REAL philosophy, is an absolutely wonderful thing. Its a disciplined way to THINK about Reality and our place in it. It involves Epistemology, Mind, Ethics, Logic, Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Eudaimonia, Critical Thinking, etc.
Real Philosophy is not about dogmatism, but about inquiry and exploration. Its wonderful, because if you get serious about Philosophy, seeing the lies and errors of the cultists are childs play.
Even something like Christian "Science" can be analyzed using the methods of philosophy. That's where the grotesque errors of Christian Antiscience are exposed. (I know quit a bit about CS). Consider calling it Christian Antiscience, as there is NOTHING scientific about Mary Baker Eddy. If you relabel it Christian Antiscience, then everytime you THINK about it, your brain will be reminded that it is a pile of errors and lies.
As far as talking about it, i must admit my main talking about my errors has been on the internet. I personally feel a bit ashamed about admitting i was duped and tricked. Its a bit of a dirty secret for me. My friends know little about it.
But i have no problem admitting this anonymously.
Actually, talking about it on the internet, helps the person who is doing the talking! It is reordering those experiences in your brain.
Talking and writing about your experiences are very helpful, whether to a close friend, or a good trained therapist. But internet journaling i find very helpful. You get to journal, and then have others respond. Even when the wacko cultists respond, its very valuable info.
I basically deprogrammed myself on the Anthony Robbins website, while making over 1000 posts, detailing all of Robbins techniques on his own website, using Robbins own techniques of manipulation! (Because of me, and a few others, they moved to a totally censored webboard, where now all customer complaints, and criticisms are disallowed.)
And i was attacked constantly by almost everyone there (the Tonyite Morons), but it really did create a great healing inside my brain. I listened to a "free" Tony Robbins New Year speech last week, and i could see right through all of his bullshit, and manipulation, and i didn't react that much. I was so bored listening to him, i had to force myself to listen to the entire speech. When your guru BORES you silly, then healing has occurred. This means the anger and pain are healing.
So writing and talking about it, exploring it, wrestling with it, are the path to healing, in my view.
Never taken a philosophy course -- probably never will. I have an irrational prejudice against the subject *lol*.