"Most people think such groups are things
of the past: phenomena of the 1960s and 70s.
This is far from the case; cults continue to
flourish in many different forms,capturing
and exploiting many thousands of people in
their seemingly benign embrace."
Here are some helpful resources for building a new life after a high demand religious or undue influence group.
● Phase 1: leave physically and psychologically.
● Phase 2: cognitively understand.
● Phase 3: emotionally heal the trauma, loss and pre-cult vulnerabilities where relevant.
● Phase 4: recognise recovery and posttraumatic growth.
source: "Out in the World: Post-Cult Recovery" by Gillie Jenkinson
Resources for Help
For help with recovery and dealing with the University Bible Fellowship (UBF) group, the following are helpful.
Here is a website that gives pointers on how to detect signs of depression, suicide red flags, and how to make conversation starters of such topics: https://seizetheawkward.org/
People who have worked with ubfriends
Steven Hassan - Freedom of Mind (especially for students, parents and friends)
Ashley Easter - The Courage Conference (especially for marriage and family issues, and students)
Bob Pardon - MeadowHaven Center (especially for couples)