You are both very lucky.
The Large Group Awareness Training (LGAT) is a complex mix.
The word games are just one ingredient.
LGATS also hit people's bodies -- and that is a component
few are aware of.
Here is a discussion on 'Manipulating the Room Environment'.
Various members on this message board instigated this discussion. Many
were former LGAT fodder. Others had been volunteers for LGATs.
What was fascinating was that after the discussion struck root, quite
a few pro-LGAT types showed up to disrupt the thread.
We took this as a clue to keep digging.
Doesnt matter how smart, how well educated someone is.
They will be knocked off balance if unaware of the set up.
At least at a casino, one knows one is up against the house odds.
But when you are in an LGAT, you think its a fair game with a clean
deck of cards when in reality, the cards are marked.
You both were very fortunate.