Dr. Janov passed away October 1, 2017 at the age of 93.
I remember him as always helping others.
I’ll add more as time goes by. Today, I’ll repeat the last of his 10 comments he made on this blog:
Beyond Belief: What we do instead of getting well
“I do thank you over and over because who quote the essence of my work which pleases me a lot. art janov”
Dr. Janov’s comment on Beyond Belief: Symptoms of hopelessness was:
“i thank you for your help art”
and I replied:
“Thank you for giving me a lens to more clearly see!”
Dr. Janov’s comment on Beyond Belief: Why do we accept being propagandized? was:
“good good art janov”
but my post wasn’t really good. I worked on it, and replied the next day:
“Thanks for helping me improve this post!”
I remember and miss Dr. Janov when I read research and curate studies from what I interpret would be his viewpoint. For example, were he still alive and well, I feel that he would have provided favorable feedback on my Epigenetic effects of early life stress exposure post.
He often noted that aspects of Primal Therapy were proven by subsequent research – especially topics in epigenetics, where research didn’t really start in earnest until the 1980s.
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3 thoughts on “Dr. Arthur Janov passed away”
Had a big feeling today about Art’s passing. He was the daddy who taught me it was okay to cry, who taught me why I needed to, who showed me why I was crazy, who showed me how to get well. I loved my own dad but he wanted me to be a brave soldier and not cry like the girls. Now I’ve lost them both and can only cry out the loneliness…
Thanks for posting Raindog. Isn’t it really crying therapy?
Certainly feels that way at this point in my journey.
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