Learn more about Primal Therapy and our center’s purpose.

Basic Theory

The following is taken from Why You Get Sick – How You Get Well by Dr. Arthur Janov and reviews some of the basic theory behind Primal Therapy.

Why You Get Sick - How You Get Well by Dr. Arthur Janov

About The Primal Center

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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 with 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 at 5801 Uplander Way, Culver City, CA, 90230, USA. Within the Center is a large space comprising of 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 it upon themselves to organize various events and other activities (e.g., Talent Night) to weld the patients together.