Cult Information and Family Support with Tore Klevjer

Special Guest: Tore Klevjer

As a cult survivor himself, Tore Klevjer has dedicated years of his life to helping those who have loved ones in cults and those who have exited. Alongside his career as a paramedic, Tore has been a counsellor and educator for over 25 years specialising in the area of coercive influence and the trauma related to cultic experiences.

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Tore Klevjer has been involved with the volunteer charity organisation Cult Information and Family Support (CIFS) since its very formation almost three decades ago, in 1996. Avid listeners of this podcast will know that the end of every episode mentions CIFS. We’re lucky in Australia to have this incredibly dedicated group of volunteers who support those impacted by cults and offer a variety of assistance to both former members and the loved ones of those affected. Find out what CIFS does, what it sees as the biggest obstacles facing leavers, how to support its work, and what drives Tore to keep at it after all these years.

If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support with or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via, and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via

If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs support right now, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 in Australia, or find your local crisis centre via the International Association for Suicide Prevention website at



June 19th, 2024

46 mins 32 secs