Anyone interested in a support group?

by 30girl 7 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • 30girl

    Recently my Psychology Professor (who has experience with deprogramming people from cults) and I have been discussing whether or not he would be willing to proctor a support group for ex-Witnesses? I live in the upstate NY area (Binghamton to be specific), any takers? I am also giving consideration to making this an online forum where questions/problems could be handled during chats sessions or via email...

  • jgnat

    Not me, but I have an idea. Yahoo Groups allows you to set up a private discussion group, invitation only. Invitees can share within the group without fear of public scrutiny. Plus it's free and all the setup is all laid out for you by Yahoo.

  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    I think you could find some takers on that. The first couple of years out can be rough.


  • Twitch

    As JGNat mentioned, there's Yahoo as well as MSN which are both easy to setup, moderate and allow private groups. For online hosting, there's also EZ board and a few others I'm sure.

    If it's a more localized thing you have in mind, Meetup is a site that promotes local meetings and online discussion of special interests groups, of which xjw "chapters" are quite prevalent. This site is open to everyone, there is a fee and the boards aren't/can't be moderated.

    Good luck with your group should you go ahead with it. Admirable

  • 30girl

    Thanks for all the great recommendations, keep them coming. My Psych Professor specializes in faith based deprogramming and I have been giving him an ear full lately. He has dealt with ex JW's in our area and has seen the chaos the Borg is capable of causing individually and within the family unit. I'm still in the research phase with this and I have some great ideas, I'm inspired by my 30 years of living w/absolute lunatic behavior and the inability to deal with reality. I myself have had to have help getting out because I have family and friends still in the Borg...good times.

  • katiekitten

    Wow your professor sounds great.

    Id be careful NOT to open your metings with a song and prayer tho...

  • cognizant dissident
    cognizant dissident

    I would be interested in participating in an on-line discussion or e-mail format. I live too far away to participate in person.


  • rebel8

    There already are some. I don't know how active they are these days, but it might be worth a look:

    BTW 30girl, you live about an hour and a half from me.

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