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Freedom of Mind Resource Center: Mid-Year Update 2018

By |2018-07-12T12:38:24+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Steven Hassan speaking at 2018 ICSA conference July 12, 2018, 2018 ICSA Annual Conference Last week, I was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and gave a talk on the Freedom of Mind Approach to helping people raised in cults and dysfunctional families at the 2018 annual ICSA conference. The theme of the conference was "The global [...]

Confusion Techniques Can Control Minds

By |2017-04-06T23:08:17+00:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: News and Updates, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Ever since Trump became a serious contender for the White House, and especially in recent days since he was sworn into office, confusion reigns. How can he say these things? How can he lie like that? Isn’t he completely contradicting what he promised during his campaign? Then when confronted, Trump lambasts the critical press [...]

Belief vs. Fact

By |2017-03-21T10:48:48+00:00October 28th, 2016|Categories: Resources and Support, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Mark Twain once said, “It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” I was listening to this podcast, and it got me thinking about the reality that so many people are walking around with beliefs which they consider “Truth” with a capital “T.” Sometimes even intelligent, educated people seem [...]

An Interview with Cracked.com

By |2017-03-04T16:05:53+00:00July 15th, 2016|Categories: Media Reviews, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Just recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a podcast entitled “Modern Cults (Are Scarier Than Jonestown)” by Jack O’Brien of Cracked.com. The show was a long one, and in the first segment author Karen Stollznow discussed why America is such a good breeding ground for cults. I particularly liked that she discussed, as [...]