A fight against a 'hidden menace.'
For three years I worked for and attended the meetings of a Bible-based charismatic cult. Many felt that the leader displayed characteristics associated with a Narcissistic personality and the group used unethical methods of control and manipulation to keep people entrapped and financially exploit them. The group did me a serious amount of psychological damage and left me unemployed and isolated.
Following this experience, I felt I couldn't pick up with a new life, ignore what had happened and 'move on,' something which was regularly advised. I needed to do something to raise awareness of coercive control and help people recover from its devastation and committed to make this a focus in my life.
Following my counselling training, I trained as a teacher, specialising in teaching counselling and mental health awareness, and then enrolled on a masters degree in the 'psychology of coercive control,' at the University of Salford. 'To think again,' is the fruit of those decisions.