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Ex-member Workshops

Next Workshops: 

July 12-14, 2002, Estes Park, Colorado
Topics discussed include:
The nature of psychological manipulation and abuse Decision-making
Conditions of thought reform programs Reestablishing trust in yourself and others
General recovery needs of former members Dependency issues
Coping with depression and guilt The grieving process
Effects of hypnosis and trance techniques Reintegration/identity issues
Coping with feelings of anger Spiritual and philosophical concerns
Coping with anxiety    
The workshops are organized and coordinated by Carol Giambalvo, a thought reform consultant, former member of a controversial group, and author/editor of Exit Counseling: A Family Intervention and The Boston Movement: Critical Perspectives on the International Churches of Christ (Herbert L. Rosedale, co-editor).

Ms. Giambalvo serves AFF as Director of Recovery Programs, which include workshops, special publications, professional liaison, and outreach.

 Registration and Fees

Events by date:
Workshop for former group members
July 12-14, 2002, Estes Park, Colorado


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