ICPIT offers Pelvic-Heart Integration® Certification (see CERTIFICATION) to those in the field interested to guide individuals in PHI work. Certified PHI-practitioners offer individual sessions and/or lead group sessions, and are listed as practitioners in the ICPIT database and online. Practitioners always offer Pelvic-Heart Integration® at the level of ICPIT requirements and ethical standards.
The training of Pelvic-Heart Practitioners is in accordance with Jack Painter's discoveries, given by qualified and certified ICPIT- trainers according to the ICPIT standards. ICPIT was founded by Jack Painter, PhD in 1988 and he was himself a full member of it until his death in 2010). ICPIT outlines the requirements for certification in Pelvic-Heart Integration, Energetic Integration® and Postural Integration® and offers trainings worldwide by certified trainers in all of these Bodymind Integration methods.
PHI : A Model for Uniting Sexuality and Love
A piece of History about PHI
Pelvic-Heart Integration® (PHI) was developed by Jack W. Painter, Ph.D. (1933-2010), whose life's work has been to create Bodymind Integration ways (i.e. procedures, protocols and systems). Initially he developed a body based process-orientated therapy, Postural Integration® (PI) in the 1960s and 1970s. He then developed Energetic Integration® (EI) a breath-orientated life energy therapy in the 1980s and 1990s. After a period of collaboration with Drs. Willem Poppeliers from the Netherlands with whom he gave the very first training courses in Sexual Grounding; he formalised a distinct method, Pelvic-Heart Integration (PHI) which is his final contribution in broadening the field of BodyMind Integration. This method is a synthesis of body, breath and energy therapy combined with bodymind drama (an original embodied form of psychodrama), body reading and Eastern Philosophy. PHI was fully developed in the late 1990s and 2000s and also deepened its predecessors PI and EI, with a focus on establishing sexual grounding and health and integration of pelvic-heart connections. Together, these three approaches are extremely valuable and effective systems that help individuals and groups embrace and successfully develop their deepest Bodymind potential.
The culmination of his efforts and collaborations with ICPIT-Trainers has resulted into a powerful state-of-the-art method being taught by certified ICPIT Trainers though out the world. Introductory workshops, one year personal growth trainings and comprehensive three year programs are now available world wide.
ICPIT Certified trainings where held in Belgium with Dirk Marivoet (PHI Trainer), in Austria with Elisabeth Renner (PHI Trainer) and Margot Wieser (1951-2014) and in Italy with Carmine Piroli (PHI Trainer) and Gilberto Bianchi. In the USA he gave workshops and collaborated with Deborah Taj Anapol, Ph.D. (1951-2015).