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Primal TherapyPosted by strokesman2008 on January 6, 2009 at 4:48 am
Primal therapy is a trauma-based psychotherapy created by Arthur Janov, Ph.D.
Arthur Janov claims that neurosis is caused by repressed pain which is the result of childhood trauma. Janov claims that repressed pain can be brought to consciousness and resolved, by re-experiencing the traumatic childhood incident and by fully expressing the resultant pain in a therapeutic setting. Janov claims that by re-experiencing traumas and expressing long-buried painful feelings, permanent resolution of neurotic symptoms will be achieved.