• Escaping Utopia: Growing up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over - Lalich and McLaren
  • Cult Recovery: A Clinician's Guide to Working with Former Members and Families - Goldberg, Goldberg, Henry and Langone (Editors)
  • Take Back Your Life: Recovery from Cults and Abusive Relationships - Lalich and Tobias 
  • Born and Raised in a [Sect]: You are not alone - Dr Lois Kendall 
  • Terror, Love and Brainwashing: Attachment in cults and totalitarian systems - Dr Alexandra Stein 
  • Bounded Choice - Janja Lalich 
  • Freedom of Mind - Steven Hassan 
  • Combatting Cult Mind Control - Steven Hassan 
  • Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation - Daniel Shaw 
  • I Can’t Hear God Anymore: Life in a Dallas Cult (e-book)
  • The Challenge to Heal: A Recovery Guide to help reclaim your life after leaving any High-Control Group - Bonnie Zieman (any of Bonnie's books may be helpful)

EnCourage Survivors of Cults and Abuse

EnCourage was set up to support former cult members. We currently subsidise therapy services (Post-Cult Counselling) when we have the funds. Your donation will go a long way toward survivors receiving the support they need and deserve. EnCourage is a UK registered charity (1104694).


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The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) & Spiritual Abuse Resources (SAR)

Join ICSA and SAR, a program of ICSA, if you are interested in the cult and spiritual abuse recovery field. They are a great resource and network of: former cult members both 1G and SGAs; therapists; and academics – many of whom are experienced in researching and working in the cultic studies and cultic recovery field. 

You can access scholarly articles on a wide range of cult related issues amongst other things. The membership is diverse thus bringing a number of approaches and opinions to the discussion table.

They also have an e-Book, Starting Out In Mainstream America    


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Safe Passage Foundation

For information and links for 2G cult leavers.


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Exploring Christianity in a non-church setting.


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