Been a lurker here for a long time. I am just now starting to deal with the issues from my witness upbringing. It's been about 10 years since I was df'd.
Just recently I started to see a therapist and I am trying to get across the depth of the effects of growing up a witness. But she doesn't seem to understand how much it means to me or how totally my life is affected.
In an attempt to help her understand I am giving her the pages for therapists off of Bonnie Ziemans site, which lists some of the treatment a person might experience while in a high control group, as well as the symptoms experienced by former members of these groups. The problem is that my therapist doesn't seem to know that the witness religion is a high control group or cult. I get the impression that she thinks its just a normal religion like any other.
So my question is this: does anyone know of a concise list that shows a comparison between the characteristics of a cult and then gives a short blurb about how the witness religion fits each of these?
I was hoping for something maybe a page long and not too in depth as this will be going in my file. I looked on here and a couple of other places and a lot of what I found was quotes from the watchtower etc. and they were very long and detailed. I was hoping for a short overview.
My next appointment is July 24th and I hoped to have something for her by then.
If anyone knows of anything like this I would be very grateful for the help. Thank You.