When was this Robert Mcbride there?
The McBride's were involved in the impact trainings for a long time. I can't remember if Robert got involved in '99 or 2000, but his family remained involved for years after. That is untill their family fell apart. None of them ever became paid employees though...they all had a creepy vibe; and Impact is creepy enough as it is (Impact did
make them creepier I might add). They need seemingly normalish faces on staff to keep their scam going. Not normal; just "normal" enough.
I also want to make a public apology. Over the years, many
people have PM'd asking for help with people they know getting involved with the Impact Trainings and having them returned all fu**ed up. I admit, I haven't responded to them all, but it is not due to apathy. I simply do not log in to this site very much anymore. It has taken allot for me to put Impact behind me so that I can get on with my life. If that sounds selfish or cold, I assure you it is not. Please take it as a testimonial to how much Impact, Hans & Sally Berger, the Christiansens and the Bushmans had taken away from me and my family.
I found the more I went back to try to fix the problems this horror-factory caused the more buried I became. It started feeling like I was one of the blind leading the blind. Things have changed for me now however. I am no longer on a crusade against my own personal assailant. I see Impact as just one of the many heartless scams out there run by delusional, narcissistic, unconscientious, unapologetic a**holes. For anybody who is thinking of getting involved with or dealing with friends or family members looking to this cult for answers, I will give this bit of advice. “Trainees” are told that TRUST is the foundation of relationships. Impact uses this truth as a toxic lure to manipulate trainees into not only staying in their bullsh** program, but they also indoctrinate and twist trainees into using TRUST as a weapon against their friends and loved ones. The group mentality has won at this point. If a trainee asks you to trust them, it isn’t personal; they mean that if you REALLY trust them, you MUST trust Impact too. At this point, you are dealing with Legion; SO, I advise using logic. Ask them to trust YOU, the person who knows them and loves them already. Trust goes both ways, does it not? The trainee has no more rational reason to trust the Training over trusting you. But there is the kicker; many times, people who have a history of being in dysfunctional relationships are going to trust people they barely know over casual acquaintances, relatively recent or shallow romantic interests or family where there is a history of abuse, apathy, indifference, intolerance or even the lack of rudimentary communication skills. Impact knows this; it is their greatest weapon. Whole dysfunctional families will go through the trainings because they promise bullsh** healing and answers that only THEY can provide. This is a song and dance most people in Utah already know the melody to, so they flock to the familiar tune of promises and false hope, wide-eyed, desperate and vulnerable to the Spiritual Slaughterhouse.
In the end, if you want to get a trainee out of the clutches of Impact, it will take luck, dogged persistence and the sincere, authentic ability to offer them something real, and meaningful; the very thing they are going to Impact for instead of to you. At this point, this is bigger than both of you, for the indoctrinated trainee is being inflated into thinking they are greater than who they really are. They artificially feel a euphoria that seems to be coming from within…until they are away from Impact for too long. KEEP THEM AWAY
from that place as much as humanly possible; Impact deals in the Spiritual Quick-Fix. It is religiously all-encompassing and inclusive. They peddle false self-esteem and absolution as commodities, and it wears off, just like the effects of any hard-drug. Keep the ones you care about away from their DEALER for long enough, and their hallucinations and delusional side-effects will wear off over time, I assure you. Have trainees look at this site, have them ask the Trainers HARD questions and predict that they will be deflected, blown off or attacked. It is as predictable as the Sun rising.