Praise for Landscapes of the Heart …
There is a lovely review of Landscapes of the Heart, published on May 25th 2016, on Eat More Cake, by Sophie Rosina Banks
This is a powerful, compassionate and authoritative guide to the secrets and successful practices of an exceptional sex and couples’ counsellor.
Juliet Grayson explains exactly what’s happening in her therapy room and how she is working to help her clients explore new meanings and new choices in their relationships. Through the stories of couples who no longer communicate effectively or understand each other we can follow along with her as insight, affection and confidence are restored. She shows how people can get stuck and then how they can change and grow with the right kind of support and tools.
Its fascinating to have this kind of access to the thoughts and underlying models that such an experienced, wise and warm-hearted therapist is bringing to the live dynamics of a session. Juliet Grayson captures the essence of this mysterious, transformational process of working successfully with couples on their most painful and intimate issues. Its an essential read for therapists who want to develop their range of approaches with clients and who also want to enhance their own self awareness and emotional intelligence.
Judith Lowe, PPD Learning Ltd, NLP Training Institute
Beautifully written. An enlightening and helpful exploration of various methodologies brought vividly alive with valuable case study examples that show how couples can recover the closeness of their early relationships whilst, at the same time, developing a deeper and more substantial understanding of each other that leads to a richer partnership. I found her great many insights into the relatively new methodology of Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor fascinating. A compelling and lively read, steeped in humanity and compassion.
Sue Parker Hall, Relational Psychotherapist and Author of Anger, Rage and Relationship: An Empathic Approach to Anger Management
Juliet is a skilled therapist who combines an intuitive understanding of relationships with a sound grasp of couple therapy techniques. Her enthusiasm for solving relationship problems, which shines through the text, together with examples of her work, makes this a valuable book for anyone curious about this field of therapy.
Dr Michael Crowe, DM, FRCPsych
Beautifully written and thought provoking, drawing from experience, casework and theory. An outstanding resource for clients and therapists alike. Highly recommended.
Dana Braithwaite UKCP Registered Psychosexual Therapist
I am delighted to see Juliet publish the first book in the UK describing the effectiveness of Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP) in individual and group sessions. This continues Juliet’s passion: to spread the message that PBSP is a transformative method that supports people becoming more fully who they truly are and finding greater meaning and pleasure in life.
Al Pesso, Co-Founder of PBSP
This book combines Juliet Grayson’s expertise as a couple therapist with the wisdom she has acquired from Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor therapy. By showing how childhood issues come up in couple conflicts and providing resolutions through Pesso-Boyden ‘antidotes’, she breaks new ground. I particularly liked the combination of theory and illustrative case histories.
Barbara Fischer Bartlemann Dipl. Psych. M.A, Pesso Boyden Trainer
As a lay person, I found Juliet’s description of the therapeutic process clear and insightful. Her book gives the reader a strong sense of the power of these approaches, bringing the theoretical material vividly to life.
Dr Sarah Goode, Sociologist and Author
After twenty-five years of dedication to the field of therapy, Juliet shares thoughtful and creative insights into how our lives can change. I’ve seen her consistent love and support for many people as a therapist, now we get to take that home with us in her writing. Pesso-Boyden therapy has an understanding of the unconscious born from Martha Graham dance, and insight into human nature. Juliet is a pioneer of this method and I watch her develop it in the UK with deep respect.
Marie-Elsa Bragg, Director of Westminster Leadership Consultancy and Duty Chaplain Westminster Abbey
An accessible and warming read! This book is ideal for one curious about psychotherapy. The style of writing invites a reader to ‘sit beside’ Juliet – with her clear mind and warm heart – while she finds a way to help and heal her client. Various styles of intervention are showcased – PBSP is particularly fascination – but in all the restorative intent of psychotherapy is poignantly manifest.
Sandy Cotter, Founding Director of the Praxis Centre at Cranfield School of Management
Landscapes of the Heart can be read from several perspectives. Its easy-to-read style will inform struggling couples – as well as benefit couples who want to improve a satisfactory relationship. Therapists (or anyone interested in becoming a therapist) will learn about the systemic nature of working with couples from the comprehensive client cases. And there are powerful examples with explanations of how to use the Pesso Boyden Method in psycho-sexual work. This is an absorbing, practical and beautifully written book we will recommend to many people.
Penny Tompkins and James Lawley, Authors of Metaphors in Mind: Transformation through Symbolic Modelling
This is an exciting and interesting book. It explores simply, clearly and sensitively difficulties we have in sexual relationships. Juliet Grayson brings her considerable experience and insight to bear on specific vignettes, clearly showing both struggles we may have and an open way of working with them to improve our relating. Her description of the theoretical context to her work is lucid and accessible, which makes this book a good read for lay readers and practitioners alike.
Jason Wright, MA, UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Clinical Director of Number 42
It’s illuminating to see how the Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor method is applied in Juliet Grayson’s compelling account of her work as a relationship and individual therapist.
Sally Potter, Relationship Therapist, Executive Coach and Accredited Pesso Boyden Trainer
Juliet’s book is impressive. She starts off with practical clinical examples that demonstrate her work, and links that to her psychological understanding about human existence.
Lowijs Perquin MD, Psychiatrist
At first I wondered who the audience might be for this book and whether there was a real need for it, but I LOVED IT. Juliet allows us in to her therapy room with openness, honesty and passion. The book demystifies couple therapy; it demonstrates how relationships can break down but more importantly how a couple can be helped to put things right again. Congratulations Juliet you have filled a real gap on the bookshelves.
Trudy Hannington UKCP Registered Psychosexual Therapist
Juliet has the ability to enthrall with her narrative. Within a few lines, I was gripped as if reading a page-turning thriller, wanting to know what happened next. It’s more than just observational psychology, it’s compelling and enlightening. The description of the characters & their relationships are interwoven with Juliet’s insights in a dance that carries you along. Juliet allowed me to observe the complexity of human relationships through the simplicity of real time description and demonstration, and I felt grateful for the lessons.
Antony Haynes Registered Nutritional Therapist, Director of The Nutrition Clinic Ltd, Lecturer, Author
Juliet’s book is a real jewel. She brings depth and clarity to complex relationship issues in a way that will be of enormous value both to couples themselves as well as to therapists interested in going beyond a ‘talking’ approach.
Nicholas Janni, Author and Founder of Core Presence
Have you ever been stuck, thought about going to therapy and hesitated? This is a compelling and inspiring book that I feel certain will help anyone interested in improving their relationships.
Sharon Rooke, Psychotherapist, Chair of NLPtCA
Juliet demonstrates a clear theoretical basis for her work, which is well explained. She then uses her creativity, humanity and wisdom to individualise her work and apply it to specific difficulties.
Ruth Hallam Jones, Psychosexual Therapist
A wonderful book. Practical, clearly written and full of insight, it is a valuable contribution to the literature on working with couples.
Robin Shohet, Author and Psychotherapist
Juliet Grayson is an inspirational therapist and teacher. This book brings her work to life, and is an invaluable contribution that will improve relationships – your own, or other people’s. Having witnessed the Pesso Boyden technique myself, I am deeply impressed with this method.
Paula Hall, Sexual & Relationship Psychotherapist, UKCP Reg, BACP Acc Sex Addiction Therapist