Psychotherapeutic Postural Integration (PPI) is a wider development of Postural integration (PI) and an alternative body-psychotherapy method. It is a way of helping individuals to become aware of themselves in their body and empowering them to change their "bodymind" - their bodies, their emotions and attitudes. Click here for more info on PPI.

Practitioners of Psychotherapeutic Postural Integration (PPI) are trained to work in a respectful and interactive body-psychotherapeutic manner with their clients. They use a variety of somatic (body-psychotherapeutic) methods - breath and deep tissue work, focusing on the body and self-awareness techniques, emotional expression and integration as well as the tools of transference and countertransference work. The practitioners of Psychotherapeutic Postural Integration (PPI) need to be able to bring professional knowledge and experience tempered by their ability to bring themselves with personal feelings and attitudes held (in a self-aware manner) into the exchange with the clients.

ICPIT - The International Council of PsychoCorporal Integration Trainers is devoted to guiding and supporting the trainers of practitioners who will use professional skills and personal power with integrity. Members of the council are themselves Psychotherapeutic Postural Integration trainers and realize that they need to consult and share with each other, not only to establish guidelines for the training of practitioners but also to sustain their own commitment, creativity and joy in teaching.

Dirk Marivoet
Secretariat ICPIT
Destelbergenstraat 49-51
B-9040 Ghent/St. Amandsberg