Introductory workshop in Postural & Energetic Integration

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Jack PainterPostural Integration® (PI) was developed at the end of the 1960 by Jack Painter, Ph.D.,(1933-2010) a former professor of philosophy and psychology at the University of Miami. From his own personal experience and his work with clients, he saw the necessity to synthesize the forces of at least three important therapeutic traditions : Reichian therapy, Rolfing and Gestalt. Postural Integration is probably one of the most complete (holistic and integrative) approaches to human development that exist. Come and experience the power…
Energetic Integration (EI) was developed in the 1980’s as an independent work modality. Focussing on an energetic cycle, developed by Dr. Painter individuals are helped to move forward in life. This approach teaches a lot of “what life is all about”.

PI & EI together integrate, cognitive, emotional, symbolical and physical interactions as well as the art of an individual to act and be in his/her psychosocial context.




Jack Painter
Postural Integration® is a process in which myo-fascial tensions in the way your body “holds” itself (“postuur”) are deeply released. Your posture tells a lot about who you are and what you lived…Through simultaneous work with breath, movement, energy and interpersonal relationship in different bodyparts and in relationship to each other and the environment, you become conscious of the way you hinder yourself to live a full and satisfying life. By de-blocking energy and freeing emotions and thoughts, you come into a positive stream. You find out how your body and feelings are an important thread towards change in your life. People who have experienced this work, testify they become more alive, powerful, joyful, courageous…
Postural (& Energetic) Integration are ultimately creative and pleasurable ways to experience the full creativity, dynamism and joy of your own life-force.



During the weekend workshop you are initiated in the Postural and Energetic Integration Model. During these two days, work with a synthesis of Reichian Breathwork, Gestalt, connective tissue manipulation, bodymind drama, body reading and characte analysis are proposed. Participant will have the opportunity to experience this work “hands on” in a safe and inviting environment under the guidance of a through and through experienced instructor. There will be opportunities to do personal work in a group context.  Seen the integrative character of this workshop, it is open to all interested students, counselors, professionals and lay people. Bring especially your curiosity, your willingness, and your will to move in order for you to feel your body, feelings and emotions to the fullest extent.
Dor people interested in the professional training, following at least one introductory workshop is mandatory. The content and the methodologies as offered in the training are sufficiently covered.



Leader: Dirk Marivoet + Ass.
Investment: € 100 (Incl. Group room – Excl. Food and Lodging). Send money to account number with BIC GEBABEBB and IBAN BE17001255696221 of Dirk Marivoet with in subject line: workshop PI/EI

Where: IBI, Destelbergenstraat 49-51, B-9040 Gent, België, Tel: +32 9 228 49 11

When: Will be announced. 

Lunch:  There is a one hour lunchbreak. Bring your own lunch.

Lodging: There are a several B&B’s in the neighborhood.

Language: Depending on the international interest, the workshop can be given in English, Dutch, French (or a combination of languages and translation where necessary)

For more information, inscription and payment, please  contact us.