The IPT Practitioner Training



There is a gap in care providers in providing help to women with women-related problems. We believe that IPT® can play a key role in closing this gap. It is a form of therapy that is not yet offered in this way.

The training is given by: Daphne van der Putten: midwife, bodyworker, founder of Integral Pelvic Therapy® and Mariëtte Frits: teacher, Body Stress Release Practitioner, breast tissue therapist. The training is particularly suitable for bodyworkers, doctors, obstetricians and other birth assistants.


What exactly does the program involve?

This is a post-graduate training that lasts for 6 months. It is a mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on training. You will finish the training with a theoretical, practical and oral exam. You also write a thesis that you present at the end of the training.

After the training, you are a certified IPT® practitioner. In the future, you can join the professional association: Integral Pelvic Therapy®-Association (IPTA), which is in formation. Via affliation with IPTA, you can register with a quality and dispute register recommended by us. This means you can carry out this work in a legal and responsible way.

Accreditation for the Integral Pelvic Therapy- education has been requested by the KTNO with 13 EC.

Accreditation by the KNOV is being requested and is being processed at this moment.

The IPT Practitioner Training
What do you learn during the training?

What do you learn during the training?

  • Anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system
  • Anatomy and physiology of the pelvis
  • External and internal treatment techniques of the pelvis
  • Vaginal mapping
  • Energetic work in a body
  • Work with presence in a body
  • General gynecological abnormalities and diseases. The IPT practitioner can recognize these and refer them to the specialist if necessary.
  • Correctly perform a pelvic floor assessment and give appropriate exercises if necessary
  • Recognize sexual dysfunctions and, if appropriate, treat them with IPT®
  • Being able to recognize and treat traumatic patterns such as sexual abuse and/or sexual violence
  • Trauma work on a therapeutic basis
  • Recognizing / and anticipating dissociation patterns
  • To have knowledge of and be able to apply consent
  • Professionally administering a general anamnesis
  • Use IPT® in preparation for delivery or processing after a traumatic delivery
  • To be able to apply IPT protocollair
  • Having knowledge of contraindications
  • Have knowledge of applying a correct status
  • Able to reflect professionally on your own actions
  • To have knowledge and be able to recognize different character structures
  • Can apply and use breathing/breathing techniques
  • Imaginary rescripting
  • Making contact with a sense of inner wisdom, trusting intuition and being able to get to know your feminine self
  • Being able to apply and use meditations/visualizations

During the period of the training, you will go through a process of your own, where you learn to examine your own pelvis and you’ll be practicing on fellow participants. You will gain insight into your own limitations, blockades, and triggers. This requires an extremely flexible attitude and willingness to look at your own patterns. You will be guided by Mariëtte and Daphne, assisted by a team of already graduated Integral Pelvic Therapy practitioners.

Conditions to participate

  • Basic medical and psycho-social knowledge; if you do not have this, willingness to do so within a year of completing the training
  • Affinity with women’s work
  • Being a woman yourself
  • HBO working and thinking level
  • Received an IPT® treatment from one of the current IPT® practitioners. We ask the practitioner to tell us something about you as a person. This is not about the treatment itself or about your process. If you live abroad and this is difficult, please let us know.
  • An intake interview with Daphne and/or Mariëtte.
  • We must feel that this work suits you as a person. Everyone can learn a technique, but not everyone is capable of performing this delicate but beautiful work.
Conditions to participate


Daphne van der Putten

Daphne has worked for years as a medical midwife in an academic center. From that work she developed, after much research, Integral Pelvic Therapy®, as  response to many medical complications. She now works fully as a bodyworker and partly as a midwife in her practice; “Birth and Bodywork”.

If you want to know more about Daphne:

Mariette Frits

Mariette has a background as a teacher and is also a very experienced bodyworker as a Body Stress Release Practitioner, a form of bodywork which is now very common and is now reimbursed by health insurance. Mariëtte is also a Women’s Coach and a Breast Tissue Therapist. Currently she is in training as a Wheel of Consent facilitator with Dr. Betty Martin.



Module 1 and 2: Sunday 15, Monday 16, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 September 2019:
Module 3: Monday 7 amd Tuesday 8 October 2019
Module 4: Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 November 2019
Module 5: Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 December 2019
Module 6: Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 January 2020
Module 7 and 8: Saturday 8, Sunday 9, Monday 10 and  Tuesday 11 February 2020
Module 9: Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 March 2020 (exam)

Times |
Every day starts at 10 AM and we continue until approximately 10 PM.
The last day of the training module we aim to finish at 6 PM.

Esoterra, P.C. Staalweg 50, 3721TJ, Bilthoven (near Utrecht)
Note: It is not possible to stay overnight at the venue.

Organic and freshly prepared meals are included. On consecutive days we provide lunch and dinner. On non- consecutive days we will only provide lunch.


Unfortunately it is not possible to stay at the venue. In the area there are many B&B’s.

Main language
Predominantly English because foreign students also will participate.

Course Material
A syllabus containing all information you need will be provided.

Practice clients
During the training, you will practice on each other and on practice clients. For the practice treatments, you may ask for a limited amount of € 100 per client at a certain moment in the study program. You will receive intervision and supervision during these training sessions.

Study Load
The training has a total study load of 370 hours. This represents 13EC (European credits)

This is divided as following:

188 hours – training days -> this is divided in 84 hours theory and 104 hours hands- on practise
18 hours – exam day
144 hours – home study
10 hours intervision
10 hours of online contact

Everyone has their own study pace, but on average you will need to include appr. 5-6 hours of home study each week into your schedule.

The exam consists of an oral, written and a practical exam. The components are assessed by an examination commitee consisting of the trainers and their assistants, who are also IPT- practitioners. After passing the examinations, you may call yourself a Integral Pelvic Therapy- practitioner and join the Integral Pelvic Therapy Association (IPTA).

If it would not be possible to succeed immediately, there is the possibility to resit the exam. This will take place within one month of the examinations.


The investment for this accredited post-graduate course is € 4800,-  Our training is excluded from VAT because Integral Pelvic Therapy education is in the proces of getting registered with the Centraal Register Korte Beroepsopleidingen (CRKBO).

What is included in this amount:

Freshly prepared organic meals on connected days. This is lunch and dinner. On non-contiguous lunch is included and no dinner is served.

Extensive syllabus with protocols

Everything you need to perform a treatment: think of gloves, oil and pads

An incredible experience and wonderful way to develop yourself, but especially to practice a special profession. After this training you can immediately get started in your own practice.

In addition, you earn back a portion of your investment during the course. 

In Holland, training costs are deductible at the tax authorities. Look for this on the following site:

Cancellation conditions

In case of cancellation up to 3 months before the start of the training, we will refund 100%, but charge €250,- for administration costs.
In case of cancellation up to 2 months before the training, we will refund 50% of the total training fee.
In case of cancellation within 2 months before the start of the training, the entire amount will be charged.

Signing up

If you are interested and would like to register, wou can sign up here: Sign Up


Integral Pelvic Therapy Education is accredited by KTNO and BATC. Via the KTNO a procedure of complaints can be followed. Therefore we meet the legal requirement to provide for a complaint procedure, however we strive to resolve any disagreement through conversations and personal contact first.

For the procedure of complaints