It is wonderfully profound while being so simple and innate to each of us. The train that connected the present with the pass to shear the power that pain had over my life. It was really an honor to work with Art during my time at the Primal Center. In therapy I felt a lot about losing my father at a very young age and never really having him. In feeling my fathers lack of love for me I gained the ability to love and feel loved.I never met Art but have benefited from his writing and the mentoring of his wonderful staff and continue to heal with their expertise, kindness, and care. My life is so totally changed since I did primal therapy. I was insanely jealous prior to therapy feeling that I was going to lose my husband and that someone would take him away from me.Primal therapy is helping me on the path to myself!Who I am and should be and should have been all along!Because Primal Therapy reconnected me to myself and my feelings, inspiration flows through me once again, as they once did when I was a child. I became constantly aware of how terribly fearful I was. The more of the fear that I felt the less fear I felt in my own present life.My relationship with my husband steadily started to improve. And we were loving each other feeling closer than we had in what seemed like a very long time. This was 2 1/2 years ago and I find that I am struggling a lot. But, without primal therapy I dont know how I could have done what I have all done. Arthur Janov examines the power of beliefs and how they are used as a mechanism for dealing with early trauma that goes as far back as birth.Beliefs are a way to rationalize with pain rooted deep in the unconscious, and reveal that love is a biological need. Janov applies engrossing case studies and his many years of experience to bring the reader one step closer to understanding human behavior, and how pain can become converted into an idea. Janov's opus magnum, a revolutionary work in every sense of the word.
I realize now Art was giving me permission, encouragement, and guidance to once again be myself. I married a second time and had two beautiful daughters. I re-entered therapy again in 2011 at 60 years old. My mother was schizophrenic and my father was absent, uncaring, unloving, and didnt want his wife or children.As a child I was heavily burdened and expected to take care of adult responsibilities that my mother was unable to and my father didnt want to.This was all laid on me as a small child and throughout my life.I was feeling stronger as a person, less afraid and feeling like I was finding myself again. I felt over and over that I cant do this alone, I cant make it, I want to die, I am going to die.I felt heavily burdened with responsibilities that I needed to take care of, all on me alone.