“It’s the only thing that I feel really works, and that’s the stuff I learned from Al Pesso, to actually give people a visceral experience of what it would have been like as a small kid to have people be there for you. It’s absolutely transformative.”
says Bessel van der Kolk, about the method Pesso Boyden System of Psychotherapy (PBSP), when talking about Trauma and Abandonment. Chapter 18 in his book “The Body Keeps The Score” is all about PBSP. Read that chapter here
Bessel van der Kolk: Psychiatrist, author, and researcher based in Boston, USA. Since the 1970s his research has been in the area of post-traumatic stress. He is the author of The New York Times best seller, The Body Keeps the Score.
PRE-RECORDED: DISCUSSION WITH THE CLIENT 4 MONTHS AFTER THEIR SESSION. INCLUDES 40 MINUTES OF FILM SHOWING HIS PESSO BOYDEN THERAPY SESSION: 1 HOUR 15 MINS
NB You will be asked to sign up, before you watch it
WHAT OPTIONS ARE THERE FOR PBSP ONLINE & IN PERSON WITH JULIET in 2023-4 for the General Public
This page was up to date as at 11 August 2023
To discuss these or join one of these – if the ‘booking page’ is not yet open, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2024 Ongoing Groups: Priority is given to people already attending the group. Please email email@example.com to check about spaces
Chepstow Ongoing Group 2024, South Wales 2024 starts Jan 30 and 31 2024, May 21 22, Sept 10 11, Nov `11 (Monday) and 12 2024. PRIORITY IS GIVING TO THOSE ALREADY IN THE 2023 GROUP – email juliet @ therapyandcounselling.co.uk to go on waiting list. Click here for info and prices for 2024 Chepstow Group
Monmouthshire Ongoing Group 2024 (Grandfather’s Axe Group) South Wales 2024 starts March 21 22 2024, June 6 7 , Sept (Sat) 13 14, Dec 5 6 2024. PRIORITY IS GIVING TO THOSE ALREADY IN THE 2023 GROUP – email juliet @ therapyandcounselling.co.uk to go on waiting list. Click here for info and prices for 2024 Grandfather’s Axe Group.
Monmouthshire Ongoing Group 2024 (Trealy New Group): South Wales 2024 – each module will start at 1pm on first day and finish at 7.15 pm on the final day. 17th-19th March 2024, 2nd-4th June, 15th-17th Sept, 7th-9th Dec Click here for info and prices for 2024 for Trealy New Group
email juliet @ therapyandcounselling.co.uk to go on waiting list.
Residential Workshops over Several Days
These are each individual, separate workshops. So if you book you attend one workshop.
- 27th Residential 4-8 March 2024 Earthspirit Centre, Somerset, UK has spaces SOLD OUT WE THINK – BUT CONTACT Juliet to join waiting list in case spaces become available when people are asked to pay! Click Here
- 28th Residential 25-29 November 2024 Earthspirit Centre, Somerset, UK TWO PLACES LEFT FOR MEN – Females please CONTACT Juliet to join waiting list – it’s possible that spaces become available when people are asked to pay! Click Here
There are more Pesso Boyden films and resources on https://jandw.thinkific.com/ – you will have to create an account.
COMING UP FOR PBSP TRAINEES
PBSP Live Guided Practice and Supervision Days:
ALL THESE SUPERVISION DAYS BELOW HAVE SPACES FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC – TO COME AS CLIENTS – AND HAVE A STRUCTURE AS A CLIENT – LED BY A THERAPIST WHO IS TRAINING TO BE A PBSP THERAPIST (provided you have had at least one structure already).
For PBSP trainee therapists, these do NOT count towards the 9 structures you are required to have outside the training.
December 11th Monday 2023 in Chepstow, Monmouthshire Click Here
February 1st Thurs 2024 in Chepstow, Monmouthshire Click Here
February 2nd Friday 2024 in Chepstow Monmouthshire Click Here
May 23 Thursday 2024 in Chepstow, Monmouthshire Click Here
November 13 Wednesday 2024 in Chepstow, Monmouthshire Click Here
November 14 Thursday 2024 in Chepstow, Monmouthshire Click Here
November 15 Friday 2024 in Chepstow, Monmouthshire Click Here
ADVANCED TRAINING (RESIDENTIAL) FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED FOUNDATION TRAINING IN PBSP
PBSP ONLINE Supervision Group Series 2: 4 sessions starting October 2023 – January 2024 Click here for info