Landmark is all about taking responsiblity for oneself.
But..they dont take responsiblity for the impact they may have on subjects--or on persons taking it under pressure from employers.
What is not fully appreciated is that Landmark wants you to sign away your right to sue or mediate with Landmark for damages you might incur while being processed during one of thier seminars.
No licensed therapist or physician ever makes a patient do such a thing.
Landmark only wants to take credit for you if you think youve benefitted.
If you freak out or break down under pressure, LEC deosnt take responsibly for their contribution to the mess. You get stuck paying for your own medical care if somethign goes wrong during a LEC seminar.
And..it isnt just that first weekend. You get pressured to bring in your friends and relatives. And you get pressured to do the NEXT level of Landmark..the SELP program, where you really get 'baked.'
They wont let go of you.
The stress and sleep deprivation of doing an LGAT such as Landmark are not
recommended if a person has particular medical or psych problems.
Here is another quandry for someone whose employer is pressuring them to do Landmark as a condition to become a manager:
Suppose that person knows he or she has a medical or psych condition that precludes their doing something stressful such as Landmark?
Suppose that employee has diabetes or bipolar or a history of depression and would prefer not to mention this to their intrusive, pushy, Landmark infatuated employer?
Or you have a cherished religious commitment that you prefer to keep private and you dont want to take Landmark.
Or you just dont wanna take Landmark and dont want to sacrifice your cherished personal privacy by having to give an explanation to this pushy, intrusive, proslytizing employer?
A woman whose husband was bipolar (a condition even Landmark lists on its liability form as precluding participation) was stilll under pressure from his LEC infatuated boss to do the program. Read this thread.
And..notice how some correspondant showed up and supplied some very misleading information to the distraught correspondant.
It is hard enough to get and keep a job in this awful economy.
When, in such a pressured context, one's employer is pushing an LGAT down employees throats, that is doubly oppressive.
As a measure of Landmarks moral stature, I can report we had more trolls from Landmark on RR.coms message board than any other program--until Byron Katie's devotees showed up.
Remember too, how Landmark tried to sue Rick Ross into extinction because RR.com emerged as the major go-to resource for persons seeking a portal of information that was not controlled by Landmark.
The suit was dismissed with prejudice.
A hearty expression of unfeigned GRATITUDE to the United States of America, The First Amendment of The US Constitution, Mr. Rick Ross, Professor Margaret Singer (deceased), to Mr Peter J Skolnick, Esq, Mr Michael Norwick, Esq, and to the legal firm of Lowenstein and Sandler LLC, for their pro bono
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