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Catherine Xavier

Catherine XavierWhen the body lives yesterday

Traumatic memories are primarily implicit. Those implicit memories live on as bodily sensations, emotions, and behavioural patterns, even though the traumatic situation has long gone. Especially early traumata may result in long-standing conditions of stress and in a permanent raised arousal. Under the influence of such a global high arousal, we have little abilities to stand against pressure. We are very sensitive to stimuli from outside, and often the inner arousal persists without such stimuli. It can manifest itself in holding back breath, in muscular tension, or in the contraction of internal organs. That long-standing dysregulation may lead to various symptoms.

Equal to the permanent raised arousal we create our „outer“ life: excessive working, exercise-addiction, and activity-addiction. We are not able to calm down without the help of alcohol, drugs or medication. The actual reasons are suppressed into the unconsciousness. However, our body remembers. Our organism is frozen in the experience of former trauma. It feels like the traumatic situation is still present. „Time heals all injuries“ does not count for trauma. Dissociated traumatic experiences are static and do not change due to new life circumstances. The past persists, and it prevents us from living in the present.

Via the Intention Method, we gain access to our unconscious traumatic experiences, and we are able to assimilate it. The goal is to re-establish our healthy personality. This method will be presented on the basis of a practical example.


Catherine Xavier, born 1974, studies in Gießen and Berlin, now living in Berlin, 2013 Training in IoPT with Franz Ruppert, also training in Somatic experiencing. Naturopath, teacher at the Paracelsus School in Berlin. She runs her own practice in this city. 
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Beate Thiessen

Beate ThiessenPsychotrauma and Colon Disease

My biography is a based on a factual personal trauma experience in my early twenty's. I was diagnosed with an ulcerated colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. The beginning of pain and suffering with many trips to doctors, specialist and hospitalization. The treatment and medication to cure my illness was only fighting the symptoms the conventional way not knowing the cause.

The underlining Root-Cause was unknown to me, only after researching I discovered the Trauma-Theories and Therapy work by Prof. Dr. Franz Ruppert that helped me to understand by identifying the psychological aspect and the emotional impact effecting the body and mind. The psychotherapy had a very positive impact to a healthier life.
The ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the colon. It is called a "hereditary disease" and usually attacks the colon, causing ulcer, the inner mucous of the colon as the large intestine. This inflammation of the intestinal mucosa begins at the rectum, continuously at various degrees within the colon. The most common symptoms are discomfort bloody diarrhoea, often abdominal pain in the left lower abdomen, constant stool urgency, fever and physical weakness. The diagnostic will have a traumatic effect on anyone, in some cases severe anxiety and stress. Although stress is not causing the disease, but it can add to depression and nervousness.

A change in perception of how to deal with that type of mental discomfort and strategies is the key focus of Prof. Dr. Franz Ruppert by eliminating all the negatives associated with the illness. The therapy based on his insights has given me the power and restored myself esteem to cope with the issue psychological. That made it clear to me that the physical illness that started in the womb. That eliminated some of my concerns; my mindset was positive and had an immediate effect, that calmed me down.

This workshop is designed especially for participants with bowl disease.


Beate Thiessen, non-medical practitioner in psychotherapy, training in Identity oriented Psychotraumatheory and therapie (IoPT) according to Prof. Dr. Franz Ruppert with Birgit Assel. 
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