Greetings to all. I have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. It has been a very stressful time for me. I have had to make many life-style adjustments and modofications. It has been hard to accept this diagnosis and I have grown immensely. I am planning to do a monthly group in Woodstock for people who are challenged by this disease. If you are interested, please contact me. Thanks.
Dr. Arthur Janov, founder of Primal Therapy died last month in Los Angeles.
As regards to his development of Primal Therapy, I feel ambivalent. On the one hand, thank you for having the courage to develop a revolutionary approach to therapy and not just stay stuck in the status quo. Thanks for your intuitive sense and emphasizing feeling and expression.
On the other hand, thanks, but no thanks for your misunderstanding of Orgonomy and Reichian Therapy and your not acknowledging Reich or others. No thanks for your disgarding and minimizing the all important sense of transference and the therapeutic relationship and not being more open to genuine spiritualiy (A criticism that holds for Reich as well).
I plan to write a longer exploration of Primal, orgonomic and their overconnection to medical models and "cure." The concept of "post-pimal" is similar to Reich's "genital character." Perhaps our great grandchildren, if we survive, can speak of "cure."
At any rate, rest in peace Art.