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Dr Arthur Janov, Founder
Dr France Janov, Clinical Director

Dr. 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. Dr. 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. Available on Amazon: amazon.com

Life Before Birth


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This is Dr. Janov's opus magnum, a revolutionary work in every sense of the word. It may help to change the practice of psychotherapy as we know it, and above it, how we give birth today; the shoulds and should nots. It explains in detail how early trauma and adversity can have lifelong consequences and result in serious afflictions from cancer to diabetes. It can have monumental implications for medical practice, as well, and points to how we can rear healthy children.


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THE PRIMAL LEGACY PROGRAM

THE FULL PROGRAM IS NOW AVAILABLE!

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THE PRIMAL LEGACY PROGRAM includes 5 years of clinical therapy review, shot during the training at the Primal Center. In this program, every therapeutic intervention is discussed and grounded into theory. It is organized in 7 parts. Each part contains both Theoretical and Clinical evenings.

  • The Theoretical Aspect (in blue in the list below) is part psychology and part neurology and includes an up-to-date survey of all current research in those fields. Subjects as diverse as," What is Pain? " to" The Evolution of the Brain and Feelings", are included. Here we find what feelings are, where they are located in the brain, how repression holds them in check, how they are released and integrated etc.

  • Clinical Reviews are videotaped therapy sessions reviewed and discussed on a clinical level with our trainees. Every clinical review is backed up by the theory, which provides a frame of reference for its scientific aspects. At the Primal Center, both Drs. Arthur and France Janov supervise and control the therapy. This is particularly true of the first few weeks of intensive therapy because it involves a diagnostic process where guidelines are set down for the future of the patient's therapy. To insure the best possible treatment, the tapes of the sessions are routinely supervised as we constantly incorporate new refinements in techniques and understanding of the therapy.


IMPORTANT: The Primal Legacy is for educational informational purposes only and is not intended to license nor approve of any practice whatsoever. Neither Dr. Janov's Primal Center, nor Dr. Arthur Janov or Dr. France Janov, shall be held responsible or liable for any claim(s) whatsoever arising from any use of the educational material found herein.  

It is not valid for any continuing education credits and cannot be used as an endorsement by the Janovs or Dr. Janov's Primal Center. 


LIST OF THE PRIMAL LEGACY PROGRAM VIDEOS TITLES

CLINICAL & THEORY

 

CLINICAL BASICS (A)

 

1

10-09-07 – WHAT IS PRIMAL THERAPY?

 

2

02-05-08- WHAT IS PRIMAL HEALING?

 

3

10-08-07 – THE UNIFIED THEORY OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

 

4

11-12-07—THE PRACTICE OF PRIMAL THERAPY

 

5

03-31-09 CLASSICAL STEPS IN PRIMAL THERAPY

 

6

02-29-12 – AN EXAMPLE OF CLASSIC THERAPY

 

7

03-31-08 – LET THE PAIN LEAD THE WAY

 

8

09-26-11 – BASIC THERAPY WITH A NEW PATIENT

 

9

09-28-11 – IDENTIFYING THE FEELING

 

10

01-24-08 – THE TREE OF FEELING

 

11

02-18-10 – GOING UP AND DOWN TOWARD THE FEELING

 

12

08-08-11 – THE FEAR OF FEELING

 

13

11-07-07 – TRIGGERING THE IMPRINT

 

14

07-20-11 – FROM THE GENERAL TO THE MORE SPECIFIC

 

15

11-25-09 – ANCHORING THE FEELING PART 1

 

16

11-25-09 – ANCHORING THE FEELING PART 2

 

17

04-16-09 – GIVING TIME AND SPACE

 

18

05-28-08 – FEELING SAFE

 

19

10-30-09 – STAYING ON TRACK

 

20

07-27-11 – CLASSIC WAYS TO DEAL WITH A PAST SCENE

 

21

08-31-11 – THE PRIMAL PROBE: SHINING A LIGHT ON REPRESSED FEELINGS

 

22

08-10-11 – GETTING BENEATH DEFENSES TO BREAK THROUGH LIFELONG FEELINGS OF BEING BAD/SAD

 

23

02-11-10 ALL FEELINGS ARE CONNECTED

 

24

04-28-10 – WHAT HURTS MOST

                          

25

09-07-11 – HELPING A NEW PATIENT STAY ON TRACK

 

26

02-18-08 – THE DUAL ROLE OF PAIN AND SURVIVAL

 

27

08-07-08 – THINKING YOUR WAY TO HEALTH PART 1

 

28

08-14-08 – THINKING YOUR WAY TO HEALTH PART 2

 

29

09-21-11 - VARIOUS CLINICAL STRATEGIES

                                                                                                              

30

01-30-08 – INSIGHTS IN PRIMAL THERAPY

 

31

09-14-11 – STEP BY STEP: ANALYSIS OF A THERAPY SESSION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF POST-SESSION         

 

32

02-06-08 – WIDE-RANGING CLINICAL DISCUSSION

 

33

05-28-08 - A PRIMAL PRIMER

 

 

SPECIFIC CLINICAL ASPECTS (B)

 

34

08-11-10 – PRIMAL DIAGNOSIS AND THE URGENT INTERVENTION

 

35

05-24-10 – ESTABLISHING DIAGNOSES

 

36

04-26-10 – THE CONSEQUENCES OF MISSING OPENING FEELINGS

 

37

08-08-11 – BREAKING THROUGH A PATIENT’S RIGID DEFENSES

 

38

09-19-11 – OPENING A 3-2-1 PATHWAY WHEN THE 2ND LINE IS MISSING

 

39

09-28-11 – VERTICAL INTEGRATION: THE DANGERS OF BYPASSING SECOND LINE AND GOING DIRECTLY TO BIRTH FEELINGS AS A DEFENSE

 

40

11-06-08 – NEGATIVE PAIN: DEFINITION AND TREATMENT

 

41

04-16-09 – UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF RESONANCE

 

42

02-17-10 – DIFFERENT BUNDLES OF FEELING

 

43

11-14-07 REGAINING FREEDOM THROUGH PRIMAL

 

44

12-17-08 – “MELANGE” DURING CHILDHOOD

 

45

06-20-12 – WHEN THE PATIENT FEELS, THE THERAPIST IS SILENT

 

46

05-05-09 – TAKE THE THERAPY OUT OF THE ROOM

 

47

08-22-11 – DEALING WITH A NEW PATIENT’S EVASIVENESS

 

48

03-03-08 – MISSING THE MARK: INTERVENTIONS DON’T HELP A DESPERATE PATIENT

49

08-08-11 – THE POWER OF FEELING: A SESSION GOES OFFCOURSE, BUT THE PATIENT GETS BACK ON TRACK TO BREAK THROUGH LIFELONG FEELINGS OF BEING BAD

 

50

10-03-11 – HELPING A NEW PATIENT MOVE FROM FEELING          UNSAFE ON THE THIRD LINE TO A VIOLENT TRAUMA ON THE SECOND LINE

 

51

02-25-10 – ASSESSING THE VALIDITY OF AN UNUSUAL “FEELING”

 

52

05-30-08 – RELIVING PAST SITUATIONS TO FULFILL A NEED

 

53

04-27-10 – AN OVERWHELMING DISCHARGE OF TERROR

 

54

07-24-08 – SELF-ANALYSIS: A HEAVILY REPRESSED PATIENT HELPS DECIPHER HIS OWN DEFENSES.

 

 55

05-24-10 – THE FEELING NEEDS TO BE CONNECTED

 

56

01-06-09 – IT’S ME NOT THEM. IT’S THEM NOT ME

 

57

12-15-10 ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER   

 

58

05-27-10 HOW DO YOU MEASURE PRIMAL

 

 

 

ABOUT BIRTH (C)

 

59

12-03-07 LIFELONG EFFECTS OF BIRTH

 

60

10-13-08 PRENATAL LIFE AND ITS LATER EFFECTS

 

61

10-28-09 BIRTH SEQUENCE

 

62

04-19-10 TREATING BIRTH TRAUMA; Trauma – Resonance and Fuel

 

 

 

CLINICAL CHALLENGES (D)

 

 

Abreaction – (D-1)

 

63

10-03-11 - ASSESSING ABREACTION IN A SELF-PRIMALING PATIENT

 

64

12-17-09 – DEALING WITH AN ACQUIRED GROOVE

 

65

02-22-12 – DEALING WITH A PATIENT’S ABREACTIVE GROOVE

 

66

03-29-12 – DEALING WITH A HEAVILY GROOVED ABREACTIVE PATIENT

 

67

05-23-12 – STRATEGY FOR CORRECTING A PATIENT’S ABREACTIVE GROOVE

 

68

07-06-11 PROBING, SCENES, AND MOCK PRIMAL THERAPY

 

 

Overload (D-2)

 

69

08-24-11 – THERAPEUTIC STRATEGY TO HELP AN OVERLOADED PATIENT (EXCERPTS)

70

06-13-12 – “I’M BAD:” OVERLOAD AND REPRESSION IN A SUICIDAL PATIENT

 

71

10-12-11 FIRST LINE: PANIC-DRIVEN OVERLOAD

 

72

11-06-07 TRUST AND OVERLOAD

 

 

Hopelessness (D-3)

 

73

12-16-09 THERAPY OF HOPELESSNESS

 

74

05-07-09 – HOPELESSNESS PART 1

 

75

05-11-09 – HOPELESSNESS PART 2: DON’T DENY THE GOOD

 

76

08-21-08 HOPELESSNESS TURNS INTO HOPE

 

 

 

VARIOUS CLINICAL CASES (E)

 

77

04-05-12 – A DIFFICULT PATIENT POSES MULTIPLE CHALLENGES

 

78

03-29-12 – TREATING A “RESISTING” PATIENT

 

79

06-06-12 – SEPARATING REAL FEELINGS FROM IMAGINED MEMORIES

 

80

09-21-11 – WORKING WITH A PATIENT WITH FAULTY ACCESS

 

81

03-12-08 ON ANGER

 

82

08-22-11 – DEALING WITH ANGER

 

83

08-03-11 DEALING WITH A PATIENT’S ANGER IN A THERAPEUTIC WAY

 

84

09-05-12 – PATIENT WITH AN AGENDA       

 

85

08-31-11 – PATIENT TERRORISM: KEEPING A SESSION ON TRACK WHEN A PATIENT TRIES TO TAKE CONTROL       

 

86

09-21-11 – THERAPY WITH A “RETURNING” PATIENT

 

87

08-08-11 – A PATIENT PUTS HIS LIFE INTO CONTEXT    

 

88

04-25-12 - TRACKING A PATIENT’S PROGRESS

 

 

 

ADDRESSING SPECIFIC SYMPTOMS (F)

 

89

08-01-11 – NARCOLEPSY AND COMMON THERAPEUTIC ERRORS OF OMISSION

 

 

 

THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGES (G)

 

90

02-27-08 – THE FEAR OF MAKING A MISTAKE

 

91

05-23-12  – EXPLORING THE EFFECTS OF A THERAPIST BEING TRIGGERED BY A PATIENT

 

92

08-15-11 – TWO CASES REVEAL PITFALLS WHEN FEELINGS ENGULF A THERAPIST

 

93

06-06-12 – A THERAPIST’S FEARS SABOTAGE A SESSION

 

94

EPIGENETICS AND PRIMAL THERAPY

 

95

ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ABREACTION AND FEELING

 



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