Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Body Keeps The Score.

Ten Topics from the Pesso Boyden Framework for Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Healing.

Date and time

Fri, 21 October 2022

13:00 – 16:00 BST


Online event

About this event

This is a longer and expanded version of a workshop held in July 2021 and January 2022. Much of the content will be repeated, but we are allowing EXTRA time for a good Q and A session. NB This is a 3 hour talk.

After the same talk in January 2022, an Online Events ‘regular’ said

“Best Webinar yet on Online Events. Very Inspiring, Many thanks.”
John Vesey, Counsellor and Osteopath.

This Event Is Self-Select Fee

The self-select fee is a radical inclusion policy to open learning for all colleagues. The guide price for this event is £20.00, however, we appreciate that income varies greatly in different locations and circumstances. Please contribute what you can to help us maintain inclusive professional training. Sales end on 21 Oct 2022

ATTEND THE LIVE TALK HERE – self select fee

Because the impact of trauma is held in the body – as well as the mind – the healing of child sexual abuse happens most effectively when both mind and body are involved. Pesso Boyden System of Psychotherapy (PBSP) is a body-based therapy.


This 2-hour workshop will be recorded and you can pre-purchase the recording before the event. This will be useful for colleagues who are not able to attend the event live and also for those who attend the event live and want to watch again.

As Bessel Van der Kolk – renowned trauma specialist said of Al Pesso’s work, when talking about Trauma and Abandonment: “It’s the only thing that I feel really works, and that’s the stuff I learned from Al Pesso [which] is 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.”

In his book The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk also said, “The healing tableaus of [PBSP] structures offer an experience that many participants would have never believed was possible for them: to be welcomed into a world where people delight in them, protect them, meet their needs and make you feel at home.”

PBSP has a comprehensive theoretical framework for working with child sexual abuse. This impacts bottom up, brain stem responses, reflexes and automatic survival patterns as well as with the top down parts, involved in thinking, speaking, and our current emotional awareness.

Juliet will share a PBSP model: the 10 themes that commonly arise when working with people who were sexually abused as children. Juliet will be showing 4 short films, which are extracts of client sessions, to give a powerful illustration of how PBSP works with the body.

Whilst recognising that the majority of people attending this talk will not be trained PBSP therapists, Juliet hopes to alert them to some of the more obscure needs of clients who are dealing with these issues.

For those therapists wishing to experience a PBSP session, or send their clients to a PBSP therapist for one session –

For therapists interested in attending a post graduate training of one year or three years, to become a PBSP therapist,

SPECIAL OFFER: For those wishing to watch a complete, unedited, online structure (client session) from start to finish, create an account at, find the talk and use the code free_str1 to watch it free of charge.

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Juliet Grayson

Juliet Grayson is a sexologist, psychosexual psychotherapist, coach, teacher, and has worked as a psychotherapist since 1991. She specialises in working with couples and sexual problems. As a psychotherapist she is UKCP registered, NLPtCA accredited, COSRT accredited, and PBSP accredited. She has a private practice in South Wales (UK) and on Zoom. Juliet designed and runs (alongside her team) a six modular programme (16 hours per module).

This teaches therapists, counsellors, psychologists, coaches, and health professionals how to work with couples and relationship issues. This course is approved by COSRT for CPD.