What is Pesso Boyden
System Psychomotor (PBSP)?
Founded in 1961 by Al Pesso and Diane Boyden,
PBSP is a mind/body therapy that utilizes
specific techniques to very precisely and
non-intrusively track a client's perspective.
These micro-tracking techniques induce powerful
recollections of past life-shaping events.
Then PBSP offers symbolic corrections with
extreme precision. These corrective
experiences are what sets PBSP apart from other
does it work?
The PBSP therapist closely tracks the meaning of
verbal, and nonverbal and emotional information
as it rises to the surface of the client's mind
and body. Through specific techniques,
this mind/body information highlights the
client's interior - exterior perspective and is
then represented in the room through the use of
external representations of consciousness spur
the client's associations. As
recollections of past life-shaping events
emerge, these memories are also represented in
the room through role-play figures.
memories are illustrated, it opens the door for
symbolic corrections. These experiences
enter the psyche at a core level and are thought
to produce psychological/neurological
Who Can Use It?
PBSP was founded on such clear and easily
understandable formulations that therapists with
various types of professional training and
experience will find the process readily
adaptable to their own frames of reference.
Whatever their orientation, therapists can
benefit themselves by receiving this training.
Offered at the Southern Center
Pesso Boyden System
Individual and Couples Therapy
There are openings available in
ongoing group therapy
Lecture and Demonstration by request
We also offer Training Workshops
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The Southern Center for Pesso Boyden
System Psychomotor ( SC- PBSP ) is
an Orlando based affiliate of PBSP
International Home Office dedicated
to providing quality psychomotor
psychotherapy to clients and to
promoting the study, education,
training and supervision of this
psychotherapy to professionals in
all fields of social/psychological
study. To this end, the Center
offers individuals, couples, and
group PBSP therapy sessions as well
as experiential workshops and
in-service training programs. For
PBSP clinicians in training, the
Center offers certified individual
and group supervision. SC-PBSP also
offers mind/body study groups.
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Clinicians Say About
"Over the past 40 years,
Al Pesso and Diane
PBSP(Pesso Boyden System
people with experiences
that were missing during
their growth and
artistry of Pesso's
structure can be a
unique and profoundly
- Bessel a van der Kolk,
"The main requirement
for this 'missing link'
in couples work (or work
with any adult client in
a family) is a method
which allows control in
staging and re-staging
that the family of
the work of Albert Pesso
and Diane Boyden-Pesso,
whose approach I have
described in more detail
in "The Fragile Bond"
(Napier, 1988), I have
found such a method, and
it offers exciting
potential to this latter
stage of family of
- Augusta Napier, Ph.D.
"I now believe it to be
true that unprocessed
painful memories are
often lodged within the
nervous circuitry in
physical ways and not
addressable by means of
traditional forms of
- Maggie Scarf
"This is psychoanalysis
-Martha Stark, M.D.