Thanks to everyone who replied... I really appreciate the information. I am definitely leaning against doing the forum now.
It is not worth the time and money you spend on it. Yes they do have people that have people that are "respected" saying that it's a good thing. But let's look at that closer, have you ever heard of those people before?
But Landmark seems to have to really legitimate experts vouching for them- they have the former head of the American Psychological Association testifying on their behalf that there is nothing harmful about it. They seem to have several mental health experts vouching for them.. as well as some business leaders who said they benefited from the forum- presumably they're not cult zombies.
But that is what is so confusing- you have some sources saying the landmark forum was great- and then others who say that it ruined their lives.
If you do have issues surrounding traumatization go seek professional counseling.
I've known quite a few people in my life who have gotten the assistance of professional psychotherapists. None of them ever seem to have actually gotten better. I'd also be really hesitant to take this option since I have a security clearance with the government, seeing a psychotherapist could be damaging to my ability to keep it.
My apologies for being so forward, but I knew a person who thought like you are now, and they no longer have an individual identity and none of their issues have shown any signs of having been dealt with, they just get ignored now.
No need to apologize at all- I came here because I wanted to get the bad side of Landmark.. He doesn't seem like he has any increase in his confidence.
Mind control, brainwashing, don't take prescription drugs, uncomfortable seating, no toilet breaks, temperature control, guilt trips, commitment = doing what we say, integrity = doing what we say to the exclusion of the reasonable, the rationale or anything which is contrary to our beliefs or evil little plans
How exactly do they control your mind?
I don't really understand how sitting in a room for three days in uncomfortable settings could send someone into a psychosis or make them a mind slave. How exactly do they achieve "Mind Control" over you?