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'Walking Free' a talk with Gillie Jenkinson

Gillie discusses her book - ‘Walking Free from the Trauma of Coercive, Cultic and Spiritual Abuse: A Workbook for Recovery and Growth’.

By The Family Survival Trust

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Date and time

Tue, 30 May 2023 10:30 - 13:00 PDT



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About this event

In this talk Gillie will give a brief overview of her experience of joining, life in, leaving and recovering from a British coercively controlling cult – ‘The Community’. She will explain some of her journey to becoming a psychotherapist and trainer specialising in supporting others who have left similar groups and/or relationships. She will then introduce her ideas about the recovery journey by introducing her Workbook, newly published by Routledge: ‘Walking Free from the Trauma of Coercive, Cultic and Spiritual Abuse: A Workbook for Recovery and Growth’.

Tickets are free but donations are very much needed and appreciated. Donations can be made on the booking page.

About the organiser


Who we are

We are volunteers with limited resources, and our backgrounds are diverse. We are not limited in our concern for those people, families, communities and societies who are abused by totalitarian cults. Of all of those of us who volunteer or help with the Trust, some of us became involved because:


1. Our children were recruited into cults

2. Our parents or siblings were recruited into cults

3. Our friends, colleagues or associates were recruited into cults

4. We were in cults ourselves, and suffered abuse before we were able to leave

5. Our professions - be it as teachers, lawyers, academic researchers, politicians, medical or psychological practitioners - brought us into contact with victims of cultic abuse

We respect the confidence of any enquiry made with us, and assist, within the scope of our abilities, those who need our support or information. We will refer people to other professionals where specialist expertise is needed.

We maintain strictly secure files on the cults and case studies we deal with, and maintain a library of books, articles and other publications relevant to the subject.