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Steven A Hassan's Videos

Introductory
Welcome to FOM website (1:05)
How Big is the Phenomenon of Undue Influence? (2:01)
Who is vulnerable to Undue Influence?(1:19)
What is the Strategic Interactive Approach? (4:21)
Strategic Interactive Approach explained 2003 (1:23:23)
The BITE Model (Behavior Information Thought Emotion) (5:03)
Being a Smart Consumer today. (5:46)
What is Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) (2:01)
How to recognize NLP and other methods of covert hypnosis? (3:04)
NY Ethical Culture Society February 2013 (41:09)
NY Ethical Culture Society 2010 (40:56)
Barcelona Int'l Cult Studies Conference 2011 Part One (35:02)
Barcelona Int'l Cult Studies Conference 2011 Part Two (53:02)
Interview with Rabbi David Wolpe at Sinai Temple November 2010 (1:03:41)
Interview Rabbi David Wolpe edited/subtitled (16:34)

General topics
Rabbi Moshe Waldoks & Steve Hassan 10-31-13 (32:26)
Rabbi Natan Margalit (37:00)
CAST- Flor, Isabel and Steve Hassan August 2013 (22:55)
How to recognize NLP and other methods of covert hypnosis? (3:04)
What is Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) (2:01)
Being a Smart Consumer today  (5:46)
Why this new book? FOM: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults and Beliefs (4:11)
Barcelona Int'l Cult Studies Conference 2011 Part One (35:02)
Barcelona Int'l Cult Studies Conference 2011 Part Two  (53:02)
Dr. Phil Zimbardo interview - January 2013 (22:12)

Dr. Phil Zimbardo interview at his home 1997 (36:26)

Dr. Robert Jay Lifton interview - August 2012 (53:13)
Dr. Robert Jay Lifton interview - July 2011 (1:07:49)
Psychology of Cult Formation at MIT May 2013 (1:09:09)
John Walsh show 2003 - Elizabeth Smart was found (39:47)

J. Paul Lennon, ex-member Legionaires of Christ discuss issues within the Catholic church 2013 (23:38)
J. Paul Lennon, ex-member Legionaires of Christ 2012 (42:56)
Hoyt Richards, ex-Eternal Values member interview - August 2012 (16:36)
Federation of European Centers for Research and Information on Sects (FECRIS) meeting - France 2012 - Apocalyptic cults (20:54)
Harvard 1997 - WACO - What Went Wrong? (1:18:29)
TV Talk Show Appearances   (24:27)


Ex-Members
Rev. Bill and Kim Meyer, ex WCG, professional counselors speak with Steve Hassan 1-15-14 (1:22:29)

Dr. Phil Zimbardo interview - January 2013 (22:12)

Dr. Phil Zimbardo interview - at his home 1997 (36:26)
International Society of Hypnosis panel on manipulation and self-trance 2012 (2:40:02)
Legal issues of brainwashing & undue influence - Alan Scheflin July 2012 (1:30:16)
Hakan Jarva, Ex-Scientologist July 2013 (36:24)
Sasha Zbitnoff ex 2nd generation scientologist November 2012 (26:17)
John Walsh show 2003 - Elizabeth Smart was found (39:47)
Hoyt Richards, ex Eternal Values member - August 2012 (16:36)
Randy Watters, ex Jehovah's Witness elder August 2012 (26:43)



Scientology

Paulette Cooper interview at SP Gathering - Aug 2013 (11:04)
Hakan Jarva, Ex-Scientologist, psychologist with Steve July 2013 (36:24)
Sasha Zbitnoff ex 2nd generation scientologist November 2012 (26:17)
Denise Brennan interview - February 2013 (1:12:38)

Larry Brennan, Nancy Many and Steve Hassan hotel meeting 2010 (1:05:53)
John Atack interview - A Piece of Blue Sky (55:16)
Steve Hassan critique on Going Clear by Lawrence Wright (3:00)

Karen Pressley, Ex-Scientologist, Paul Grosswald and Steve Hassan talk (52:59)
Karen Pressley July 2012 discuss Scientology, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes divorce, Suri and much more (44:45)
Tory Christman, ex 30yr scientologist (OT7) August 2012 (23:10

Tory Christman, ex-30yr* scientologist (OT7) - November 2010 - Part One (26:30)

Tory Christman, ex-30 yr* scientologist (OT7) - November 2010 - Part Two (29:50)
Boston Mega Raid: May 30, 2010 Part One of Two (9:55)
Boston Mega Raid: May 30, 2010 Part Two of Two (9:00)
Mega Raid May 30, 2010 Boston Commons (45:12)


World Mission Society Church of God (MWSCOG)
Ron Ramos, Ex 12 yr Missionary World Mission Society Church of God (28:41)
Professor Tark on Ahn Sahng-hong’s WMSCOG   (29:24)


Mental Health Professionals
Dr. Phil Zimbardo interview - January 2013 (22:12)

Dr. Phil Zimbardo interview - at his home 1997 (36:26)
International Society of Hypnosis 2012 Bremen, Germany FOM & Strategic Interactive Approach (2:50:51)
International Society of Hypnosis panel on manipulation and self-trance 2012 (2:40:02)

Dr. Robert Jay Lifton interview - August 2012 (53:13)

Dr. Robert Jay Lifton interview - July 2011 (1:07:49)
Legal issues of brainwashing & undue influence - Alan Scheflin July 2012 (1:30:16)
Hakan Jarva, Ex-Scientologist July 2013 (36:24)


MLM's
Multi-Level Marketing, Network Marketing exposed (35:52)
Books
FOM New book promotion (0:58)
Why this new book? FOM: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults and Beliefs  (4:11)
Public talks
Judith Herman's Victims of Violence Trauma Seminar Department of Psychiatry: Laura and Steve Hassan 1/16/14 Part1 (58:02) Part2 (57:27)
Human Trafficking Conference Jan. 10th, 2014 Steve Hassan Keynote Talk (52:52)
Federation of European Centers for Research and Information on Sects (FECRIS) meeting - France 2012 - Apocalyptic cults (20:54)
NY Ethical Culture Society February 2013 (41:09)
NY Ethical Culture Society 2010 (40:56)
Rav David Wolpe interview at Sinai Temple November 2010 (1:03:41)
Rav David Wolpe interview at Sinai Temple November 2010 - edited and subtitles (16:34)
International Cultic Studies Association Conference Part One July 2011 (35:02)
International Cultic Studies Association Conference Part Two July 2011 (53:02)
TV Talk Show Appearances (24:27)
John Walsh Show - Elizabeth Smart was found (39:47)
Terrorism
Ex-MeK Masoud Banisadr interview about his experience in terrorist cult - July 2012 (43:20)
Ex-MeK Masoud Banisar talks about treating terrorist groups as cults (13:52)
Harvard 1997 - WACO - What Went Wrong? (1:18:29)
Terrorism, Cults and Mind Control interview by Misia Landau - October 2001 (25:34)
Robert Örell, ex Neo-Nazi, (White Power) member - July 2013   (12:46)
Moonies
Pascal Zivi - Early Moon history in Korea - 1994 (1:33:48)
Moon Organization - Questions and Answers - July 2011 (33:37)
Legal
Scheflin/Hassan International Cultic Studies Association conference - legal issues of brainwashing and undue influence - July 2012   (1:30:16)

Jehovah's Witnesses

Roberto di Stefano, Ex Jehovah's Witness Elder interview - July 2013 (18:22)

Randy Watters, Ex Jehovah's Witness Elder interview - August 2012 (26:43)
Truth Be Told documentary with Gregorio Smith & Steve Hassan Q & A- June 2013  (37:56)


Kabbalah

Rabbi Art Green, Rabbi Nehemiah Polen, Rabbi Ebn Leader on Kabbalah (25:11)



Catholic

J. Paul Lennon, ex-member Legionaires of Christ discuss issues within the Catholic Church 2013 (23:38)

J. Paul Lennon, ex-member Legionaires of Christ interview 2012 (42:56)


TM
Gina Catena, Ex-Transcendental Meditation member (TM) interview - July 2013 (18:41)
Indian Gurus
Premanand with Steve Hassan ‘95 founder of Indian Skeptics org- Sai Baba, Gurumai & gurubusting (1:31:54)