Recovering from a shepherding system is often a long, difficult process. When students, who are young adults, enter a shepherding system, their adult formative years are stunted. Age regression is often a technique found in shepherding systems.
Learning to Laugh
One way to cope with the trauma of leaving a shepherding system is with humor.
Many former sheep of shepherding systems speak about breaking up from the group, as if they were divorcing themselves from the group. In that sense, break up songs and lyrics about being strong in the face of abuse are most helpful to aid in recovery.