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Recovery Workshop for Former Group Members (CO)


Recovery Workshop for Former Group Members


When: Friday 3:00 p.m. July 29, 2016 to Sunday 3:00 p.m. July 31, 2016

Where: Franciscan Retreat/Conference Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

These workshops are for former group members only, not family or friends (ICSA has other events for these persons. ICSA also has a special workshop for former group members who were born or raised in high-demand groups.)

The workshops are organized and coordinated by Carol Giambalvo, a thought reform consultant, former member of a controversial group, and author/editor of Exit Counseling: A Family Intervention and The Boston Movement: Critical Perspectives on the International Churches of Christ (Herbert L. Rosedale, co-editor). Mrs. Giambalvo serves ICSA as Director of Recovery Programs, which include workshops, special publications, professional liaison, and outreach.
Video

The Colorado Model: A Workshop for Ex-Members.  Carol Giambalvo and Rosanne Henry. Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes.

International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)

Article

ICSA Recovery Workshops: The Colorado Model – Carol Giambalvo; Rosanne Henry (ICSA Today, Vol 1, No. 1, 2010, pages 2-9)                                                                                 


Topics discussed typically include:
  • The nature of psychological manipulation and abuse
  • Conditions of thought reform programs
  • General recovery needs of former members
  • Effects of hypnosis and trance techniques
  • Critical thinking
  • Relationships and intimacy
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Boundaries: re-establishing trust
  • Decision-making
  • Reestablishing trust in yourself and others
  • Dependency issues
  • The grieving process
  • Reintegration/identity issues
  • Special track for those born into or raised in a cultic group
We cannot accept onsite registrations, and we cannot guarantee acceptance of registrations received within 14 days of the workshop start date.