Feb 23, 2016

What Is the Impact of Leaving a Cultic Group?


“The nature of cult involvement is that an individual may not be aware of the extent or nature of the trauma until leaving.  Thus the “trauma” may be only experienced later as the former member comes to terms with the betrayal of trust, and struggles to define himself or herself as an independent autonomous being. 

Survivor trauma may or may not include specific abuses such as rape or physical abuse, but can always be expected to include interpersonal betrayal, resulting in instability and lack of trust in self and others.

At the Friday, February 26, 2016 monthly meeting of ICSA’s New York support group, Elizabeth Blackwell will discuss how leaving a cultic group impacts the person leaving.

This presentation continues a series at ICSA’s New York monthly meetings, including subjects like “Why No One Joins a Cult,” “What Impact Does Cult Involvement Have on a Member’s Family” and “Why People Stay, Why People Leave.” 

These presentations have been developed for community educational, civic and religious organizations by ICSA’s New York City Educational Outreach Committee, whose members combine personal and professional experience.

ICSA's monthly meeting in New York is for families, former members, and others seeking support; and people who want to work with others to help victims or educate the public about cult issues.

When: Last Friday of the month, except when noted otherwise: 7 pm – 9 pm. If you are attending for the first time, e-mail ICSA (mail@icsamail.com) to confirm the date of the next meeting.

Where: Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew (United Methodist), 263 W. 86th St., New York City (Subway stop: #1 train at 86th St. and Broadway, walk 1 block west).

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