Here is a brief intro to the study, which is completely anonymous to protect your privacy. As we know, research is so critical for our understanding of people and their experiences. We really appreciate it if you take some time out and answer this survey. It is not required that you be a former member of a destructive group or controlling relationship at all, anyone can answer this. While it takes some time to fill this out, you can feel good that you are contributing to science. If you are willing to share the link of this website to at least 5 people that you know, we will have a robust data sample. There are 3 versions of this study, we would like you to select the version as follows:
Here are the instructions for the study: This survey is completely anonymous to protect your privacy. It does not collect any IP addresses at all. This study is about different ways people relate to experiences with groups (or a person) in terms of the issue of control. The group may be of any kind and size. Groups might include a country, a religious group, a political group, a therapy group, a business group or corporation, even a relationship or family, or even a single person. Please pick a group that you feel is (or was) the most controlling in your life. If you do not believe you have been in a controlling group or relationship, please answer as much as you can. There are no right or wrong answers. Participation is completely voluntary. This questionnaire contains around 100 questions, and it will take approximately 20-25 mins to complete. You may stop at any time. You do not have to complete the survey in one go. You can use the same link to complete the survey at a later time. As we are conducting this study during the time of COVID, we would like you to answer the way you would have answered before the pandemic influenced you.
Steven Hassan, PhD, MA, MEd, LMHC, NCC has helped thousands of individuals and families recover from undue influence (mind control). With over 40 years of experience, he is sought after as one of the foremost authorities on undue influence and controlling groups and individuals. Steve understands the subject from a unique perspective as both a former cult member and as a clinical professional.
Steven is the Founding Director of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center, a coaching, consulting, and training organization dedicated to supporting individuals to have the freedom to think clearly and to freely consider how they want to live their lives. Steven pioneered a breakthrough method called the Strategic Interactive Approach (SIA), an effective and legal alternative for families to help cult members. The SIA teaches family and friends how to strategically influence the individual involved in the cult.
Contact Freedom of Mind to schedule a consultation or to learn about offered services.
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