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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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s three day deprogramming schedule (we hear his voiceover: "Sydney, Australia: Case number 190") he lays out for Ruth's family: "Day one--isolate the subject, get her attention and her respect.
In it, she finally seems to break under Keitel's deprogramming in a very raw, emotional and totally nude scene.
We then implemented, with no perceivable results it turned out, a form of Neuro Linguistic Deprogramming outlined in the highly respected text Frogs into Grinches by Bandwagon and Fiddler.
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Ron Hubbard's philosophy but was interested in his techniques for deprogramming the mind and identifying control systems.
Evans discusses cases from the 1970s and 1980s which focussed on cult deprogramming and shows the difficulties which arise when it is assumed that religion is based on free choice.
In order to defuse the punitive damages wrought upon society by these constructions, we must actively engage in deprogramming destructive ideologies before they crystallize within the mind set of the next generation.
Does this mean that the Church is about to give up hearing confessions in favour of deprogramming psychopaths?
If the attorney is probing for information concerning attitudes about jury awards, but the judge does not permit the extended form of questioning illustrated above, the deprogramming can still be accomplished, albeit in a condensed fashion.
even treats the deprogramming from cult membership as a type of "deconversion.
Her book, Deprogramming Michael: One Mother's Battle Against the Media's Psychic Warfare, and her science fiction youth series, Latchkey Generation, will be released by Renaissance Press in 1994.
It's just served as a catalyst for people deprogramming themselves from the culture.