Nor did I think you were. DNRS proponents, who all sell some version or another of this, pretty much bullhorn 'CULT !! CULT !!! CULT !!! ENTER HERE ...."
Which is not to say that all DNRS enthusiasts are exploitive hucksters, but almost all of those who sell the multiple versions of this .... discipline, for want of a better word ... are snake oil salesmen, purveyors of ghost breath, a product whose entire value rests in how hard you can clap for Tinkerbell ....
I think that certain unscrupulous politicians can be added to that list. One in particular, without naming names ....
I mean yeah we certainly agree that this is the same as brainwashing, I guess that when I did a brief search of the term neuro-linguistic programming tho, I was blown away by how relevant it is to well known cults with histories of human trafficking, abuse, sexual trafficking etc... and how recent or current some of these cults are. Does the lightning process also use NLP? Bc if it does ... then wow... a government promoting cult brainwashing as a treatment. Not that cbt for ME/CFS works better but there's at least a veneer of respectability. But this NLP stuff is just new age cult stuff which is very very sinister.
I updated that post you replied to with even more finds. It's wild. This is a big rabbit hole. I don't have much energy currently but I plan to do an episode somewhat soon that delves into the crossover between these known cults and NLP and brain retraining programs for me/cfs. I have have little energy but this is a heckuva story that should really be delved into.
I know survivors of (non cfs /non dnrs related ) cults, like sex trafficking related ones... not NXIVM, way smaller ones. Some of those people do mold avoidance and also have dealt with these chronic illnesses so they may be in a good position to speak on these similarities... this is wild stuff.
Btw just more general stuff about the NXIVM cult here: