The following third-party resources will help give you a better understanding regarding the nature of spiritual abuse, how to spot the signs, prevent it and heal from it.
Carolyn Waterstradt, MA, LMSW, is a Licensed Master Social Worker, a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counsellor and a Certified Trauma Specialist. She guides readers through 13 guiding principals to help individuals heal from spiritual abuse.
Created by Safe Havens, an interfaith partnership against domestic violence, the Circle of Spiritual Abuse allows you to better understand the forms in which spiritual abuse can take.
Muslim American professional counsellor Salma Abugideiri explains what spiritual abuse is and its impact on the lives of Muslims in North America.
Rick is an author, speaker, consultant, teacher, and podcaster, encouraging and training Christians since 1997. Through written articles and his podcast, this article discusses his struggles with spiritual abuse and how to spot it signs of abuse.
Through in-depth interviews with spiritual abuse survivors, researcher David J. Ward identified six core themes of spiritual abuse. Genesis Women’s Centre in Texas adapted a list from his article, “The Lived Experience of Spiritual Abuse,” in Mental Health, Religion & Culture, November 2011.
Andrea Mathews, LPC, NCC, a cognitive and transpersonal therapist, elaborates on the loss of sense of self, after experiencing spiritual abuse.