Sandy Cotter

I have been involved in the world of psychotherapy since the l970s and I am one of three accredited trainers in the Pesso method in the UK.

I graduated with a first in Psychology from Michigan State University in the US and stepped straight into the exciting wave of the Human Potential Movement, which transformed psychology during the last third of the 20th century. Throughout the revolutionary ‘70s I explored many new and exciting modes of working with people, learning from key figures of the time such as Alexander Lowen, John Pierrakos, James Hillman and Stanley Keleman. Then in l997 I attended an introductory workshop led by Professor Lowijs Perquin – a central figure in the development of the PBSP in Europe.

I was taken by the beauty and effectiveness of the Pesso method and set about establishing the first PBSP Training Group in the UK which ran from 1999 until 2003. Then from 2004 until Al Pesso’s death in 2015, I spent three weeks each summer learning this method under the direct tuition of its founder.

Albert Pesso had already created a dynamic and profound method of working with the body…
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