Primal Based Therapy

Childhood Liberation is a primal-based workshop, which I created after a long period of Inner-Alchemy work on myself and through work with others. As I realised in working with people all over the world, unresolved childhood memories have a tremendously powerful influence on us. No matter which chakra I was working with people the demons of the past would raise their heads and make people collapse, reject, fight and unknowingly demand and at the same time long for a healing of something they could not name. I realised the answer was childhood work, but felt not confident enough to lead people through this arduous process of regression into their childhood past. I decided after 30 years since my first primal workshop as a participant, to once again go through the process myself and be trained by one of the most experienced teachers  I know: Svarup and Premartha. Their training enabled me to work with people individually on their childhood topics and by working with individuals and studying for many years I learned and developed a deep understanding of childhood work.

After reading the books by Arthur Janov, the founder of Primal Therapy, I also asked myself, what is the difference of Janov’s Primal work and the childhood work developed under different eastern spiritual guidance. My understanding of today is a deep appreciation of Janov’s research and work. He clearly distinguishes between traditional Freudian psychology and his own approach and scientifically explains the importance of emotional connection to our childhood wounds. By only understanding our childhood wounds intellectually the healing process remains incomplete. I have experienced exactly this phenomena with many of my clients who had gone through Psychoanalysis for many years and still held anger, fear or an unexplainable illogical admiration for their parents, holding them back from moving freely into their adulthood.

The merging of eastern spiritual guidance and Janov’s research is one of the many gifts I have received on my journey. Eastern Psychology of the Buddha’s and western Developmental Psychology shine a magical light onto the healing process of childhood wounds. Emotional connection and release is one part of the healing, awareness of these wounds and dis-identification from them, arising from a state of deep acceptance and understanding (not repression) is the other inevitable part of the healing that brings liberation from our conditioning, allowing transformation and spiritual growth. My respect for this work is tremendous.

Over the last years, as my understanding has deepened through individual work with people, I have integrated the primal based Childhood Liberation workshop into the Inner-Alchemy process. I thank my teachers Svarup and Premartha and the teachings of eastern wisdom for their inspiration on this journey. I am grateful to share it with others who want to explore their childhood wounds in the light of meditation. I am working in rather smaller groups to keep the space intimate and to be able to follow the needs of the participants during the process. The Childhood Liberation workshop is happening twice a year, once in Israel and once in Czech Republic. Please see the calendar to find the next date.

Click here to watch Sugandho talking about the process

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