The Nurses and Hypochondriacs Podcast

The Cult Obsession

June 14, 2019

Some people join CULTS freely, others are born into them, and some are abducted. The term cult has come to usually refer to a social group defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal. But what happens to a persons MIND and mental health in these organized groups? What happens to their freedoms? What happens to their families? And what happens to their sense of self? In this episode our guest Rachel Bernstein answers all these questions and more as we explore "The Cult Obsession." We also discuss how groups like "cross Fit and Big Pharma" can be considered CULTS and how healthcare professionals can often misdiagnose a patient who has been in a cult with a mental health disorder.

Rachel Bernstein is a mother of 3, an educator and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been in practice for 28 years. She is the author of a children's book about divorce - Now I Know: Kids Talking to Kids about Divorce. (Mascot Books) She has been working with general clients as well as those who have been ensnared by cults and narcissists. She also advises families and friends of those in systems of control about ways to reach out to them. She has spoken world wide about many related issues like undue influence, women in cults, children born and raised in cults and narcissistic control and abuse. Rachel is on the advisory boards of the International Cultic Studies Association and The Open Minds Foundation. She runs a weekly support group for former cult members and their families.

And Rachel is the host of her weekly Podcast "IndoctriNation" - ;, or by calling 818-907-0036.

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