Daphne van der Putten

Midwife, founder of Integral Pelvic Therapy and one of the headteachers of IPT Education

www.danacentrum.nl
info@danacentrum.nl

phone: +31 (0)30-2006460

Boulevard 19
3707 BL Zeist

I am a midwife and used to work in a highly academic environment. I attended only high- risk births, and  I’ve seen women with a lot of fear during their birthing process. Often they seemed to disconnect with their pelvic bowl. This could lead to ineffective contractions and as a result, prolonged labour, fetal distress and often an assisted delivery in the form of Ventoux/ cesarian. I had not many options to resolve this matter, besides giving sedation, stimulation, an episiotomy and/ or obtaining an assisted delivery. I felt frustrated at that time, so I began my search in developing a treatment for women, to restore the connection with their bodies. Over the years, my way of working seemed not only effective on women in labour, but I could also apply this to women with a lack of interest in sexuality, chronic inflammations in their vulva area, hyper/ or hypotonic pelvic floor muscles/ urine incontinence etcetera.

As an answer to these problems, I’ve developed a form of bodywork designed for women, to increase connection and body awareness and to heal pelvic imbalances. This is done with very soft external and internal massage techniques. This way of working combines medical knowledge with emotional/ energetic and spiritual layers, to treat women in a holistic way, which became Integral Pelvic Therapy.  Nowadays, IPT had found its place in society, and I feel proud of this. I am happy to find my own path, to work from my heart and be supported by family and friends. I am deeply grateful to be highly respected by colleague bodyworkers, midwives and doctors. All seems to fall in place while my path is unfolding.

 

Mariëtte Frits

Body Stress Release Practitioner, IPT Practitioner, Coach, Breast care Practitioner, one of the headteachers of IPT Education

www.danacentrum.nl
info@danacentrum.nl

phone: +31 (0)30-2006460

Boulevard 19
3707 BL Zeist

 

I have been working as a coach and bodyworker for over 15 years. 

Besides working as a teacher in the Netherlands and abroad, I have followed several workshops like NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), emotional bodywork and training to become a breathing coach.
In South Africa, I followed the Body Stress Release Academy with Ewald and Gail Meggersee.
With Betty Martin, I learned about the “Wheel of Consent”, a concept that touches me deeply! I use it in every treatment. Also, I followed plenty of courses in several fields; from tantra and shamanism to foot reflexology.  

Roughly two years ago, Daphne asked me to join her to help create education on Pelvic Health for women. We started from scratch, embarking on a journey of something none of us had done before. Now our first certified practitioners are serving women in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the UK. It has been an amazing journey, and I feel so grateful to be able to help spread this beautiful technique.

Working with women that are traumatised, I keep noticing the importance of receiving an embodied consent before applying a treatment or touch. It is my passion to bring awareness amongst health care professionals around the concept of consent because I genuinely believe we can prevent a lot of suffering in the way we communicate. I love teaching and finding new ways of transmitting my knowledge around the human body, trauma, process work and consent. Being one of the headteachers in the IPT Education fulfils my heart with joy. Further, I love to work one on one with women in any of the fields of my expertise.