Sep 14, 2017

Regaining Freedom of Mind: Recovery Workshop

CIFS (Cult Information & Family Support Inc.)

When: October 14 -15, 201

Where: Healing Ministry Centre, Golden Grove, 5 Forbes St. Newtown, Sydney

Registration Costs: 

  • $120 Early bird booking, 
  • $150 late booking

Financial hardship? Contact us; don’t let it be a barrier.

Accommodation: Details of accommodation at the venue:

  • Rooms with ensuite are $75 or shared $95 per night
  • Rooms without ensuite $60 or shared $85

Breakfast is included per the website, and it is up to attendees to book directly with Golden Grove.

We advise early bookings to avoid disappointment.

How to Register:

Bank transfer via Westpac BSB
032069 A/C No. 215882.
Use ‘Seminar’ as reference identifier.

Email stating your intention to attend the seminar.

Please include your name, phone, and any other relevant information such as the name of the group you were in and how long since you left etc.

Topics discussed typically include:
• The nature of psychological manipulation and abuse
• Conditions of thought reform programs
• General recovery needs of former members
• Critical thinking
• Relationships and intimacy
• Post---traumatic stress disorder
• Boundaries
• Decision---making
• Re-establishing trust in yourself and others
• Dependency issues
• The grieving process
• Reintegration and identity issues

This weekend workshop is for ex-group members only, and not family or friends. If you have left an abusive group or religion, this weekend is for you! Places are limited and numbers will be deliberately kept low to enable personal interaction.


Jill Henry is a registered counsellor, psychotherapist, trainer and accredited supervisor who has studied high demand, manipulative and deceitful groups and relationships for over 15 years. Jill is in private practice in Sydney and also works with a community counselling service.

Tore Klevjer is a registered counsellor, educator, consultant and former member of a controversial group. Tore has been involved with counselling and education on the topic of religious extremism for many years and comes with an inside knowledge of the cult experience.

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