- thanks for the warning and the info, much appreciated. Good luck if you do make contact, let us know how it goes.BPMom
. I suspect the offshoots exist because simply undertaking the courses also
leads to accrediation as some kind of teacher, and this process of 'franchising' directs people to create their own similar businesses afterwards.
Its akin to pyramid selling: those who have been on the course have to keep 'spreading the word' to have made the initial monetary outlay worthwhile.
People take more time choosing a new car than they do investigating a group who hold seminars which COULD ruin their mental health.
Yes, well put. And this is usually an indication that people are more concerned about running from
something, rather than running to
something, i.e. running from a world they don't like / understand.
Difficult to get the proof eh. This thread alone documents some tragic events however.
My advice is to confront the individual, but be a stable influence as well. You need to demonstrate (in your actions) that one doesn't need to spend vast amounts of money and
experience the destruction of close relationships in order to feel secure in oneself.
These groups offer (fake) security by imploring people to not
use their critical faculties. Critical thinking is the death of nonsense, and this is where our power lies right now. Simply put, we have it, The Bright Path doesn't!
But stability is key. If your family member(s) aren't the type to cope directly with confrontation, you'll need to tread carefully, as The Bright Path draws people away from this type of interaction with glorious promises.
Inportantly, you might find at times you need to act a bit like their parent or guardian.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/30/2009 12:43AM by limey.