Freedom of Mind: Index of Blogs

June 19, 2018

I try to blog every week with updates about my work, research, current events, high control groups, coercive control, media and other topics.  I have written pieces on U.S. politics, world news, child abuse, human trafficking, terrorism, undue influence, multi-level marketing, and healing and recovery.  Whether you are new to Freedom of Mind or have been a long-time supporter or even former client, I think you will benefit from this resourceful list of previous articles.

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U.S. and World Politics

Kim Jong Un and North Korea: Can we learn from Jim Jones and David Koresh? 7/06/2017

New Jersey Passes Bill to Research Predatory Alienation 5/23/2017

North Korea: Hopefully Not a Potential Global Waco? 4/20/2017

Confusion Techniques Can Control Minds 4/07/2017

Muslim Ban Will Not Keep America Safe 2/20/2017

Donald Trump Is ‘Greatest Collaborator’ of ISIS 12/08/2016

Coping with Post-Election Stress 11/17/2016

Does Trump Display the Stereotypical Profile of a Cult Leader? 10/14/2016

Donald Trump Is Not Fit to Be President of the U.S. 7/22/2016

Donald Trump and Narcissism 6/10/2016

List of Articles on Donald Trump

World News

Is It Good Policy to Ban Religious Cults? 3/30/2017

Can Utilizing Knowledge of Cults Help Us with Terrorist Groups? 5/25/2011

From Rwanda to Libya: Who’s Calling Whom a Cockroach Now? 3/01/2011

Terrorism

Remembering the Boston Marathon Attack 4/12/2017

How Understanding Mind Control Can Prevent Future Terrorist Attacks 9/9/2016

How to Proceed After the Worst Mass Shooting in US History 6/14/2016

Boston Marathon Bombing: Three Years Later 4/14/2016

Why Calling Daesh/ISIS a Mind Control Cult is of Strategic and Practical Importance 4/8/2016

Can Utilizing Knowledge of Cults Help Us with Terrorist Groups? 4/09/2016

ISIS Is a Cult That Uses Terrorism: A Fresh New Strategy 10/21/2014

Protect Americans from Terrorism- Looking Beyond Boston Marathon Bombings 9/5/2013

Undue Influence

Researchers Beware: Wikipedia Entries About High Control Groups Are Not Very Trustworthy 04/04/2018

How Can I Rescue My Child From a Cult? 01/18/2018

Errant Beliefs – Complete Series June 2018

Harvey Weinstein: Like Cult Leaders, He Abused People Using Power, Money and Sex 12/21/2017

Recovery from Spiritual Abuse and Healing Oneself to Trust Again 8/09/2017

The Need to Educate Judges, Attorneys, Citizens, and Governments About Undue Influence 8/03/2017

Persuading Someone to Take His Own Life: Judge Says She is Guilty! 6/22/2017

Asperger’s/Autism and Undue Influence 3/7/2017

Unethical Use of Covert Hypnosis to Rape 9/24/2016

Introducing the Open Minds Foundation 8/5/2016

Important New Model Offers Legal Guidelines for Cases Involving Undue Influence 6/3/2016

Prince and the Power of Undue Influence 4/29/2016

Scientific Research Survey to Understand Influence 6/07/2018

High Control Groups Program Members to Fear Mental Health Help 5/24/2018

Child Abuse

“Conversion Therapy” is Dangerous and Abusive 6/8/2017

Parental Alienation Harms Children by Using Undue Influence 5/4/2017

Raising Awareness About Institutional Abuse of Children and Their Parents 9/17/2016

Hitting, Spanking, Paddling and Using Belts to Discipline Children is Harmful 8/27/2016

Child-Friendly Faith Project Conference November 8, 2013 9/9/2013

Human Trafficking

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month -1/17/2017

Cult Survivors Need Compassion and Help to Recover -5/20/2016

Multi-Level Marketing

Multi-Level Marketing Groups Defraud Consumers! 3/20/2017

Beware the “Main Street Bubble” of Multi-Level Marketing Groups Without U.S. Government Protection 4/09/2016

Healing & Recovery

The Freedom of Mind Approach to Recovery and Healing from Destructive Cults 5/17/2018

How Can I Rescue My Child From a Cult 1/18/2018

Beware of Logical Fallacies when Seeking the Truth 6/30/2017

Ex-Members Supporting One Another is a Good Thing! 6/15/2017

Old Cult Objects: What to Do with Them? 6/1/2017

Effective Healing Takes Hard Work 2/4/2017

For Ex-Members: Surviving the Holidays 12/23/2016

Freedom of Mind for LGBTQ Youth 12/16/2016

A Call to Activism 11/13/2016

Belief vs. Fact 10/28/2016

Use of Words, Loaded Language, and “Thought Control” of Believers 7/29/2016

Reaching Out: Communicating After Cult Exit 4/22/2016

Heal Yourself First, Then Help Others 3/31/2016

Freedom of Mind is the True Basis of Religious Freedom 9/5/2013

Vulnerable Times: We All Need to Protect Ourselves and Each Other! 4/09/2016

Television & Movies & Media

Charles Duhigg’s New York Times Podcast: “Change Agent” 3/08/2018

The Radicalization of Patty Hearst: Mind Control by the SLA, a Political Cult 2/14/2018

Former leader of white supremacy group and docuseries exposing hate needs to be aired! 8/14/2017

Undue Influence, The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, and Current Events 5/16/2017

My Appearance on Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, and Other Updates 1/20/2017

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath 12/2/2016

Holy Hell Documentary Shows How Cult Leader Raped Followers for Years 9/29/2016

Roger Ailes, FOX News, Right-Wing Talk Shows, and Undue Influence Techniques 9/19/2016

Thoughts on HBO’s Going Clear Documentary 3/30/2015

HBO Going Clear Press Release 3/18/2015

A Cult Expert Reviews the Movie “Martha Marcy May Marlene” 4/09/2016

Books

Book Review – opening minds: the secret world of manipulation, undue influence and brainwashing 12/29/2016

New Book on Patty Hearst Falls Short of Understanding Undue Influence 8/12/2016

Jon Atack’s Book, “Let’s Sell these People A Piece of Blue Sky: Hubbard, Dianetics and Scientology” 2/8/2013

Interviews & Personal Stories

Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE): A Response to Critics 7/03/2018

A Response to Academics Who Say There Is No Undue Influence in Destructive Cults 6/28/2018

2018: Looking Forward to Helping People to Help Themselves and Others 1/04/2018

My Week at the IALMH Congress 7/20/2017

Robert Jay Lifton MD: An Interview with a Genius 10/7/2016

An Interview with Cracked.com 7/15/2016

My Waking Up Day- 40 Years Later- I am Filled with Gratitude! 5/11/2016

Interview with Masoud Banisadr on MeK 2/20/2013

Freedom of Mind Resource Center: Mid-Year Update 2018 7/12/2018

Cults by Group

Buddhafield:

Holy Hell Documentary Shows How Cult Leader Raped Followers for Years 9/29/2016

Heaven’s Gate:

The Heaven’s Gate Tragedy–The 20th Anniversary of an American Doomsday Cult Disaster 3/23/2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses / Watchtower:

Shunning and the BITE Model of Mind Control in the Jehovah’s Witnesses 3/18/2018

How Jehovah’s Witness Teachings Can Damage Brain Development in Children 1/09/2018

Video Blog: A Watchtower Tragedy – Death of Éloïse Dupuis 11/29/2017

Is It Good Policy to Ban Religious Cults? 3/30/2017

JW Leadership Fails to Protect Children 12/08/2016

A Watchtower Tragedy 10/21/2016

Prince and the Power of Undue Influence 4/29/2016

Moon Organization / Family Federation for World Peace and Unification / Washington Times / Kahr Arms:

The Moonies and TM Attempt to Reinvent Themselves 2/18/2018

Mooniverse (My Former Cult) is Attempting a Reboot 5/11//2017

My Waking Up Day- 40 Years Later- I am Filled with Gratitude! 5/11/2016

Exclusive 71 Page List of Entities Closely Associated with Sun Myung Moon 2/18/2012

Why the Reported Sale of the Moonies Washington Times for $1 Requires Greater Scrutiny! 4/09/2016

The Truth About Sun Myung Moon Article originally published in 1993

Mormon / LDS:

Mass LDS Resignations Help Ex-Mormons Heal 9/2/2016

An Expert Responds to the Cult Controversy re: Mormonism 4/09/2016

The BITE Model & Mormonism: An Exploration with Ex-Mormon John Dehlin 6/14/2018

Scientology:

Opioid Epidemic–Narconon: Scientology is Not a Treatment 7/12/2017

My Appearance on Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, and Other Updates 1/20/2017

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath 12/2/2016

Let’s End Scientology’s Tax Exemption Now! 5/6/2016

An Invitation from Jon Atack to a Course and Conference on Scientology in Toronto! 4/29/2015

Thoughts on HBO’s Going Clear Documentary 3/30/2015

HBO Going Clear Press Release 3/18/2015

Jon Atack’s Book, “Let’s Sell these People A Piece of Blue Sky: Hubbard, Dianetics and Scientology” 2/8/2013

It’s Time to End the Church of Scientology’s Tax-Exempt Status 6/28/2010

Transcendental Meditation (TM):

Meditation, Yes! But Please Be Careful and Do Your Homework Regarding Transcendental Meditation (TM) 11/4/2016

Word of Life:

A Word of Life Christian Church Tragedy 2/8/2017

World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG):

WMSCOG: Controversial Doomsday Group Escalates Recruitment Efforts and Files Lawsuit Against Internet Critics 4/09/2016

Yogi Bhajan and 3HO:

The Disturbing Mainstream Connections of Yogi Bhajan 4/09/2016

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About the Author: 

Steven Hassan M.Ed. 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.

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