Cults, Conspiracy Theories, and Psychological Manipulation

Episode 32,   Nov 10, 2022, 01:30 AM

If you’ve ever wondered about things like “mind control” and how to lower the vulnerability to it, you’ll want to tune into this Therapy Rocks! episode with cult expert and exit counselor, Diane Benscoter.

Diane draws from her own experience inside a religious cult, known as the “Moonies.” As a result, she recognized the need for an organization that recognizes psychological manipulation as a public health problem, and founded “Antidote,” the only nonprofit taking this approach and providing services that aid both prevention and recovery. Diane is the author of Shoes of a Servant – My Unconditional Devotion to a Lie. She is a speaker, with a Ted Talk on How Cults Rewire the Brain, workshop facilitator, and has been featured on NPR, Huffington Post and more.

To learn more about Diane’s work, visit her website