10 January 1975 - 3 August 2020
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date...
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
Our beloved friend and colleague Limor, passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly in the early hours of Monday morning, 3rd August.
The loss of such a deeply precious companion and a most tender, sensitive facilitator cannot be overstated nor easily expressed. It's painful to accept or understand that such a vital, passionate and self-possessed young woman, should be swept away without warning.
Our thoughts and love are with Limor's husband and their two beautiful children.
Our grief lingers.
...here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
We are holding an online gathering to share our memories of Limor on:
Thursday 20th August, 5.00-8.00pm (UK time).
If you would like to join us click here to register your details.
The 5th International IoPT Conference
will take place in Munich, Germany on
16-18 October 2020.
To avoid disappointment BOOK NOW!
For more information about these Online Working Sessions days click here.
We put on Open Workshops at the Centre throughout the year on a variety of topics. Apart from the opportunity to do personal explorations, these workshops offer an opportunity for those who want to know more about IoPT work and experience being in a workshop.You can find out more at the Open Workshop Page.
Many of these topic-based workshops are currently available ONLINE.
Financial concessions are available for those in need.
The Centre for Healthy Autonomy is owned and run by Vivian Broughton, and is the home of IOPT UK. At the Centre Vivian and her colleagues, Limor, Lucy and Maria, offer workshops and education courses in Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy (IoPT).
During the current Coronavirus epidemic we are trying to offer as many substitute events as online events as we can.
IoPT is the trauma work developed by Professor Franz Ruppert of the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany. To find out more about the Centre click here.
This work is based on an understanding of what trauma actually is, the internal dynamics involved and the real possibilities of healing.
The theoretical framework, while standing on much thinking that has gone before, is quite new and groundbreaking, and calls into question many basic assumptions of psychotherapy as it is widely practised.
To find out more about IoPT theory click here.
To find out more about Vivian go to her own website www.vivianbroughton.com.
Since the focus at the Centre is psychological and emotional trauma, it is important that the Centre provides a comfortable and welcoming environment, where participants can feel at ease. There is a gallery of photographs to show the ambience of the Centre.
In 2020 there will be two Introductory Courses, one starting in January and one in September, facilitated by Maria Green, Limor Regev Peretz and Lucy Jameson. These courses will cover the basic theory of IoPT, and provide a forum for personal exploration. The annual advanced Education Course is facilitated by Vivian Broughton, and includes provision for those interested in learning to be a facilitator of The Intention Method based on IoPT theory. The next course starts in January 2020.
The more we explore trauma within the IoPT framework, the more we understand that all of our fundamental and primary life concerns are profoundly affected by the traumatic experiences of our early life.
These primary life concerns include our ordinary daily activities, our eating habits, our relationships, our physical fitness or ailments, our working capacity, our sexuality and gender concerns, our sense of trust, safety and wellbeing... and all of these follow through into our family, our children, our work, our society, our culture, our politics, and all other engagement with our world. New research is now finding that early psychological traumas have a long term effect on all of these things... most importantly our ability to have a happy and healthy life, and feel able to contribute in a good way towards our current family and our society.
The work of developing good theories of trauma, attachment, and relationships continues. No one fully understands everything about trauma yet, but our underlying distress as a result of trauma is lived out in our society every day. The current formal diagnostic category of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is extremely limited, and in our view quite inadequate to cover the far-reaching effects of traumatisation, particularly very early, even pre-birth, trauma. So we view our work as an ongoing research project.
In addition we are clear that currently we as a society are seriously under-informed and under-educated about the issue of traumatisation. In our view trauma is not a topic just for professionals. Everyone would understand themselves better if they were educated on the topic of psychological trauma. To this end Vivian published a simple book, Becoming Your True Self: a Handbook for the Journey from Trauma to Healthy Autonomy, which is currently in its third revision and update, and is available through all good online bookshops.
Our overall interest is in the development of a truly trauma-aware society, where practitioners in the professions of law, social services, medicine, politics, economics, management, human resources, and of course psychotherapy etc, understand how individual trauma influences the everyday behaviour of CEOs and employees alike, of the wealthy and those in poverty, indeed everyone on the planet. To understand the societal impacts of trauma see the video above, entitled Who am I in a Traumatised Society? and Franz Ruppert's latest book, which addresses the topic of our place in a traumatised society.
The latest book by Professor Franz Ruppert looks at the impact of emotional trauma on our society, and the traumatising effect of society on our personal lives.