Guest View: Seek Safely non profit designed to help people from being preyed on by self help gurus

Guest View by Cindy;

Good afternoon Frank;

I have read your extensive coverage of Keith Rainere, in the FRANK REPORT.

After reading the report numerous times,  the information remains shockingly unnerving.  This behavior flourishing under the guise of “SELF-HELP” and “PERSONAL GROWTH” is deplorable.

As the director of a senior center in rural Alaska, I have experienced the results of misrepresentation by yoga “gurus” and other self-proclaimed nutritionists, life coaches, and trainers.  Upon months of research, I have yet to find a standard to which such instructors are held financially, physically & emotionally liable for the welfare of their client.

One nonprofit in New York has surfaced as a noble and worthy organization that is funneling energy into legislation on the state level.

 SEEK SAFELY is the name of the nonprofit and their webpage begins like this:

“Meet Kirby. She had an adventurous, dynamic spirit and lived every day to be a better person. Her boundless energy touched everyone around her, but her beautiful life came to a tragic end.”

Kirby’s family started SEEK Safely as a way to guide consumers and keep Self-Help practitioners accountable for their actions through legislation.

Kirby died during an intense 5 day “Spiritual Warrior” retreat in Sedona, AZ , hosted by James Arthur Ray in 2009.

SEEK Safely is a five year old organization and could use exposure and funding.  If you find this information worthy of investigating further, you can find them at

Thank you for your time in this serious matter,



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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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