Yes, the Pandemic continues to upend lives. . .

and challenge the world’s governments and economies, but we have come to see that a window of opportunity has emerged as it grows harder to ignore – globally - the issue of trauma in all our lives. And trauma has become a primary focus in many psychological discussions, from ACEs (the Adverse Childhood Experiences studies) to our friend, Dr. Gabor Mate’s movie, The Wisdom of Trauma. Now the time has arrived to explore the implications of our earliest most impactful traumas. And we are committed to bringing that NEWS to the world, focusing on North America.

Register in the One Day In-Person iD Workshop Happening on December 10, 2022 in Orange County, California

Growing a Global Healing Movement

Q&A Zoom Session

Register in this webinar happening on January 21, 2023 at 9am PT. Click on the button below!

A conversation with Identity Development Institute founder Stephen Gyllenhaal and CEO of the Pocket ProjectKosha Anja Joubert.
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In-Person iD Workshop

Register in the upcoming In-Person iD Workshop happening on December 10, 2022 9:30am - 6:00pm PT

We are excited to return to an in-person community workshop guided by many of our local certified iD facilitators.

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In Utero Q&A Zoom Session

October 11, 2022

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A conversation with Dr. Catherine Monk from Columbia University, discussing the growing understanding that parenting begins at conception. We discuss the growing body of knowledge and clinical work that is now available, helping parents and parents-to-be to create healthy, happy and profoundly productive children.

 

Pushing Bounderies

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Metamorphosis of a Film Director

Stephen guests in another podcast talking about his life. From his struggles in college, to how he became a director, to how he discovered iD work.

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The Trauma Therapist

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Personal, Profound Transformation. Join Stephen Gyllenhaal as he guests in The Trauma Therapist podcast with trauma and early psychosis specialist, Guy Macpherson, PhD.
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In Utero Q&A Zoom Session

May 3, 2022

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The Good News: Resilience in PTSD and Early Trauma. A conversation with film producer Stephen Gyllenhaal and trauma specialist Rachel Yehuda, PhD

This conversation explored what we might consider the healthy internal dynamics that emerge in someone subjected to a traumatic or even extremely traumatic event.

Welcome to the IoPT Movement!

 
Join the new global website for Identity Oriented Psychotrauma Therapy, the original theory on which Identity Development Theory is based: 
  • Learn more about IoPT philosophy and therapy
  • Share interests and ideas
  • For all levels, from certified facilitators to those who are new to the concepts
  • Learn more about yourself
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Faculty Fireside Chat

Meet and Greet with the Instructors

Highlights on the event will be available on this page soon!

This was a unique opportunity to gain more insight into the workings of iD Sessions. During this time, we learned more about iD Theory and how to incorporate it into day-to-day life.

April 11, 2022

In Utero Q&A Zoom Session

April 4, 2022

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A fascinating conversation between Institute Founder and In Utero Producer, Stephen Gyllenhaal and Director of The Infant-Parent Institute, Michael Trout.

 

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iD sessions are not therapy, nor a substitute for therapy. But we are strong advocates of therapy and work closely with many therapists and other certified practitioners.