follows a letter found on a discussion forum about Re-evaluation counseling, how many of these stories are necessary to convince about the dangerous and negative effects of RC??
<<Hello. I’m new to the group and thrilled to be here. After dating
my current girlfriend for 8 months and falling in love with her, I
just learned that she has been in co-counseling for over 20 years.
She did tell me that she did this thing called co-counseling, but was
very vague about what it was. I have a Ph.D. in educational
psychology and had never heard of it, but I’ve been out of that field
for some time and didn’t think much of it. At one point, I asked her
about it, and she gave me the party line about Harvey
Jackins ‘discovering’ the powerful effects of co counseling when he
helped a friend. She never mentioned the sexual abuse stuff at all
and she is an ardent feminist and had chastised me once about letting
my sixteen year old son post pictures of girls in string bikinis in
Two weeks ago out of boredom I thought to google ‘co counseling’.
Needless to say, you can only imagine my shock and dismay when I
started reading about Jackins’ sexual predatory nature and the cult
like methods the organization uses to recruit and keep members.
When I confronted my girlfriend, she at first denied Jackins
behvavior and then excused it and said that ‘he had received
counseling on it’. She wasn’t happy when I said he deserved a jail
For two weeks we have been having a very difficult time. She insists
the group has no cult qualities; I keep finding more and more
references and examples of just that.
We are going to a counselor tonight; a licensed one, not a co
counselor to discuss this issue. She, my girlfriend, told me
yesterday she was willing to suspend her twice a week counseling
sessions, attend no classes or workshops while we were working on
this and so she could try to take my point of view. I agreed to
attend a fundamentals class.While I love her, I absolutely do not
want to spend my life with an idealogue who sees the world through
the lens of RC nonsense.>>