Monday, November 21, 2011

Everybody Hurts by Arthur Janov

Article by Dr Arthur Janov.

When I watch TV it seems like every commercial is about some kind of pain killer: Tylenol, ibuprofen, pills for stomach distress, headaches, high blood pressure and on and on. The best kept secret is that we are nearly all in pain but nobody says it; the emperor is really naked but we all are looking the other way; we are looking outward instead of inward. The distress is caused by this or that in the environment, we think, but never what is inside. That is obvious since few of us can look inside. 



We are all hurting but in different ways; the hurt goes to where we are most vulnerable. That is the health crisis that no one speaks its name. So why is that? Because no one can see it! It was installed so early and so subtly, long before we had conscious-awareness, that it doesn’t even have a name. So I give it a name: Primal Pain. And a location: the imprint: and the chemical means: methylation. But what we may not be aware of is that its one of the leading causes of death among us, more so than deaths in traffic accidents, according to a recent study. Some of us are in so much agony that we take far too much medication and threaten our lives. We use Xanax, Vicodin, Fentanyl, Demerol, Oxycontin and Soma; we are treating the wrong thing, and that is why we do not get relief. We treat the symptom and not the person; we treat appearances and not generating sources. That gap I call the Janovian Gap. It is between origins and our conscious awareness of them. So long as Primal Pain exists it will militate toward wherever it can. Worse, sometimes we have both headaches and back aches so we take pain killers for both and again risk an overdose. The medication normally will not kill us but when we take more and more it will. Read on

11 comments:

chiccoreal said...

Dear Noreen: I've been a big fan of Dr. Arthur Janov's since the 70's. I'm so happy to reconnect to Dr. Janov and his amazing research. Personally, I would like to see how primal pain is mapped cross-generationally, and what effects this pain has on the structure of the brain's dynamic workings, both hard and soft wire. Thank-you so much!

Noreen Barron, MA said...

Dear Jane, I'm a huge fan too, his work is fantastic. I've just bought his new book and am really enjoying it. Take care, Noreen.

sharmishtha said...

wow! its been ages since i was able to open your blog.

i have not been able to open your blog since 1.11

so glad to have you back. :)

hope every thing is wonderful there.

take care.
lots of love.

Noreen Barron, MA said...

Great to see you Trisha, everything is great here hope all is well in your lovely part of the world, love xxx

sharmishtha said...

it must be freezing there. we are still quite warm :)

not even slightest hint of cold.

love and hugs.

Noreen Barron, MA said...

It's not too bad, 10C and a sunny day, not as warm as India but for November it's good :-) xx

sharmishtha said...

the way things are moving here i am assuming a week of sweater, shawl during christmas vacation :)

there is no sign of winter.

lots of love.

sharmishtha said...

have a beautiful weekend full of fun and joy.

lots of love.

Noreen Barron, MA said...

You too Trisha :-) xx

sharmishtha said...

sunday is almost gone here, its close to 18:00 hrs.

yours must be starting now.

have fun.

Noreen Barron, MA said...

Hope you had a nice Sunday, it's just started to rain here :-)