How to survive a sociopath

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Over the last few years I was living a secret underground life while planning my escape from a sociopath (psychopath, narcissist, con-man – same shit, different label). We were both part of the Church of Scientology, though I had not been an active member there since some years. I knew I had to escape both – the abusive relationship and the cult – to live a life without mind-control and fear. Late nights I entered … Continue reading

Dødelig cocktail: Scientologi, Psykopati og Ekstremisme

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Utdrag fra min dagbok, april 2012: Jeg står musestille ved enden av kjellertrappen, titter opp og lytter etter ham. Var han ikke her nede tidligere i dag, tok han med seg noe verktøy? Jeg frykter han står bak veggen med en hammer, klar til å slå meg i hodet når jeg kommer opp trappen. Blikkene hans har blitt mer og mer ondskapsfulle. Jeg tror ikke jeg overlever sommeren. Lyset fra entreen kaster ingen skygger. Jeg … Continue reading

Say No! How to resist manipulation (Part 1)

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Realize that anyone who tries to change your mind will try to make you feel guilty, so that you give in. They give you lots of reasons, valid believable reasons, and then blame you for being irresponsible, etc. if you say no. They often work you hard and long to wear you down so they achieve their goal. This article is inspired by Canadian author Mary Kassian over at Girls Gone Wise. Here’s some tools to … Continue reading

Critical thinking: How to resist manipulation (Part 2)

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Why is Critical Thinking so important? Critical thinking is skills that help us learn to make decisions. It is the ability to evaluate information to determine whether something is right or wrong. To think critically about something means to be open-minded and consider different ways and solutions to tackle a problem. Wait a minute, think critically and be open-minded? Now compare that to some teachings in Scientology where L. Ron Hubbard writes: Critical thoughts: these are always only … Continue reading

Posttraumatisk mareritt: Den evige flukten

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Nok en natt med samme mareritt: Den evige flukten. Jeg forsøker å finne gjemmesteder, jeg løper alt jeg kan, hjertet banker. Fienden er hele tiden rett bak. Adrenalin. Jeg treffer på noen mennesker og ber om hjelp. Jeg puster lettet. Jeg tror jeg er trygg, men jeg blir innhentet – hver gang. Fienden er trent i å lyve. De er overbevisende og får enkelt overtalt dem som hjelper meg. Jeg blir ført tilbake og er fanget … Continue reading

F**k it – the ultimate spiritual way

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I’m advocating free choice of spiritual paths. And I believe finding one’s own path is part of the journey. I teach people to spot RED FLAGS. Whether their chosen path is bits and pieces of Scientology or any other religion – or something completely different like F**k it – the ultimate spiritual way or no path at all doesn’t matter. I respect whatever people choose to believe as long as that spiritual journey doesn’t consist … Continue reading

Mellom tre stoler hos NAV

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Årets kaktus går til NAV! Nå må jeg lufte min frustrasjon. Og det på norsk … (To my English readers, please bear with me that this article is in Norwegian. Use Google translate if needed.) I godt over et halvt år har jeg forsøkt å få hjelp hos NAV. Men de kan ikke gi meg sykepenger selv om jeg nå er langtidssykemeldt etter flere år med traumatiske begivenheter. Jeg får ingen sykepenger fordi jeg først … Continue reading