Blog: Grief and Leaving Scientology - 2017-09-23
In 1969, Swiss psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross introduced her famous five stages of grief. Later, she expanded the model to include trauma such as the death of a loved one, major rejection, and the onset of disease. Over the years, others have modified her model. Her original five stages are:
Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance
Many Scientologists go through similar stages when leaving the church. Others pass through these stages once they've left.