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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.
Little did she know as she wrote the story that our building's security computer would deprogram access for all employees at midnight of the new year because the computer read '99' as the end of the program," says Haslanger.
In some cases, the attorney will need to use special goal-oriented communication techniques to deprogram these jurors.
It is striking how many families were in relatively good contact with their errant children until they attempted to deprogram them; in fact, it was the continued contact between cult member and family which enabled the abduction to take place.
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.
17 An anterior jig18 was also constructed to deprogram any muscle engrams, if present.
I have been advocating that institutions such as high schools, but especially in higher education, focus on that topic for their incoming students and deprogram them from the agenda of media-marketers.