I recently came across this account of how methods used in the Mankind Project activities (New Warriors Training Adventure and Integration Groups) might stimulate participants to reconstruct memories of abuse. It is long so I am going to post a link to the document with excerpts here. I have permission from the author who wishes to remain anonymous at this time.
The personal account begins:
It started at my NWTA at the carpet work. MKP leaders had me “kill” my father in a process to deal with physical abuse I got as a child. At the end of this process, a MKP leader said to me, “…and you were sexually abused too!” I immediately said to myself, “I was never sexually abused. What is this guy talking about?”
Just a few months later I believed that not only was I sexually abused, but that I was sexually abused by 3 different males, at different periods of time, for multiple instances throughout my entire childhood. All of this while having NO memory of sexual abuse before joining MKP!
The rest of the article describes the “bucketing process” which I described earlier via a citation from a MKP manual. According to this individual, the process of “memory” recovery is aided by the emotive techniques and suggestions from the leaders. There are some statements in this article that I cannot verify as yet (e.g., one of the founders is a gestalt therapist, the APA has all but banned “rebirthing”) but I post this because the experiences described here sound very much like what are described in the NWTA manuals and accounts from other witnesses with whom I have spoken. I know I have posted this before, but this You Tube clip of Rage Therapy seems quite relevant to this man’s account.