Summer Retreat Ojai 2019

Retreat Announcement 


We are excited to announce that the dates are now set for our 7-day, 2019 Ojai, Summer Retreat.


Sunday, August 18, 2019 through Saturday, August 24,2019


We hope you will join us in lovely Ojai valley (75 miles north of Los Angeles) for this unique opportunity for therapy in the ideal environment, with ample time, and a great community of people and support.

Patients from all stages of therapy are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Accommodations are cabin style. We will be taking two cabins with each cabin having four private rooms sleeping either six persons or four. Each cabin also has two bathrooms and the cabins and group room are air conditioned. You will need to provide your own towels, linens or sleeping bag, and pillow. Meals are included and will be served daily in the dining hall or  their lighted, outdoor pavilion. Regular, vegan, non-dairy, and vegetarian diets can be accommodated. The retreat center provides a large swimming pool, volleyball and basketball court, rock climbing wall, zipline tower, and hiking trails. The grounds are really lovely and sprawling, with lots of privacy. The buildings and facilities are well kept and clean. We do highly recommend that everyone stay as a group at the retreat site. This is a therapeutic experience and all available time should be spent participating in group exercises.

The retreat site is minutes from the small artistic town of Ojai and Ventura’s beautiful beaches.

Please be aware that there is a finite number of openings for this retreat. We have no leeway on this point, so please sign up ASAP.


Please plan your arrival and check-in at the retreat center at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 18th, dinner will be served at 5:30 pm, our first group meeting will be held at 7:00 PM. The retreat will conclude on Saturday, August 24th at 1:00 pm following our last group. Please contact Atty in our office should you have further questions. Barry, Gretchen and Mark

7 Responses to Summer Retreat Ojai 2019

  1. dvddoodle99 says:

    In December, following a spinal injury in October my,rather academically advanced, chiro claimed to have detected a birthing injury, that my umbilical cord had been twisted and impacted my small intestine. Various specific adjustments were completed over the next two days. I rarely visit doc, and frankly while I have confidence in this chiro I thought this was pretty wonky and expected nothing but I’d do anything to escape the pain I was enduring.
    I left disappointed after the second day’s adjustments, no dramatic lessening of pain. But 5 miles towards home I became of something. I had changed. All of my life I have been a victim. I knew the etiology of that before I came to Primal, horrendous abuse from a family that hated me. I left LA earlier than planned due to a family situation, but had gotten a lot from this therapy I hold in the highest esteem. A year later overworked and underslept I succumbed to, ” Sick Building Syndrome,” Multiple Chemical Sensitivites and fibromyalgia were diagnosed, And I returned to my victim role. The Primal Box helped drain feelings; drain , not resolve.
    Well, maybe this is all a coincidence but while my physical pain has not vanished,(it is improved); but I’m no longer a victim. A whole lot of shit just let go. I think I can start loving myself instead of playing my game of seduction to have others feel sorry for me. I hope I’ll recognize someone who really cares for me, stop running from the right one and stop struggling with the others. I was phenomenal at caring for others, selfless to the core, but it was compulsive, a way to try to avoid being hurt, and get without asking, without appearing to need anything. As elders have pointed out we really do get what we ask for, or don’t ask for.

    I’m sad there are more years behind me than ahead but that’s how it is.

  2. Anne wilson says:

    Dear dvddoodle99
    I don’t know you, only the you that has been introduced on the blog. I realise that this blog is yonks old but I was browsing through pieces on primal therapy and came upon you.
    I could not help smiling at what you had to say….not in any derogatory way. I was proud of you, interested in your comments and I also identified with you…you could almost have been writing it about me. I love you, I realise that might sound a bit out there, but I guess love has many dimensions. I love the unloved child that created the adult you, I applaud your journey and what you have accomplished as a result of it.
    Can I just say….when you refer to your family as hating you. Lift up your head…because to hate is merely falling short of love. And that falling short is their short fall not yours.
    I think there is some merit in saying what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
    I personally have grieved over the thought that to turn out my own light would serve to bring me peace.
    The thing I can’t get past is that it doesn’t fix anything, it doesn’t help my people see what they may or may not have done. It would simply validate their opinion of me. I hope I’m worth more than that. We’ll see. I hope I can find my way as you did. I can’t afford the therapy, but I read a lot about it and gleen from the crumbs the rest of you leave behind. For that I’m grateful. Anne

  3. Jack says:

    Seems I don’t know either of you’s guys … dvddoodle99 or Ann. But yep! it’s yonks years old OR is it that it feels yonks years old? Either way, I feel it is a great forum and very helpful for most of us on it.

    Seems like you guys got a lot out of your experiences there. Meantime, take care


  4. Larry says:

    Hi dvddoodle99 and Anne wilson. Nice to hear from you. If you get something out of this blog, then I hope that you continue to participate. Sounds like a tough road that you each are on.

  5. jackwaddington says:

    I just got a reply from the undermentioned on the Facebook Primal group. I was so thrilled, so I’m posting it here.

    “Ann Lynette Mayo: Great Jack. I posted l think 3 times, somehow l accidentally got updates sent to me! By the way, l think your gift to mankind is magnanimous, I’m reading your book, it simplifies it for the layman. Often l have been asked, ‘what can we do if we don’t have that kind of money, or ability to travel to LA. I think it’s Heroic of you! and l am very impressed w/how it gets the point across simply put!”

    Am I boasting? … Errr … yep!


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