Epigenetics and Primal Therapy

Abstract

Epigenetics is focused on the study of how experience changes an individual’s genetic expression, previously considered inalterable. Recent pioneering research indicates that epigenetics is revolutionizing the study of mental health and challenging the belief that DNA is destiny. Moreover, in terms of the history of science, the new developments augur the convergence of previously distinct fields, psychology and biology. There is a growing understanding that mental illness has a crucial physical component and may cause disturbances of mind and body which strongly emphasis a crucial role of psychotherapy focused on early stressful experiences mainly during critical developmental periods including prenatal and perinatal traumas.

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Janov, A. Epigenetics and Primal Therapy. Act Nerv Super 57, 87–100 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03379941

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Key words

  • Hypnosis
  • Hypnoanalysis
  • Age regression
  • Implicit memory
  • Phobia
  • Borderline personality disorder