• A Voice from Inside

  • Notes on Religious Trauma in a Captive Organization
  • By: Geoffrey Wallis
  • Narrated by: KC Dalbey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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By: Geoffrey Wallis
Narrated by: KC Dalbey
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What is it like to suffer Religious Trauma Syndrome while still inside a high demand religious organization? What causes Religious Trauma Syndrome, and what are the risks that come with continuing participation? A Voice from Inside presents the rare voice of a critical insider of the Watch Tower Society, offering an account of the experience, how people are struggling, and what can be done to survive and move forward.

Writing under a pseudonym, Geoffrey Wallis courageously explains what has led many to label the Jehovah’s Witnesses as a Captive Organization and how the community’s policies lead to the phenomenon of Physically-In-Mentally-Out (PIMO). With raw honesty, the author tells the gripping story of his journey through Religious Trauma Syndrome as an active Jehovah’s Witness. He discusses the experience of stigmatized LGBTQ+ members, moral injury PTSD in the newly disillusioned, and what it’s like to rise up the ranks of the organization’s hierarchy. Along the way, he boldly speaks out about how to protect fellow members by calling for regulation to protect the religious freedoms of PIMOs and teaching others to reverse-engineer manipulative psychology with mindfulness practice.

Written to help bring change to the Jehovah’s Witness community as a whole, but also for anyone struggling with religious trauma, A Voice from Inside is both a witness to the experience of living in an HDRG as well as a clarion call for change and healing in a world that sorely needs it.

©2021 Geoffrey Wallis (P)2021 Geoffrey Wallis

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As a recently awakened JW I found this an INCREDIBLE resource. I can’t thank the author enough for this work. It is well researched, fair, and enlightening.

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Helpful for so many

I know more than a few JW’s and plenty of ex-JW’s and PIMO’s. I think this book will help a lot of them, and others who aren’t in “the truth” understand what those who leave - in body, mind, or both - have to endure.
I commend the author for his bravery and hard work, and I pray that God will help him accomplish his Personal Legend.

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An important resource

Well written, accurate, and objective. The author accurately and eloquently describes the nuanced psychosocial affects of belonging to high control religious group JW's.

My only criticism with the audio narration is that the narrator constantly mispronounces the word disassociation as dissociation. These two words have very different meanings.