Daphne van der Putten, 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/ caesarian. 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, 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.
Freya Hering, Bergen (Noord Holland)
As a holistic birth and post-partum nurse as well as natural birth educator, working very intimate with women feels natural and important to me.
Being able to witness the strength as well as the softness and vulnerability of a woman feels like a big gift and has shown me so many aspects of femininity.
When Integral Pelvic Therapy came across my path, it felt like the missing piece of the puzzle I’d been studying for many years… I deeply understood the importance of a healthy and balanced pelvis, not only to give birth to children but to create abundance and wellbeing in all aspects of our life. To me, that’s exactly what Integral Pelvic Therapy offers, by enabling pelvic health and bringing healing to the feminine field.
It feels like a great honour to be able to be part of a woman’s journey of restoring the connection with the pelvis. I offer great respect for your body, gentle touch and warm presence in my sessions.
Feel very welcome to contact me!
Afra Giling, Blokker (Gemeente Hoorn, Noord-Holland)
As a holistic massage and essential therapist and yoga teacher for almost 20 years, I feel I can use all my skills, knowledge and experience in working as an Integral Pelvic Therapy practitioner.
Integral Pelvic Therapy is for me the missing link on treating women with physical and emotional problems in and around the pelvic area. It also helps in to bring back livelihood and a healthy sexual relationship with yourself.
Therefore I am very grateful Daphne and Mariëtte taught me this beautiful bodywork.
Cliënts tell me they feel very comfortable, respected and safe with me and are surprised to notice that my attention and hands intuitively go where they are needed to heal and nourish. I need to let the client give me full consent in the touchings, pace and depth of the session and ‘to let the body do the talking’.
Feel very welcome to contact me for any inquiries.
Martine Boerma, Zeist and Zoetermeer
Sinds 1998 ben ik verloskundige in hart en nieren. Eigenlijk had ik gehoopt dat ik als verloskundige alle dieptes van het vrouwzijn zou leren en ontdekken, echter een kleinstukje van het vrouwzijn werd ontsluierd.Nu ben ik moeder van 2 volwassen zonen en een dochter in het begin van haar puberteit. Getrouwd en mijn geliefde weer moeten loslaten en nieuwe liefdes mogen ontmoeten. Wat een prachtige (niet altijd leuke) levenslessen.
Toch kreeg ik niet alle lessen over vrouwzijn, waar ik wel naar verlangde, om de vraagstukken waar ik mee te maken kreeg in mijn werk en prive te benaderen en aan te pakken. Het bleef als een sluier rusten over mijn werk als vroedvrouw, als moeder/opvoeder, in mijn relaties, rond seksualiteit en zelf in het dansen van de tango. Tja… Wat is dat dan en waar leer je iets als je niet eens goed weet waar je naar opzoek bent?
Of wist ik het toch ongeveer wat ik verder wilde ontwikkelen…”de innerlijke kracht van de vrouw aanspreken en ontmoeten?”.
Zoals dat blijkt te gaat met dit soort dingen kwam toch het juiste bericht via via op mijn pad. In dit geval was het IPT van Daphne van de Putten. Na het volgen van de opleiding IPT kon ik weer stappen in mijn ontwikkeling en vraagstukken van mijzelf en andere vrouwen iets meer ontsluieren. De opleiding heeft mijn werk als vroedvrouw kunnen verdiepen. Zo schijnt het een ander licht op mijn moederschap en zelfs in het dansen werkt het door; door menselijke kwetsbaarheid te durven tonen en de lichaamlijke communicatie aan te gaan. Alles wordt een beetje anders zelfs tijdens het klussen in huis en naast je partner staan.
phone: +31 (0)30-2006460 (between 10:00 and 16:00)
3707 BL Zeist
Flo Joly de Lotbiniere, Zeist
Hello, I am a midwife, an IPT practitioner and a maternity nurse. I work in the UK as an NHS midwife. While I have some beautiful memories and moments of pure joy, I have often felt that we have failed the women in our care; not giving them all the information they need during pregnancy to make informed decisions, women often seeing a different caregiver at each appointment, women not receiving enough postpartum support, and so on. It can be exhausting and painful to experience daily.
Training as an IPT practitioner has given me the tools and experience to understand women and their needs more, for example, those who have experienced vulvodynia (vaginismus), sexual or birth trauma, pelvic floor and continence issues. It has empowered me to be more “with woman” again, creating rapport and trust with them, to help give women the best possible birth experience. I have a real passion for IPT and desire for it to be a part of all women’s journey because of the power it has to bring you back into alignment through heart, body, and mind. This pelvic therapy is the gateway to women embodying their feminine power, healing deep wounds and trauma, and living a more connected, balanced and pleasurable life. My clients often describe feeling “seen, softness, relaxation, restoration, strengthened, released, self-gratitude/love, openness, energised”, after just one session. I continue to work in the UK from time to time. Still, I am mainly situated in the Netherlands as an IPT practitioner and maternity nurse, where I hope to offer all women holistic, individualised, and empowering care.
“I had the joy and privilege of an IPT session with Flo. Flo put me at ease in advance of the session, holding an introductory call where she thoroughly explained every element of the treatment. During the session, Flo checked in with me to make sure that I felt comfortable and at ease with every step. Towards the end, as Flo was working through an intense spot of tension, she recited my intention from the start of the session, and I felt a big release of emotion. Sobs escaped me as trapped sadness from a history of pain in this spot was released. My whole system was buzzing, and I could feel the release of trauma from my body. Afterwards, I felt a deep sense of relaxation and joy. My body feels lighter and more energetic. I’m so grateful to Flo for this powerful treatment. I cannot recommend it more highly. I truly believe every woman would benefit from having this type of healing in their pelvic area.” If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to meeting you!
Flo Joly de Lotbiniere
Siridyal Kaur, Maastricht
Hey Beautiful Woman,
It would be my Joy and Honor to serve you on your Path to full Embodiment and Healing. IPT is truly a Gift to all Women, and like one of my clients said during a session: “All Women should know what Wisdom they truly carry in their Body and Pelvis”. Indeed!
Having been a Healer of 20+ years, I was still looking for a particular way that could help a Woman reach parts of herself that would truly honour Her, yet also have to capacity to go where other healing modalities could not go. And I can say that IPT goes there. With IPT the sessions are slow, we work with your full embodied consent, so you will get the chance to take the time to feel, tune in, and sense what it is you really need or want, and also what you don’t want or need! It is a very profound system for deep Healing, and so it would be my absolute Honor to serve you. I am very good at holding a Safe Space, especially for any form of Trauma (release) and am also quite capable of helping you re-integrate during and after a session. This way, you can keep building upon the changes that are happening within you in a supportive way. Being a Kundalini Yoga/Meditation Teacher as well, I can also advise you on Health, Lifestyle, Diet and Mindfulness if you desire.
So I hope to meet you and Be there with You, during those precious moments where you feel held, supported and safe enough to release and transform. And at the same time be right there with you to witness you stepping fully into and embracing all parts of who You truly Are. I know it’s a Journey worth taking… Until we meet,
Love & Blessings!
Kiki Meyer, Zutphen
My name is Kiki, and I am the mother of two enthusiastic and (self-) wise daughters. They were both born in the water at home, with a complete lotus birth. A special experience and intimate journey that brought me close to myself. Giving birth to my own strength, with my wisdom and from there to listen deeply to what my being needs and can do. To be able to sense the primal strength of what being a woman can entail. Because of this transforming experience, a deepening took place that I can still integrate here and now in my daily life with my children.
I want to support and inspire other women (and their partners) to visualize a beautiful birth they have in mind. In it, I can make my contribution to creating space for you and your partner as your doula to manifest the most beautiful dreamed experience. In love, in trust, in surrender, with good preparation and especially intuition. I am convinced that we women if we attune ourselves to our own being and body, will tell them everything that is needed to do what a birth process requires. In this, I want to be with you, together, in solidarity and gentleness. I wish you could strengthen that in your birth choice whatever that will be …
Wieteke de Vries, Zutphen
My name is Wieteke, one of the lucky ladies who could join the education to become an IPTpractioner. Since February 2019, I am giving IPT sessions in the area of Zutphen.
Each session is so Unique. Like the time has come to meet here.
I am very grateful for this: like we women are working to a new culture together.
My approach is connected to craniosacral since I am a craniosacral therapist as well.
That means listening with a soft touch to the body on different levels. Physical and at the same time holistic and spiritual.
Welcome to experience IPT to come in a deeper connection with your pelvic and all which is located there.
Love to meet you!
Cranio- sacral therapist
Katrien Verhenneman, Leopoldsburg (Belgium)
Being an osteopath with experience as a midwife, Integral Pelvic Therapy seemed a natural evolution to go even more in-depth within my work. A healthy balanced pelvis is of key importance, not only for the whole female body but also for the emotional wellbeing of women, for their vitality in life.
As an osteopath, I use a very soft touch, which resonates perfectly with Integral Pelvic Therapy. Working with the body like that is so profound, rewarding and healing. I feel grateful to witness, guide and support women through the healing process Integral Pelvic Therapy has to offer.
Katharina Busch, Freiburg (Germany)
A female pelvis is a sacred place. Power and vulnerability are close. It is a spiritual portal, and it has an important function for the physical human body. How it feels, when this space gets out of alignment, I could experience myself after my two deliveries, and other operations I had to undergo in my pelvic area. Many years I thought, it is enough to do yoga to find myself back, but after my first IPT® session, I knew, that this kind of therapy is different.
This soft method goes deep. I learned to tune into my pelvis, relax and listen. And I found a whole new world has opened up for me. This is something hopefully in future time every woman can do because it is the female pelvis from which her true voice speaks. I am so grateful for getting to know this method for my personal life, and feel humbled, to share this wisdom with other women as an IPT® practitioner.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you have (especially the ones you are ashamed of…) everything is ok.
We all have our stories, and yours is ready to be told.
Iyengar yoga teacher
Eva Jans – Noordwijk and Berkel en Rodenrijs
Hi, I am Eva
I see, I feel, I know. I feel clearly and am very intuitive. My heart and mind are open. I am honest and direct, yet gentle and caring. As a woman, lover and mother of two kids I live, learn, fail and succeed in all aspects of life, enriching my soul. I long for real connection, sincerity and openness and long to meet you there!