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  Anyone with an interest in exploring their potential has an opportunity to benefit from the freedom of feeling and discovery that this work allows. Primal Integration is not a system that you must conform to, but simply a way that encourages you to be yourself - something few of us have ever been allowed to do.

People often come to Primal Integration because something in their life isn't working. Although life has its ups and downs, it is when we are repeatedly locked in the struggle of frustrating or painful patterns that we are moved to eliminate the causes or find a better way. We intuitively sense that our anxiety, sadness, hurt, shame, fear, rage, insecurity, exhaustion, or depression is excessive and unnecessary.

People with emotional difficulties
People with health issues
People with conflicts
People with life and spiritual confusion
People with addictions
People with a history of abuse
Couples and families
Musicians, actors, and creative artists

 

People with emotional difficulties

Chronic emotional extremes, including anxiety, rage, and depression, can make it hard to enjoy life and function at work and at home. Client-centered primal process can be very effective with emotional issues, but the degree and rate of improvement is dependent upon the severity of the condition and your degree of commitment. If you are on medication to manage your emotional state, this process works in conjunction with your health practitioner to ensure that your condition does not become more challenging. Though not always attainable, the goal is to become drug free.


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People with health issues

The body and mind are part of a single system. What affects one affects the other. Often, physical illness and poor health emanate from emotional causes, and can also be improved by a more balanced, feeling life. By using Primal Integration along with the appropriate health care methods and practitioners, improvement can follow a safe and natural course. At times, this process results in the expression of deep-seated feelings, which can be stressful to a delicate system. If you have doubts about your physical resilience, it is advisable to get a medical check-up before entering the more involved levels of Primal Integration work.


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People with conflicts

If there is excessive and unresolved conflict in your life, there are likely patterns in yourself and others that are contributing to the problem. Through communication, feeling expression, and conflict resolution opportunities, the origins can often be experienced and adjusted.


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People with life and spiritual confusion

If you feel that you have no direction, that life lacks meaning, and that existing belief systems don't speak to you, Primal Integration can be helpful in taking back and activating your own power of discovery. In the words of Joseph Campbell, I assert that "I don't need faith. I have experience." By taking back our right to experience from the hands of experts, we can "un-learn" and allow ourselves to feel the essence of life directly, in our own way.


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People with addictions

Addictions are not all caused by genetics, though we may be predisposed to addiction or illness if placed under challenging situations. Primal Integration deals with addictions by supporting healthy coping mechanisms while the root emotional causes of the addictive need are discovered, felt, and integrated. Again, the degree and rate of improvement is dependent upon the severity of the condition and your degree of commitment.


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People with a history of abuse

The effects of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse run very deep. Some programs for abused individuals attempt to encourage people to act more empowered. When their attempts to "be stronger" fail, they feel even worse about themselves. Primal Integration helps people to safely focus on the disempowerment they already feel, so that the root causes for that pervasive feeling are discovered, released, and integrated. Through this process, it is more likely that a lasting, natural sense of genuine empowerment and life-affirming action will arise.


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Couples and families


Some of the greatest stresses come from within our close relationships. Poor communication and a tendency toward blame or self-hatred cause differences to turn into destructive and exhausting conflicts. Primal Integration supports a no-blame approach to relationships that allows for better communication and opportunities to resolve the personal and emotional origins that drive conflicts. With more balanced, conscious emotional sharing, relationships can become more supportive, inspiring, and loving.


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Musicians, actors, and creative artists

Creativity is the ability to access inspiration and express it in an honest, direct, and uninhibited way. Neurotic blocks stifle that process, and anxiety or depression interfere with the agility, speed, and grace of artistic technique. Primal has a long history in the theatre and expressive arts communities that includes John Lennon, Tears for Fears, James Earl Jones, and NYC's Inner Theatre, just to name a few. Opening up and connecting your feelings through Primal Integration can spark your creativity and uncover your natural genius.


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