Presentation and historical background

I, Merete Holm Brantbjerg, am trained as a psychomotor trainer - from Skolen for Kropsdynamik in 1978. A 3,5 year long training.
I have worked with groups and individual sessions since 1978 - first in my own company - and then from 1985-2003 in Bodynamic Institute - later called Bodynamic International. And then later in my own company again.

In the Bodynamic company I was part of the group of colleagues, who developed Bodynamic Analysis - a bodyoriented psychotherapy - and offered trainings in Denmark and internationally.

In 2003 I left the Bodynamic group and established my own business. The company is a private firm, founded and directed by Merete Holm Brantbjerg, named RTT Brantbjerg. I am a member of EABP - European Association of Body Psychotherapy and of the Danish Association of Psychotherapy (Dansk Psykoterapeutforening DPF), I have been member of the ethics committee in DPF from 2006-2015, co-chairing it from 2012-2015 and I am still active in work around ethics in the organization.

The company has provided a structure around workshops and trainings in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, London and Vancouver. The activities outside of Copenhagen have now ended - and are to some degree substituted by online-courses. A new company called RTT online is holding the structure for those.

Besides this I also offer individual therapy, supervision and workshops for institutions, workplaces and interest groups.
My specialty is working with stress and trauma. Click on "What is Relational Trauma Therapy?"

The learning I got from the psychomotor training and from Bodynamic Analysis are today one of several sources of inspiration behind my method-development. Another significant inspiration comes from SCT, Systems Centered Therapy. I have been in training in SCT since 2006. Attachment theory and Relational Psychotherapy is a theird inspiration.

In addition to that I have - in cooperation with Steen Jørgensen (untill 2011) and Kolbjørn Vårdal - collected knowledge and inspiration for trauma-therapeutic methodology from a broad group of theoriticians and practitioners: Stephen Porges, Jaak Panksepp, Ellert Nijenhuis, Flemming Kæreby, Ruth Lanius and others.

Today I consider my work connected to the umbrella of "Relational Psychotherapy" and "Relational Body-psychotherapy" - and I have therefore chosen to name it "Relational Trauma Therapy".
Under "Litterature" you can find articles about the method-development - and also references to historical material.