Former Cult-Member Support Group – Encino, CA

In December, 2012, I will be starting my next Former Cult-Member Support Group. This group is for those who have been in a cult, or cult-like group. Family and friends of those in cults are welcome, as well. I am a therapist who has worked for over 20 years with people affected by cults. I ...

Ex Jehovah’s Witnesses Support

This page was created for ex-JWs to meet, discuss experiences, and encourage one another while “deprogramming.” 

From Deprogramming to Thought Reform Consultation

Author Presentation by Carol Giambalvo Discussants: Joseph Kelly, Patrick Ryan, Hana Whitfield AFF Conference,Chicago, ILNovember 1998 Deprogramming  Early on, according to what some “old-timers” have told us, groups such as the Children of God allowed parental access — even visits to the group — until a number of parents were successful at convincing their adult children to leave the ...

The Art of Living in Modern India

Revealer Jake Halpern December 12, 2012 When I think of India, the same bizarre sound always resonates in my head. It is not the sound of muezzin, or Bollywood soundtracks, or auto-rickshaw drivers cursing at plodding elephants, though there was plenty of that. No. It’s the sound of a lone man sawing a piece of ...

Greeks Seek Strength in the Powers of a Revered Monk to Predict Events

Wall Street JournalGordon Fairclough Elder Paisios Expected Travails; A Skeptical Facebook Page Draws Ire December 3, 2012 SOUROTI, Greece—Legend has it that nearly three decades ago, a bearded Orthodox Christian mystic visiting here made an unsettling prediction: Greece in the future would experience a “great disruption and confusion,” followed by hunger and political turmoil. Believers ...

Re-Entry Therapy, Information & Referral Network (RETIRN)

Since 1983, the Re-Entry Therapy, Information & Referral Network (RETIRN) has been providing counseling, forensic (legal), consultation, information and referral services to individuals and families adversely affected by high demand groups, manipulative and totalistic social, political, transformational and/or religious movements, such as: destructive cults  (e.g., religious, political, therapy, marketing cults). mass therapies (e.g., large group ...

Special Program for Parents of SGAs (those who are born and raised in cultic groups)

The goal of the program will be to offer an environment in which parents can give one another mutual counsel and support. Parents will have an opportunity to focus on the complex relationships resulting from multi-generational cult involvement. When:  Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2013 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Where: Englewood, NJ (directions to ...