Dr Allison Fraser, who is in charge of Sandwell Council, signed up to attend the Avatar Professional Course.
The Avatar website claims the course teaches people how to become “more real, authentic”, to “protect themselves against the abrasions of the world” and “gain a connection with the undefined self”. It also teaches its students how to “obtain the keys to successfully operate in the world”.
Avatar was established by Harry Palmer, a former missionary in the Church of Scientology. It is thought he devised the Avatar theory during a prolonged session in a flotation tank.