- Psychotherapeutic Postural Integration
Psychotherapeutic Postural Integration (PPI) is a wider development of Postural integration (PI), an alternative
It is an effective way to support individuals in dealing with the challenges in their lives in a more creative manner. The method helps them to change in every part of themselves, supporting them to become more aware in their body and empowering them to change their "bodymind" - their bodies, feelings and attitudes, thus furthering their personal developemnt.
At a practical level, PPI is an active
psychotherapyin which the patient/client and practitioner ( psychotherapist) interact to guide the development of self-awareness and conciousness, enabling clients to increase their sense of well-being, their capacity to feel, their ability to emotionally express themselves with clarity in their relationships.
In a series of upwards of ten sessions, it aims to release blocked body-energies, to restore unity of tissue, feelings and awareness by direct manual therapy, deep softening and reorganization of the myofascia which envelopes and coordinates the entire muscular system while simultaneously bringing together
gestalt therapy, emotional release and expression, breathwork, movement awareness disciplines and psychodrama into a single framework.
Postural Integration (PI) was originally developed in the 1960's by Jack Painter,
Ph.D., (° 1933) a former Professorat the University of Miamiafter many years of self-exploration in the fields of humanistic psychology, deep massage, acupressureand the Five Elementssystem, gestalt therapy, but especially with Reichian therapyin combination with the work and theories of Ida Rolf.
Postural Integration is taught and practiced in
Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, South Africaand Australiaand is organized within the International Council of PsychoCorporal Integration Trainers (ICPIT) .
* [http://www.posturalintegration.info/ Official Homepage of the International Council of PsychoCorporal Integration Trainers (ICPIT)]
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