Pesso Boyden System of Psychotherapy (also known as Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor or PBSP) is a powerful, respectful and creative therapeutic method that can help us identify and heal old wounds and ‘deficits’ from our past.
Our early life experiences influence how we perceive the world and what we expect from other people and life in general. If our early life has included trauma, neglect or abuse, or simply if we have missed having our needs fully met within our family of origin, we carry these experiences into our adult lives both in our attitudes and our bodily responses (the flinch or tightening we feel on hearing a harsh tone of voice, for example). As adults we often see the world as if through the lens of our past, and continue to anticipate – often unconsciously – the responses we have learned to expect. This can limit our relationships with others, our work and how we feel about ourselves.
PBSP provides a framework to process past events and create alternative and more satisfying ‘new memories’. By doing this we lay down new neural pathways, allowing us to embody alternative responses in the present which free us from limiting patterns and behaviours. PBSP is effective both in one-to-one sessions and in groups.
Pesso Boyden System of Psychotherapy greatly informs my work as a therapist. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more or experiencing the method for yourself.