Executive Success Program/Nxivm
Date: January 28, 2004 10:28PM
I just read the new article on the website about the woman who committed suicide last winter at an Anchorage, Alaska ESP intensive and to say the least, I'm outraged. I was involved with the program at that time and this was kept quiet.
I also had a very bad experience in one of their intensives. In my opinion: there is no one there qualified to handle extremely adverse reactions. The coaches and leaders are trained only in Neurolinguistic Programming. Psychology professionals are not typically allowed into the program. You are told there is a reason for this, but it's likely because what is going on there would be immediately apparent to them and they would be shut down. You are really on your own if you find yourself in the position this woman was likely in. I walked out, but escaped is more what it felt like. It was a horrible experience from which it took a bit of time to recover. I had many interesting and disappointing awarenesses as a result though as I came to realize what I felt they were really all about. I am no longer involved in any way and would discourage anyone who may be considering getting involved with this group.
The trainers were informed that this woman was talking about killing herself and their response was that she was manipulating everyone for attention!? I can just hear what they must have been telling her - why are you choosing to feel this way, what are you getting out of it, blah, blah, blah...., all of which only serve to make you feel worse. I guess they showed her who was in charge of the manipulation. Why was she not taken seriousaly and referred to a hospital? This would appear to be extremely irresponsible and dangerous behavior from a group who is trying to save the world by promoting ethical behavior and responsible choice.