I'm Not for Everyone

S2E16: The Road to Healing: Experiencing a Cult with Jennifer Semsch

February 01, 2022 Lee Cordell Season 2 Episode 16
I'm Not for Everyone
S2E16: The Road to Healing: Experiencing a Cult with Jennifer Semsch
Show Notes

At six years old, Jennifer was told - we’re selling everything, we’re moving, and we’re joining a religious sect. And today, Dr. Lee is joined by Jennifer Semsch, joy promoter & recovering cult member, to talk about those 12+ years she spent in a cult, the shame & trauma she experienced, and the road to healing since. Join them for a powerful conversation around moving beyond shame and living a fulfilling life, because we are never broken - we might have just forgotten that we are whole. 


They’re exploring:

  • Jennifer’s story of experiencing a cult from ages six to eighteen
  • Experiencing a massive identity crisis -  and the first time she remembered feeling shame 
  • The 3 separate responses within fawn - and the one Dr. Lee talks about in response to Jennifer’s trauma story
  • Social exclusion & the discipline in school
  • Why the weaponization of shame is so effective (in cults & beyond)
  • The difficult early days in her relationship with her now husband & a discussion around trauma-bonding
  • And more




Connect with Jennifer: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrsemsch

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennifersemsch/

TikTok: @jennifersemsch



Disclaimer: Dr. Lee is expressing her own views and is not offering professional or medical advice.

----------

Want to learn more about what Dr. Lee does, and get access to free weekly training, resources, community support and more so you, too, can become trauma-informed? Join her free Facebook Group, Becoming Trauma Informed: Creating Safe(r), Shame-Free Spaces: https://www.facebook.com/groups/becometraumainformed

And don't miss a single notification, and receive weekly updates directly to your inbox by joining the email list here: https://leeccordell.kartra.com/page/ITPSsignup. You can unsubscribe at any time.