Cathleen King, DPT was a way-shower in 2019 by creating the first top-down + bottom-up program: brain retraining; somatics; polyvagal theory/vagal toning; breathwork (2019 Creating Calm® and the 2020 Primal Trust™ Mentorship). She saw that brain retraining alone did not result in complete recovery for many because they also had stress responses/trauma lodged in the body. She knew from her physical therapist experience working with thousands of people with complex chronic pain and related illnesses, that self-regulation of our biology is most effective with a holistic approach that goes beyond brain retraining.
She carefully studied the effects of her revolutionary combination of brain retraining and somatic practices over 3 years to create a new and even more comprehensive, integrative healing model – Regulate™ (the Level 1 Primal Trust course). The other leading programs, such as DNRS and others, whilst excellent in their own way, are primarily top-down brain retraining programs. Dr. Cat saw this as a blind spot to not have a somatic component, vagus nerve toning, and trauma processing to the standard neuroplasticity methodology. Her background as a mind-body physical therapist taught her that healing needs to occur on a body level, not just the brain, for full resolution. In Regulate™ you are getting multiple programs in one – brain retraining, somatic healing, vagus nerve toning, trauma processing, and more. This is a huge savings in cost alone if you were to go through each of these modalities separately.
Primal Trust Regulate™ is also developed and implemented much differently than other programs. Dr. Cat has based her process on the foundational principles of the Polyvagal theory and the Cell Danger Response theory, and the program is taught through a trauma-informed lens. In fact, trauma processing is part of the program as well for those who need it, as chronic illness recovery involves attending to our inner wounding as well as our brain and vagus nerve function.
Dr. Cat has also spent the last few years taking almost 7000 self-empowered souls through her process and has uncovered what is at THE ROOT of nervous system dysfunction and chronic illness, which are often a combination of chemical, pathogenic, physical, and emotional triggers keeping the limbic system and nervous system creating sustained stress chemistry, limiting one’s ability to detoxify, fight infections, modulate pain, and have balanced responses to toxins, etc. Her programs now carefully walk people through the process of attending to the root cause. Cathleen has found a careful sequence of tools, in a paced manner of implementation, has been the key to unlocking healing and recovery for thousands. She explains which tools to use when and helps you understand why brain retraining alone isn’t enough and that it often isn’t helpful to implement it right away under some foundational vagal tone active is established. This is another key aspect that sets Primal Trust Regulate™ apart from other approaches.
In other words, her program is not just a toolkit to rewire the brain. Regulate™ is a multifaceted algorithm, weaving together many approaches into one to attend to the root cause. You will come out of the program as a master of self-regulation and will have demystified the cause of your chronic conditions.
As far as cost comparison, Primal Trust is the most affordable option out there. Our level 1 program, includes much more than a brain retraining course. We have over 40 level 1 tools (and even more in levels 2 & 3) and a much more comprehensive education on why you are sick and how to get better. And you can complete the entire level 1 program in under 2 months of membership. That’s only $192, compared to the other programs that range from $300-900 for their basic brain retraining program- and they don’t have the live class daily support model and most only offer brain retraining as their primary tool. And if you choose to cancel you get to keep your workbooks up to the point of your course completion forever that detail all the practices. You can also rejoin anytime to complete the level 2 and 3 programs as well if you still need advanced help in recovering from chronic symptoms.
The amount of course material and recorded additional neural retraining help in Primal Trust isn’t even comparable. We have hundreds of hours of content to learn from, and dozens of hours of live daily classes each month. You will be more than supported in your healing process.
In addition, one thing we pride ourselves on is that Primal Trust has a tremendous amount of DAILY live help, unlike any other platform. We offer a robust community, full of live classes multiple times a week, study groups, forum help, and a mentoring team. This is another huge savings compared to other programs. One final bonus that greatly sets Regulate™ apart from any leading program out there currently: Most programs charge large additional program fees for “VIP” access to the creators of the program in the form of live group Q&As. Dr. Cat is personally involved at no additional cost. You will have access to her in live group calls, as well as her other lead mentors. There are no hidden costs to having live coaching help, study groups, and more. It’s a simple monthly membership. And even if it took you 1 year to get through, you would still save a whole lot of money compared to taking other programs offering live coaching/upsells/VIP help.
Our personal feeling is that comparing Primal Trust to DNRS, GUPTA, etc. is like comparing apples to oranges. They are simply offering a different approach with the brain retraining tool being their primary focus, and without a robust daily community, live class involvement. Our product is an entire platform, with multiple tools beyond just brain retraining, and daily live support, often with access to Cathleen, the creator of it all, throughout the way at no extra charge.