I was a part of Circling Europe for over a year.
I’ve heard numerous reports of various kinds of abuse. People violently physically attacked, sexually violent language, nudity without consent.. with people traumatized after.
They charge very steep prices for training.
I also had some experiences.. abusive. I’ve has trouble with panic, crying bouts. I don’t feel comfortable sharing the details. But it was sexual stuff, sexual language. Lots of coercion to view it as positive.
I’m not sure I can bring myself to share what all I experienced. I’ve had so much backlash. I’m scared of ending up in court.
One woman shared a story, that just haunts me still. Leadership was agreeing to take money, to do something.. I’m pretty sure it would be illegal if it had happened. God, that story shook me up. She requested confidentiality. I considered going to the police anyway, but it’s not even in my country. So I haven’t... and I’m scared to. The woman is very protective of the people who did this to her. I’ve wondered if it was a trauma bond. I really think it might be illegal, what they were talking about doing. It didn’t happen, thankfully.
Tried to start a conversation about the concerns, and was told I had started a witch hunt. Was kicked out of the community. Have lost the majority of friends I had there.
It’s just bugs the crap out of me. I kept hearing from women that were suicidal after taking their trainings. It seems like it’s usually a limited number of people who experienced the abuse.
I started looking into cult dynamics, and it matches what I experienced. But I don’t know how to get this stuff revealed in a way that would protect new people. I thought starting a post here might help.
I wondered if I could somehow get a cult expert to take testimony confidentially, and write a report of some kind. If that’s a possibility?
There’s just one brief mention of it on Reddit, and that’s all there is publicly: [www.reddit.com