Re: VICTIMS of transformational workshops & seminars (LGATS)
Date: April 15, 2019 08:11PM
Well, no time like the present to chime in...
I work as a corporate consultant, who coaches, and I had hoped to build a coaching team to support my business.
Plenty of competent, caring people who are attracted to the field, but then came the boggling decision about which training program to participate in...and, I tried to understand the various methodologies -- I had been corporately-trained by psychologists, and heavily supervised -- and to weigh in on these, but I really couldn't sort it...
So, I watched and even sponsored various hopefuls in this 'training', and attempted to provide real-world mentoring.
I, clearly, was not GETTING the personal transformations that were occurring in these programs.
What I can tell you is that I watched a Japanese female, U.K.-trained attorney, completely decompensate during her six months of participating in a coach training program. This formerly prim, and highly disciplined person was coming to my office every day with bandages on her arms -- she was self-mutilating. Later, she seemed incapable of constructing and maintaining a consistent personal narrative, as in, she would state to different people, different accounts of her nation of birth, and sometimes in the course of the same day. Later, came the porn phase, as in she was bringing pornography into my office, and ruminating over this at her desk. And, gosh, I contacted her family, and her friends to better understand what was going on, and they had 'no idea'.
I also watched a happy-go-lucky English friend (male) turn into a sort of brooding existentialist..."Bakkagirl, have you ever read Alan Watts?"...my answer, "Yes, he was a tosser!" This guy began calling me and telling me I MUST ATTEND this or that 'event'; I MUST take a course in (cough) neuroscience, I MUST go to the Middle East and support NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION MEDIATION EXERCISES.
These people did not join cults, they simply participated in what they though were professional development programs.
I could go on...