Thanks for sharing your experience. These coercive teqniques are the same carried on in Bonyan (Iranian Lifespring Cult). They don't give up easily . There is a lot of pressure to enrol others. And since with enroling new people your bindigs to the group becomes tighter there will be less chance to let go of the group. Mentally and psychologicaly a person who has enroled many stays with the group and even if he find out about many negative harrasments , he tries to censor his true feelings. Most of them suffer psychological illness.
quote="dontdoit"]Thanks for putting the video online. I had my experience with Landmark back in the late 90's. I did two courses, the Forum and the advanced course. A lot of coercion goes on, group pressure and harrasment. I was put under a lot of pressure to enrol others, i managed one who happens to be my ex partner and mother of my 10 year old daughter.
At the time i thought i was doing something good, but after i paid $700 for the advanced course i was asking myself why am i wasting my time here.
But i did the advanced course and half completed the weekly sessions before giving it up. But getting away from them wasn't easy and even 8 years later i get mail and phone calls trying to get me to go back.
The biggest concern i have with them is my daughter's mother has been a volunteer for 8 years. She travels 600 klms every 2 weeks to facilitate in these courses. She spends hours on the phone each night trying to enrol others. She holds meetings at her place to enrol others. She wants me to agree to have our daughter do the kids forum and whenever an issue arises between us , out comes the landmark language. I had to seek legal help to prevent her from enrolling our daughter.
All this organisation cares about is MONEY, they harrass you to enrol as many people as you can. During the courses they have a compettion to see who can encourage the most people to come to the graduation. They call you after the course to find out how many you have got coming to the introduction and if you have no one they keep calling and abusing you.
Landmark portrays itself as an innocent oragnisation committed to helping participants. But it is not.
The video that was shown was spot on. They need to be gone from Australia too.[/quote]