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Pesso Boyden Psychotherapy: Body Based Solutions Provide the Deepest Healing – Juliet Grayson

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST

Juliet Grayson

Event Details


I will give an overview of Pesso Boyden System of Psychotherapy and examples of the work.

Al Pesso was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from USA Body Psychotherapy in 2012, when they recognised him as one of three living masters of of body based psychotherapy.

Later, this powerful methodology was celebrated by Professor Bessel van der Kolk in his acclaimed book, The Body Keeps the Score. Having an experience of this method as a client van der Kolk said, "Instantaneously I felt a deep release in my body - the constriction in my chest eased and my breathing became relaxed. That was the moment I decided to become Pesso's student".

In this talk, I will explore: the art of micro-tracking, the impact of The Witness figure, the precision required, using the body to ensure the changes last, the creation of a New Memory, and the fact that the healing is NOT in the relationship with the therapist, that the transfererence is transferred away from the therapist.

I know of no other method that can heal early attachment issues as effectively as Pesso Psychotherapy. When I came across PBSP as a client, I realised that despite 15 years of good quality talking therapy, my body was still loaded with trauma. Now, having been a PBSP client, my body is quiet and I feel deeply content.


1) Pesso Boyden Training UK (information about training as a PBSP therapist)
2) Juliet Grayson - UKCP Registered - Therapist and Counsellor (information about attending a workshop with Juliet)
3) Pesso Boyden Therapists UK (information about attending workshops with others)

About Juliet Grayson


I'm a psychosexual psychotherapist, coach, and teacher. Working as a psychotherapist since 1991, I specialise in working with couples and sexual problems. I also work with people who are facing a life-limiting diagnosis.

I designed and run (alongside my team) a twelve day programme, in six modules each of two days. This teaches therapists, counsellors, psychologists, coaches, and health professionals, how to work with relationship issues and sexual problems. (CERTIFICATE IN WORKING WITH COUPLES)

After many years of exploring different types of therapeutic systems, in 2001, I discovered the Pesso Boyden System of Psychotherapy (PBSP). I am passionate about this because it is so effective, enabling clients not just to learn to cope with their issues, but to be able to (in many cases) fundamentally shift and change them, so that they see the world differently. As a client said to me, "It's like speed-dialling the unconscious." As yet, PBSP is not well known in the UK, and I want to change that. I have five ongoing groups that meet four times a year. These meet in London, Oxfordshire, Bristol, and South Wales. I also run two residential workshops every year, supervision days that are open to all, and training courses for qualified therapists who want to learn this exquisite method. Therapists who are interested in adding Pesso Boyden to their repertoire can join a one-year, or a three-year training starting in October 2019. Visit PESSO BOYDEN PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & Pesso Boyden Training UK for details.

I am co-founder and chair of StopSO (Specialist Treatment Organisation for Perpetrators and Survivors of Sexual Offences). StopSO has a UK wide network of psychotherapists and counsellors who offer therapy in the community for those at risk of sexual offending or re-offending. The aim of StopSO is to help potential perpetrators in order to stop new victims of sexual abuse from being created. This is a cost effective way of protecting society. My view is prevent, prevent, prevent, rather than respond, respond, respond.

I'm also UKCP registered, NLPtCA accredited, COSRT accredited, and PBSP accredited as a psychotherapist. I deliver training courses (2 days - 12 days) in working with couples. I am recognised by UKCP as a NLPtCA supervisor, a COSRT supervisor. I am also an accredited PBSP supervisor and one of the first PBSP accredited trainers in the UK. I have a private practice in South Wales.


Free article on Juliet's work using Pesso Psychotherapy with sex offenders called "Back To The Root".

Landscapes of the Heart: The Working World of a Sex and Relationship Therapist – Juliet Grayson - (July 2016)

Event Format


This event will be an interview conducted using a ZOOM video link that will be streamed to our live video page. You will be able to see and hear the conversation, as it is happening, and use the chat room to offer your own comments and questions.

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May 7
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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