leaving scientology

  1. B

    Sydney Morning Herald researching leaving scientology

    Hi everyone, My name is Ben I am a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. I am trying to write a story on how people go about leaving extremist groups and am interested in the practicals of how people leave. Would love to speak to anyone who may have self-deprogrammed verses...
  2. KitchenWitch

    Want to be out, but will have to divorce & want to get custody

    I decided to leave a few years ago, but the fear of losing my minor children kept me in; my husband threatened to take them from me. I've been distancing myself more and more since then, and even read Leaving Scientology (and boy did I cry for days!), but things have really come to a head now...
  3. Isy

    Finally out. Still fighting.

    Hi guys. I've been in Scientology from 2007-2017. My last service was a confessional after my last relationship was cheating on me for a long time... That was the final thing that made me leave for good. I've never been staff but volunteer helper for years up to eight hours after work. I went...
  4. CommunicatorIC

    What do you do when you're not allowed to call home for Christmas? 1-866-XSEAORG

    Scientology - What do you do when you're not allowed to call home for Christmas? 1-866-XSEAORG or 1-866-973-2674 HT - Comment by TheHoleDoesNotExist on Tony Ortega's blog...
  5. S

    SBS Australia researching 'exit counselling' and leaving cults

    Hi everyone, My name's Anna and I'm writing from Sydney, Australia where I work on a program called Insight on SBS (you can find out more about us here: www.sbs.com.au/insight). We're working on a program about leaving extremist groups or cults, specifically the exit counselling or...
  6. S

    Seeking Former CoS Members to Interview for Sociological Dissertation Study

    Dear all: I'm a sociology doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida conducting a research study on disaffiliation from the Church of Scientology and the Watch Tower Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses) and am seeking adults 18 years of age or older in the Central or South Florida areas who...
  7. Free Being Me

    What Helped You Regain You From Scientology

    What has helped you leave scientology behind? What helped you spiritually, mentally, emotionally, find yourself once again and live life without hubbard's scientology? Was it the support of family and friends? Therapy and counseling? The internet? ESMB or another message board? Cult recovery...
  8. What's It All About

    Can John Travolta leave the "church" now that he's being outed as gay?

    Or is he too comfortable within the PR and legal protections that the "church's" pit-bull attorneys and PR people provide? Scientology can no longer can use this information against him. So unless there are way more disturbing secrets that they have, couldn't he just leave? Time will...
  9. Isene

    On The Struggle and on LRH Admin Tech

    May be of interest: Why do we struggle? On L. Ron Hubbard's Administrative Technology
  10. pollywog

    Ethicstrouble (still "in" in SF) contacts SF media...

    I think this is worth a read and a follow: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2011/09/scientology_apostate_part_i_es.php Ethicstrouble, who posted at WWP a few weeks ago, contacted the media in San Francisco and gave them stat dox for that org. Looks Like SF Weekly is now going to start a...
  11. H

    My point of view

    As a new participant to this Message Board, I wanted to share my point of view. I have been distancing myself from the Church for a few years, as I really couldn’t put up with the illogical scene. I believe that : 1) I have been helped by the tech and have improved many aspects of my...
  12. X

    Advice please!

    Hello this is my first post (not sure if I am ok to post on here or not as I am still in scientology) I am looking for some help to beable to leave scientology. I have been involved as public for 8 years. Have had auditing up to grade4. Resently since Oct 10 I have been very ill with...
  13. INWAS

    It takes a very weak person not to walk out automated doors.

    Discuss.
  14. Anonycat

    Leaving Scientology

    Here's the link to the below story: http://leavingscientology.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/paranoia-strikes-deep/ **************************************************** March 17, 2010 I heard a heartbreaking story the other day, one that demonstrates both the arrogance of the Church of...
  15. Happy Aberree

    RESIDUAL EFFECTS

    RESIDUAL EFFECTS: For the sake of this thread I'm going to classify 2 types of people (please forgive me, and no offense intended): 1. Those who were in scientology and are now out and opposing it (let's say EX-SCIENTOLOGIST) 2. Those who were never in scientology and are opposing it...
  16. IMMORTAL

    HELLO. THIS IS MY FIRST POST EVER, ANYWHERE.

    Hello all. I have finally worked up the courage to make this first post. Take this first step. I have been lurking for several months as a guest on this and other boards. What finally brought me to the point of registering, after having read horror story after horror story of staff and...
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