The purpose of the Strategies sessions is to provide a structured forum for recovering religionists to engage in a focused, constructive dialogue on specific topics that directly relate to the process of recovering from deep religious indoctrination. This initial session has two goals: (1.) to allow recovering religionists to share specific issues/concerns that pertain to their own individual religious recovery process and (2.) to define a structured learning approach for future sessions that may best serve to facilitate the recovery process for all participants.
These sessions will most likely NOT benefit you if (1.) you have never been devoutly religious, or (2.) you are not currently in recovery from deep religious indoctrination or (3.) your issues/concerns are not a direct consequence of deep religious indoctrination (these sessions are not intended to be "group psychotherapy"). I will do my best to facilitate these sessions and because I am a recovering former fundamentalist Christian I can relate most readily to those who share that background. However, these sessions may be helpful to anyone recovering from intense involvement in any fundamentalist religion.
Because the alcove tables at this Barnes & Noble store were not available, I have arranged for a table inside the store in the cafe area; I will place a small RR Meetup sign on the table. Please come prepared to share your experience of having left your religion and, more importantly, to discuss what type(s) of structured learning experience(s) you feel might be beneficial to you in your own religious recovery process.