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“Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems“ Groups that demand obedience and conformity produce fear, not love and growth. Continue HERE for the article from March 25, 2013.
It does not exist in nature. . .
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” -Helen Keller
If we think about it, we can realize how much we care about safety and predictability. We are uncomfortable with being unable to [...]
Here are the exercises we are using in the Personal Development Group this month. In general, what we will do each month is practice daily the theme for the month.
Based on the new Journey Free 2013 Calendar, a new virtual group dedicated to personal development is forming. This will be especially relevant to folks recovering from religious indoctrination, but will not be limited to “reclaimers” or focused on religious material. Rather, we will be addressing important and liberating ideas each month, and practicing alternative [...]
Dr. Tarico is a psychologist from Seattle and a member of Journey Free’s Board of Advisors. Her insights on religion and psychology are unparalleled. Don’t miss her book, Trusting Doubt, and read her blog, Awaypoint.wordpress.com. She also has a YouTube channel called Trusting Doubt.
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
“I am greatly troubled by what you say. I wrote Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn for adults exclusively, and it always distresses me when I find that boys and girls have been allowed access to them.
Ok, I think we can acknowledge we have a subculture now – a group of people who were once religious but have left and are reclaiming their lives. This group is special and identifiable. It’s not just exChristian; it’s exMormon, exMuslim, ex-Jehovah-Witness, ex-cult, and ex-authoritarian. But we need a name.
This is a YouTube series of 3 videos from Marlene’s talk at a retreat, explaining why she thinks the most important thing about accepting evolution has nothing to do with the Garden of Eden. It’s about understanding ourselves for who we are – animals.
Dr. Marlene Winell
Welcome to Journey Free. I am Dr. Marlene Winell and I have been consulting in this area for more than 20 years. I wrote Leaving the Fold to help people recover from RTS.
I believe that recovery is not only possible but extremely important for both individuals and our society.
Contact me: (510) 292-0509 or marlenewinell.net
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