Postural Integration is a process-oriented, body based therapy originally developed in the late 1960s by Jack Painter (1933-2010) in California, USA, after exploration in the fields of human psychology and the human potential movement. The method aims to support personal change and self development. through a particular form of manipulative holistic bodywork.
Since PI has elements of both psychotherapy and bodywork, some practitioners focus more on the therapy aspect while others use it primarily as a form of bodywork with psychotherapy-based awareness and insights.
Postural Integration is taught and practised mainly in Europe, also in USA, Mexico and South Africa. Postural Integration trainings and trainers are organized within the International Council of PsychoCorporal (Bodymind) Integration Trainers (ICPIT).