I want to share with our readers this email that I recently received from the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA):
"ICSA will soon begin two-hour meetings in the Boston area. The meetings will take place at MeadowHaven, a residential facility for former group members that is located about 25 miles south of Boston. The meetings will be directed by MeadowHaven's founders, Robert Pardon and Judy Pardon. The meetings will be educational yet supportive. The plan is to explore a particular topic, e.g., resolving trauma, recovering from an aberrational Christian group, for 8 meetings, and then to explore another topic. Former members of any high-control or cultic group are welcome. Through these meetings, participants can acquire conceptual tools to help them understand troubling issues, get to know others wrestling with similar problems, improve communication skills, and facilitate healing. An introductory meeting will take place at MeadowHaven on January 26, 2013 (Saturday) from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. (URL for directions: http://www.meadowhaven.org/place.html). At this meeting, participants can discuss possible topic areas that the first series of meetings can cover and decide on dates and times for subsequent meetings.
Although this first group is designed for former group members, ICSA also hopes to provide supportive groups for family members in the Boston area, if there is sufficient demand. If you are interested in attending the former member group or in starting a family group, please e-mail ICSA at: email@example.com.
Please tell others who might be interested in these meetings, especially if you think they are not on our mailing list."