As a Primal Trust ambassador I am often being asked how the program is different from DNRS, or Gupta, or Irene Lyons, or Peter Levine, or German new medicine or other programs. From my perspective, as someone who participated in several of these programs, here’s where I see the key difference. PT is all-encompassing, meaning that it incorporates a variety of practices and approaches. When you do DNRS, it’s mostly about positive visualizations. With Gupta, the focus is on meditation and visualization. With Peter Levine it will be all about Somatics. So a lot of people go from program to program, looking for what they need, and never finding it because what they really need is a comprehensive blended approach, rather than stand alone disjointed modalities.
Primal Trust brings it all together, like a one stop shopping. You will learn about many different approaches to self-healing and transformation under one roof, and you can then mix and match your learnings to create your own individualized program. And when you find something that works, you can really lean into it. And when you no longer resonate with that particular approach, you can go back to the well of Primal Trust, and find another approach, modality or tool, that is more appropriate for the stage of the journey you are at.
Another huge advantage of Primal Trust is the community. I cannot speak enough about how beneficial the community is when we’re trying to heal from chronic illness. Out of all the tools that will learn in Primal Trust, community is the one that is my favorite and that works for me consistently with greatest benefits. The kind of a community that we have a Primal Trust is unmatched by any other programs, hands-down. Just that in itself gives us a strong advantage in our healing.
Recently, I learned about another distinction between Primal Trust and some other programs. I took a six-month program with somebody whose work I respect and revere greatly. I chose to do it for my own benefit, and because I was so fascinated with the person and the topic. And while it was a joy and a pleasure to learn from the best minds in the trauma and chronic illness community, I couldn’t help but notice how that program was no match for Primal Trust, in terms of how the material was organized and presented. The program offered multiple tools with very little practical guidance as to how to organize them, and how and when to use them. It wasn’t a structured, coherent program, but rather a list of tools with some brief summary of how this tool works. The material was presented in somewhat confusing and disorganized way, and it was hard to see how these exercises connect to the material. I was still able to benefit from this program, mainly because i already had all the prior knowledge of many of these topics from Primal Trust. Some people, including myself, find Primal Trust overwhelming, especially in the beginning. I actually think now that it is in the middle of the overwhelm scale. There are basic, one-modality programs that tell you exactly what to do and when. These programs would be low on the owerwhelm scale. And then there are programs like the one I just attended, that are highly complex and not well organized. These programs would be high on the overwhelm scale. People from low-overwhelm programs end up in Primal Trust, because for a lot of us one modality is not enough. People who participate in high overwhelm programs are likely to end up in Primal Trust also, as they get lost and confused with having great tools and complex science behind them, but lack clear understanding how to benefit from them. I hope this helps those who are wondering about this.