Dancing out of Trauma

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin


Each of us has had painful experiences.

Stressful or traumatic memories block the natural flow of life.

With the help of 5Rhythms dance, we bring the stories and body memories that come from within back into consciousness and into the dance.

With IBT - Integrative Body movement Trauma therapy, changes are stimulated and safely accompanied. This leads to a new lightness, which always shows itself when we encounter our true being. Methods: IBT, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms Movement Therapy, stabilization and individual work in the group.


In “Dancing out of Trauma” is space for joy of life and humor are as well as the pain from of old wounds. To lift the pain like a treasure in the therapeutic process, and to transform it in the dance, releases strength and bound energy. Lightness and deep therapeutic work complement each other. Dancing out of Trauma is the practical implementation of the method IBT, the Integrative Body-Movement Traumatherapy.


Romana Tripolt has developed IBT as a therapeutic tool that combines the effects of the latest traumatherapeutic methods with the vital power of conscious dance. The medicine of the 5Rhythms unites with the power of the innovative trauma therapy. 


In Romanas Book the method is easily explained: (Available in German only)  "Bewegung als Ressource in der Traumabehandlung, Praxishandbuch IBT - Integrative Bewegte Traumatherapie", Klett - Cotta, Reihe Leben Lernen 287, ISBN 978-3-608-89180-5, 

Objective: To relieve the burden of past life, which makes life difficult today. 

Burden can be manifested in a variety of ways:

  • As blocking or negative thoughts and attitudes towards oneself, other people and the world, such as "always happening to me", "I am always guilty", "I am always treated badly", "I can not rejoice, What's wrong with me? "" The world is full of dangers ", and so on.
  • As mood swings, emotional outbursts or irritability followed by phases of sadness or hopelessness. Or sometimes when you feel "nothing" and have the feeling to stand next to you and only to function.
  • As physical symptoms, chronic pain or tense, frequent headache, nausea, dizziness without medical findings.
  • Conflict of relationships or frequent professional difficulties, a lack of drive or unfulfilled wishes are also a sign that the ballast of old experiences makes life difficult.

Frequently asked questions:


How do I know if I have a trauma? Do I have a trauma to benefit from "Dance from the trauma"? Do I need to remember the traumatic experience?


Trauma means, in the original sense, wound or wound. For the work in "dance from the trauma" it is not decisive how strong or in the clinical sense traumatic the injury was. The decisive factor is the individually experienced stress and the desire for change.

It is not necessary to be able to remember a certain traumatic situation or to be able to establish the connection with today's stresses. This is already part of the therapeutic work. TAT also helps with moderate stress or problems and even with trauma.


Do I need to have a dancerian experience or be particularly fit? Do I need to know the 5Rhythms? Both questions are clearly answered by no. We work with TAT with the movement qualities of the 5Rhythms, these are explained in the workshop and taught in such a way that everyone can enter immediately. It is enough to move under the guidance of music.


Basically, anyone can participate in dance from the trauma, which is stable enough to make or to be a witness of it in a group of self-responsible therapeutic processes.

Dancing out of Trauma is currenlty offered in Vienna, Reichenau a.d. Rax and in Götzis/Vorarlberg.

Dancing out of Trauma in Reichenau 2023/24

October 25th - 27th, 2024 


Gasthof Flackl, Hinterleiten 12, 2651 Reichenau 


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April 18th - 20th, 2025


Gasthof Flackl, Hinterleiten 12, 2651 Reichenau 


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Dancing out of Trauma in Vienna

Dancing out of Trauma - Group 2024/25

Part 1 - What nourishes me?

Fri. Sept 20th - Sun. Sept 22nd 2024 

Seminarhotel Flackl, 2651 Reichenau a.d.Rax, Austria


Part 2 - What supports me?

Fri. Nov 29th - Sun. Dec 1st 2024

Seminarhotel Flackl, 2651 Reichenau a.d.Rax, Austria


Part 3 - What can I let go?

Fri. Feb 7th - Sun. Feb 9th 2025

Seminarhotel Flackl, 2651 Reichenau a.d.Rax, Austria


Part 4 - How does it go easier?

Fri. April 4th - Sun. April 6th 2025

Seminarhotel Flackl, 2651 Reichenau a.d.Rax, Austria


Part 5 - How can I come to rest?

Fri. May 23th - Sun. May 25th 2024

Seminarhotel Flackl, 2651 Reichenau a.d.Rax, Austria


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Bewegung als Ressource in der Traumabehandlung
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