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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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"You program individuals to go into the military, but you don't deprogram them when they come out," said Wendy McClinton, an Army veteran and executive vice president of New York-based Black Veterans for Social Justice.
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." The campaign to take on The System and its schools also enjoyed the services of a handful of intellectual spokesmen whose written works outline a case against education bureaucracy that remains brilliant in many small ways, if repulsive in several big ones.
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.
He or she is the student who has experienced mind-altering techniques so intense a professional exit counselor is needed to debrief or "deprogram" and counteract the effects of the brainwashing that the student received while in the cult.
The instructor for the class says she has to "deprogram" the students when I am done.
Certainly, we must start in primary schools with real values education, but we can also deprogram our current corps of executives, lawyers, and accountants.
The bishop laments: "The lack of faith-knowledge, rich Catholic historical tradition in today's postulants (whose fault is that?), may seem an obstacle but is really an advantage in that we won't need to deprogram them."
expert hired by her horrified parents to bring her home and "deprogram" her.
"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.