Post by HAPPYsamurai
i have a pain in my elbow--- said the frenchman rubbing his knee
Babelfish is really lousy for both Dutch- and German-to-English
because of the syntax. Here is a mildly edited version I did that is
probably closer. Still clunky, and I'm not sure about the "crazily of
luck" idiom. Possibly the name of the show? Which would maybe be
"Insanely good fortune" in English? Not sure.
With more and more success, organizations with names like Landmark and
the new CSA Europe attract new course participants for their group
trainings with promises of living happier lives. However, these
trainings are not entirely innocent. Participants can experience
serious mental problems, and sometimes course participants even
an acute psychosis.
For the broadcast "crazily of luck" with former students, ZEMBLA spoke
with a former employee and psychiatrists about the dangers of these
trainings. Also, a psychologist went on behalf of ZEMBLA to a training
of Landmark and personally researched the course program of CSA.
ZEMBLA discovered that sometimes it occurs, during or after the
that participants become psychotic. A former student of CSA-training
is one of them: "you think at a certain moment that you a type of god.
You are simply entirely outside your senses."
Psychiatrist P. Hanneman works at a crisis relief center in Amsterdam
and says that three former students of Landmark with a psychosis have
committed themselves, as well as former students with suicidal
inclinations. According to him, nobody can withdraw himself from the
group process during a course.. Hanneman: "you are frequently
humiliated, placed under pressure and at a given moment your own ego
disappears and becomes part of the whole group mind."
R. Bauhofer, director of Landmark in the Netherlands, says that
Landmark is not aware that these psychoses occur. But from several
depositions and documents, it becomes clear that both Landmark and CSA
are actually aware of this and when it is needed, offer little or no
support or rehabilitation.
Post by HAPPYsamurai
From these Zembla inquiries, it becomes clear also that the courses
emotional and mental war of attrition. The participants are thus
manipulated so that they slowly but surely cooperate enthusiastically
from the introduction and afterwards in an euphoric group experience.
Once in the group, they are encouraged to register themselves for
longer and more expensive advanced courses. Moreover they are
encouraged to bring family members and current friends for an