Vivian's latest book, Trauma & Identity: IOPT Theory & Practice, out now...
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.
Vivian is a Gestalt psychotherapist, specialising in Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy (IOPT), the trauma work developed by Professor Franz Ruppert.
She has been a practising psychotherapist since 1989, and met Professor Ruppert in 2004, and has been a student of his work since then. Her work has been entirely focused on Identity Oriented Psychotrauma Therapy as a psychotrauma therapist for the last 15 years.
She has written one book on Family Constellations, and two books on the topic of IOPT, The Heart of Things in 2013, and Becoming Your True Self in 2014 (revised and updated in 2016 and 2017). The latter book has been translated and published in Dutch, German and Russian. Vivian published her fourth book, Trauma & Identity, a textbook on IOPT Theory and Practice, in June of last year (Green Balloon Publishing).
She also managed and edited the translation of all of Ruppert's books into English, all of which have been published by Green Balloon Books, a publishing business she started up with John Mitchell in 2008.
Vivian is one of the foremost practitioners of IOPT and currently sees her most important function as teaching IOPT theory and practice, and supporting students in their education and development into skilful practitioners. Like Professor Ruppert, she sees IOPT as a global movement that offers an opportunity for peace and peaceful solutions, and feels committed to supporting this movement.
In her private life Vivian owns a property in Wiltshire, UK, with a small amount of land where she has planted a woodland and explores issues of rewilding and allowing nature to follow its own course, along with a Permaculture style 'forest garden'. She keeps bees, Buff Orpington chickens and has four sheep, two of which are registered rare breed primitive Soays, with a view to breeding and supporting the bloodline.
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