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Take Back Your Life
Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships
by Janja Lalich & Madeleine Tobias

The Healing Guide to Get Your Life Back on Track — "A life-changing book!"

"I wish every cult member, and every family of a cult member, struggling to free herself from the trauma of membership in a destructive relationship could read Take Back Your Life. It offers the powerful healing medicine of understanding.”
 

- Eugene Methvin

Senior Editor for Reader’s Digest

Take Back Your Life:
Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships

Cult victims and those who have experienced abusive relationships often suffer from anxiety, fear, confusion, low self-esteem, and post-traumatic stress. 

Take Back Your Life explains: 

  • the seductive draw that leads people into such situations
  • provides insightful information for assessing what happened
  • hands-on tools and tips for getting back on track. 


Stanford University Professor Psychology Philip G. Zimbardo said, “This book is must reading for everyone who wants to understand the powerful appeal that cults have for so many ordinary people, using so many disguises, with so many subtle tactics. This book’s wisdom is vital for us all.” 

Eugene Methvin, senior editor for Reader’s Digest said, “I wish every cult member, and every family of a cult member, struggling to free herself from the trauma of membership in a destructive relationship could read Take Back Your Life. It offers the powerful healing medicine of understanding.”

 

Narrated by Sarah Edmondson

Length: 13 hrs 45 min

 

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A life changing book! This book is a must read for anyone recovering for leaving a cult, or an abusive relationship. I've read many books on this subject matter, is this one is by far one of the best.

 

Janja Lalich and Madeleine Tobias did a marvelous job, leading the reader through the process of healing and understanding the hardships and pain they've been through, helping them cope with the introduction to a new life style and a completely foreign and new environment.

 

I can't stress enough how beneficial this book was for me, it was shocking to read how my experience was so similar to so many, and how many of the symptoms I've been dealing with are known psychological effects in the field of cultic studies.

 

Reading this book is almost like a having a close friend holding your hand and guiding you through your own healing process and opening your eyes to the reclaiming your freedom and your choices in life.

Kai Karrel

Reader/LIstener

Must read for everyone who wants to understand the appeal of cults. This book's wisdom is vital.

Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D.,

Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Essential Reading! I've spent over three decades talking with cult members, and for anyone who has been involved in a cult or fanatical movement of any kind, this is an easily understood roadmap to recovery.

 

If you or someone you love has been involved in a 'high demand' or totalist group this is one of the must read books.

Jon Atack

Reader/LIstener

About the Authors

Janja Lalich, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Sociology at California State University, Chico. She has been studying the cult phenomenon since the late 1980s, after a ten-year membership in a political cult. She has facilitated workshops and support groups for ex-cult members and other abuse survivors, and has been interviewed by national and international media outlets. She is the author of Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults, and co-author with Karla McLaren of Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over. She is also coauthor with Margaret Thaler Singer of Cults in Our Midst and “Crazy” Therapies: What Are They? Do They Work? She may be contacted through her website: www.cultresearch.org.


Madeleine Tobias, M.S., R.N., C.S., is a retired psychotherapist, who worked as Clinical Coordinator
at the Vet Center in White River Junction, Vermont, where she treated veterans who experienced combat and/or sexual trauma while in the military. Previously, she had a private practice in Connecticut and was an exit counselor helping ex-members of cultic groups and relationships.

 

 

 

 

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