open workshops for personal work, in Beaconsfield, Bucks.

In London, she offers short educational programmes about Developmental Trauma and IoPT and also facilitates Identity oriented Supervision workshops for Therapists and Coaching Professionals.

All available dates are on her homepage:

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