Diane Boyden Pesso, (1929 – 2016)
Diane Boyden Pesso, (1929 – 2016) was a co-founder of Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor in the early 1960’s. Diane began her career in the field of dance. As a young woman she studied under the legendary modern choreographers and continued her dance education at Bennington College under Martha Hill, founder of Julliard’s dance department.
She integrated this deep understanding of the symbolism of movement and the body, and her own unfolding personal development experience into the creation of PBSP. Diane was a PBSP therapist at McLean Hospital, and the Director of Psychomotor Therapy at the New England Rehab Hospital (now Spaulding Rehabilitation) Pain Unit. As Vice President of the Psychomotor Institute she trained psychotherapists in PBSP certification programmes in America and Europe.
A free spirit with a deeply compassionate wish to heal all the wounds of the world, Diane is deeply missed by friends and family who remain inspired by her life’s work and unique soul.