Resources

Websites

https://www.instagram.com/cultawareness_ Raising awareness of cult dynamics, psychological abuse & coercive control

https://www.seeksafely.org  Includes free workshops, information on legislation, guidelines for self-help/spiritual seekers and organisations, as well as a ‘pledge’ for self-help/spiritual organisations to sign up to

www.igotout.org A resource providing numerous and varied testimonies of survivors of high control groups and cults, also has a large resources section with video and other content

https://freedomofmind.com Expert Steven Hassan’s website with a range of information and resources on undue influence, sexual abuse, thought control, trafficking. A comprehensive resource with publications and online courses, a source of support for those with friends/family who they are concerned about.

https://www.daretodoubt.org/cults cult survivor Alice Gryzcn’s resource including helpful definitions, a blog, and counselling info

https://www.artofconsent.co.uk/consent-power-abuse Introducing a system of Coloured Flags to indicate Healthy and Unhealthy Power Dynamics

https://warmline.org Warmlines – A state-specific directory of free, confidential, peer support lines

https://www.crisistextline.org Crisis Text Line – 24/7 support from a live, trained Crisis Counselor.

https://988lifeline.org 988 Lifeline – 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States

https://www.ourwave.org Our Wave – Our Wave was created as a place of support and self-healing for loved ones who were impacted by a traumatic event. Our Wave brings together a community where support and healing could be possible.

https://www.therapyabuse.org Therapy Exploitation Link Line – A peer support network that seeks to help victims and survivors of exploitation by psychotherapists and other healthcare providers find the resources they will need to understand what has happened to them, to take action, and to heal.

https://www.survivingtherapistabuse.com Surviving Therapist Abuse – A resource for support and understanding regarding therapist abuse. Spiritual Abuse Resources – This site’s primary mission is to help people who have been spiritually abused. The site also provides resources and training for individuals and organizations, such as churches, whom the spiritually abused may call upon for assistance. Although spiritual abuse occurs in all religious traditions, most people seeking information or assistance related to spiritual abuse come out of groups or situations that are at least ostensibly Christian. Therefore, many of this site’s resources have a Christian flavor. Other resources on the site, however, are useful to non-Christians.

https://www.rainn.org RAINN -Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

https://helpingsurvivors.org Helping Survivors is an organization on a mission to help heal, educate, and empower people who have been impacted by sexual assault and abuse.

Podcasts

A little bit culty

TV and movies

Seduced

The Vow

Cults and Extreme belief

Holy Hell

Books

Recovering from cults and abusive relationships’ – Janja Lalich

Terrror, Love and brainwashing’ – Alexandra Stein

Practice and all in coming‘ – Matthew remski

The body keeps the score by‘ – Bessel van der Kolk

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