Resurrecting the Self
An IoPT intensive for individuals who have experienced religious trauma
- Started May 25Started May 25
- From 140 US dollarsFrom $140
Ideally, religion would be a source of support in the journey of self-understanding and personal development. However, for many people it has created an ever-deepening wound -- the wound of disconnection from ourselves. Dr. Gabor Maté said, "Every human being has a true, genuine, authentic self. The trauma is the disconnection from it and the healing is the reconnection with it." Religion, when its focus is on a God outside of ourselves who is seen as the source of redemption, steers us away from ourselves and often even promotes a view of human nature as unworthy, if not outright evil. This leads to painful life experiences such as anxiety, self-loathing, self-destructive behaviors, disabling perfectionism, fear of expressing oneself, repression of emotions seen as 'negative', repression of healthy human sexuality, and disconnection from or even hatred of the body, among other things. IoPT and its practical tool, The Intention Method, provide a way of understanding and recovering from the painful impacts of religion on the psyche. Using it, we can meet ourselves through a different lens -- one that recognizes the Self as inherently whole, worthy, beautiful, and wise. In doing so, a space opens in which we gain access to our natural vitality, our joy, and our ability to express ourselves in authentic and life-affirming ways. This group, which is limited to six people, will meet over the course of six weeks. Each participant will have the opportunity to do one self-encounter (the term used for an IoPT process) of their own, as well as to support the other members of the group in their self-encounters -- an experience that can be equally valuable. Experience with IoPT is not required, but if you are not yet familiar with this method, please schedule a free consultation with Katrina before registering. As this method depends on the availability of group members to resonate in the process of the person who is having a self-encounter, it is required that you are able to commit to at least five out of the six dates the group will meet. Priority will be given to individuals who can attend all six sessions. Once you request to book, Katrina will contact you to confirm your place.
To cancel or reschedule, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. If appropriate notice is not given, extenuating circumstances aside, I reserve the right to refuse future service.