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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.


Dear Primal Patients,
We are excited to announce that we have finally found the perfect place for our winter retreat! This will be a four-day retreat starting on Thursday January 16th and ending on Sunday January 19th. Our new Retreat site is located in the hills of Ojai California in a beautiful wooded area. It is only minutes’ drive from the town of Ojai and the beaches of Ventura.
Every retreat room is “hotel style” with only two people per private room and each room with its own full bathroom and linens provided. Meals will be included from Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast (vegetarian and vegan options will be available).
There will be groups beginning on Thursday evening with our final group meeting Sunday after breakfast. We have already begun working on a variety of exercises designed to get the most out of your therapy. There are tons of activities in the area from hiking to shopping to playing on the beach, and if you like tennis, bring your racquet as there is a court on site.
This is our shorter retreat and as you know we only take twenty participants, so if you want to attend please email Atty right away to get on the list!
The cost for the four days is $1,400 which includes your lodging, meals, therapeutic and social activities, and group therapy daily.
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required at the time you make your reservation. No reservation will be made without a deposit. The balance of $900 will be due no later than Friday, December 13, 2019.
We also ask that should you have any questions regarding the retreat facility that you not contact the retreat site’s staff/office but instead contact us to ask any and all questions. If we don’t know the answer, we will be happy to find out for you.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Gretchen and Barry


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