Disputes Involving Spiritual Groups

Knowledge of the psychology of groups is essential when dealing with conflicts involving spiritual spiritual communities, or between spiritual practitioners.

It is particularly important to understand the dynamics of high-demand” spiritual groups.

Some people refer to these groups pejoratively as “cults.”  The fact is, though, that all groups, especially spiritual groups, have complicated relationships to issue of conformity, nonconformity, devotion, discernment and wisdom.  Conflict resolution within groups requires sensitivity to these and other issues.

In addition to her many years of experience as a lawyer/mediation, Elizabeth brings to this work a lifetime of personal experience in spiritual groups and with spiritual practices.  She has witnessed first-hand both the constructive and the destructive elements in spiritual groups.

For a free initial, confidential consultation, please call Elizabeth at (415) 391-7272 or email her at elizabeth@elizabethbader.com

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