It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our founder, Dr. Arthur Janov on Oct. 1st 2017. His life and work impacted countless people and the magnitude of his contribution to psychotherapy will only become clearer with the passage of time. Truth has a life of its own and some ideas have a longer gestation period before widespread acceptance. Dr. Janov's death is a personal and professional loss to those of us in the Primal Community. Dr.Janov was a prolific writer and he has left us all the greatest gift possible...the knowledge to alleviate suffering, to heal our wounds, and with new found strength, the courage to love again.


We are pleased to announce our November 2017, 4-day Thanksgiving Retreat to be held at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Santa Barbara California.  We think you will be as excited as we are, as this Retreat Center is ideal for our therapy needs as well as our recreational needs. The Retreat will begin on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd with our first group meeting at 9:00 AM and conclude on Sunday, November 26th at 12:00 PM.

Accommodations are dormitory style. The retreat center will provide a set of sheets, blanket, pillow and a set of towels for each person. You may also consider bringing a sleeping bag for added comfort. Thanksgiving dinner will be a group event with each person fixing a special dish to add to the dinner. These dishes may be made at home and brought to the Retreat, or made in the dorm kitchen, which we will have available for your use. All other meals will be provided by La Casa and will be served in the dining hall. There will be 4 group meetings starting on Thursday morning and ending on Sunday at noon. We will continue with “buddy matching” and introduce new exercises for you to participate in. Patients from all stages of therapy are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The cost for this 4-day Retreat is $1200.00, which will include your room, all meals and group therapy. A $550.00 non-refundable deposit is required at the time you sign-up.  You may pay by check, Visa, MasterCard, or cash (U.S. funds only please).  The balance of $650.00 is due in full on or before Monday, October 30, 2017.  Confirmation and full details will be sent to you upon your acceptance.

Please sign-up early, as we will be limited to the number of people we can accept for this event. If you are requesting a private room, please let us know at the time you sign-up. The private rooms are available at additional expense (see Atty for rates) and are very limited in availability. These rooms will be reserved on a first-come basis.

*Please Note: There will be No Refunds or Credits given for any cancellation made after October 30, 2017.

We all look forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara in November.





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