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Ken Seman, LCSW, Director
Dr Arthur Janov, Founder
Dr France Janov, Founder

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:

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.

Dr. Arthur Janov's Blog
A collection of articles by Dr Arthur Janov and comments from his readers.

About the Primal Center

The Primal Center was founded by Dr. Arthur Janov, developer of Primal Therapy, and author of The Primal Scream and other books. The Primal Center is directed by Ken Seman, LCSW. The Primal Center serves three separate functions. It is first a treatment center using the latest and most advanced techniques to help patients to their feelings; second, it is a training center for Primal Therapy; third, it is a research center where systematic psycho-physiologic investigation takes place.

The Primal Center is located in Santa Monica, California, USA. (Santa Monica is part of the Los Angeles County area.) Within the Center is a large space comprising several therapy rooms, a lounging area, a lecture hall and video facilities.

The Primal Center is a lot more than a clinic. It is a style of life where the availability of the clinic for feeling is always present as are the therapists for their patients.

The very structure of the clinic indicates a place where feelings can happen.

Because patients are the center of power and discovery in this therapy, they take upon themselves to organize various events and other activities (e.g., Talent Night) to weld the patients together.

"I wish to thank Dr. Janov personally for the great way in which he has contributed to humanity in general, and to my own life especially." E.G., New Zealand

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