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5 Oct 2013: Psychomotor Mind-Body Therapy in Treatment of Relational Trauma

DDPSeminar/workshop, Tampere, Finland, 5 Oct, 2013
Psychomotor Mind-Body Therapy in Treatment of Relational Trauma
Introduction to Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor

Petra Winnette, PhD & Miles Winnette, PhD, Czech Republic/USA

A unique mind-body approach created in 1961 by Albert Pesso and Diane Boyden-Pesso, Pesso Boyden System Psychotherapy (PBSP) is called the most advanced therapeutic system available for emotional reprogramming. PBSP heals past emotional deficits using unique processes that help clients to identify emotional gaps in their lives and create ‘new memories’. These ‘new memories’ symbolically fulfil the basic developmental needs of place, nurture, support, protection and limits which were not met earlier in life. With the PBSP techniques, therapists have a highly effective approach to reducing resistance, negative transference, and affective dysregulation. Many aspects of PBSP theory and techniques have close parallels with recent neuroscience findings about mirror neurons, empathy, morality, and the impact of language on the theory of mind.

Combining PBSP, attachment-focused approach and DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy), the presenters work with children, adolescents and adults at Natama, an Institute for Family Care Development, established in 2003 by Petra Winnette. Natama focuses on therapeutic parenting, especially in the foster care and adoptive families, and uses special approaches for work with developmentally  traumatised children and their parents. Petra Winnette has done therapeutic work with children, families and parents as individuals. DDP and PBSP are the most important therapeutic tools she applies in her practice. Miles Winnette has 20 years experience in clinical work with young people with serious behavioral problems.

“Over the past 40 years, Al Pesso and Diane Boyden-Pesso have perfected an extraordinarily effective technique, PBSP, providing people with experiences that were missing during their growth and development. The artistry of [the PBSP] ‘structure’ can be a unique and profoundly life-altering experience.” – Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Target group Professionals working with traumatised children and young people in different contexts and who are in the position to care, assess or provide treatment/therapies for them, including foster carers/parents, psychologists, child psychiatrists, therapists and social workers in foster and residential care, family guidance clinics, child protection and welfare, psychiatric units, and special schools. Also teachers of educational institutions for social and health care, and teachers and researchers of universities are in an important position to disseminate new ways to help our most vulnerable clients.

Program, Sat 5 Oct 2013

8.30–9.00 Registration and coffee
9.00–10.30 From residential institution to life
  • Attachment focused therapeutic work with children and families at Natama Institute for Family Care Development
  • Empathy and young criminals in high security residential facility
10.30–10.45 Break
11.00–12.00 From residential institution to life
  • Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP) Therapy in helping adults be better adults/parents/carers
12.00–12.45 Lunch
12.45–14.00 Making new memories in PBSP therapy sessions
  • Video excerpts of a PBSP session by Albert Pesso, the creator of PBSP
  • Explanation of PBSP steps and interventions
14.00–14.30 Coffee
14.30–15.30 Experiental PBSP exercises

Program includes authentic video recordings.
Excellent simultaneous interpreting English-Finnish-English.

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