International Cultic Studies Association: Information about cults, cult groups, and new religious movements. ICSA studies psychological manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements.

International Cultic Studies Association: Information about cults, cult groups, and new religious movements. ICSA studies psychological manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements.
International Cultic Studies Association: Information about cults, cult groups, and new religious movements. ICSA studies psychological manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements.

Special Event: Sharing Experiences to Assist Others

Throughout the day there will be specific discussion sessions where there will be opportunity given (if you wish) to share parts of your story, to assist others in similar situations such as former members who are more recently out of their groups, and those with loved ones, such as adult children, siblings or parents, in ...

Does transcendental meditation to help veterans with PTSD?

By Steve Vogel This story has been updated. Seeking new ways to treat post-traumatic stress, the Department of Veteran Affairs is studying the use of transcendental meditation to help returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. “The reality is not all individuals we see are treatable by the techniques we use,” said W. Scott Gould, deputy secretary ...

Munson: Fairfield an unlikely spot for a hate crime

Des Moines Register Kyle Munson March 12, 2011 Fairfield, Ia. – Of all the spots on the map in Iowa, this is the setting for an alleged hate crime in 2011?Shocking headlines out of Fairfield last week centered on an incident in which Usama Alshaibi, an Arab-American filmmaker, alleges he was repeatedly kicked and beaten ...

Writing Workshop: Coming to Terms with Your Story: A Pre-Conference Writing Workshop for Post-Cultic Recovery

Facilitator: Karen PressleyWednesday, July 4, 2012 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)After leaving a high-demand group, how do you come to terms with the people, events, and countless details of the memories that shaped that time of your life? Outside of counseling or talks with caring friends and family members, exploring the fertile subject matter of ...