Thanks for this info. Its interesting how the folks who have escaped the BK system, always had a little resistance they never let go of. The kept their wedding ring, they kept smoking, etc. They defied the Byron Katie system, and so it never REALLY took hold of them for years and years.
You are going to save some people's lives, literally, by posting this information. Weeks and months ahead people are going to read this information while they are not yet cut off from the world and their family, and they will think twice about turning their minds and souls over to this woman.
They will cut their losses and decide not to go the the Byron Katie School For The Work LGAT seminar due to all of the severe risks involved.
This is utterly diabolical LGAT style mind-washing, coming at people from all angles.
She knows that SOME people won't follow the Byron Katie THE DREADED LIST Prohibitions. Prohibition does not work, and it makes these things worse, and she knows it, everyone knows it.
But there are many who will TRY to follow basically all of the prohibitions, and those people fall right into the trap.
And many TRY to follow all of them, and FAIL, so they blame themselves and feel bad! Very common tactic to set people up to fail, and blame themselves, setting impossible demands on people. That is very well known in psychology. If people set behavioral standards they cannot meet, they get very emotionally upset.
Most important, Byron Katie wants to totally isolate you from your FAMILY and friends, during the mind-washing process. Again, that is the common way to do it. She wants to cut you off from reality, so she can install the new Katie-Reality in your mind. This can ever trigger divorces, as many of these LGAT seminars do.
She sticks you in a room with a STRANGER to cut you off from everyone you know.
INFORMATION: cutting off radio, tv, magazines, books. This is OLD SCHOOL hard-core brainwashing preparation, just to clear your mind and create an empty space. Its Old School, but it works.
You can only read books by the Eternal Godwoman Leader named Byron Katie. Byron Katie must have got that one from Kim Jong-il of North Korea, works well for him in the North Korean brainwashing schools for children.
(this one is truly the most evil, as this is the start of controlling your thinking. This is truly evil vile concentration camp methods).
SEX: is a primary drive, so she wants to open up that issue as well, with some attempt at control. Again, every cult screws with people's sex impulses in one way or another. Of course, trying to suppress sex, makes it more active. Again, basic knowledge, which Katie knows.
BOOZE: alcohol is a drug, and going cold turkey for some in her audience is impossible, even just heavy social drinkers. So people start to go into a bit of withdrawal, or sneak the booze, and feel bad about it.
CAFFEINE: also a drug, and she wants to get the same withdrawal effect. Its just another impossible goal for most people, to make them crave more chocolate, etc.
SUGAR/FOOD: she wants to manipulate/control your food intake as well. Going cold turkey on sugar, creates very strong desires and impulses, which is why she is doing it.
DRUGS: again, more manipulation for people with over the counter dependencies. Those folks are not going to give that stuff up, just sneak it in the toilet, and feel guilty.
MAKE-UP, perfume: obviously, this is to REALLY mess with the minds of her female members, who feel so exposed without make-up. You can be damn sure Katie is wearing make-up like Joan Rivers. Its all about screwing with your mind. If you don't wear make-up, you feel naked and exposed. If you wear it, maybe people look at you funny, and you feel guilty, etc. Mind-Games.
SALES: no, you can't promote your real estate business, but Byron Katie can SELL SELL SELL. The rules are not for the Queen, of course, just the peasants.
POOL: yeah, you can't use the pool at your hotel. This is just a mindless request to test submission levels.
Notice how she gets people to turn their stuff over to the "STAFF", who are not staff, just people who PAY to WORK for BKI, which might not even be legal.
She wants you to turn everything over to her. TRANSFERENCE. Psyche 101.
She wants sick people in the room? So if you get the flu virus, she wants you to come into the room, and spread it to everyone else? Why? Because sick and pain is good, that is her currency.
Also, many people start to have Trauma based emotional breakdowns from her techniques. Its very sad what is going on. You see, its very easy to open up people's trauma, any fool can do that in a few hours. This is why TRAINED psychologists are very careful in how they do it, it takes time, care, and 24/7 emergency plans in case of suicidal impulses.
But notice how the Byron Katie system, opens the trauma, then throws you on a blanket at the back of the room, then throws you into the street after a week. (this makes you dependent on the BKI coaching system).
but hey, if you kill yourself from trauma flooding, then tough for you, read the contract you signed.
Suicide from PTSD is terribly common. Again, basic common knowledge.
So Byron Katie is messing with your...RELATIONSHIPS, SEX, INFORMATION, BOOZE, CAFFEINE, SUGAR, FOOD, MAKE-UP, SELF-IMAGE, LIFE-ENJOYMENT, SLEEP-SCHEDULE.
What isn't she messing with?
You see, this is all textbook LGAT seminar mind-washing technique. She just went down the list that has been developed over the last few decades, and added them all to her methods.
And guess what?
This is only to SET THE TABLE. This is just the warm-up act.
The real mind-washing, starts once all of these behaviors controls start to kick in.
The all the Belief Re-engineering starts, and the deep Transference to Byron Katie starts.
All of these techniqes are simply to make people more Suggestible.
As as been said all along, the Byron Katie School For The Work, is a high-impact LGAT mind-washing system. It almost can't get any more obvious.
Hopefully some serious scholars will begin to study this stuff in detail, and write some books about it.
Then, we need some educational documentaries to air maybe on shows like Frontline on PBS. They could make a 5 part documentary, to explain all these techniques being used like people like Byron Katie and many others.
The public needs to be educated about what is going on in the 9-Day LGAT seminars.
Here is the kicker. The fact that all of these prohibitions and methods are followed "Voluntarily" is what gives them their power. This was also learned decades ago. Because when people are enticed into the system in a way that seems "Voluntary" then its incredibly powerful.
If you try to push people too hard too early, they resist.
So they do the opposite, and set up impossible standards that NO ONE could ever meet. So it lures you in, if you fall for it.
Come into my parlor, said the spider to the fly...
And again, this is probably only 25% of what is going on here. The other 75% are the actual mind-clearing and mind-washing techniques that occur inside the seminar room. All of these things in this list, just set the table for the main course.
And the main course is not The Work. "The Work" is the bait on the hook.
What is REALLY going on is not the overt "content" of the seminar.
Its what is happening on a meta-level on the deepest levels of people belief systems, and literally how their brain is processing "reality". The goal is for you to come out at the end of the 9 Days with Byron Katie at the center of your mental/emotional universe, where she is going to stay for many years, if not for life with some people. Byron Katie does plant seeds even in her public products that she wants ALL of you for LIFE.
But, you can kick her out of your mind, using the same techiques in reverse, as has be documented earlier in this thread.
NOTE TO former Byron Katie STAFF:
And to the Byron Katie "staff" people who watch this happen to people, and see the damage. Some of you are going to start feeling some serious guilt for what is being done to people. And some of you may know about someone who took their own life after having their trauma ripped open again, with no support.
How can you help?
Just come forward, and tell the truth of what is going on.
Some people are posting leaked whistleblower information these days on Wikileaks.
THE DREADED LIST
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