Sep 16, 2023

CultNEWS101: People Leave Cults Upcoming Support Groups

Weekend Edition: upcoming online support group offerings for marginalized communities, those born or raised, and survivors of complex trauma:

Born or Raised Former Member Group Offering
People Leave Cults is excited to offer a community group designed for those born or raised in cultic groups or relationships (also referred to as second and multi-generational adult former members).

In September's Support Group, we will discuss coping with triggers and recognizing and reclaiming your inner voice.

Facilitators: Dr. Cyndi Matthews, PhD, LPC-S, NCC (she, her) & Ashlen Hilliard, MSc (she, her)
Cost: $25 fee per workshop.
Dates: Our next meetup on September 29th is fully booked. An additional support group has been scheduled for September 27th from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST to accommodate more participants.
Sign-up: In order to register for the September 27th date, completion of a brief application is required. For more information and to complete the screening application, please visit:
People Leave Cults is excited to offer a community group for those who have experienced complex trauma in cultic groups or relationships.

In September's Support Group, we will learn more about complex trauma, the role of disassociation, and how cult-related trauma differs from other types of trauma.

Facilitators: Dr. Erin Falconer, PhD, MSc, LMSW (she, her) & Ashlen Hilliard, MSc (she, her)
Cost:  $45 per Meetup.
Dates: Our next session is from 7:00 - 8:30 PM EST, on September 28th.
Sign-up: *Please note: this group is limited to 15 participants. For more information and registration:
People Leave Cults is excited to offer a community group designed for those who come from marginalized backgrounds and who are also former members of high-control groups or relationships.

*Marginalized groups include women, disabled folx, neurodivergent folx, BIPOC folx, LGBTQ+ folx, lower socioeconomic status folx, etc.

Facilitators: Abi Smith, MS, LPC-Associate (they, them) under the supervision of Beck Munsey, PhD, LPC-S & Ashlen Hilliard, MSc (she, her)
Cost: $25 fee per workshop. Sliding scale is available via our Financial Aid Request page
Dates: Our next meetup is from 7 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time, on Friday, October 6th, 2023. This group is offered on a monthly basis.

Disclaimer: Online support and community group services provided by People Leave Cults, LLC is not meant to be a substitute for individualized professional counseling from mental health professionals. This session is NOT an emergency service, therapy, or medical in nature.

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