IMO, AsmallBitofGuidance is giving a large amount of invalidation.
WHat about reports that subjects are not told beforehand what will be done to them during the event?
On the previous page Ilunga wrote:
ittle to almost nothing is mentioned about what we would actually be doing in this workshop for more than 10 hours a day 5 days straight.. I later pressed my friend and her partner for some details, but neither of them would say much. All I heard about was the 'anger game' (whatever that is...), but I got the sense that some kind of agreement or something must have been in place prior to justify such secrecy amongst attendees?
All of this together raised a red flag after I gave it some thought, more so I'm not the kind of person to go head in first for anything unless I've done enough research to satisfy and convince myself beforehand.
This makes it impossible for even a psychologically strong adult to make a fully informed decision whether to participate.
Ilunga also writes:
Obviously the actual website for the Insight Training Centre yielded little and testimonials do nothing for me, same went for the Google Reviews which I found highly suspicious since the Centre received an overall rating of 5 stars from 49 people (not even the best restaurant in the country has a 5 star rating from Google Reviews or HelloPeter, someone somewhere was unhappy about something (no matter how arbitrary) and at some point!).
HelloPeter only yielded one review and a bad one at that, but the comments discredit it and seeing as it's just one review it's nowhere near enough to give the Centre an 'overall' bad rating, if that makes sense?
Seems someone has arrived here to discredit what several persons have written, in detail, about Insight Centre of Light.
Insinuating that those who felt harmed by participation in your favorite workshop had prior emotional problems and need professional psychotherapist is a commonplace method of invalidating them, while denying your organization
has responsibility, has agency, for the power it wields.
Reportedly, the Insight Centre does things 10 hours day for five days.
This is severely disorientating, psychologically and emotionally.
The 'its not for everyone' is also a commonplace put down.
Both of these are variations of 'blame the victim'.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/06/2019 08:42PM by corboy.