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 R eligious 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 5/4/2017 Parental Alienation Harms Children by Using Undue Influence 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 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 6/30/2017 Beware of Logical Fallacies when Seeking the Truth 6/15/2017 Ex-Members Supporting One Another is a Good Thing! 6/1/2017 Old Cult Objects: What to Do with Them? 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 5/16/2017 Undue Influence, The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, and Current Events 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 5/11//2017 Mooniverse (My Former Cult) is Attempting a Reboot 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 Article originally published in 1993 The Truth About Sun Myung Moon 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 6/28/2010 It’s Time to End the Church of Scientology’s Tax-Exempt Status 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 VLog
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
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