|Re: Landmark consultant||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 05:38:34 -0700 (PDT)|
The controversy surrounding "Landmark Forum" seems to be fading away which is probably good but I decided to comment anyway. I find the Landmark phenomenon to be devisive in the sense that some people stongly support it and others of us it find it distasteful. Years ago my wife took the Landmark Forum at the urging of a friend. I remember doing some independent research to find out what she had gotten involved with. At the end of her Forum (several sessions) they invited associates of participants to attend an introductory session which I did. I became quite skeptical tho I dont remember much detail. My wife remembered "they charge an awful lot for what they do". I also recall they used techniques that struck me as manipulative. A place to start finding a critique is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landmark_Education#Criticism_and_response A number of folks in a community I participate in are proponents of Landmark. I have concluded that the best approach generally is to avoid the topic. Sort of like how I avoided the topic of religion with my mother with whom I had considerable differences on the topic. A complicating factor is the tendency of Landmark folks to use Landmark jargon in non Landmark contexts and expect others to use that frame of reference for discussion of a topic. Does Landmark encourage or discourage this? Fred -- Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org My org: Communications for Justice -- Free, superior listserv's w/o ads
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