Programming also refers to controlling another person's mind or life with behavioral triggers, often as an abusive parent or significant other. Programming in that form usually includes acute physical and/or sexual abuse, and often a highly controlled environment in which logical rules and cause and effect are destroyed as thoroughly as possible to weaken any ability to fight the programming. There are also larger groups that do this, often in the form of ritually abusive cults. In benign theraputic terms, one can also program oneself to change one's behavior with affirmations, which is a considerably different experience.