Transcriptions and commentary on three Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP) structures led by Albert Pesso, PBSP Co-Founder. Topics covered include: witness figures, ideal partners, ideal parents, spatialization, making new memories, role playing contracting statement, contract with client, the entity, de-roling steps, soul projection, metaphors of internalization, energy - action - interaction - meaning, role playing and negative accommodation.
Author Albert Pesso is the co-creator, along with his wife Diane Boyden-Pesso, of Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor, a widely respected interactive technique that helps clients create new memories to compensate for emotional deficits in the past. He has been called one of the three living masters of body-based psychotherapy and was chosen to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award by the United States Association For Body Psychotherapy in 2012. Created in 1961 Pesso Boyden System Psychotherapy (PBSP) is the most advanced therapeutic system available for emotional re-education or reprogramming. PBSP heals past emotional deficits using unique processes called ‘Structures’ and ‘Microtracking™’ that help clients to identify emotional deficits and create ‘new memories’. These ‘new memories’ provide symbolic fulfillment of the basic developmental needs of place, nurture, support, protection and limits. With the inclusion of ‘Holes and Roles,’ the latest innovation in PBSP theory and technique, therapists learn how to provide a highly effective and streamlined approach to reducing resistance, negative transference, and somatic overload. Many aspects of PBSP theories and techniques have close parallels in recent neuroscience findings about mirror neurons, empathy, morality, and the impact of language on the theory of mind. PBSP has been found to be highly effective in the treatment of anxiety, depression, sexual, drug, and alcohol abuse, and many other traumas. It has been employed in family therapy, couples therapy, pastoral counseling, and executive coaching. In 2009, the international humanitarian organization, GTZ, began a program with Al Pesso’s guidance to adapt PBSP to address the traumas of rape and violence in the DRC. Therapists utilizing PBSP techniques can help clients to create happier, healthier, more productive, and hope-filled lives. Widely known as “the therapists’ therapy,” many therapists turn to PBSP for their own personal work. Thousands of therapists have trained in PBSP and it is now practiced by certified PBSP therapists in the US and 11 countries worldwide. Harvard Univ., McLean Hospital, Tufts, B.U., Univ. of Groningen, Univ. of Frieburg, Univ. of Osnabruck, and the Free University of Amsterdam are among the many institutions where lectures and programs have been offered in PBSP theories and techniques. Training is available in workshops, modular programs, and full certification.