Vivian Broughton's latest book...

Trauma & Identity:

Identity Oriented Psychotrauma Therapy:

Theory & Practice

Vivian's latest book, Trauma & Identity: IOPT Theory & Practice, 

About this book:

In this book Vivian Broughton brings together all the important theoretical concepts on the topics of trauma, trauma survival and identity developed by Professor Dr Franz Ruppert over the past 30 years, known as Identity Oriented Psychotrauma Therapy (IOPT). It is likely to be of interest to therapists and all professionals who work with people and their life difficulties, as well as anyone interested in understanding themselves better.

Trauma underlies most of people’s life problems, and in particular traumas that happen very early in life. For the newly created child the experience of not being wanted, not being seen, welcomed, loved and valued for who he or she really is, makes for a deeply devastating start to life.

IOPT theory and practice puts these early traumas at the centre of the therapeutic healing endeavour, insisting on truth and reality as the only solution to the underlying pain caused by trauma.


Vivian writes about these painful issues with a clarity and compassion that makes this profound and in-depth analysis an immensely readable and accessible book for everyone - from therapists to clients and anyone interested in living a good life.


Valeria Lamers, an IOPT Practitioner, has written a review of this book. You can download it below.

Adobe Acrobat Document 62.0 KB
bookreview Identity and Trauma_last_revi
Adobe Acrobat Document 74.8 KB

Franz Ruppert's Books


Towards a Healthy Sexual Identity

Professor Dr Franz Ruppert


What is human sexuality?  As the source of life why is it also often the cause of so much suffering? 

The renowned psychotherapist Professor Dr Franz Ruppert shows in this book how sexual traumas come about, from the perspective of the victim and the perpetrator, with profound consequences for individuals, families and entire societies. 

With his development of Identity-Oriented Psychotrauma Therapy (IOPT) it becomes possible to raise awareness of sexual psychotrauma using The Intention Method, and to resolve it psychologically and emotionally. Sexuality can then again be experienced as a creative force that gives pleasure and helps to achieve a healthy identity.

Who am I in a Traumatised & Traumatising Society?

Professor Dr Franz Ruppert's latest book is part personal account and part an update of his theoretical thinking, specifically as it relates to our society.


Identity-oriented Psychotraumatology Therapy (IoPT), developed by Professor Ruppert over the last 25 years, is established as a new way of thinking about trauma and its influence on our individual lives. This new book looks at its influence on society as a whole.


We know through Professor Ruppert's work that trauma, particularly traumas that happen at the very beginning of life, have a profound influence on the lives of most of us... and we are our society. All of our societal institutions, such as our political system, our legal and justice systems, our physical and mental health systems as they currently exist, are made up of us and people like us, and so have an influence on our lives that often is in fact traumatising.  

Professor Ruppert makes a specific focus on the dynamics of perpetration and victimisation as the cyclic forces that hold us in a continually traumatising and re-traumatising world that it is hard to step away from. However, to recognise within ourselves our ability to function as a perpetrator, as a way of not connecting with our own inner trauma and pain, clarifies our responsibility for our place in society and our connection with others and with ourselves. This is beneficial for our own well-being, and it benefits our society.


At the end of the book Ruppert discusses the idea of having a clear psyche, freed from the ravages of trauma, and thereby able to connect with others also working to free themselves and clear their own psyche, and suggests that by this means we can create the society that we want.

Vivian Broughton

Editor of the English language version

IoPT Practitioner

All our books are available on all online bookstores.


If you want to make a bulk purchase of more than five copies of a book please contact us on