Here and Now Workshops

Releasing the grip of the past
Experiential workshops in Bristol using the
Pesso Boyden Psychomotor System

Facilitated by Tom Corbishley and Adrian Longstaffe

What is Pesso Boyden?

Until we become aware of it, much of our felt experience, our thinking and our behaviour is influenced by things which have happened in the past. Either deficits – things we didn’t have which we should have had or trauma – things we had which we shouldn’t have had.

Pesso Boyden Psychomotor – PSBP – was developed by ex-dancers Al Pesso and Diana Boyden over a period of 50 years because so much of what influences us lives in the body. Using members of a facilitated group playing the roles of ideal figures, it is possible (without denying that past problems did in fact happen) to create fresh memories of a better experience which overlay and antidote the influence of the past issues.

In a small, safe group of up to eight people we will work with this gentle and powerful system. The method is very structured and safe, it follows the client completely and is very respectful. People can make profound changes and have major insights.

Each workshop day, up to 4 people can have a turn at a ‘structure’ (client session). The structures can resonate with and provide great value to all the participants. If we can, we will be offering two-day workshops to accommodate more structures.

All workshops are conducted in line with the ethical framework provided by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Follow this link to find out more about Pesso


Who are the facilitators?

Tom Corbishley portraitTom Corbishley
Tom is trained in Pesso Boyden System Psychotherapy, Contemporary Psychotherapy - UKCP Reg. No. 2011164553, and Clinical Sexology (Sex and Relationship Therapy) - COSRT Membership No. 3018. Tom has a private practice in Croxley Green (Hertfordshire) working with individuals, couples, and groups.

"My belief is that we all have the capacity (and indeed birthright) to be able to be happy. Happy doesn’t mean laughing all the time, it means comfortable in our own skin. Of course this doesn’t necessarily mean that everything in our lives runs smoothly, rather that we have all our inner resources recruited to serenely cope with whatever comes our way".

Adrian Longstaffe
Adrian has worked as a teacher in more than six careers including veterinary science, dance, choreography, acting training and learning technology. He graduated as a psychotherapist in 2000 and has led the internationally famous personal development workshop "The Mastery" since 2005. He also leads his own workshop "Selves in Action" which is based on subpersonality theory and includes elements of Pesso Boyden psychomotor. He gained the Diploma in Leadership of the Institute for Creativity in 2003.

His most recent training has been in PBSP to which he adds experience in a number of other psychotherapeutic paradigms.including Psychosynthesis, Voice Dialogue, Imagework, Family Systems Therapy and psychodrama.

A life lived across the fields of science, academia, personal development and theatre has resulted in a realisation that we can acquire many more emotional skills than we think. And that we can change the influences of the past.

"One of my aims is to enable people to walk their feeling universe with the same confidence that they walk their thinking universe -- balancing the rational with the non-rational."

Logistical Details (Bristol)

Dates: November 18–19 2023, February 17–18 2024, April 20–21 2024

Times: 9:30 AM - 6 PM ( finish time approximate)

Cost: £255 per two-day workshop (earlybird six weeks before – £225) (£215 per workshop if you sign up for all three)

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Contact Details

J. Adrian Longstaffe
Interactive Consultancies
24 Clifton Wood Road

Tel: 07909 584613



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Updated 05/07/2023

November 18-19 2023
February 17-18 2024
April 20-21 2024

Tom Corbishley
Talk-Works Psychotherapy
127 New Rd
Croxley Green

Tel: 07970 166174


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