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Toolkit for Recovery

This toolkit is a comprehensive guide to Recovery from Psychological Manipulation and Coercive Control. It is meant to equip mental health professionals with knowledge and strategies to navigate the intricate dynamics of manipulation and coercion and aid in recovery. By exploring the definitions of PM and CC, understanding practical considerations and looking into motivational factors and mental wellness recovery, this toolkit can act as a guide to help EIs reclaim agency, foster resilience and find purpose and healing beyond the confines of their group or manipulator.

This toolkit is a companion to the Toolkit for Identifying & Countering Psychological Manipulation & Coercive Control. Please refer to that guide for help identifying common signs of PM & CC, exploring motivations for involvement and understanding paths to intervention and prevention.

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Section Guide 


Section 1 - Defining and Differentiating PM and CC: Define and differentiate psychological manipulation and coercive control. 


Section 2 - Reasons for Exit: Understand various reasons for exit from a manipulative group, relationship or situation.


Section 3 - Stages of Involvement: Understand the stages of involvement, from initial attraction, to deep engagement, to critical entrenchment.


Section 4 - Practical Considerations: Explore practical considerations around exit from a manipulative situation including the need for housing and various types of support.


Section 5 - Addressing Motivations: Learn to understand and address people's motivations to seek connection and purpose within manipulative environments.


Section 6 - Mental Wellness Recovery: Explore multiple pathways to recovery from trauma and other issues associated with involvement with PM and CC.

Section 7 - Therapeutic Notes: Tips and information regarding unique aspects of recovery from PM and CC.

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