During the 1990s, Rick Ross, a noted cult intervention advocate who took part in a number of deprogramming sessions, was sued by Jason Scott, a former member of a Pentecostalist group called the Life Tabernacle Church (part of United Pentecostal Church International), after an unsuccessful coercive deprogramming. The four steps above are not a panacea for cult involvement. There is no magic bullet to free a cult member from his or her unhealthy group. If there were, experts would be using the formula to free thousands of people every week. Instead, these steps are general principles which may help to hasten a cult member’s exit from a destructive group.
Schenzhen International Syposium on Cultic Studies 2010 Published by the Institute of Religious Studies Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences By Rick Alan Ross My work regarding cult deprogramming began in 1982. At that time I was deeply concerned about a group that had infiltrated a nursing home where my 82-year-old grandmother was a resident. Jun 01, 2007 · How to Perform an Intervention. If someone you love is struggling with alcohol, drug addiction, compulsive gambling or other destructive behaviors, staging an intervention might be the best way to help the person get better. People with 90%(42).
Plan an Intervention. An intervention is when friends and family of the cult member sit down with them and try to persuade them to leave. This is a voluntary action of the cult member, they first must be persuaded to talk about the issue – it is important to never force a cult member to participate. (Because John and Barbara Moore lost two daughters and a grandson in the Jonestown tragedy, they have been asked by many people throughout the years about what they should do when a relative is involved in a new religious movement, that is, a cult.