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Title MJB SEMINARS
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MJB SEMINARS has a cruise organized for April 2012 and they have engaged Jack Canfield and De Martini and other self promoting millionaire "Self Development"/"Motivational" speakers to present talks during the cruise on the "Oasis of the Sea".
Founder MITCH J BEHAN
Leader MITCH J BEHAN
Description From a former member:

MAINLY BASED ON DE MARTINIS BREAKTHROUGH EXPERIENCE which is pseudo Quantum Science and Quantum Mechanics drivel used to justify Psychotherapy techniques used in an abusive way on unsuspecting and uninformed people who have paid $1,300 to do the Seminars. & SOME HINDU/BUDDHIST YIN-YANG spiritual stuff thrown in, plus "BETA BALANCE" pseudo brain hemisphere balancing therapy.
Behavior
Control
1. Regulation of individual's physical reality
  a. Where, how and with whom the member lives and associates with
  b. What clothes, colors, hairstyles the person wears
  c. What food the person eats, drinks, adopts, and rejects
  d. How much sleep the person is able to have
  e. Financial dependence
  f. Little or no time spent on leisure, entertainment, vacations

2. Major time commitment required for indoctrination sessions and group rituals

3. Need to ask permission for major decisions

4. Need to report thoughts, feelings and activities to superiors

5. Rewards and punishments (behavior modification techniques- positive and negative).

6. Individualism discouraged; group think prevails

7. Rigid rules and regulations

8. Need for obedience and dependency.
TYPICAL CLASSIC ABUSIVE LGATS-TYPE STRICT CONTROL THROUGHOUT INITIAL "RELATIONSHIPS AND YOU" SEMINAR. Lots of phone contact after initial indoctrination to pressure converts to bring more people to the "Information nights" or "graduation night" which is just a high pressure sales pitch to con more people into signing up for $1,300 seminars.
Criticism and ridicule of any questioning of the teachings.
lots of pressure to attend more and more seminars.
Once they have your phone number or email or postal address (often supplied by brainwashed friends or relatives eager to meet their quota of invites) MJB bombard you with invites and carefully manipulative phone calls, trying to build rapport and coax you into attending a "free" information evening.
Everything is turned back onto the convert to make them think it is all their fault if the MJB teachings are not working in their life.
Thought
Control
1. Need to internalize the group's doctrine as "Truth"
  a. Map = Reality
  b. Black and White thinking
  c. Good vs. evil
  d. Us vs. them (inside vs. outside)

2. Adopt "loaded" language (characterized by "thought-terminating clich├ęs"). Words are the tools we use to think with. These "special" words constrict rather than expand understanding. They function to reduce complexities of experience into trite, platitudinous "buzz words".

3. Only "good" and "proper" thoughts are encouraged.

4. Thought-stopping techniques (to shut down "reality testing" by stopping "negative" thoughts and allowing only "good" thoughts); rejection of rational analysis, critical thinking, constructive criticism.
  a. Denial, rationalization, justification, wishful thinking
  b. Chanting
  c. Meditating
  d. Praying
  e. Speaking in "tongues"
  f. Singing or humming

5. No critical questions about leader, doctrine, or policy seen as legitimate

6. No alternative belief systems viewed as legitimate, good, or useful
Any doubts or questioning is ridiculed and it is all your fault if anything goes wrong in your life because you are not doing it right.
Any dissenters are criticized by everyone else if they post anything negative on the Facebook site, or voice their opinion.
Emotional
Control
1. Manipulate and narrow the range of a person's feelings.

2. Make the person feel like if there are ever any problems it is always their fault, never the leader's or the group's.

3. Feeling-stopping. Like thought-stopping, this is the automatic suppression or blocking of feelings that are not acceptable by the cult identity- such as feeling "homesick" or feeling "depressed" or feeling "resentful".

4. Excessive use of guilt
  a. Identity guilt
    1. Who you are (not living up to your potential)
    2. Your family
    3. Your past
    4. Your affiliations
    5. Your thoughts, feelings, actions
    6. Social guilt
    7. Historical guilt

5. Excessive use of fear
  a. Fear of thinking independently
  b. Fear of the "outside" world
  c. Fear of enemies
  d. Fear of losing one's "salvation"
  e. Fear of leaving the group or being shunned by group
  f. Fear of disapproval

6. Extremes of emotional highs and lows.

7. Ritual and often public confession of "sins".

8. Phobia indoctrination: programming of irrational fears of ever leaving the group or even questioning the leader's authority. The person under mind control cannot visualize a positive, fulfilled future without being in the group.
  a. No happiness or fulfillment "outside"of the group
  b. Terrible consequences will take place if you leave: "hell"; "demon possession"; "incurable diseases"; "accidents"; "suicide"; "insanity"; "10,000 reincarnations"; etc.
  c. Shunning of leave takers. Fear of being rejected by friends, peers, and family.
  d. Never a legitimate reason to leave. From the group's perspective, people who leave are: "weak"; "undisciplined"; "unspiritual"; "worldly"; "brainwashed by family, counselors"; seduced by money, sex, rock and roll.
One "Counselor" has to my knowledge told two individual young women that all they needed to solve their problems was "A good f*ck"! and "When is the last time you had a good f*ck?" "You need to let yourself go in sex, it is what the Universe wants for you".
Group
Websites
MJB Seminars

Life Torque

Mitch and Mills
Other
Resources
(articles, videos, information)
MITCH BEHAN on YOU TUBE