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7 years ago
jchpiper
Hey figlady... I am still following this thread. :) Congrats on continuing to grow in trusting yourself. It sounds like you are doing great in regard to the process of becoming your own best friend, so to speak. I empathize (as do others) with feeling the fear. I'm sure as you take the steps (one step at a time) to move away from this therapist, that you will feel more and more emp
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
7 years ago
jchpiper
The hearing regarding my ex-therapist took place mid-November. He did not show for the hearing. It will be a few more months before disciplinary action (if any) is determined. My ex-therapist's name is John Knapp. He now also has a stage name, Johnny Profane. He has stated in the past year on his FB and Twitter pages that he no longer offers therapy. However, his LinkedIn page
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
7 years ago
jchpiper
I just sent a PM but I'm not sure it went through. If you don't get it, just let me know and I can resend. Thanks
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
7 years ago
jchpiper
Quoterrmoderatorjchpiper: What cult-recovery therapist are you referring to that has an upcoming licensing board hearing? Hmmm....I'll send you a PM, if that's ok. I'm a bit hesitant to post his name on your board until after the hearing and the disciplinary action is determined.
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
7 years ago
jchpiper
Hey figlady... I read your thread with much interest. I am familiar with Sarno's work and it helped me tremendously. I can link my health story if you'd like to read that. Sarno's work was pivotal for my own journey toward wellness. I never worked with anyone trained in Sarno's methods. But after reading his book Healing Back Pain, I researched the web and ordered mo
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
9 years ago
jchpiper
I too was in The Way. I wrote a recent HubPages Article, if you are interested. I also have a few different blogs. I was involved from 1977 through 2005. *******************
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
10 years ago
jchpiper
If anyone is interested, I've started a blog where I am transcribing my journal from one of my years in The Way's leadership training program known as The Way Corps. It is not a 'seedy' cult story, but does show the mindset of a 'true believer.' I am also compiling a glossary of Way terms as the terms come up in my transcribing. Link to glossary: Glossary of Wa
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
jchpiper
Quotehelpme2timesCarol, I read all about your experiences with The Way AND your very difficult health challenges. My heart goes out to you for all you've been through and I applaud your strenuous efforts to find healing and even wellness. Also I can deeply relate to quite a few things you shared about yourself. I'd rather not be specific about that. (At least not at this time.)
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
jchpiper
Thanks for the links on CBT corboy. At first I too put The Work in a category of CT. But the more I thought about it, the more especially those 2nd and 4th questions just threw me; it was like calling black white and white black....a mind eff. Yet, there are folks who state the BK exercise has helped them. I don't want to discount that it has helped them. Others (I'd suspect) are
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
jchpiper
I forgot to mention regarding Janja Lalich's Take Back Your Life, which you mentioned in the other thread. (I'm trying to not distract in that thread, but figure I can in my own thread. ha! ) I found it an excellent book. I've read it thoroughly twice and refer to it regularly. (I'm somewhat of a bookaholic and have found bibliotherapy a huge help.) I've also writte
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
jchpiper
I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the 'Former Cult Members..." section. So if it needs to be moved, I understand. I have posted a little in one of the Byron Katie threads. I didn't want to distract that thread so thought I'd post the group I was with here. I was a follower of The Way International, a bible-based fundamentalist group, for 28 years from
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
jchpiper
Thanks again H. "Mind rape and soul rape" do not sound extreme to me; I understand those terms but from another group. After reading various experiences I can see how it can happen with The Work. After reading the exercise itself, I can see it's not something I would find beneficial. Is your experience in this thread somewhere? I understand if you're not comfortable shari
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
jchpiper
Thanks for the welcome h2t. I can't say I understand the article completely, but many points really hit home. I shared it with a therapist this morning who after reading it suggested I might enjoy Janja Lalich's book Bounded Choice. I've read one of her (co-authored) books, but not that one. Where I saw myself as a 'binder' were certain things I've done in pa
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
jchpiper
QuotecorboyTake a peek at this article, especially the section labelled 'The Reversal' Sound familiar? Wow! What an article! I've only read through it once and have printed it to study more. I also want to read the author's examples in the link provided at the end of the article. S/he articulates so much of my own experiences. I also recognize where I have (at t
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
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