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Memory and consciousness: In the mind's eye, in the mind's body

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Article or website name: Memory and consciousness: In the mind's eye, in the mind's body

Author: Pesso, Al

Institution: Pesso Boyden Motor System

Country: USA

Type: Body-Psychotherapy Education & Courses

URL: www.pbsp.com


This article scientifically explains the connection between memory and consciousness and how they intrinsically involve the body; localizing this concept as central within body psychotherapy theory, while also giving a clear and condensed overview of the Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor modality. Our past experiences and the memories associated with them can lead to a body filled with emotion, these "charged body states" come before emotional expression but this emotionality is often unconsciously suppressed and so remains stuck in the body. The result of this can manifest anywhere along the continuum of disease. This modality creates a venue, an environment where the client can safely express these "body-bound emotions." Everything we experience or have experienced in our lives is registered and stored in our brain and in our body. Brain research shows that our consciousness, our idea of who we are and what is going on around us, is for the most part based on and driven by memory. This explains why people who have grown up in an unsupportive environment tend to have a negative adult experience as well. In PBSP, by reenacting and then recreating more positive symbolic "as-if-past" conditioning. Thus clients are provided a way to reinterpret their consciousness, allowing them to create new, positive, experiences and therefore a new way of viewing the world. (CCB)


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Language: English
Country origin: USA

Entry number: 3340
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Entry source: Colleen Campbell Barshop
Entered by: Courtenay Young
Entry date: 2 January 2006

Key Phrases: Body Psychotherapy - Pesso - Psychodrama
References: 31 refs
Other information: see article in USABP Journal 4: 2 : 2005 (2365): Presented by Albert Pesso at the first Congress of the Nederlands Vereniging voor Pesso Psychotherapie, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 25, 2000