Official site of Primal Therapy

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.

Supporting Evidence

Welcome to Supporting Evidence, a section devoted to reporting findings from the research world that support or inform Primal Theory.

After several decades of focusing on cognition, neuroscientists are now delving into the world of emotion, giving birth to a new discipline: Affective Neuroscience. As data rolls out of the research labs and into the journals, many of the observations made by Dr. Arthur Janov decades ago are being confirmed from many directions and on many levels, from our earliest life in the womb to the nature of our complex social interactions with those around us. As Dr. Janovís recent books demonstrate, many of these findings are advancing and enhancing Primal theory, especially in the areas of pre and perinatal programming, the theory of imprinting, and the lifelong effects of early and childhood trauma.

Contributions to this section will be made by Bruce Wilson and Peter Prontzos, both of whom have had long-term experience and interest in Primal therapy. Bruce is a medical writer who lives near Montreal, Quebec. He writes continuing medical education materials for physicians over a wide range of therapeutic areas. Peter teaches Political Science at Langara College in Vancouver, BC, and also holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado. He is finishing a book tentatively titled: Primal Therapy: An Introduction.

Bruce and Peter have had been involved with Primal therapy since they met in the early 1970s. They've been lifelong friends ever since and now work closely with Dr. Janov.

The Nature of Early Memory: Part I
By Peter G. Prontzos

The Nature of Early Memory: Part II
By Peter G. Prontzos

The Lifelong Effects of Perinatal Hypoxia
by Bruce Wilson


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