Jack W. Painter


Jack W(hitfield). Painter, Ph.D. (1933-2010), born in Tennessee (December 5, 1933), one of the Eastern states of the U.S.A. grew up on the farm of his parents (German mother). He started out studying civil engineering, then changed his subject and studied philosophy, psychology and literature at the University of Atlanta.

He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy, Literature and Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta in 1961. Became bursary Smith-Mundt and pursued post-universitary training in Europe.  Later he served as a Professor at the University of Miami where like several other contemporary university professors – searched to reach beyond mere intellectual knowledge by experiencing directly and personally….. he undertook research in physio-philosopy and psychology and took interest in acupuncture, yoga, zazen, Gestalt, retina work, deep tissue work (Rolfing)… and got certified in Massage by the Institute Lindsay-Hopkins in Miami.  For years he was associated with the Wilhelm Reich Institute in Mexico, collaborating with Rafael Estrada Villa, MD and Blanca Rosa Anorve.  The many years of self-exploration  and research led to his development of Postural Integration® at the end of the 1960s. Energetic Integration® and Pelvic-Heart Integration® developing into independent modalities of Bodymind Integration in the 1990s. Jack died in Mill Valley (CA), on June 28, 2010 at the age of 76.

Jack Painter fue director del Centro Internacional de Liberación e Integración de Mill Valley (cerca de San Francisco) el cual ofrece entrenamiento y certificado en Integración Postural, Liberación Reichiana, Renacimiento y Liberación Sexual Pélvica. Se doctoró en 1961 en la Universidad de Emory (Atlanta) y continuó su investigación de posgrado en Europa como becario Smith-Mundt. Mientras trabajaba de maestro en la Universidad de Miami (1961-1969), realizó también investigaciones en fisio-filosofía y psicología (acupuntura, yoga, zazen, trabajo corporal reichiano y gestalt, y manipulación del tejido conjuntivo). Tiene título de terapia de masaje de Lindsey Hopkins (Miami) y es socio del Instituto Wilhelm Reich de la ciudad de México. Desde 1973 ha entrenado a más de 1000 terapeutas de trabajo corporal y ha ayudado a establecer centros en Europa, Latinoamérica, Australia, Estados Unidos y Canadá.