This is a staff list for Sacred Breath Academy in California, North Carolina, USA and International "Retreats"
(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)
We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at the Sacred Breath Academy. For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm. If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Sacred Breath Academy, you have the right to take action.
If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Sacred Breath Academy, please contact email@example.com if you remember the long-term employees and from which years. This will help! Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.
HEAL is currently investigating Sacred Breath Academy.
|Kaya Danielle Leigh aka Kaya Azure||Co-Founder||These names appear to be fake and pseudonyms. There is no record of anyone with either of the names used here having any professional licenses in mental health, yoga instructing, or medical care of any sort. There is also no record of either of these names legally belonging to anyone in the United States according to intelius.com. HEAL ran a reverse phone look up using the phone number provided by Sacred Breath Academy. We found the number reportedly belongs to Daniel Holden (age 58). Daniel Holden appears to be associated with registered sex offender Micaiah Holden. Micaiah Holden's rape victim was only 4 years old.|
|Aeleo Malakai Azure||Co-Founder||This name appears to be fake and a pseudonym. There is no record of anyone with this name used here having any professional licenses in mental health, yoga instructing, or medical care of any sort. There is also no record of either of these names legally belonging to anyone in the United States according to intelius.com.|
|Elizabeth Brumfield||Retreat Facilitator-Bali Retreat 2019||Quoting Brumfield: "...Embracing the Bullsh*t...Am I saying believe everything everyone tells you and fall for all the bullshit? No. I’m saying be open to being weird and, just maybe, discovering something out of this world that you might like. Stay tuned for future columns in similar taste; Yoga Bullshit: The Weirdness Explained." Source: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/12/yoga-beyond-the-stretching-embracing-the-bullsht/ Brumfield also operates own website at breathofsun.com which doesn't appear to be registered through ICANN nor "WhoIs". HEAL would like to think this is funny, but, we don't find fraud that poses a risk to personal health and financial wellness amusing. Arguably, if everyone exercised due diligence this wouldn't be an issue. HEAL hopes we are helpful.|
Want More Info On Angela Smith before reading on? Check this out:
Angela Smith Co-Founder and National Coordinator of HEAL lives with PTSD. As part of our investigation, Angela sent an e-mail to Sacred Breath Academy. That complete message with reply is below. There were a total of 8 messages from HEAL to Sacred Breath Academy. The first you see below and four additional brief follow ups because Angela hadn't yet received a response. There was a reply to their message also shown below. The two Angela sent after receiving that message were requests for an apology. Have any legitimate mental health professional review the following two e-mails and decide whether or not Sacred Breath Academy is qualified as they claim to be to provide health benefits to people living with trauma:
"On 4/2/2019 4:25 PM, Angela at HEAL wrote:
Dear Sacred Breath Academy,Sacred Breath Academy's Response:
"On 4/27/2019 7:20 PM, Angela at HEAL wrote:
The above e-mailed questions and exchange should be simple enough
to respond to by any legitimate business, right? So, again, confirms or
reinforces HEAL's position that it is a fraudulent cult/scam based on all
available evidence and an apparent desire of Sacred Breath Academy to
further self-incriminate. Some people, including Sean Stone, have
reported publicly to being harassed by phone and online by
"anonymous"/"illuminati" types. Whether or not Sean
Stone is credible or you believe "gang stalking" by cults is real or
"imagined", HEAL has proof we were hacked and reported all of it. Now, HEAL isn't claiming the harassment
we're experiencing is the "CIA" or "Illuminati". We're claiming it is
traffickers, scammers, frauds, and cults like Sacred Breath Academy with
evidence to back it up. In addition, we'd like to add that correlation
doesn't equate to causation and understand that since HEAL is an activist
organization covering controversial issues that there are many who may appear
to be associated and working in a joint effort to harass while it may just be
a few bad apples with some tech skills that want to seem like a gang of
criminals with lots of power to make threats but are just cowardly lying
criminals who use remote intimidation tactics to silence whistleblowers. Check out the
blog article here for more on the harassment we've experienced and
understand we've reported it to law enforcement. And, for some of the
evidence of the hacking and harassment HEAL HQ and Angela smith have been
experiencing besides the e-mail exchange above, see:
Garden Island Paper shares "I came to (Source of quoted text here: The Garden Island newspaper) to inform people of my situation that I am in so as to help me and others. It’s called “human trafficking” and/or “gang stalking. It is a billion-dollar industry that targets people for various reasons; mostly for criminals to make money off your life in any way “they” can...The criminals make the victim look like they are crazy, on drugs, paranoid, or anything they can so you won’t believe them or help them. That’s how they are a billion-dollar industry; excellent at deception and at making the victim look guilty of something...I have excellent karma or I wouldn’t keep rising above the terroristic, cultist tactics being used against me. They have destroyed my career of 17 years operating heavy equipment, destroyed my 18 years partnership with my friend and wife." More sources on "cult harassment of non-followers": https://www.thestranger.com/seattle/church-or-cult/Content?oid=12172001 https://www.nytimes.com/1982/03/15/style/the-psychology-of-the-cult-experience.html and http://www.paulmorantz.com/the_synanon_story/the-true-story-of-the-rattlesnake-in-the-mailbox/ Now, for examples of Sean Stone conveying information on harassment he's experienced and his fear of the "Illuminati", see:
Is it possible that Sean Stone has been brainwashed? See, for someone who claims to have been targeted by elite cults and wary of such things to forget a lot of that and pretend it doesn't happen after being recruited by Sacred Breath Academy which by all appearances and available facts appears to itself be a cult/scam targeting elites, one who enjoys or cares about him might take action to protect him. But, that's only if we find him remotely credible. How credible do you find Sean Stone? HEAL sees him as a victim of fraud, undue influence, and coercive thought reform by Sacred Breath Academy who likely used his fear and isolation as a result of paranoia about the "Illuminati" to indoctrinate him and further manipulate and exploit him. But, often victims of cults don't realize they've been victimized until free from the cult's influence. That is covered in the "Watching the Hawks" episode near the bottom of this page.
Sacred Breath Academy website print which shows they falsely claim to offer certifications, medical, and mental health services without any license to practice in those fields and no business license either. Not in California, New York, North Carolina, Arizona, or any state we checked and we checked most of them. They claim to operate in California, New York, and North Carolina mostly in the US. So, not licensed where operating and operating without any licensing offering mental health or medical services is definitively fraud. We've reported the fraud to law enforcement and hope they shut this down as we've given all the evidence needed for a conviction as part of our investigation.
Now, on their website (print version above so you don't have to risk malware by visiting their site sacredbreathacademy.life) you will see they claim to use the trademarked "Sacred Breath Method™" which has never been trademarked in the US according to TESS and the complete record of all Trademarks in the US that include the word "Sacred" are in this record. Now, there was one DEAD trademark registered in Michigan as "Sacred Breathwork" claiming it was a psychospiritual practice or therapy. And, that was registered to a Charles Smith in Michigan.
They are not an accredited academic program or school so their "certifications" are completely worthless and invalid. Source: https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/home
As stated above they are not a licensed business in any state we checked and hold no professional licenses. For our records, click here with sources cited.
This is the biggest scam and fraud HEAL's ever investigated. We've never before seen a cult or program operating completely illegally even on the surface to the extent we've found with Sacred Breath Academy.
If you need further evidence of the falsity of Sacred Breath Academy's claims regarding benefits of treatment/service in treating everything from anxiety to cancer, here's more:
They also claim air/breath is divine and feminine and use a lot of bizarre lingo. They claim to offer training and certification with no accreditation, licensing, or professional qualifications. And, in checking out "breathwork" as a cure for cancer or their claims, we found the claims were patently false. Here are some sources on that: https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/otto-warburg-cancer/ Sacred Breath Academy cites Otto Warburg out of context to claim it treats/prevents cancer. You'll see they do that a lot. Misrepresentation, fraud, etc...
In addition, there has been one study done on "breathwork" showing that it increases "paranoid ideation". Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4677109/ And, that it was only intended to be used by licensed psychologists/therapist in conjunction with other therapy. But, given that it results in "paranoid ideation", it is doubtful any legitimate therapists would use the technique. ("Outcome Measures....Changes in temperament were followed by changes in paranoid ideation scale, indicating a wary phase... Results...Temperament changes were followed by an increase in paranoid ideation...For the All-HB group, the temperament changes were followed by an increase in paranoid ideation." Source: NIH article linked above.)
The NIH study describes "breathwork" as involving hyperventilation which has the following adverse health effects: "Hyperventilation: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Emergencies You may not always be aware that you’re overbreathing. But signs may include: Shortness of breath, or feeling that you can’t get enough air A faster than normal heartbeat Feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded Pain or tightness in your chest Frequent yawn or sighs A numb, tingly feeling in your hands or feet." Source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/lung-hyperventilation-what-to-do#1-3 Additional sources state the following risks: "Although hyperventilation syndrome may seem very similar to panic attacks, the two disorders are different. People with panic disorder often have emotional complaints (for example, fear of death or closed-in spaces) that accompany attacks. If a person has hyperventilation syndrome, however, he or she will have certain symptoms without these emotional complaints (although the person still may be anxious)...In very rare cases, people who hyperventilate can have low carbon dioxide blood levels that can cause a spasm of the blood vessels that supply the heart. If a person already has heart disease, this spasm may be enough to cause a heart attack." So, we see here that Sacred Breath Academy's claims that "breathwork" reduce anxiety and prevent heart disease are patently false as the practice results in anxiety and sometimes causes heart attacks. Source: https://www.emedicinehealth.com/hyperventilation/article_em.htm#hyperventilation__diagnosis
So, while everyone can be susceptible to deceptive marketing and cult recruitment depending on various stresses, vulnerabilities, and the soothsaying of the charlatans running such scams, it is important to always exercise due diligence and make sure you and your loved ones are protected by virtue of your diligence.
In the meantime, please join http://www.twitter.com/heal247 in encouraging the FBI to step up shutting down this obvious fraud since the report was made December 29th, 2018 and they are still open and defrauding people while putting public health and safety at risk. We understand the shut down caused some delays and respect the government needs to prioritize greatest threat so may not shut this one or others on our watch list down before you become a victim. That's why as consumer advocates we have created the website and articles like this to assist in protecting the public by sharing honest information with sources cited to assist those who might otherwise fail to exercise the due diligence themselves to determine if they are about to be victim of a scam or cult.
In addition, Rebirthing/Breathwork has resulted in the death of children and has been banned in Colorado. Source: http://www.cnn.com/2001/LAW/04/17/rebirthing.ban/ Also see: https://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/gordon3.html
"This bizarre and deadly practice was invented by a man named Leonard Orr who has no background in medicine or psychology. An advocate of the New Thought movement, he was one of the early proponents of “prosperity consciousness,” a belief that one can attract wealth just by opening the mind to the idea of it. A believer in physical immortality, he claims to have come up with a lot of his “revelations” in the bathtub (I’m not kidding). In 1974, he began suspending friends in a redwood hot tub with snorkels and nose plugs where they claimed to have experienced their birth. Orr and his friends began offering this “therapy” to others and, believe it or not, it caught on... Sadly, Orr is still practicing this dangerous therapy via his Rebirthing-Breathwork International business, and many other therapists offer it as well. As Singer states, there is “no scientifically established or objective clinical evidence” showing that rebirthing does anything beneficial." Source: https://www.womenofgrace.com/blog/?p=14123
Is it a cult in addition to a scam? "Leonard [Orr] then ranted, babbled, stated that he had invented fire meditation and that if he had not, he surely would have killed a client by now, as they were so annoying. Another incident, a young man had travelled from Sweden to meet the great Leonard Orr. He arrived, as he walked up to the porch where Leonard was relaxing, Leonard asked him......."How much money have you brought me?"." See: https://forum.culteducation.com/read.php?12,5918,5935
In addition, "The Sacred Breath Luminous Apothecary" aka "Luminous Apothecary" is not a licensed retailer nor pharmacy. But, Sacred Breath is operating that illegally from all appearances. Are you surprised?
STILL INTERESTED IN THE INTERNATIONAL RETREAT 2019 IN INDONESIA? THEN, PLEASE READ ON:
Reality in Indonesia:
Human trafficking and modern slavery are a serious problem in Indonesia:
"Exercise increased caution in Indonesia due to terrorism and natural disasters. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory... Shootings continue to occur in the area between Timika and Grasberg in Papua. In Central Sulawesi and Papua, violent demonstrations and conflict could result in injury or death to U.S. citizens. Avoid demonstrations and crowds. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Central Sulawesi and Papua as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization before traveling to those areas." Source: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/indonesia-travel-advisory.html
"Drink-spiking and subsequent robberies – often conducted either by females in hotel rooms or male companions en route to hotels – are also occasionally reported, though there were no such reports involving U.S. Embassy personnel in 2017...Organized crime remains a problem and has not been effectively addressed, though it tends not to affect expatriates. Illegal logging/fishing, human trafficking/prostitution, the sale of illicit/counterfeit drugs, and extensive corruption continue as well. In some instances, the prosecution of individuals accused of these crimes is unsuccessful because of payoffs and/or bribes to corrupt government officials, including judges." Source: https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=24344
So, if that sounds like a relaxing getaway to you, understand it would be safer and less expensive to just take a trip to Indonesia without the conversion therapy by this cult/scam. If you still need more information on why it is ill-advised to involve yourself with Sacred Breath Academy or any program on the HEAL watch-list, please continue reading this page to it's conclusion and scroll on.
Not totally unsurprising, this scam/fraud/cult is endorsed by Deepak Chopra. Think you should trust him too? You are wrong. Check these articles for more info:
"Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein may have stopped trumpeting his million-dollar donations to charities in light of accusations he molested dozens of underage girls. But he continues to quietly distribute his wealth—including to the nonprofits of Deepak Chopra, Elton John and a doctor linked to President Trump—through a shadowy private foundation called “Gratitude America, Ltd.,” The Daily Beast has learned." Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-has-a-secret-charity-heres-who-it-gave-money-to
"We asked Deepak Chopra, the guru of sayings that mean nothing, to fact-check his own tweets" https://qz.com/917820/we-asked-deepak-chopra-the-guru-of-sayings-that-mean-nothing-to-fact-check-his-own-tweets/
"Deepak Chopra Is Selling $350 Meditation Glasses. Deepak Chopra Is A Fraud" https://medium.com/@anthonytshering/deepak-chopra-is-selling-350-meditation-glasses-deepak-chopra-is-a-fraud-644bf98c010a
"I was a self-help guru. Here’s why you shouldn’t listen to people like me. I learned the hard way that the people trying to solve your problems often need help the most...Deepak Chopra is a fraud..." https://www.vox.com/first-person/2017/1/23/14238530/self-help-advice-bogus
"DiMare, the paper reported, represented La Jolla New Age guru Deepak Chopra in a series of lawsuits that ended up in front of McConnell; his attorneys later alleged that McConnell and other members of the local bench had ruled against them..." Source: https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2001/oct/11/strange-company/#
"In January 2000 a San Diego Superior Court jury unanimously found against Deepak Chopra regarding blackmail claims made within a lawsuit filed by the New Age guru. Chopra claimed that a former employee wanted $50,000 to keep quite about allegations that he had sex with a prostitute." Source: https://culteducation.com/group/885-deepak-chopra/5545-deepak-chopra-loses-lawsuit-alleges-court-conspiracy.html
"Because of his New Age, pseudosciencey beliefs, Chopra routinely gets in online arguments with scientists and skeptics, defending his numerous personal convictions -- such as the belief that people can enter a state of "perfect health" which would prevent them from dying. Now, this is clearly nonsense, and Chopra isn't doing the world any favors by trying to convince vulnerable people that this is true." Source: http://www.cracked.com/article_24639_7-insane-dick-moves-committed-by-famous-self-help-gurus.html
[Click all hyperlinked text for documentation of statements, multiple hypertext means multiple documents supporting the statement of the sentence.] Chopra was director of the Maharishi Ayurveda (in some cases spelled Ayur-Veda) Health Center beginning in 1985 operating in Lancaster, MA. That health center had its licenses involuntarily revoked by the state of MA in 2012. The center was completely dissolved into nothing in MA. In 2011, Deepak Chopra received cash in what could be seen as a moneylaundering scheme from Ms. Hillyer who had embezzled the funds illegally. Additional court cases and public records include allegations of fraud against Chopra. In a 1995 case, a woman tried to claim medical services provided supposedly by Deepak Chopra in Palm Beach, FL (where he has never been licensed to practice, source: https://appsmqa.doh.state.fl.us/MQASearchServices/HealthCareProviders) were tax-deductible likely as a result of false claims by Chopra that such services were tax-deductible (this is common with this type of alleged fraud), but, the tax courts denied the deductibility. In 2013, Chopra was referenced in a lawsuit against Trivedi by a woman who claimed sexual harassment and abuse. In 2007, the Deepak Chopra Private Foundation voluntarily dissolved in California. But, likely as a result of continued propaganda promoting this guru where investigative reporting exposing his alleged crimes, fraud, and malpractice would be more appropriate for anyone remotely committed to honest reporting and the TRUTH. In 2014, Chopra Foundation formerly operating in Iowa merged with CF Merger Corporation in California in order to disappear the Iowa foundation into the new entity. Then he changed names again in California to Chopra Foundation. And, to avoid any accountability makes general statements about promoting world peace while claiming to be a non-profit and engaging in research or experimentation on those who pay for services or donate. HEAL does not support the experimentation on nor brainwashing of subjects for any studies, particularly where the victims/subjects are not providing fully informed consent and advised of all risks and benefits involved in participation of such a study. And, that's where we tend to draw the line with this shit.
Deepak Chopra reportedly earned his doctorate in 1969 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences which was given a global score of 37.8 out of a possible 100 by US News, which by all reasonable accounts is a failing grade. A failing grade in the US is anything less than 60% in most jurisdictions/districts making 37.8% failing miserably. And, even worse, Chopra earned at best a cumulative GPA of 0.56 (Princeton GPA Scale) and at worst a cumulative 0.0 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. This was calculated by adding up his grades on his transcripts (transcript 1, transcript 2, transcript 3, registration). Transcript #1: Final Score of 663/1000 or 66.3%. Transcript #2: 595.25/950 or 62.65% Transcript #3: 895/1500 or 59.6%. That gives an average of 62.8% which is considered failing by US standards when calculating grade point average (GPA). In addition, in California, to pass the bar exam for lawyers you have to get a minimum of 70% for professional licensing so either a double standard on qualifications for professional licensing in California or he should have never been licensed. And, that also means by US standards he failed two out of three years of medical school with at best a 1.0 for the 66.3% term. In addition, if you check the registration, he enrolled with a "certificate" for alleged undergraduate work without presenting any grades/transcript at the age of 16 when he entered "medical school". So, likely not the brightest among us who trust his recommendations all things considered.
In addition, this all relates to HEAL's primary campaign to stop child trafficking and institutionalized child abuse. Deepak Chopra works with Stephen Covey. Source: https://youtu.be/H4dcwVbCV2s. Stephen Covey is partners with Hyrum W. Smith who owns the property where Eagle Ranch Academy operates and is business partners with the co-founder of WWASPS as well. You can find all of that explained in detail at http://www.heal-online.org/erastaff.htm. In the 2014 stand off between pro-slavery advocate Cliven Bundy and the FBI, Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, brother to Guy Finicum of Re-Creation Retreat also on the HEAL watch-list and reportedly co-founded by Daniel Taylor formerly with Cross Creek (a WWASPS program), was killed in the shoot out while actively engaged in combat against federal authorities.
Good people don't promote Deepak Chopra unless suffering undue influence. So, if you know anyone who is promoting or falling for his bullshit or that of Sacred Breath Academy, please do everything in your power to inform them of the danger and let them know they are risking their own health, wellness, and reputation by continuing to associate with such criminals. Sometimes the Hollywood bubble is difficult to transcend to reach the Truth, but, if we all work together maybe we can let those wonderful people we often admire or care for know that they are not immune to fraud and crime and their promotion of it, even ignorantly, creates an unnecessary public threat. The screenshot below is intended to bridge the gap between modern human trafficking and the history of slavery. It has not been verified whether or not Stephen Covey is in fact a descendant of the Covey referenced in the screenshot. And, no connection other than name should be implied unless otherwise stated.
How does this all relate to RAND Corporation? Well, Deepak Chopra's marketing influence may be by RAND Corporation design. And, why should that bother you?
Rolling Stone Magazine reported: "The top staff is always a good test of a candidate’s real political practice, a foreshadowing of the administration. Richard Maullin, for example, is not a nice guy. He raises the money and is one of the two or three aides deeply into strategies and tactics. He had met Jerry in Latin America during the Sixties, where Richard was analyzing political developments for the Rand Corporation. As the Cold War recedes many of the Rand analysts have come home to use their management techniques on the political system here, particularly on “the urban problem.” He worked on Tom Bradley’s mayoral campaign in 1973 and before that a bit for Robert Kennedy and Edmund Muskie. He loves charts, statistics, demographic information. In the electronic age, he once wrote for Rand, the role of masses in elections will be a “programmed response to a previously selected alternative . . . To use electronic media well requires ‘market research’ into habits, desires and tastes of the target audiences,” and success will depend on “the level of analytic competence in utilizing the electronic media of mass communication.”" Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/jerry-brown-the-mystic-and-the-machine-240798/
And, check out:
So, if you are familiar with history and issues surrounding the manipulation of the public through undue influence and marketing applied to every area of public life intended to deceive and control rather than enlighten and liberate the public, you understand why all of the associations and information provided in this writing should be cause for concern and assist you with exercising critical thinking and honest reason to arrive as close to the objective truth as possible so you can better protect yourself as a citizen, voter, and consumer. Want to be more disturbed? Visit www.opensecrets.org and search for what candidates are sponsored by RAND Corp which receives most of its funding from tax dollars. If you don't take issue with that, you are unAmerican.
To understand better the connections between RAND Corporation, Tavistock, and Machiavellian interference in the United States through behavior modification, you may wish to read the content found through hypertext on this page and in this sentence along with the following:
1. http://www.heal-online.org/ebook.pdf (pages 6-13, specifically)
2. http://www.heal-online.org/activism101.pdf ( pages 142-156 specifically)
3. After reviewing those materials, take a look at http://www.heal-online.org/connectingprograms.pdf and understand why our public information campaign is true and something we can either acknowledge and address or ignore at own peril or that of loved ones, neighbors, and fellow citizens. All sources cited, including many government documents and reliable private and public sources.
Angela Smith of HEAL reports, "Someone I care about very much is a victim of this particular scam/cult which is why I feel it is particularly urgent to rescue them and shut the operation down. But, again, I understand while I see it as an emergency that relatively speaking focusing on stopping terrorists with a greater number of recruits than SBA currently has (though numbers are growing) takes priority. Is fraud a form of economic terrorism? You decide."
Below are screenshots from
http://www.twitter.com/kayacolor showing Kaya's first impression of Sacred
As a result of informed or individuals practicing honest reasoning spotting
scams at first glance, HEAL is concerned that if you are unable to do so and
are considering placing a loved one in a program/cult that you may be too
incompetent yourself to make any such decisions for anyone which may make our
volunteers find being patient with you at times difficult and if you are
particularly narcissistic or stupid this may make our interactions more
unpleasant than would otherwise be the case. But, for those who have
been unduly influenced by false advertising, slick salespeople, and promises
that all your problems will be solved if you sign an agreement you don't read
and pay a lot of money who find that too tempting, even if all lies, due to
feeling vulnerable, overworked, and overwhelmed, we're here to help educate
you and inform you that anyone offering to solve all or most of your major
issues for cash while pressuring you not to question their methods or read the
contracts as they manipulate and exploit you for money and free promotion of
their bullshit, is not someone with whom you should do business nor trust your
private information because such tactics are used by criminals and not those
with any legitimate services to offer regardless of what you may hear from
those already misled or profiting themselves off of mutual referrals which at
this time is now criminal and against federal and many state laws. So,
if someone recommended a cult/scam to you, even a celebrity like
Dr. Phil (not licensed to practice) who was sued for it but continues to
recommend these places/cults anyway, it is best to think for yourself and not
believe the hype. And, now you should also report any such celebrities
or referrers to the FBI for violating federal kickback laws and/or state law
enforcement where exchanges in kind are understood to be considered
compensation for such referrals and illegal. So, if you have evidence of
it, turn them in immediately and you can sometimes gather all the evidence for
probable cause for such an investigation by doing a little research since they
brazenly break laws on tv, online, and in your face knowing most people won't
take the time to bother with reporting to law enforcement, filing suit, or
even filing consumer complaints with Attorney General's office(s). Such
reporting resources can be found at
http://www.heal-online.org/report.htm. And, the reason these
criminals are still operating is as a result of many victims being too
intimidated to report in a timely fashion or they feel since they now know and
are out of it they prefer to "move on" rather then do anything remotely
responsible that requires any time or effort on their part to make sure they
get justice and other people don't fall victim to the same or similar
crime/criminals. So, don't blame law enforcement or regulation unless
they actually fail to do their jobs after you've effectively done your civic
duty. And, if you've been a victim of undue influence and brainwashing,
we have compassion for you and hope even when we may be unpleasant in tone or
language that it helps with your deprogramming needs. We are survivors
and consumer advocates, not mental health nor medical professionals.
But, our team is made up of people of good faith, ecumenical, and politically
diverse. Don't blame victims and make sure anyone making recommendations
is getting paid and not just an active victim of the cult/scam before jumping
to conclusions regarding guilt or innocence. Dr. Phil* is definitely in on it.
*ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON DR. PHIL MCGRAW (SOURCES CITED):
"Dr. Phil McGraw is not a licensed professional. His license was revoked in TX after he had inappropriate relations with a 19 year old patient in his care. He refused to take an ethics course or do any of the requirements for his reinstatement. Source: http://forensicpsychologist.blogspot.com/2008/01/dr-phil-controversy-highlights-public.html
In fall of 2004, Angela Smith of HEAL was notified that Dr. Phil McGraw was recommending Provo Canyon School on his program. She is a victim of Provo Canyon and was tortured at that facility. She and other victims of Provo Canyon wrote the show, called the show, and the production company in charge of the show (HARPO Productions, Oprah Winfrey's company) with great concern and alarm. We received no response. Parents tried posting about their family experiences on Dr. Phil's message board on his own website and none of the posts were ever made public. Only positive statements about the programs he recommended were allowed or permitted on his message boards. After getting stone-walled, we contacted the National Enquirer hoping to shame Dr. Phil into stopping his recommendations of abusive facilities, including Provo Canyon. They ran the story in January, 2005, here is that link: http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/dr-phil-caught-child-abuse-scandal/.
Even after all of that, Dr. Phil continues to recommend Aspen Education Group and other abusive programs through his show. Oprah owns her own abusive programs and she recommends these facilities as well. That's Dr. Phil's boss. We set up action alerts to tell Dr. Phil to stop and all of our efforts were ignored. But, considering the type of man Dr. Phil is, it isn't surprising. Deaths at multiple Aspen programs. Forcing girls to give lap dances at Mount Bachelor Academy (now closed), an Aspen facility in Oregon. Dr. Phil only cares about money and doesn't give a hoot about ethics, morality, or justice. Since that time, HEAL has had an ongoing action alert to boycott Dr. Phil. In January of 2013, Jodi Hobbs of SIA and Nick Gaglia appeared on the Dr. Phil Show to discuss institutional abuse. Source: http://piecesofvictory.com/?page_id=983.
We begged them not to do it because it would only become a comparison to say these old now closed programs were awful and not something Dr. Phil would recommend while he continues selling equally abusive programs to his audience, programs that include where Angela Smith and other HEAL coordinators were abused. In January of 2014, parents and victims filed suit against Dr. Phil and programs he had recommended claiming he had exploited their families and sent their children into harm's way. That case is linked above and one in which we assisted the lawyer and the families. But, it is clear that Nick and Jodi were unable to persuade Dr. Phil in 2013 to stop doing it and stop placing kids. And, media shaming and lawsuits haven't stopped him either. To this day, February 25th, 2017, Dr. Phil continues to promote Aspen Education Group on his website: http://www.drphil.com/show-pages/laureenshannon/.
The action alert regarding HEAL's ongoing boycott of Dr. Phil is available on our site at www.heal-online.org/teen.htm (Scroll to bottom of action alerts) or see a copy of the alert directly below:
"BOYCOTT DR. PHIL BECAUSE HE CONTINUES TO REFER AND ENROLL "GUESTS" INTO ABUSIVE PROGRAMS!! -- On Monday, September 27th, 2010 (Troubled Teens Update--Episode Title). In 2003, Dr. Phil was profiling a family with a 12 year old girl with Reactive Attachment Disorder. At the end of the segment, Dr. Phil announced that he was sending the girl to Provo Canyon. In his words Provo Canyon "has a proven track record of helping young people." The parents, of course, were clueless, and agreed to this immediately. We need to flood the Dr. Phil show with letters, faxes and emails. Dr. Phil has repeatedly referred children to abusive programs. The Dr. Phil website still refers to Copper Canyon Academy (Aspen Education Group) and Provo Canyon School as of December 28th, 2009! And, as recently as September 27th, 2010 he referred to Academy at Swift River, another Aspen Education Group program. Send an e-mail by visiting: http://www.drphil.com/email/email_phil_show.jhtml or snail-mail him at: Dr. Phil Show, 5482 Wilshire Boulevard #1902, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Don't watch or support Dr. Phil and his child-abuse-profiteering."
The alert was created in 2010, but, it is an ongoing boycott because of Dr. Phil's ongoing recommendation of abusive facilities."
The entirety of the body of this added note in quotes above was written February 25th, 2017 but still applies.
The above episode of "Watching the Hawks" exposes additional information and warns about cults that isolate victims or tell them to reject their friends and family who don't adhere to the cult's practices or beliefs and George Orwell's reported warning that profiteers and charlatans will start cults for cash. That portion of the episode begins at around 14m:55s into the episode.
|"Trafficking can occur in many licit and illicit industries or markets, including in brothels, massage parlors, street prostitution, hotel services, hospitality, agriculture, manufacturing, janitorial services, construction, health and elder care, and domestic service." (From "...Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States" report at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/acyf_human_trafficking_guidance.pdf) If you oppose human trafficking and don't want your children or loved ones trafficked for sex or labor, don't entrust their care to out-of-home placements and be careful not to let traffickers provide in-home care or services.|
*(Sacred Breath Academy, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices. Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience. Thank you for your help.)
May 23rd, 2019
Last Updated: May 23rd, 2019