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deprogram

(dē-prō′grăm′, -grəm)
tr.v. depro·grammed, depro·gramming, depro·grams or depro·gramed or depro·graming
To counteract or try to counteract the effect of an indoctrination, especially a religious or cult indoctrination.

de·pro′gram′mer n.

deprogram

(dē-prō′grăm)
To free an individual from some mentally harmful cult, religion, or political belief system.
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One athlete emphasized the need to deprogram herself from past fears, in order to cope with current risky situations and execute, while another felt that going into an event with an open mind helped her cope with difficult situations.
The Black Panthers set up weekend classrooms to deprogram children of the racism they imbibed from the public schools during the week, while Bill Ayers, a cofounder of the Weather Underground, worked to set up "alternative schools.
This can aid in the release of melatonin, a hormone associated with deep sleep, assist in hormone balancing, deprogram misinformation in the brain and enhance deep meditation.
She wasn't friendly to us - she was frightened because she'd been told we'd kidnap her and deprogram her.
Certainly, we must start in primary schools with real values education, but we can also deprogram our current corps of executives, lawyers, and accountants.
may seem an obstacle but is really an advantage in that we won't need to deprogram them.
In some cases, the attorney will need to use special goal-oriented communication techniques to deprogram these jurors.
Instead of being programmed in the way the CIA would have liked, they would deprogram themselves from the CIA's and the status quo's value system.
Holy Smoke (18) Jane Campion's overheated feminist satire on gender sexual power games obsessions as Harvey Keitel attempts to deprogram Kate Winslet only to have the tables turned on him.
you need to deprogram yourself of prejudicial tendencies.
It took many years to deprogram from the "Confession" of the past and come to appreciate the power and richness of the sacrament of Reconciliation.
Holy Smoke (18) Jane Campion comes a cropper with an overheated feminist satire that retreads her gender/sexual power games obsessions as macho Harvey Keitel attempts to deprogram cult acolyte Kate Winslet only to have the tables turned on him as she uses sex to upend his self belief systems.