Yoga-Based Trauma

Yoga-Based Trauma Psychotherapy YoPT

YoPT® combines the time-tested knowledge of yoga – bodywork and training of the mind – and the findings of psychotherapy research – building up inner reselience, healing trauma and transforming ego-states  –  creating a new approach for mental, psychological and physiological healing and transformation.

BMDR® – Body Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – is the prouven trauma-technique of YoPT® for the save confrontation and resolution of heavy shock trauma.

What is BMDR?

Introduction to the comprehensive trauma-technique BMDR®

BMDR® (Body Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

was developed to dissolve trauma using a whole-body technique to overcome states of “Freeze” and/or “Flight/Fight” which occur after heavy shock trauma. This methode is the most comprehensive technique for trauma exposure by including a whole-body approach during trauma confrontation in combination with the results of the polyvagal theory,  the right-left activation of the brain and the technique of hypno-yoga to rewire the trauma images.


What ist Yoga-Psychotherapy YoPT®?

Yoga Psychotherapy YoPT® is a new psychotherapeutic approach which integrates body work, work with charge and energy (ANS), ego-state therapy, meditation and hypno-yoga and BMDR (trauma-therapy) using the different streams of the old and proven yoga traditions into modern psychotherapy.

YoPT® integrates those techniques on the foundation of  the reseaches of psychotherapy and neuropsychology. 

YoPT® uses the yogic “tools” such as breath training, hand postures (mudras) and body positions (asanas) and conveys them mirror-neuronally, which is also a benefit for the therapists – they are also moving, enlivened and inspired!

YoPT® is a psychotherapeutic method that can be learned without first having to any yoga training but builds it up step by step.

When can YoPT® be employed?

  • YoPT® has a calming effect on anxiety disorders
  • YoPT® has an activating effect on depression
  • YoPT® builds a whole-body resource that reaches the mind through the body and creates a new sense of self.
  • The integration of body and mind leads to self-awareness and self-compassion, the condition we can transform defensive structures, shadow parts, ego-states and old dysfunctional patterns (“inner child work”).
  • YoPT® uses the targeted relaxation of the ventral vagus, the mirror neuronal working method and the healing of early childhood trauma to overcome attachment disorders.
  • YoPT® integrates yogic meditation and spirituality to deepen resources and prepare trauma confrontation.
  • BMDR® is the trauma-technique to confront heavy shock trauma in a save and body based way.

How is the YoPT®-Training structured?

The Yoga Psychotherapy training is modular and can be completed in one or two years.

PART ONE and THREE are dedicated to resource building and creating reselience. PART TWO and FOUR are dedicated to the actual psychotherapy process by.

For the more detailed description of the training look tat PART ONE – FOUR.

After completion of the training there are annual immersion days and the possibility for supervision and self-experience in YoPT® and BMDR®

The modules of the YoPT® training are recognised by the FSP within the framework of the obligation for further training. (See details in the course descriptions).