Postural Integration® is a holistic method, created in the 1970’s by Jack Painter, Ph.D., that supports you in dealing with the challenges in your life, in a more creative manner. It helps you to change in every part of yourself -- in your body feelings and thoughts as well as your capacity to act and be satisfactorily in your daily life environment. The uniqueness of this method lies in the simultaneous integration of deep tissue and breath work, body movement and awareness, as well as emotional expression within a relational context.
According to Wikipedia Postural Integration is a process-oriented body-based therapy originally developed in the late 1960s by Jack Painter (1933–2010) in California, US, after exploration in the fields of humanistic psychology and the human potential movement. The method aims to support personal change and self development.
Jack Painter in "Deep Bodywork and Personal Development" wrote that :”Postural Integration is not only a specific process that I have developed, it is a unique, holistic synthesis – it is a singular approach to the whole being – not just a collection of methods of breathing, deep bodywork, Gestalt, Reichian work and movement awareness. All these aspects are facets of a central view of the individual as an energetic élan exhibiting physical, emotional, and cognitive dimensions which are all part of an energetic wave.”
Its ultimate goal is to achieve personal change and transformation. He distanced himself from classifying his method as “therapy” in the clinical sense or “psychotherapy”, stating it was bodymind or mindbody work.