FAQS

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DO YOU HAVE SUPPORT GROUPS?

We do not offer traditional therapeutic support groups, but have bi-monthly discussion groups that are supportive and expand on topics that have been reviewed in the courses. In order to participate in these discussion groups, you must have previously attended a TBYLR course.

DO YOU DO INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS?

We do offer individual consultations in cult recovery, trauma resources and education, as well as emotional regulation skill-building. We also provide individual consultation to families and/or friends who are concerned about someone they believe to be in a cult or narcissistic relationship. You can request to schedule an individual consultation by filling out a contact request form. Someone will reach out to you typically within 48 business hours to discuss what you may need. If you know that you prefer a consultation with a specific one of us (Janja, Sally, or Beth), please indicate that in your message.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR LEARNING SERIES?

The bulk of information about our courses can be found on the Homepage of this website. Additionally, we post announcements about our courses and other shorter seminars or presentations on our Take Back Your Life Recovery Facebook page and various social media platforms.  Finally, you can register to be on our mailing list to receive an email announcement about anything new that we are offering.

DOES IT MATTER IF THE GROUP I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS A CULT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR SERVICES?

No. In fact, there is no “official” designation of cults anywhere. The designation is not as important as your personal experience in the group or relationship.

IS IT REQUIRED THAT I HAD BEEN IN A CULT TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR COURSES?

No. We also work with survivors of an intimate or work relationship with a narcissist; a family with a narcissistic head of family; one of the programs that is part of what is now called the Troubled Teen Industry (TTI) — for example, a teen residential program, a wilderness program, some boarding schools; human trafficking; and online hate groups, conspiracy groups, etc.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR COURSES AND SERVICES?

Our content is intended for adults. If there are those who are close to 18 and feel our services could be of help, please contact us.

ARE YOUR GROUPS AND CONSULTATIONS CONFIDENTIAL?

All of our sessions are offered on a HIPAA-compliant Zoom platform. All groups and consultations will be confidential within Take Back Your Life Recovery, LLC.  One of the rules for attendance in our sessions is to protect the privacy of others. If that confidentiality is broken, the member will be asked to leave the group immediately and will not be allowed to participate in our sessions in the future. Having said that, as with any group session, we cannot guarantee that others will follow our rules.

HOW DO I PAY FOR YOUR COURSES AND SERVICES?

Payment options are available through Venmo, PayPal, and credit card.

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF FINANCIAL AID FOR YOUR SERVICES?

There are usually a limited number of scholarships for each course. If interested, you can apply by writing a brief memo of your need and any amount that you are able to contribute. Email the request and be sure to indicate which course you are interested in.

HOW CAN I STAY INFORMED ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS AND COURSES?

You can stay up-to-date about events and new offerings by checking this website, following us on social media, or signing up for our mailing list. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, you can email us or fill out a contact request form on this website. We do our best to keep our email announcements directly related to new courses and events specifically provided by TBYLR.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR SIGNING UP FOR ONE OF YOUR COURSES?

Registration information will always be in our announcements or on our website.

DO YOU OFFER ANYTHING FOR PROFESSIONALS?

Yes. We have a training course for mental health professionals (therapists, social workers, etc.) that is CE-certified to ensure that there are more professionals ready to support the needs of this particular type of trauma. You can email us and ask to be put on that mailing list.

HOW CAN I MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF TAKE BACK YOUR LIFE RECOVERY? AND ARE YOU A NONPROFIT?

You can email us indicating that you wish to make a contribution. You will then receive links to Venmo and PayPal, which will go directly into our business bank account. We are not a nonprofit organization, but a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). All monies donated will be utilized directly and specifically to allow survivors to attend our courses that otherwise would not be able to due to financial hardship. We thank you in advance for considering helping others in this crucial, healing work.