Interesting perspective. I can see how you might see it that way.
To contrast, I have spent many years paying a lot of money to state licensed psychologists with little benefit. I’m saying this as someone with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I have also had some treatment and support from other state licensed psychologists.
I have never heard this perception of The Hoffman Process, although I have heard people talk about The Landmark Forum a bit like this (cult-like). Have you been through the Hoffman Process, and did you have a negative experience?