Psychotherapeutic Postural Integration

Psychotherapeutic Postural Integration

Psychotherapeutic Postural Integration (PPI) is a wider development of Postural integration (PI), an alternative body psychotherapy method.

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 psychotherapy in 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 Professor at the University of Miami after many years of self-exploration in the fields of humanistic psychology, deep massage, acupressure and the Five Elements system, gestalt therapy, but especially with Reichian therapy in combination with the work and theories of Ida Rolf.

Postural Integration is taught and practiced in Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, South Africa and Australia and is organized within the International Council of PsychoCorporal Integration Trainers (ICPIT) .

External links

* [ Official Homepage of the International Council of PsychoCorporal Integration Trainers (ICPIT)]

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