You disliked the whole thing, you had grave doubts, kept your sense of humor throughout, yet despite all this, they still zapped you enough that you completed the whole thing, instead of just flipping the middle finger, marching out, and giving a hard kick in the bum to anyone trying to stop you from leaving.
When you're in there, at least for me, I kept waiting for something to happen, something to make some kind of sense, waiting to see how any of it applied to the reasons my doctor thought I should go. They never delivered, hence, my total refund.
Dafellah, excellent write-up. I'm wondering if your forum had the same acts performed as mine. When the leader is telling us what our promises are (no drugs, no one stays who was coerced to be there), did you have an attendee whose significant other "made" him attend, who wanted to leave, but reluctantly stayed when made a fool of? Did he turn out to be the one wailing the loudest in the exercise where we imagine we are afraid of the person next to us? Did he have a HUGE breakthrough? Did a dyslexic person have a run-in with the leader and get thrown out because she insisted on trying to take notes? I just remembered how she worked the room before the forum began, talking with lots of people so many were stunned when she was escorted out.
Thanks for your contribution.