About Me & The Gentle Souls Revolution
Hi, I'm Esther Friedman, licensed mental health counselor, expressive art therapist, songwriter, performer, author and ex-cult member. Welcome to The Gentle Souls Revolution.
In 2006, a cult took advantage of my uncertainty, open mindedness & open-heartedness. It perpetrated what I now call Cultic Identity Theft.
In 2011, I left. I found my voice by embracing, honoring and protecting those core traits. Telling my story through writing and songwriting saved my sanity. Those vulnerabilities are now my strengths.
I started GSR, Healing Arts to ...
1) Educate and raise awareness of cults -- recruitment and indoctrination strategies. Learn about my show on the Edu-Tainment page.
2) Facilitate recovery and empowerment through a specific therapeutic approach. Learn about my philosophy on the therapy page.
Master's in Expressive Art Therapy from Lesley University
Advisory Counsel Member, International Cultic Studies Association