"In the fields of holistic deep-touch bodywork and body psychotherapy the approach of PsychoCorporal (Bodymind) Integration, created by Jack W. Painter, PhD, is a unique interactive method in which the relationship linking body and mind is at the core of the process. Through our breath, posture, movements, emotion and mind we relate to ourselves and others. When life loses its brightness or becomes too limited, when we are overwhelmed or invaded by pain and suffering, PsychoCorporal work allows us to find a way to creatively regain our balance, trust and joy.” ICPIT
POSTURAL INTEGRATION® is a method of Deep holistic bodywork created by Jack W. Painter, Ph.D. in the 1960s and developed onwards by him into the 1990s. It encompasses body psychotherapy and heads towards the development of the whole person. Dr. Painter's original, timeless and evolving work is now practiced worldwide for the larger public by numerous highly 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.
Postural Integration® is a rigorously structured frame of transformative work that helps the individual by a direct deep softening and reorganisation of the connective tissue which envelops and coordinates the entire muscular system. Postural Integration® is unique and revolutionary in that it not only assists the release of deep and chronic muscular tension but also helps to harmonise our unbalanced or "armoured" emotions, thoughts and in such our blocked breathing and energy flow. It definitely helps you to master your body, your movements, your feelings, emotions and thoughts. As such you become more attuned to your spiritual destiny, autonomy and humanity.
An open dialogue about theory and practice
PsychoCorporal (Bodymind) Integration (PI, EI, PHI) deals with both broad structural changes of the Bodymind (which includes psychotherapeutic methods) and also with the balancing of fine energy. This dual methodology has attracted individuals who are interested in deep interventions in Bodymind as well as delicate integrating approaches. Also our methodology emphasizes the equal importance of knowledge of the physical body and emotional and cognitive process. Our trainings have included many medical doctors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, bodyworkers, psychotherapists, social workers, etc. In our training of these individuals from different fields we always emphasize the importance of including structural and fine energy techniques as well as continually integrating the physical, emotional and cognitive.
ICPIT Certified practitioners (our methods are trademarked) and trainers have been participating in many professional associations and congresses over the last 30+ years. We can mention the International Somatics Congress, the Association of Body Psychotherapy, the International Association of Psycho-Corporeal work, EABP (The European Association of Body Psychotherapy, EAP (The European Association of Psychotherapy), WAPCPC (The World Associations of Person Centered Psychotherapy and Counseling), and the diverse national associations of psychotherapy and body psychotherapy where our practitioners work).