This method of Deep bodywork and Personal Development was created by Jack W. Painter, Ph.D. in the 1960s and developed onwards by him into the 1990s. His original, timeless and evolving work is now practiced worldwide by qualified practitioners and master practitioners. Postural Integration is strictly and exclusively taught by certified PI- Trainers - Members of ICPIT (The International Council of PsychoCorporal (Bodymind) Integration Trainers) founded by Jack Painter in 1988. Postural Integration is the principal cornerstone and base for all other Bodymind Integration approaches. The method is alternative, complementary and usually practiced (though not exclusively) by regular health practitioners working with both holistic bodywork, body psychotherapy and going beyond both bodywork and psychotherapy. Postural Integration is solid ground and a moving force for those who are seriously looking for deep answers to life questions, health and personal transformations of all sorts.
Energetic Integration® is an innovative development of Reichian work, developed by Jack Painter, Ph.D., rooted in Wilhelm Reich's (student of Freud) pioneering work as well as in modern therapeutic methods such as Gestalt process work and Bodymind Drama. They use a wide range of integrated mind and body approaches including body-sensing, breath work and cycles of charge and discharge, expressive movement, gestalt enactment, bodymind typologies and character analytic processes. In practice a double focus on the individual and on the interpersonal energetic processes is established. Energetic Integration helps individuals become aware of themselves in their body and to empower them to change themselves – their bodies, feelings and thoughts. Next to Postural Integration the primary method, developed by Jack W. Painter, it is a powerful tool for enabling clients to increase their sense of well-being, their capacity to feel, their ability to express, their self-awareness and consciousness.
PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC POSTURAL INTEGRATION
Psychotherapeutic Postural Integration (PPI) is an adaptation of the Postural integration (PI) process, practiced in the context of an alternative body-psychotherapy method. It is a way of helping individuals to become aware of themselves in their body and empowering them to change their "bodymind" - their bodies, their emotions and attitudes. PPI as a method is validated by the European Association of Psychotherapy, The European Association of Body Psychotherapy, The French Association of Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts. This adaptation of Postural Integration is only practiced at the Strassbourg Institute in France, and accredited by ICPIT.
PELVIC HEART INTEGRATION®
Pelvic-Heart Integration® is a wholistic methodology for transformation which emphasizes the power of sexual energy and the ways in which our culture frequently distorts the natural flow of orgasmic energy. As a result, it provides a valuable framework for sexual growth and healing – both in the sense of unraveling sexual dysfunction and in the sense of fostering and restoring trust and harmony between men and women. PHI was developed by Jack Painter, Ph.D., whose life's work has been to create "bodymind integration" ways: Initially he developed Postural Integration® in the 1960s and 1970s, Energetic Integration® in the 1980s and 1990s and Pelvic-Heart Integration® as a deepening of the previous inventions. These approaches are all very effective systems that help humans embrace and develop their deepest potential on all levels.