Dear friends, colleagues, and clients,
I am writing today to announce my retirement as a therapist and teacher. As many of you know, for the past five months I have been battling a series of health challenges including hemothorax, many rounds of pneumonia, congestive heart failure, endocarditis, arrhythmia, blood infections, anemia, and multiple myeloma which has compromised my immune system. I have come to realize it is impossible to continue my training schedule under these health conditions and that for the foreseeable future my time would best be spent writing the books and articles that have been on a back burner for years.
I thank you all for your well wishes during this difficult time and look forward to the next rich chapter of my life bringing PBSP theory and practice to the world through my writing rather than in person as a therapist and a teacher.
With the wonderfully talented, dedicated, and well trained cadre of PBSP therapists, supervisors, and trainers that exist I know that the practice and teaching of PBSP will be secure in their capable hands and carried on to the highest standards for the benefit of the world in the future.
I wish you all happiness, health, well-being, satisfaction, and meaning in your lives.
With love as always,
(Note from Tana Pesso: Since late October except for 10 days at home Al has been in hospitals and at Spaulding Rehab. Anyone wishing to contribute to his medical expenses and recovery fund may do so via his Go Get Funding site. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!)