I SPEAK FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH 6 VERY CLOSE FRIENDS AND 1 FAMILY MEMBER:
I have personally watched Impact Training staff coerce and harrass 6 of my friends into recruiting others into Impact. Saying things like "Staffing is the highest from of love" Well, Large Group Awareness cults can only continue to proliferate if they have love-bombed people, working for free at their facility (errrrr... "staffing") and calling all their friends and family to attend guest presentations (errrrr.... "recruiting sessions"). Once they get nabbed they are told to recieve the "enlightenment" they must pay a high sum of money. THey are also told if they dont have the money to "create their finances" (errr... "go clean toilets or sell your housewares on ebay) They dont care where or how you get the money... just get it. THen they have a "graduation" (errrr...recruiting session) Where their friends and family are shoved into a tiny room and are subjected to bizarre behavior, canned responses, and are presented shells of their love ones who now believe that their "Impact Family" is their true family. They also believe that those that havent attended Impact are not "enlightened" and "don't understand". That's a cult's way to protect itself. You see, if you tell the cult members that the "outsiders" don't understand and may be critical of your attending Impact you can simply blow them off as "unenlightened" and "non-understanding".
All the while Impact chugs along---sucking people into their club... HEY IVE GOT A QUESTION, IF HANS BERGER AND IMPACT ARE DOING THIS OUT OF "LOVE" WHY DO THEY CHARGE SO MUCH MONEY FOR IT?????
HERE'S A TIDBIT OF KNOWLEDGE: THE TRUTH IS NOT FOR SALE, IF IT HAS A PRICETAG, IT'S NOT THE TRUTH. YOU WANT TO "ENLIGHTEN" THE WORLD TO MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE--- DO IT FOR FREE AND GIVE AWAY TO EVERYONE. IF YOU WANT TO CHARGE PEOPLE, GO DO A JIM JONES AND SAVE US ALL YOUR CRAP!
STOP RIPPING PEOPLE OFF, STOP PREYING ON PEOPLE WITH LOW SELF-ESTEEM AND WORLDLY PROBLEMS. I TRULY BELIEVE THERE IS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL RESERVED FOR PEOPLE THAT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OTHERS. IF YOU ARE A STAFFER, YOU WILL EVENTUALLY ANSWER FOR IT, BUT YOU CAN'T CLAIM IGNORANCE BECAUSE [b:8c750bac81]NOW[/b:8c750bac81] YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD. NOW YOU KNOW, NOW YOU ARE TRULY "ENLIGHTENED"
WANNA SEE SOME EVIDENCE?: CHECK THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU AT THE LINK BELOW, SEE WHAT THEY RECOMEND TO PEOPLE THINKING OF ATTENDING IMPACT TRAININGS. THE LINK FOLLOWS THE SHORT EXCERPT FROM THE PAGE:
"Those attending Impact Trainings have reported that part of the process is a "tearing down" of the individual which includes being subjected to verbal abuse, insults, ridicule or humiliation. The Better Business Bureau has been presented with complaints from participants indicating that they experienced psychological disturbances or episodes as a side-effect of the training. Studies done by mental health professionals have also identified this possible side effect of the training.
Because these seminars are presented as education, trainers and presenters are not required to be licensed as mental health professionals in many states, inluding Utah. However the focus of the training is clearly behavioral, psychological and personal relationships.
We advise consumers to obtain references from skilled, trained mental health professionals regarding the benefits, efficacy, and possible side effects of such training prior to making their own decision to purchase the training, or participate.
BBB LINK: [www.saltlakecity.bbb.org
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WELCOME TO THE TRUTH!