of course, the most important methods, are modifying what is going on inside one's own mind and brain.
There are many ways to do that. You can break it into 2 areas, for example.
There have been some previous posts made on this, there are more posts in that thread that can be found when there is time.
IRRT and CBT [forum.culteducation.com
Basically, you use Active Imagination to rescript images in your own mind. So if the Guru is sitting in your "house" in your mind, you throw them out. This can be a very powerful process, involving strong emotions. Trust your own instincts. And it needs to be repeated many many times, not just once. (notice how BK repeats everything hundreds/thousands of times).
One can even have FUN with it, and imagine BK as a little head on the body of a tiny cockroach, like a bad sci-fi movie.
If her Voice is repeating over and over, modify the voice by turning it into a squeaking noise, like some type of roach. Judo imagery.
Then this imaginary bug can be dispensed of in a way that makes sense, flushing, spraying, fireplace, etc. It can be sent into the sun and disintegrated. (again, it takes daily repetition)
Its a large subject, but the Guru can be kicked-out of your mind, forever.
also, one can start to use positive images that are healthy. One could meditate on the Self as being on something from Nature, like an oak tree, or something without any dang Guru's or anti-guru's in it. Kick all the anti-guru's to the curb.
So replacing all the negative BK imagery, with empowering imagery is essential. Of course, each person has to figure that out for themselves.
In terms of Language,
one has to escape from the cultic doublespeak, and rescript the language.
Byron Katie has all sorts of terms, and specific phrases she uses over and over. You can see those who are into her system, use the exact same phrases and words as she does.
So they can be blocked, by stopping using that type of language, and going against it on purpose, very forcefully.
one could say, I hate cancer, and I don't want to get damn cancer!!
Just make a mockery of her language patterns, jumble them up.
one can also fight against the fake-philosophy they are selling.
For example, "truth".
One can go an look at what real philosophers have to say on that subject. When one looks at the real literature, one can see why the BK ideas are really just beyond gibberish. Her ideas about "truth" are somewhat like saying the moon is made of green cheese.
Truth (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) [plato.stanford.edu
Epistemology (the study of knowledge and justified belief) [plato.stanford.edu
a person can get out of that same social group that only does BK stuff, by joining a club for a hobby unrelated to any of this new agey stuff, basket-weaving classes would be better! :-)
Bird watching, anything but "enlightenment"...we should all take a long vacation from getting enlightened!
Critical Thinking: this website could be read a bit each day. Don't have to agree with it , but its some great stuff.
Baloney Detection Kit [www.xenu.net
Real Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
some real CBT might be helpful, to deal with all of the distorted BK thoughts. They try to say that they are like CBT, but they are not in the least. but anyone can find out for themselves.
CBT has its basis in FACTS and EVIDENCE and Rational thinking, and information gathering.
What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy? [www.nacbt.org
History of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy [www.nacbt.org
As far as Ericksonian hypnotherapy, its supposed to be helpful to people, not screw with them. So for something interesting, maybe check out some of the real deal.
Milton Erickson and Cactus therapy
Stories by Milton Erickson
(the Stories, are not just stories, they are multi-level unconscious communication, maybe the local library has this book, My Voice Will Go With You)
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