To repeat, the real emphasis is the use of story telling and to a vulnerable and exhausted group of people.
It is Never 'Just a Story'
Yasmin, please read the link Corboy provided, it will give you a look into the sort of manipulation that Katie and McCarthy do. IMO McCarthy is a snake and fraud who has jumped into the seminar bandwagon to make easy $$$. Anything she puts her name to now should be thoroughly investigated before going near it. What she was before doesn't matter, what she does now does.
Katie though seems to be in a league of her own with her horrific blame the victim routine. What a great way to create emotional zombies via trauma elicitation and redirection. It's evil. And any author that endorses her works and/or methods should be avoided like the plague. Either Katie bribed them or they can't tell a wrecking ball from a therapist.
I find it pathetic that the NLP people who taught her are silent on her mind f**king people into emotional veggies and taking their money and worse promote her works. It shows their collective moral bankruptcy, that includes the very smart but rotten to the core Stever Robbins who was Katie's NLP teacher. Who BTW gives her all sorts of glowing reviews.
BTW the discussions here still get under Robbin's skin. He doesn't like being exposed as a modern day trainer of cult leaders.