Pesso-Boyden Therapy One-to-One & Groups
Pesso-Boyden Therapy (also called PBSP) is an effective and deeply respectful therapeutic process that uses unique processes to help you identify emotional deficits and create ‘new memories’.
Who Can Be Helped By Pesso-Boyden Therapy?
Almost anyone can benefit from Pesso-Boyden Therapy. It has been found to be highly effective in the treatment of many cases of:
- sexual, drug, and alcohol abuse
- a wide range of other traumas
Pesso-Boyden Therapy can be successfully applied in dealing with:
- professional and career difficulties
- relationship conflicts with partners or friends and within families
- anger management issues
- stress and overwhelm
- sleep and relaxation
- psychosomatic symptoms
and many other issues.
“Through your workshop I now have an outline route to personal peace and happiness.” J
Goals of Pesso-Boyden Therapy
New memories provide symbolic fulfillment of the basic developmental needs of place, nurture, support, protection and limits. These genetically-based needs may not have been adequately met during your actual childhood, but in Pesso-Boyden Therapy your brain will experience this need-fulfilment as actually happening symbolically in the present.
Your brain will then place this healing experience back into your ‘body memory’ in a way that effects permanent changes in your outlook and perspective on the world.
The method has been described as a streamlining or ‘fast tracking’ the path to your unconscious mind.
“Our lives are not predestined, the world is not done, and we are not puppets in it. We are made genetically to be able to be happy in an imperfect world that is endlessly unfolding.” Albert Pesso
A Pesso-Boyden session has a gentle, ritualised quality that leaves you in complete control of the process, so that you can work at a deep level while feeling absolutely safe to do so.
In the Pesso-Boyden session, your rational mind can vividly experience and explore the feeling states you had as a child. Although you experience those feelings as being immediate and real, you maintain a parallel awareness that you are re-living something from your past, as you then go on to create a new scenario in which your maturational needs were fulfilled. This supports the creation of a ‘new memory’ that has the same power and force as childhood experiences and memories.
An absence of emotional nurturing, physically imprinted in the body, can lead to an inability to cope with the challenges of adulthood. Pesso-Boyden Therapy provides the interactions and sensory experience which were missing, plugging the unconscious gaps from your childhood.
How does Pesso-Boyden Therapy work to take the power away from unhappy memories?
Pesso-Boyden Therapy is a gentle yet very powerful form of emotional re-education or re-programming that heals the early traumas, wounds, losses and disappointments which shaped your internal map of the world and how you function now as an adult and react to the challenges of your life presently.
By being able to get a new experience in your body in the course of exploring your emotional deficits and creating ‘new memories’, you get a new, subjective experience of life, a new relationship to life, and a new relationship to conflict and to challenges.
As well as gaining new perspectives, the outcome of working with Pesso-Boyden Therapy is often to become more productive – enabling you to make the changes you need or wish for in your life – and to feel more connected and invigorated and better able to find satisfaction, connectedness, meaning and pleasure.
How To Get an Experience of Pesso-Boyden Therapy
Pesso-Boyden Therapy was originally devised as a group process and can be a very powerful experience within a group setting. See Group Workshops for information about groups and workshops that are available.
In his later years, Al Pesso, who created PBSP along with his wife Diane Boyden, became increasingly interested in how to adapt the approach for use in one-to-one psychotherapy. He trained Marcus and others to be able to use the method in a way that is equally effective in the context of individual therapy sessions or in groups. Marcus graduated in 2013 and reached accreditation status in 2021.
Contact Marcus for a chat and to arrange a session to have a taster of Pesso-Boyden Therapy.
Further Information & Articles on Pesso Boyden Therapy
Websites for more information about the theory behind and training of Pesso Boyden Therapy:
pessoboydenuk.org Website that promotes Pesso-Boyden Therapy in the UK.
PBSP.com The original U.S. website.
Videos that further explain Pesso Boyden therapy & its approach: