Freedom of Mind Resource Center: 2017, A Year in Review

Freedom of Mind Resource Center: 2017, A Year in Review


Hi, Steve Hassan, founder of Freedom of Mind Resource Center, here. I wanted to wish everyone a very happy holiday and a very good new year. It’s been awhile since I blogged because of my doctoral work at Fielding Graduate University. I just finished my first semester and it is going very well and I hope to be developing research that can scientifically validate my BITE model and Influence Continuum in courts of law worldwide. I just wanted to send greetings to all my friends and all my supporters and all the people on the planet who have experienced undue influence and cults and mind control and to say that I believe 2018 & 2019 will be a much better year in terms of shedding light on destructive mind control.

We plan on doing a weekly blog and would appreciate your support, letting people know about it. In the near future, I will be posting things on, as well as the Facebook page to do research, finding former members of every possible type of situation. We would love people to help us gather data from all around the world on the whole phenomenon so we can help.

It has been a tumultuous year filled with interesting blogs. These include covert hypnosis by attorney Michael Fine, right-wing ex-extremist Arno Michaelis speaking out about Charlottesville, North Korean dictator Kim and Donald Trump going at one another–frightening everyone the world over. Harvey Weinstein and other assaulters of women who abuse power, Scheflin’s model for Undue Influence, Scientology’s Narconon and Leah Remini’s show winning an Emmy and going into Season Two. Please take a moment to revisit what was posted in 2017! Have a very Happy, Healthy New Year!

Thanks so much, take care.

Steven Hassan

2017 Blog Posts by Steven Hassan:


National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

My Appearance on Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, and Other Updates

Stereotypical Profile of Cult Members


Effective Healing Takes Hard Work

A Word of Life Christian Church Tragedy

Muslim Ban Will Not Keep America Safe


Asperger’s/Autism and Undue Influence

Multi-Level Marketing Groups Defraud Consumers!

Is It Good Policy to Ban Religious Cults?


Confusion Techniques Can Control Minds

Remembering the Boston Marathon Attack

North Korea: Hopefully Not a Potential Global Waco?

An Index of FoM Blog Articles


Parental Alienation Harms Children by Using Undue Influence

Mooniverse (My Former Cult) is Attempting a Reboot

The Truth About Sun Myung Moon

Undue Influence, The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, and Current Events

New Jersey Passes Bill to Research Predatory Alienation


Old Cult Objects: What to Do with Them?

“Conversion Therapy” is Dangerous and Abusive

Ex-Members Supporting One Another is a Good Thing!

Persuading Someone to Take His Own Life: Judge Says She is Guilty!

Beware of Logical Fallacies when Seeking the Truth


Kim Jong Un and North Korea: Can we learn from Jim Jones and David Koresh?

Opioid Epidemic–Narconon: Scientology is Not a Treatment

My Week at the IALMH Congress

Is Justin Bieber in a Cult?


The Need to Educate Judges, Attorneys, Citizens, and Governments About Undue Influence

Recovery from Spiritual Abuse and Healing Oneself to Trust Again

Former leader of white supremacy group and docuseries exposing hate needs to be aired!


Harvey Weinstein: Like Cult Leaders, He Abused People Using Power, Money and Sex

Video Blog: A Watchtower Tragedy – Death of Éloïse Dupuis