Cracking the Cult Code for Therapists: What Every Cult Victim Wants Their Therapist to Know

Have you been wanting to find a therapist to help you with your recovery from your years in the JW cult? Perhaps you found a therapist only to discover once working with them that the therapist had little, if any, understanding of the dynamics and controls experienced in cults, nor the emotional after-effects of having been deceived, controlled, exploited and shunned? Well, it seems you are not alone. Every week in ex-JW groups you can read reports from frustrated therapy clients describing how their therapist, although well-intentioned, really had no idea what they had been through in a cult and even seemed to minimize or discount it.

Since the beginning of 2017, I have been working on writing a little book to help ex-cult members in, or entering into, therapy. It’s entitled, Cracking the Cult Code for Therapists: What Every Cult Victim Wants Their Therapist to Know. It is being formatted now by the publishers and should be available on Amazon.com by the end of May, 2017. I’m really excited about this book and know it will be a welcome resource for therapists as they find themselves working with more and more with this unique and growing client population of cult survivors.

If you would like to offer your therapist, or prospective therapist, a more comprehensive understanding of cult dynamics, abuses and the ensuing destructive psychological effects, do check out this book. Once up on Amazon at the end of this month, you will be able to “Look Inside” and check out the Table of Contents to determine if it is something you would like to offer your therapist or encourage your therapist to acquire for their library. Friends and family members unfamiliar with cults and the psychological aftermath for people exiting them can also better understand what their loved one has endured and the challenges they now face, by reading this book.

If you don’t feel you need to share a book with your therapist to help bring them up to speed on the damaging effects of cult abuse, you can still download my free two-page document that offers a brief overview of how cults operate and the damage they do to members’ emotions, self-esteem and sense of competence in the world. You can find the summary document on this site under the tab “Therapy” or by clicking here: https://bonniezieman.com/downloads/