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Ex-Member Workshops


Psychological Manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements

Ex-Member Workshops

These workshops are for former group members only, not family or friends (AFF has other workshops for these persons). Topics discussed typically include:

  • The nature of psychological manipulation and abuse
  • Conditions of thought reform programs
  • General recovery needs of former members
  • Coping with depression and guilt
  • Effects of hypnosis and trance techniques
  • Coping with feelings of anger
  • Coping with anxiety
  • Decision-making
  • Reestablishing trust in yourself and others
  • Dependency issues
  • The grieving process
  • Reintegration/identity issues
  • Spiritual and philosophical concerns

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.

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