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Recovery from Abusive Groups was written by former cult member Wendy Ford (now Wolfberg) with a preface by social workers Bill and Lorna Goldberg, pioneers in helping ex-cultists. Recovery From Abusive Groups provides practical advice for former cult members and their families and focuses specifically on what ex-members can do to negotiate their way through the challenging post cult recovery process. Utilizing study questions, exercises, worksheets, and an abundance of common sense, Ms. Ford provides concrete suggestions on such issues as:
Building a recovery plan Financial and work issues Reconnecting Making new friends Dating "Floating" Coping with depression What families can do Stress & career planning
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``Wendy Ford has written an honest, revealing, highly comprehensive and practical guide for former cultists and their families. Through this sensible, instructive book, a wider circle of people will now have the opportunity to benefit from her wise and practical step-by-step approach. This book is the first of its kind, and it will be difficult to surpass." -Lorna Goldberg, MSW, ACSW and William Goldberg, MSW, ACSW
``This book is of, by and for the recovering ex-cultist, a must-read for those who counsel ex-cultists, and a revealing and invaluable resource for those who love and live with the ex-cultist." - former 16 year member of a Boston-based cult
``This book is chock-full of practical advice. I highly recommend it to everyone who has had a cult mind control expereience and to anyone who wishes to be very supportive of the entire healing process." -Steve Hassan, M.Ed., ex-cultist, and author of Combatting Cult Mind Control
``Ms. Ford has taken the trauma and despair of exiting from a destructive cult and offered gentleness and encouragement in a way only someone who's been there can. This guide through the difficulty of recovery can provide basic steps for someone going through that process alone, or facilitate and enhance someone's work in counseling or rehabilitation. Ms. Ford provides direction at a time when the smallest of decisions is impossible and yet fiercely defended as one's own. I highly recommend this handbook as a tool for those recovering from an experience of mind control." -Nancy Miquelon, MSW, ex-cultist, and National Director of FOCUS, an ex-cultist support network
``An extremely helpful book for those individuals trying to cope with, understand, and recover from a cultic experience." -Carol Giambalvo, ex-cultist, former National Director of FOCUS, and author of Exit Counseling: A Family InterventionAbout the Author:
Wendy Ford (now Wolfberg) was recruited into a Bible-based cult in 1973 while a freshman at college. She was in the cult for seven years. While involved, she completed two intensive leadership indoctrination programs, a survival program which included shooting firearms and hitchhiking alone, and traveled throughout the United States. On May 16, 1980, after one failed deprogramming the previous Fall, she was successfully deprogrammed by her parents. After returning home, she completed her B.A. at Harvard University and her M.Ed. from Lesley College.
Ms. Ford has counseled many ex-cultists, their families, and friends. She has been interviewed extensively on cults both by the media and the government. She has appeared on local and national television and has lectured to many groups, including high school, college, law enforcement, and religious audiences. From 1987 to 1990 she was the New England Director for FOCUS, an ex-cultist support group, and is presently a Research Associate with the American Family Foundation and works in the Boston area as a computer training manager.
Wendy is also an accomplished actress and jazz singer and lives with her husband and their three cats in the Boston area.
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