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What is Primal Therapy?

Primal therapy is a trauma-based psychotherapy created by Dr. Arthur Janov, who argues that neurosis is caused by the repressed pain of childhood trauma.

Dr. Gabor Mate, author of "When the Body Says No, The Hidden Costs of Stress.", would agree with Dr. Janov.

Dr. Janov argues that repressed pain can be sequentially brought to conscious awareness and resolved through re-experiencing (re-feeling) the incident and fully expressing the resulting pain during therapy.

Also called primal scream therapy or primal noise therapy, this form of trauma therapy is high on the list of therapies effective in solving stress resulting from trauma or repressed emotion.

Primal scream therapy was developed as a means of eliciting the repressed pain. Janov criticizes the "talking therapies" as they deal primarily with the cerebral cortex and higher reasoning areas, and do not access the source of pain within the more basic parts of the central nervous system.

Source: Adapted from Wikipedia.

Take a Primal Therapy Survey

Take this survey to learn if primal therapy could help you. Chances are, it can. Basically, if you answer, YES, to anything on the list, then you could benefit from primal therapy.

  1. Were you premature at birth?

  2. Were you below normal weight for your gestation age at the time of delivery?

  3. Did your mother receive pain relieving drugs or anaesthesia during labor?

  4. Did you require active resuscitation after birth (as needed with babies born blue)?

  5. Did you spend time in an incubator or a special baby unit after birth?

  6. Were you circumcised shortly after birth?

  7. Were you breast-fed?

  8. Did you undergo the procedure of genital mutilation as a child?

  9. Do you have suicidal impulses?

  10. Have you ever attempted suicide?

  11. Have you ever been admitted to a hospital for psychiatric treatment?

  12. Have you ever been raped or sexually assaulted?

  13. Are you a survivor of childhood sexual or physical abuse?

  14. Do you use recreational drugs, or have you used them in the past?

  15. Are you currently on tranquilizers?

  16. Are you subject to heavy use of alcohol?

  17. Have you ever been diagnosed as being alcoholic?

  18. Do you regularly smoke tobacco?

  19. On average how many cups of tea/coffee do you drink per day?

  20. Do you regularly suffer from anxiety?

  21. Do you regularly suffer from depression?

  22. Do you suffer from phobias?

  23. Are you subject to recurrent destructive thoughts that enter your mind in an obsessive fashion?

  24. Do you have frequent muscle tension?

  25. Do you have high blood pressure?

  26. Are you subject to heart palpitations?

  27. Are you subject to excessively cold hands and/or feet?

  28. Have you been diagnosed to have any other disease of the heart or circulation?

  29. Do you have asthma?

  30. Do you have tension headache?

  31. Do you suffer with migraines, which have been medically diagnosed?

  32. Are your menstrual periods usually regular?

  33. Do you suffer from P.M.S.?

  34. On average, how many hours of sleep do you have per night?

  35. Do you feel rested when you get up in the morning?

  36. Do you usually have difficulty falling asleep?

  37. Do you use hypnotic drugs (sleeping pills) to ensure sleep?

  38. Do you have nightmares?

  39. Have you tried psychoanalysis in the past?

  40. Have you tried transactional analysis in the past?

  41. Have you tried behavior modification in the past?

  42. Have you tried bio-energetics in the past?

  43. Have you tried transcendental meditation in the past?

  44. Have you tried hypnotherapy in the past?

  45. Have you tried biofeedback in the past?

  46. Have you tried re-birthing in the past?

  47. Have you tried electro-shock in the past?

  48. Have you tried drug therapy in the past?

  49. Have you tried counselling in the past?

  50. Do you ever cry?

  51. When was the last time you cried?

  52. How would you rate your social life?

  53. Have you ever been subjected to violence?

  54. Have you ever engaged in any violent behavior?

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