The Secret Practice is the shocking true story of Joelle Tamraz's 18-year ordeal under the control of a master manipulator. For fans of Netflix’s Bikram, Tara Westover’s Educated, and Megan Phelps-Roper’s Unfollow.
His yoga focused on control and manipulation.
Until she broke the sequence.
"Tamraz’s memoir is so timely and so significant. She… shows the reader what it took to transform herself, escape her marriage, and rediscover her true identity."
—Maria Daversa, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and debut author of Sweet Baby Mine
"such an important story...
a captivating and hopeful story of growth and self-awareness"
—Jean Brown, of SEEK Safely, author of This Sweet Life
“a dramatic depiction of masterful mind-control practiced on a vulnerable party”
"This book offers readers a fascinating look at the sinister threads that can be knotted into spiritual yoga practice and the discernment we all need when seeking personal transformation."
—Melanie Brooks, author of A Hard Silence and Writing Hard Stories
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Sharing my story, exposing and demystifying cults and mind control
'It’s like mad libs for micro memoir...I want to hear your story. I believe in the power of your story.' Alyson Shelton
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Jill and I have known each other online for several years, and she was one of my key beta readers. We had a wonderful conversation about the writing and publishing process and what it takes to bring a very personal story into the world.
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