Also...I didn't see my comments as to documenting how awful Knapp is, but 
rather to exposing facts regarding his dishonesty.  But maybe that is 
documenting how awful one person is.

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "feste37"  wrote:
>
> This one thread, devoted to documenting how awful a person John Knapp is, is 
> becoming very tedious. Perhaps Carol could find something else to obsess on. 
> I am no fan of John Knapp, but I imagine that he had good intentions to begin 
> with. Then something went wrong and perhaps he didn't cope with it well, and 
> that led to something else, and so on. It's time to leave this guy alone. 
> 
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Carol"  wrote:
> >
> > Regarding TMFree...after Knapp axed me and people started coming across my 
> > path who had similar harmful interactions with Knapp, I learned that Knapp 
> > really wasn't *the* founder of TMFree. From my understanding it was a group 
> > effort and Knapp knew the webstuff so he set up the site.
> > 
> > There is a thread somewhere on the Rick Ross Forum, but I can't locate it 
> > at the moment, that discusses the history of how the folks who started 
> > TMFree came together.
> > 
> > So, technically, from my understanding, Knapp is not *the* founder. He 
> > organized the web stuff. He had the counselor initials behind his name, and 
> > somehow that made him *the* founder. I do not know if he started calling 
> > himself the founder, or if others agreed to that or what.
> > 
> > I've been told by three people that Knapp plagiarized them. When 
> > confronted, Knapp 1)gave credit to one of the people; 2) ignored one of the 
> > people; 3) offered to change the author for the one other person, but that 
> > author opted to disassociate with Knapp, so the piece itself was deleted.
> > 
> > In 2010, when Knapp was recruiting me for what became his now-defunct 
> > non-profit, at that time (in 2010) he was thinking of naming it "The Knapp 
> > Center for Healing." I didn't have any problem with that. He said one of 
> > the reasons he wanted to use his name was to meet his narcissistic needs. 
> > He wasn't joking when he stated that to me. It was in the context of 
> > healthy narcissism...like wanting to leave a mark before one dies.
> > 
> > I guess using his name got voted out (or something) with his next round of 
> > recruits who helped put together the 2011 non-profit. Most (if not all) 
> > those recruits resigned once Knapp showed his true colors.
> > 
> > If I find that Rick Ross thread, I'll post a link.
> > 
> > *************** 
> > 
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend"  wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Carol"  wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Here's a link to the Way Back archive to Knapp's former therapy 
> > > > practice, Knapp Family Counseling. I think most of the links there work 
> > > > to access other parts of the archived site. 
> > > > http://web.archive.org/web/20110501055727/http://www.knappfamilycounseling.com/cultqual.html
> > > > 
> > > > To Knapp's credit, he actually has some good articles there, imo. I 
> > > > read most of these articles when I researched him and checked out his 
> > > > license before I hired him.
> > > > 
> > > > Raunchydog, Knapp's license is in NY. If I recall correctly, he got his 
> > > > MSW from SUNY, but I'm not sure which city it was.
> > > > 
> > > > Knapp closed Knapp Family Counseling in 2011 around the time
> > > > or shortly after he started the Center for Healing Spiritual
> > > > and Cultic Abuse (CHSCA). The CHSCA was located out of Malone,
> > > > New York and was incorporated in Delaware. 
> > > 
> > > Which is now also closed down, apparently.
> > > 
> > > Knapp also founded the TM-Free blog for disaffected former
> > > TMers and ran it for, I believe, a couple of years. He
> > > turned it over to fellow TM critic Mike Doughney probably
> > > also around the time he started CHSCA.
> > > 
> > > While he was running TM-Free, Knapp appeared to have Google
> > > Alerts, or something similar, set up to let him know about
> > > any articles concerning TM that appeared on the Web. He made
> > > a habit of commenting on those articles and in one way or
> > > another making it known he had a therapy practice for people
> > > who had been in cults (at least that was the case in the
> > > comments of his that I read; he may not have always done it).
> > > 
> > > I notice that he mentioned his practice in his piece for
> > > DailyKos as well.
> > > 
> > > Since I first encountered him--1996, I think, on the Usenet
> > > newsgroup alt.meditation.transcendental--he's shown himself
> > > to be a skilled and very active self-promoter (not that
> > > there's anything wrong with that per se).
> > > 
> > > Carol, you're aware that Knapp posted here sporadically
> > > in 2008 and 2009, right? A total of 77 posts. If you're
> > > interested in reviewing them, here's the search page from
> > > the archives:
> > > 
> > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/msearch?AT=knapp&AM=contains&pos=0&cnt=10
> > > 
> > > http://tinyurl.com/a9lbbto
> > >
> >
>


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