I believe that having had these experiences ultimately makes us stronger as human beings. They are love bombed, then verbally abused, with severely psychotic mind control rituals. See our featured books, author interviews, e-book deals and freebies, and giveaways! Meanwhile, the children are allowed to smoke cigarettes and other self-harming behaviors, geared to feed into their anxiety, which grows, the longer they are forced to remain inside of the program. Forced through bizarre, psychological techniques to become emotionally naked, Bonnie is often left confused about what is real in his mind. With gut-level insight, humor and frankness, he describes the inner experience of a precocious 14 year-old who was engulfed and overwhelmed by these bizarre, yet legal, forms of psychological abuse. Personal Note: Sometimes a book is so well written, it sinks into the skin of a trauma survivor like me, who found incredible familiarity in the words I read. Hearing from other people that were in high-control groups inspires.
Each month we will pick a book dealing with psychological topics, read it, and This is a book club for those who love to read books about Psychology! Zack Bonnie was fourteen when his parents sent him to a Troubled Teen facility The author takes readers there, in a thrilling psychological read Sequestered where bizarre cult like techniques become the norm, see for yourself exactly what the controversy is about Should we mold a child s behavior using the tools of brainwashing With coarse, brutal dialog and authenti Zack Bonnie was fourteen when his parents sent him to a Troubled Teen facility The author takes readers there, in a thrilling psychological read Sequestered where bizarre cult like techniques become the norm, see for yourself exactly what the controversy is about Should we mold a child s behavior using the tools of brainwashing With coarse, brutal dialog and authentic source materials, this nonfiction memoir, the first in a series, exposes the secrets and tells it all. His book, Dead, Insane, or in Jail: Overwritten, serves as a reminder that healing trauma must begin with targeting the underlying brain state, a concept still largely misunderstood in treatment facilities. Join our book club to gain access to free ebooks, discuss them and even interact with their authors. The children are left unsure of what a right answer to staff questions should be. The energy was filled with the passion for advocacy.
You will ask why and how a human being can do such things to children. . But soon I'll finally be tackling the bulk of the existing second book. The people who have healed the most are the ones who haven't tried to put the experience in a closet, or tried to forget it, or say that they're fine. Now to continue to processing the processes. Read our and for more details.
Another Ebook giveaway is on through this weekend. He has no means of escape. The landmines that Zack walked through in his mind in his young teens are the same ones that many before have walked, but Zack went one step further than a number of those young people. Zack Bonnie recounts the well-intentioned, but ill-informed, ways that we attempt to deal with attachment issues, impulsivity, and substance abuse, which are so often the repercussions of sexual assault and developmental trauma in teens. Inspiration will come as the real world fades away.
If you find documents that should not be here please report them. The author takes readers there, in a thrilling psychological read. Actor and multi- media artist. We sift through We run eBook Miner, a new and innovative site that aims to connect publishers and writers especially indie authors to avid readers. Each month we will pick a book dealing with psychological topics, read it, and then discuss. Who said that to little Daphne? Imagine or remember being a confused teenager Now imagine that the only solution your parents can devise is sending you away to be fixed Zack s touching, true account of being trapped in the scared straight industry just might be the book your reluctant teenage reader has been seeking Barbara J Danis Literacy Specialist CoachZack Bonnie s work is a gift to those interested in the history and dynamics of coercive residential teen treatment programs With gut level insight, humor and frankness, he describes the inner experience of a precocious 14 year old who was engulfed and overwhelmed by these bizarre, yet legal, forms of psychological abuse Marcus Chatfield, Author, Institutionalized PersuasionIt is sad the abuse of teenagers to tough love programs by mis informed parents and politicians did not end with the revelations concerning the concept originator Synanon To be stopped eventually, stories like this must keep being told Paul Morantz, Esq Author, Escape My Life Long War Against Cults It s often hard to describe how traumatic and damaging troubled teen programs for young people are This important perspective from someone who lived it offers a vivid portrait of hell that is sold as therapy Maia Szalavitz Author, Help At Any Cost How the Troubled Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids In the tradition of Darkness At Noon, Zack s history puts the reader into the life that too many survivors experienced, and he does this in a finely crafted page turner Philip Elberg, Esq.
Transporting us to this so-called school, Zack invites us into the daily routine, depicting what one must do, how one must adapt and conform, in order to survive. This is how we always seemed to get roped into going deeper within ourselves. You will laugh, and you will cry. We are creating this group to have a presence on good reads. You will cheer for the incredible strength and courage Zack journeys into as he brings his teenage memories to life on the pages of this exceptional book. See our featured books, author interviews, e-book deals and freebies, and giveaways! An outline and piles of notes inspire me when I'm not rereading sentences to insist they push along the story.
And survive Zack did, long enough to be able to bring his story into the light of day, and provide for his former classmates, and other similarly disenfranchised voices, a chance to be heard. Some kids crumble under the pressure. He is unable to relay his alarming conditions to anyone. Claudia said: The author has written a powerful story that deals with a very important issue. Looking for your next great read? I have been mulling it over in my mind and I know the point of raps and prophets. His work is a gift to those interested in the history and dynamics of coercive residential teen-treatment programs. This author touched my heart deeply when I met him.
Seeing raw sadness like that felt like a punch to the solar plexus. She is an advocate, and. One day Bonnie decides to go on the run. Just about every time a kid in my group said something, Jasper, Tess, or Keith was there to repeat it. Fulfilling appreciated pre-orders from early supporters leads me in opposite directions. They are strip searched upon admittance to the program.