Frequently Asked Questions

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 sustaining 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. 

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. 

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. 

A list of IBP Certified Therapists is available on this website.

IBP Certification is awarded to students who master the practice of IBP Therapy, students who can demonstrate their grasp of IBP’s theoretical basis, 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 participation in the IBP community, an ongoing, progressive group of psychotherapists practicing on the cutting edge of somatic psychotherapy. IBP Certified Practitioners are also eligible to become Teaching Assistants and ultimately IBP Certified Teachers. 

Integrative Body Psychotherapy training is offered at IBP Institutes in Canada and Europe. Because class training schedules may vary, please contact your nearest IBP Institute for more details. 

The IBP Allied Professional Track of the IBP 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 are licensed in their profession. Find an IBP Certified Allied Professional.

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 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 this who complete training house and demonstrate learning.