Exiting the Jw Cult

Exiting the Jw Cult : A Healing Handbook: For Current & Former Jehovah's Witnesses

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Numerous books have been written by ex-Jehovah's Witnesses, exposing the false claims and practices of the cult or describing their personal challenges while leaving it. But when it comes to providing help to individuals in the process of exiting and recovering from the effects of membership in the cult, few compare with EXiting the JW Cult: A Healing Handbook. Author Bonnie Zieman was born and raised as a Jehovah's Witness, leaving after thirty years to gain the higher education that she was denied and build a professional life as a psychotherapist. She knows firsthand what it's like to deal with the inhumane punishments inflicted on anyone who leaves the Watchtower organization-foremost among them, the complete shunning by family and friends. Drawing from both her personal and professional experiences, Zieman provides aid, advice, encouragement, and insight into the many challenges faced by current and former Jehovah's Witnesses who are struggling to extricate their lives from this all-controlling cult. This empowering healing handbook is designed to be used as a reference that individuals can take down off the shelf and use to help themselves during difficult moments along their path to healing emotional wounds and coping in an unfamiliar world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 197 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508477132
  • 9781508477136
  • 873,671

About Bonnie Zieman

Bonnie Zieman is an ex-Jehovah's Witness who was baptized, became a pioneer and special pioneer, and was married to an elder. After thirty years, she left the sect, going on to earn a master's degree in education from Sherbrooke University in Quebec, Canada. She also studied for three years in the applied social science program at Concordia University in Montreal and gained formal training in several schools of therapy. After twenty years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she is now recently retired. Zieman is married to another ex-Jehovah's Witness and has three adult children.show more

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