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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

1.  What is Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)?

IBP is a unique non-invasive body-mind psychotherapy that shifts a client’s body-mind consciousness into highly integrated states of wellbeing, constancy and core sense of self. The IBP therapeutic process enables therapists and clients to identify and release the emotional/psychological/muscular holding patterns, born of emotional injury and conditioning, that prevent a client from attaining and sustaining these higher states of integration, authenticity and wellbeing. IBP also teaches clients the somatic and mental health tools they need to sustain these profound states, despite inevitable interruptions. As a result of IBP therapy, clients can experience themselves, others and the world around them differently, living in highly integrated states of wellbeing and from their core sense of self. Find an IBP Introductory Workshop. More About IBP.

 

2.  How is IBP different from other psychotherapies?

Unlike traditional talk therapy, IBP's somatic focus enables clients to identify and release holding patterns in their body that perpetuate the experience of early childhood emotional trauma. Because a client's early history shapes the inner story they use to organize their current emotions, thoughts and actions, IBP helps them to build an authentic, coherent interior narrative that reflects today's reality and tomorrow's possibilities, rather than past distortions.  IBP clients become empowered to change how they view and react in the world, particularly in relationships.

 

3.  If I have health problems, will I be able to benefit from IBP Therapy? 

Yes.  Because IBP places a special focus on the body, IBP Therapy is always customized to each client’s individual physical reality. However, to benefit from the individualized attention that IBP Therapy places on your body, clients must disclose all physical injuries or illnesses prior to engaging in IBP Therapy. If a client is unsure, they must contact their physician.

 

4.  Where can I find an IBP Therapist? 

A list of IBP Certified Therapists is available on this web site, or you can call the IBP Central Office at: (310) 395-2117. 

 

5.  Where can I find out more about IBP?

For more information About IBP, click here, or call the IBP Central Institute at (310) 395-2117. To find an IBP Introductory Workshop in Los Angeles click here.  You can also purchase one or more IBP books on our online IBP Bookstore.  To find out more about the Integrative Body Psychotherapy Training Program click here.    

 

6.  What are the benefits of becoming an IBP Certified Practitioner?

IBP Certification is awarded to students who master the practice of IBP Therapy, students who can demonstrate their grasp of IBP's theoretical bases, IBP diagnostic tools, and IBP treatment skills, in case study presentations and actual sessions. IBP Certified Practitioners also use IBP in their personal work, they practice what they teach. Certified Practitioners have a mastery of IBP tools that allows them to quickly diagnose a client's core themes underlying the presenting problem and then apply IBP practices to facilitate the client's resolution of the underlying issues and connection with a core sense of self in the body, while at the same time, engaging clients in their own unique healing process. Certification also means membership in the IBP community, an ongoing, progressive group of psychotherapists practicing on the cutting edge of somatic psychotherapy. For more Alumni benefits click here. IBP Certified Practitioners are also eligible to become Teaching Assistants and ultimately IBP Certified Teachers. All Certified Practitioners also receive a free photo and bio listing on the IBP website.

 

7.  Where can I find an Integrative Body Psychotherapy Training Program?

Integrative Body Psychotherapy training is offered at the IBP Central Institute in Venice, California, as well as at IBP Institutes in Canada and Europe. Because class training schedules may vary, please contact your nearest IBP Institute for more details.  To find out more about the IBP Central Institute's Integrative Body Psychotherapy Training Program in Los Angeles  click here.  

 

8.  What is IBP Allied Professional Training?

The IBP Allied Professional Track of the IBP Training Program is a two-year program offered to those who have a masters degree or higher in their chosen field. It offers the skills and integrity of IBP to professionals who, on a personal level, wish to become more awakened, present, with a clarity of mind; and in addition, it helps them increase their capacity for working with others in their careers. Students in this track may complete the third year by invitation from an IBP teacher and after providing a rationale in writing that substantiates the benefit of the third year of training to their personal or professional development. Certification is provided for those who complete training hours, demonstrate learning and who and are licensed in their profession. Find an IBP Certified Allied Professional.

 

9.  What is IBP Associate Training?

The IBP Associate Track of the IBP Training Program is a two-year program offered to those who wish to use IBP skills and insights for personal growth and wellbeing, as well as to increase their career, parenting, and/or relationship skills. Students in this track may complete the third year by invitation from an IBP teacher and after providing a rationale in writing that substantiates the benefit of the third year of training to their professional development. A Letter of Completion is provided for those who complete training hours and demonstrate learning.

 

 

Introductory IBP workshops are a great way to experience the power, sophistication and elegance of the IBP system in short, three to four hour group sessions. Each workshop presents IBP's unique approach to a specific psychotherapeutic issue, and contains both experiential and academic components. Space is limited, so reservations are required.
CEU credits available.

Find an IBP Introductory Workshop.