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The Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center, hidden away in rural southeastern Ohio, is one of only two residential treatment centers in the U.S. that helps victims of emotional and spiritual abuse from relationships and cults.
For 25 years, Wellspring has helped survivors of cults and abuse come to terms with what has happened to them.
For almost two decades, a small clinic in rural Albany has been quietly helping people from all over the world break their dependence on brainwashing cults. While the Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center goes about its business with little local fanfare, its work has earned attention from major media, including “CBS 48 Hours,” “NBC Nightly News,” “The Montel Williams Show” and the Chicago Tribune. Its founder, Dr. Paul Martin, has provided expert testimony on cult involvement in numerous trials, including that of Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted of two counts of capital murder last December for his involvement in
Greeley Tribune (Colorado), July 6, 2003 http://www.greeleytrib.com/ Story by Anne Cumming Tiffany Hawkins didn’t know what to do when she and a college friend started drifting apart. Her friend attended all-day self-help seminars that claimed to teach people how to improve their lives. But Hawkins knew something was strange about the groups. “Every time we got together, she would invite me to the meetings,” said Hawkins, an Eaton native and University of Northern Colorado graduate. “I never went.” Hawkins believes her friend was involved in a self-help cult. After she graduated with a master’s degree in counseling from Denver Seminary
The Columbus Dispatch/AP, Oct. 24, 2002 http://www.ohio.com/ ALBANY, Ohio – A team of Chinese professionals traveled to a residential treatment center in southeast Ohio to learn treatment techniques for dealing with Falun Gong, a controversial spiritual movement. Five members from the Bejing-based Chinese Anti-Cult Association visited the Wellspring Retreat & Resource Center this week. The center, 80 miles southeast of Columbus, is promoted as the only accredited residential-treatment center in the country for former cult members. “We are very eager to learn from their experience in the transition of cult members. We feel that cults are a global problem,” said