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How to Support a Survivor (Svali Blog Post 2017)

How to Support a Survivor First, it is important for supporters to realize how being raised in the cult can affect the survivor’s worldview. The survivor often will: Be raised in facilities, in groups Have their earliest attachment needs/bonding heavily manipulated Experience betrayals and abuse in all close relationships Will have extreme performance orientation and need… read more »

Retraumatization (Svali Blog Post)

  This information is mirrored from – This article addresses how we, as therapists and counselors can unawarely retraumatize our patients, even when they have told us clearly this is what we are doing. The question will surely be asked, “How could I continue to damage my client in such a way if they… read more »

Prejudice Against Survivors (Svali Blog Post)

  This information is mirrored from – I had been out of the cult for almost 8 months and felt alone and isolated. I had been going to a large metropolitan church in the city that I was living in, and had seen a Bible Study for survivors of sexual abuse advertised in the… read more »

How to Support a Survivor (Svali Blog Post)

This information is mirrored from – One of the most frequent questions that people ask me is, “How can I help a survivor?” This question comes from spouses, from friends, from church members, and represents the desire of caring people to be a help. Often, behind this question is the unvoiced plea, “I don’t… read more »