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How does IPT relate to current healing methods and techniques?

IPT is in line with the foremost trauma treatments of the day. These modalities include, but are not limited to, the trauma work of Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. and Janina Fisher, Ph.D. and brings healing through the blending of many methods including:


  • Behavioral Kinesiology (John Diamond, M.D.)

  • Languages and clears emotions

  • Identifies schemas (Jeffrey Young, Ph.D.)

  • Works with parts of self (Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.)

  • Brings somatic resolution (Peter Levine, Ph.D.)

  • Taps into the power of mindfulness (Jon Kabat- Zinn, Ph.D.)

  • Heightens sensorimotor body awareness (Pat Ogden, Ph.D. and Mary Jo Barrett)

  • Reinforces psychoeducation that helps clients understand the science behind the healing capability of the brain


Is IPT like traditional therapy?

The Integrative Processing Technique can help to support and further the work of those in traditional counseling or therapy. IPT itself is not traditional counseling or therapy, in that it does not include diagnosing and/or prescribing medication. Instead, IPT is associated with psycho-neuro immunology (PNI). This science focuses on how our thoughts and feelings affect our health.


For example:

  • Liver stores feelings of deep-seated sadness and anger.

  • Urinary system stores feelings of confusion about sexuality, anger, and fear.

  • Stomach is connected to feeling rejected and not being able to digest life.

  • Lungs store feelings of abandonment and feeling suffocated in controlling relationships.

  • Thyroid stores feelings and beliefs that it is never my turn.

  • Pituitary Gland is connected to a belief that nothing works for me. It is connected to faith and faithlessness.

  • Hypothalamus stores feelings of disconnection, issues with sleep, hunger, and thirst.


What if I had a happy childhood?

In truth, it isn't what happened to us, but more importantly, it's what we decided about ourselves through events or the experiences we had in childhood. All we are is memory, so when we look at patterns of behavior that seem childish or something out of the ordinary triggers a trauma response, it comes from a decision we made about ourselves, life, or relationships at a particular age. These belief systems can affect our marriage, career, how we parent, communicate, and how we think and feel about ourselves.


What I f I don't want to relive the past?

You've already survived it. By being able to go back to a predetermined age, we can look at things through a different lens. You have the opportunity to acknowledge that because of those experiences, you've transformed into a compassionate being. You wouldn't be here if you weren't. Now you have the opportunity to create space to heal your deeper wounds by letting goof what has been repressed.

Let's Work Together

Blessings to you, dear one!  May you always listen to your intuition and honor your journey!  Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you!

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