Energetic Integration® is an innovative development of Reichian work, developed by Jack Painter, Ph.D., rooted in Wilhelm Reich's pioneering work as well as in modern therapeutic methods such as Gestalt process work, Trauma Theories, Psychosomatics and Energywork. They use a wide range of integrated mind and body- oriented approaches including body-sensing, breath work and cycles of charge and discharge, expressive movement, gestalt enactment, bodymind typologies and character analytic processes.
Energetic Integration® is a form of working psychotherapeutically with the body to re-establish the free flow of energy. Energetic Integration® works with the freeing of the muscular armouring and the mental and emotional processes. Working with the breath and how it reveals the character defenses enables the person to become conscious of their energy flow and its blockages, interruptions and leakages. These tend to be directly linked to old anger, pain and sadness held in out-dated reaction patterns and hidden memories put out of conscious awareness long ago. When these early experiences are integrated, the client can develop healthier and more appropriate ways of being and doing. An important aspect of Energetic Integration® is working with the breathwork cycle known as the Energetic Cycle, a concept developed by Jack Painter. Helping to complete it facilitates the regulation of the energy flow, and a wave of freed energy creates new consciousness in the bodymind.
In Energetic Integration® a double focus on the individual and on the interpersonal energetic processes is established. Energetic Integration® helps individuals become aware of themselves in their body and to empower them to change themselves – their bodies, feelings and thoughts. Next to Postural Integration® the primary method, developed by Jack W. Painter, it is a powerful tool for enabling clients to increase their sense of well-being, their capacity to feel, their ability to express, their self-awareness and consciousness. Read also the article written by the founder of EI, Dr. Jack Painter. Or also an elaborate description of the Energetic Cycle and its blockages