True Stories

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My Story

While I’ve discussed specific incidents, I have never given an overview of my own story and why I left. I’ve been asked why I stayed a 2nd year if the Honor Academy was so terrible….



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Shannon’s Story

“I, too, was there the same year as Recovering Alumni. I think it was kind of a transition year…some of the old-timey crazy was still in full-effect, and some of the NEW! IMPROVED! CRAZY hadn’t…


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Suspicion & Mistrust

Many former interns can verify the environment of suspicion and mistrust cast upon any intern that doesn’t fully subscribe to the party line. As I was reflecting upon my experiences there, I noticed an interesting…


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Sonshine’s Story

Here is an excerpt of Sonshine’s story that she recently shared with me over email. I am glad I got out (of the Honor Academy) and went through years of therapy to get my head…


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Still Feeling it Years Later

A mutual friend introduced me to Erin (not her real name). She has given me permission to reprint some of her emails which contain fabulous insights on how TM has affected her. My first reaction…


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Jennifer’s Story

Keep those stories coming. I will be publishing them as we go. I think it’s helpful for others to read these and realize they are not alone. Some of these stories may be controversial because…


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Mike’s Story

This email was sent in by Mike. If you would like to share your story, you can send it to recoveringalumni at hotmail dot com. Feel free to change your name and/or other identifying details…