The longer I stayed the more my stories intensified and my weight didn't change nor did my eating disorder behaviors.  I did participate in Mark's sexual group and I was hypnotized by Lori.

Everything they talk about in the news articles is true. The women screaming whilst having "flashbacks" apparently reliving rape, torture, abuse, is a daily occurrence. But then there are also grown women giggling and rolling on the floor screaming for cookies (embracing their "child parts") a behavior which they learn in IFS therapy.

"Schwartz suggests that two-thirds of these individuals forget some or all of the sexual abuse they may have suffered as children. “Memories of the abuse return when they reach their 20s or early 30s – after they get away from their families,” he says. “The brain decides it’s strong enough to handle it. When the memory does come back, the person gets very depressed or develops sexual problems.”

"Schwartz and Galperin have found hypnotherapy useful in helping these patients to uncover re...

The bizarre nature of the lawsuits created a minor, short-lived sensation among the national press at the times of their filings. The first, dated November 21, 2011 — Lisa Nasseff vs. Castlewood Treatment Center, LLC. — alleged to gross malpractice suffered while undergoing “treatment” at the St. Louis eating disorders clinic. To quote directly from the suit:

“defendant carelessly and negligently hypnotized plaintiff at a time when she was under the influence of various p...

You are NOT Alone! 

Amy Kelly Fedor reviewed Castlewood Treatment Center on Facebook, November 29, 2016 — 1 star

I wish I could write a book about what Castlewood did to my family and me. 12 years after being there, not only do I still deal with the ramifications of what was done to me, but so do 2 innocent children. I was one of many who was made to believe I had DID and suffered unimaginable things at the hands of innocent people. I lost 2 of my children, almost my entir...

Castlewood Treatment Center claims that they do not use hypnosis anymore, so they rebrand it as "guided imagery therapy" instead. The new CEO, Nancy Albus claims that Cstlewood Treatment Center has gone in a "new direction" since the ousting of co-founders Mark Schwartz and Lori Galperin. But from what I can tell the problem is far bigger than the both of them, and it is a long way from being resolved.

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