"After the Cult": Recovery Workshop for Former Group Members

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  • Dogpatch

    "After the Cult": Recovery Workshop for Former Group Members (ICSA)

    Friday 3:00 p.m., July 31, 2009 to Sunday 3:00 p.m., August 2, 2009

    Franciscan Retreat/Conference Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Topics Covered (Agenda):

    · The nature of psychological manipulation and abuse

    · Conditions of thought reform programs

    · General recovery needs of former members

    · Effects of hypnosis and trance techniques

    · Critical thinking

    · Relationships and intimacy

    · Post-traumatic stress syndrome

    · Boundaries: re-establishing trust

    · 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

    · Special track for those born into or raised in a cultic group

    Fees: Register after 6/1/09 - Double ($240); Single ($325)

    Fees include meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) and Friday and Saturday accommodations. Note : Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. – first session 4:00 p.m.


    Franciscan Retreat Center
    7740 Deer Hill Grove
    Colorado Springs, CO 80919
    Phone: 719-955-7025
    Fax: 719-260-8044

    Please note that the Franciscan Retreat Center is a Catholic retreat center and there are some religious icons and pictures on site.

    Correspondence To:

    ICSA, P.O. Box 2265, Bonita Springs, FL 34133. 239-514-3081. [email protected]

    Online registration: http://store.icsahome.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=ICIB&Category_Code=WorkshopCo

  • purplesofa

    This would be great to go to!


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