18th Residential Pesso-Boyden Workshop in Somerset TA11 6PE Mon 13 – Thu 16 Sept 2021

Arrive Monday 13th – Thursday 16th September 2021 NB if you prefer you can arrive on Sunday night

“I’ve been having therapy for years. I attended this residential workshop – and I achieved more than I would have in 6 months of therapy. This is the most effective method I know”  – A Psychotherapist

Juliet Grayson is running this 4 day residential workshop … using a very powerful method that really helps people to make changes in their lives and move issues forward. By making it residential it will allow time for the process to deepen, and for individuals to make deeper changes.
This 4 day workshop will take place at the EarthSpirit Centre, Dundon near Somerset which is a centre situated in a beautiful landscape. The seventeenth century farm buildings have been restored and specially converted for use as a venue. They are set within seven acres of fields and gardens, next to two nature reserves; and just two minutes walk from St Andrew’s church, which has within its cemetery a yew tree over 1,700 years old.

So, why would you attend a Pesso Boyden Personal Development Workshop? What can you expect to gain? Almost any problem you have had difficulty resolving may be able to be helped. Our history directly affects how we experience events today….if I have been roughly treated by an authority figure I may not expect authority figures in my life today to be kind to me. If I had a difficult relationship with my mother then I may have trouble relating to other women in my life. Often it is more subtle, and in working with people who have had more than ten years of one to one therapy, when they do a session they say ‘I never realised that was connected to this issue’. We also welcome people who have had no therapy at all, and are just beginning a journey of self awareness and personal development…and all the shades in between.

Venue Earthspirit, Dundon, Somerset, TA11 6PE. The venue is suitable for people with disabilities, but please let us know if you have special needs.


Timings Participants arrive from 9.45-10.10 am. From 10.10-10.30 participants will have a cup of tea and meet the other participants informally. The workshop will start promptly at 10.30 am. The days will be rich and the schedule is full. There will probably be an evening session on most, or all of the days. The workshop is designed to be fully residential. On the final day we will aim to finish by 3.00-3.15 pm and we need to vacate the premises by 3.30 pm.

Food All food is provided (lunch and dinner on the first day, then breakfast lunch and dinner. There are also unlimited hot drinks). The days will be rich and the schedule is full. On the final day we will aim to finish by 3.00-3.15 pm and we need to vacate the premises by 3.30 pm. There will probably be an evening session on most, or all of the days. The workshop is designed to be fully residential.

Give yourself 2 days off after the workshop! This workshop is a deep and powerful experience. Juliet strongly recommends that you give yourself at least 2 very quiet days, where you are not working or socialising, after the workshop. This will help you with integration and ‘landing’ back into your normal life.

Costs We are separating the cost of the accommodation from the cost of the workshop. This is for transparency, though both payments will be made to Interaction Training Limited at the time of booking.

Cost of Workshop for those who want a structure place (where you have a client session) £520. This includes one structure (client session).

Pay Deposit To Confirm Your Place To pay a £300 deposit for this and guarantee your place, click here.

Observer Participant Places These are available at £190 (plus the cost of your accommodation). NB you do not have a structure yourself but participate fully in every other way.

Cost of Accommodation from £437 for a single person (or from £385 per person for couples). This covers basic accommodation in a small room, with full board (see options below under sleeping and food) per person including accommodation, food (vegetarian, and all hot drinks).

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Covid Precautions

Assuming that Covid 19 is still an issue, Juliet will require that everyone takes a finger prick test before the start of the workshop (there will be no charge for this), (this is likely to be the test we use) and every participant will be required to take their temperature every day (Juliet will provide a thermometer, but feel free to bring your own). For more info see here https://therapyandcounselling.co.uk/covid-19-and-pbsp/

She will also ask people at the start of the workshop if people are are ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’ in relation to contact – (red is keeping 1+ metres distance and wearing a mask at all times, orange is being cautious, green is having normal contact). Juliet has seen these masks online – which allow the mouth to be seen for lip reading (and smiling!). If you are ‘red’ this might be worth trying.


Special Diets: There are two types of special diets.
Standard Generic Special Diet (SGSD) is EITHER gluten free, dairy free, or vegan. The cost for this is £15 for the 3 days.
Specially Prepared Diet (SPD) For a more precise separately prepared diet, avoiding certain foods, then the cost will be £33 for the 3 days.

NB During Covid times (this is based on my experience in September 2020) food is ‘plated up’ ready for the group. And there is no toast for breakfast if Covid is still rife Instead there is fresh fruit salad, porridge and an egg for each person.

Accommodation and Food Options

  • Single – Ensuite: Single person in a medium sized room on your own with an ensuite bathroom (this price includes a £48 Single Person Supplement) £461

  • Single – Shared Bathroom: Single person in a very small room on your own sharing a bathroom (this price includes a Single Person Supplement) £437

  • Shared Room – Ensuite Bathroom: Two people sharing a small/medium sized room with an ensuite bathroom (per person) £413 (This option is not available if Covid is still present unless you are in already living with the person who you will share with).

  • Single Person Supplement which covers all three nights (SPS) £48

  • Standard Generic Special Diet (SGSD): To have a special diet which is EITHER a standard vegan, standard gluten free, or standard dairy free) £15

Any other special diet is called a Specially Prepared Diet (SPD). This includes diets where you are avoiding certain foods: costs £33 (which covers all of your meals)

Check There Are Places Please email Sam – sambaker.pa@gmail.com or Juliet to check availability on juliet@therapyandcounselling.co.uk or alternatively phone 01291 638805.

Stay an extra night before the workshop (on Sunday night)?
If you wish to stay for an extra night, there is a charge of £60 per person. Please note that no food will be available on Sunday night, but the cost does include a basic breakfast on the Monday morning. When booking please inform the office of your approximate time of arrival (which can be any time between 6pm and 8.30pm ), as we will need to ensure that someone is there to show you to your room.

To Book a Place on the workshop: Pay a £300 deposit click here. The balance will be due 3 months before the start of the workshop. Please make sure we know (1) do you want a room en suite or to share a bathroom (2) do you want to pay a single room supplement to ensure a room to yourself (3) do you need a special diet.

Helpers Place Juliet is offering one person a ‘helpers place’. They will receive a £50 discount. In return the helper will arrive at 9.00 (TBC) on Tuesday and help to set up the workshop and stay behind for up to 2 hours on the Friday to help clear up and pack Juliet’s car. The helper will take full part in the workshop – but will be the person to do small tasks such as liaise with the kitchen, get the logs for the fire, tidy up the main room at the end of each day, and generally help Juliet and be a back up person as required. If you would like to do this, please check with Juliet.

If you would rather not book online then send your full details and requirements with your cheque made payable to Interaction Training Limited to: Juliet Grayson, Courtyard House, Moynes Court, Mathern, Chepstow, NP16 6HZ.

Continuous Professional Development. CPD forms will be given where requested

Locks on Doors: Please note that at The EarthSpirit Centre they only have bolts on the inside of the doors (i.e. you cannot lock the door when you leave it during the day, but you can lock yourself in at night). If this is of concern, you can leave valuables in Juliet’s car.


Cancellations or alterations with more that 90 days notice are subject to a 12.5% handling charge. Cancellations or alterations within 90 days of the workshop are non refundable and non transferrable. The exception to this is below.

Refunds due to Corona Virus

Juliet hopes to have a waiting list, so that if someone has symptoms just before the event and cannot attend, or their region goes into lockdown, their place can be taken by someone else, and they will get a full refund. BUT if there is not a waiting list, then Juliet will not be able to offer any refunds. In the event that Juliet is unwell, or that her region is in lockdown and she is unable to travel, participants will be offered a full refund, or a credit to use on another workshop.

Join the Waiting List

We will be taking a waiting list for this workshop when it is full. If you’d like to be notified if a last minute space comes up (for example, if an area is put into lockdown meaning that someone cannot attend the workshop) then please sign up here https://forms.gle/131fd82d1p9L6U9v9

If you have any extra requirements please contact sambaker.pa@gmail.com rather than the contacting the EarthSpirit Centre directly. It is easiest if all arrangements are made through our office rather than contacting the venue directly.