PSI Seminars: Legal Action?
Date: May 19, 2007 06:20AM
Thank you for the concern for what my family is going through. I am very concerned as my daughters and I are the one’s living this nightmare. I would like to point out though that your statements about PSI are somewhat like what my wife is spouting towards me, my family and friends. Her new “PSI friends” discount everything I say and respond with the same verbal bullshit. “Take the basic,” “It will change your life,” and “resistance is persistence.” My wife asked me to come to her basic graduation last month and all I heard was a big sales pitch. I couldn’t understand what was so great about this seminar. I was approached by a couple of men who had just graduated and they were asking me if I was interested in this class. I was polite and told them no; I did not see what it had to offer me and the presentation told me nothing. They responded “you need to experience it for yourself.” You and all her PSI friends sound like a bunch of robots programmed to say the same thing.
One of your comments was “maybe you should do the basic?” Your statement “I am going to do PSI7 soon but before I enrolled in it I needed my wife to do the basic as well.” My question is WHY? Why does your wife need to take the basic before your go to PSI7? As for your comment about “families are teams. They need to be in sync pulling in all the same direction.” My wife and I have been married 19 years, were dating two years before that, and no major arguments or disagreements. The only fight I can recall in 19 years was where we where going on vacation 10 years ago. The family has been in sync up until her return from PSI 7 in California.
And what do you mean “Do you see it coming yet?” What exactly does that mean? What is “IT?” (And I don’t mean your IT company.)
Your statement that I need to experience “first hand” what my wife went though and “that way you would be able to tell for yourself.” I don’t need or want to climb to the top of phone poles, go over walls and stand on the edge of a cliff to experience life. I don’t need or want to stand in a circle by candlelight and look into the eyes of a stranger and make a proclamation to them that I want to be intimate with him/her or it. I am a MARRIED man and the only one I would do that with is MY WIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s if she comes to her senses. I don’t need to read a PSI Bible, one like the wife brought home, written by a dead man who didn’t have the sense to keep his feet on the ground as I read he died in a plane crash back in the 70’s. Maybe he didn’t believe this non-sense either as I am sure the “universe” would have allowed him to walk away from his “accident.”
As for you “saving” me from the usually PSI speech; I see you made it anyway. Why do I need to be “exposed” to strangers at a ranch in California? Why would I want to? If I were to go to PSI why would I stand in front of a group and tell them what I have hidden in my heart and mind? Those things make me what I am. I learned from my mistakes and moved on, so why be reminded of them? I live with them everyday. We all have something buried in our past that is best left forgotten. Why would I share that with a bunch of strangers? Why would I go to the ranch and attend a “barn dance?” What is the point? I have gone to several social functions over the years and danced with my wife and my friends. I even danced with my daughters even though it embarrassed the hell out of them. (Sorry that one made me smile for a second). But this brings me to a point. I have made a point of being a member of MY family; not some group mentality that doesn’t give due consideration to destroying a family to make a dollar. Not once have I come home from a training session for work or any other type of training and thought “I think I’ll leave my family because there’s something better out there.” I have sometimes thought that I would rather be at home with my family than at a training seminar.
What value does PSI really offer? Your statements make no sense to me and leads me to believe that you think I am closed minded. Believe me I AM NOT THAT CLOSED MINDED!!!!!! But I have made up my mind…. I have made my choices and they don’t include PSI………. I have seen the evil man can do to one another (and I don’t mean on the TV news) and I have continued to maintain a course for a healthy life and emotional wellbeing. That’s until my wife returned from PSI7. Now I am stressed out and fear that something is going to happen to her. I am stressed out that this is going to destroy my family. I am stress out that this is going to destroy my relationship with the woman I love and have loved for the past 21 years. I am stressed out this is going to destroy my wife’s relationship with her daughters. And believe me she is already on her way in the short week she has been back from PSI7.
Your statement “The thing with this kind of companies is that it is very difficult to discern the good ones from the bad ones so the only way is getting references about them.” Where did you get the references before going to PSI? You said you were sent by the company you worked for. I saw nothing to indicate that you checked PSI out before you attended this class/seminar. How do I know if you weren’t brainwashed? Have you considered the “possibility” that you were brainwashed? Are you willing to even admit that you might have been conned by this company and the only thing you got was some empty pockets and a warped sense of wellbeing? Are you looking at the world with rose colored glasses now that you’ve taken the basic? Or are you the one that is “closed minded” and willing to read what other people have written?
As for the references I have looked at this board and other posts on other web sites and I have found that a lot of people are VICTIMS of this group. I have only started to read the other posts and it’s very apparent that you DID NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you checked PSI out before you attended the seminars I’m sure you wouldn’t have gone. The information is out there; all you need to do is read it. And don’t respond that these messages are from people who are disillusioned with PSI because I already know that. I see the pain this has caused the people who went and for the people who were left behind. And I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of the information I have to look at. But with as much as there is out there you need to realize that PSI does cause people problems, very much like the problems I am experiencing. I have even read a threat on here from people who have gone to the training, returned and thrown their relationships away based on the power of this training only to later regret their decision. Some even admit that this training is a “CULT.” Oh wait; the fact that you posted here indicates you are reading the information people have provided and you’re still not getting “IT.”
“PSI Seminars is for real? So real that they are INperfect?” Is this more PSI Speak? What kind of statement is that? If they are imperfect why are you taking the seminar? Why are you attempting to sell me on this course (or curse)? “Get the stuff that helps and discard the rest?” You do that with any training you go to. If they’re pushy enough that you can equate them to “car salesmen” you need to wake up and get out while you still have your sanity and money.
And your comment “What if your family starts functioning better? Not perfect simply better.” My family has gone though most of the trials and tribulations that every family does; now to include this bullshit. My family is simply that; MY FAMILY!!!!! It does not belong to PSI…….. My family was fine, not perfect, but fine in the aspects that I enjoyed coming home every night to be with them until my wife’s returned from this PSI bullshit. I have two beautiful daughters whom I am very proud of. They are growing into responsible people and they don’t need to see their mother, the woman who helped raised them, throwing her marriage and family to side because PSI is now more important. If you believe PSI is the answer to your problems you are kidding yourself just like she is. If you saw the change in her in the SHORT time since she’s been back you would understand. No; I take that back, you wouldn’t understand because you sound just like her, but for the others reading this, the ones who have lived with/through this would. I rather place my money on that bet than I would shelling it out to PSI and getting “mindf*ked” for the trouble. (Sorry for my language.)
I am going to be “real” with you “EFE132” this BS is destroying my family and you are on this message board telling me that if I take these seminars it will correct the problems. Well I don’t think so. If you were stupid enough to be sucked into this scam that’s your problem. I have to deal with this, not you. You may have fooled you wife into taking this but at what cost? What if she trusted you enough to get her involved in this and she returns with a new attitude just like my wife? What happens when she returns from this and leaves you? What are you going to say then? Are you going to except the fact she just left to do what? Find her own path? Or are you going to except the responsibility for destroying your marriage because you (YES YOU) are the one who “enrolled” her in this program. If you don’t believe it could happen you are living in a dream world.
And I would like to wish you luck also; I think you’re going to need it because I don’t believe the lie of PSI and I am offended that you think I would.
PS: I am sorry if I offended anybody with my language, but I call it like it is. I would like to thank those of you who were influenced by these groups, had the courage to admit it and instead of remaining silent came forward, told your story in the hopes it would save someone the same trouble. I truly admire that.
And to those you who responded I thank you for your support.