Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults, and Beliefs

Freedom of Mind Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People Cults and Beliefs In the post world people are susceptible than ever to charismatic figures who offer simple black v white us v them good v evil formulaic solutions The rise of the Internet increasingly sophis

  • Title: Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults, and Beliefs
  • Author: Steven Hassan
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  • Page: 188
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the post 911 world, people are susceptible than ever to charismatic figures who offer simple, black v white, us v them, good v evil, formulaic solutions The rise of the Internet increasingly sophisticated knowledge about how to influence and manipulate others and the growing vulnerabilities of people across the planet make for a dangerous, potentially devastaIn the post 911 world, people are susceptible than ever to charismatic figures who offer simple, black v white, us v them, good v evil, formulaic solutions The rise of the Internet increasingly sophisticated knowledge about how to influence and manipulate others and the growing vulnerabilities of people across the planet make for a dangerous, potentially devastating combination Steven Hassan s new book Freedom of Mind provides the knowledge and awareness needed to help yourself and loved ones avoid or escape from such dangerous people and situations This must read volume is a significantly updated and revised edition of Hassan s groundbreaking Releasing the Bonds 2000 People who read and benefitted from that book and also his earlier book, Combatting Cult Mind Control 1989 will want to read Hassan s latest It provides an up to the minute guide to the reality of undue influence the preferred term for mind control in the post 9 11 era Unstable Global Environment Enhances Dangers of Unethical Control The world has changed greatly in the last decade The rise of the Internet, the emergence of global terrorism and of dangerous totalistic ideologies, and the shifts in global markets these and other changes have created new opportunities for unscrupulous individuals, groups, and institutions to exert unethical control over others Freedom of Mind exposes the techniques and methods that individuals, cults, and institutions of all types religious, business, therapeutic, educational, governmental use to undo a person s capacity to think and act independently Individuals More Vulnerable than Ever The Internet is now the primary vehicle for recruitment and indoctrination It is also a means for spreading sophisticated information about social psychology, hypnosis, and other techniques of social control, which are being used in ways both effective and dangerous by influence professionals Meanwhile, people are becoming increasingly vulnerable Sleep deprived, overweight and looking to improve themselves, overloaded with often frightening images and information anxious about the current economic decline, climate change, and government corruption on all levels People are susceptible than ever to charismatic figures who offer simple, black v white, us v them, good v evil, formulaic solutions These factors the rise of the Internet increasingly sophisticated knowledge about how to influence and manipulate others and the growing vulnerabilities of people across the planet make for a dangerous, potentially devastating combination Freedom of Mind Provides Help for Yourself, a Loved One, or a Friend Hassan s new book, Freedom of Mind, aims to fill the gap It identifies and explains how to identify and evaluate potentially dangerous groups and individuals Hassan details his groundbreaking approach, the Strategic Interactive Approach, which can be used to help a loved one leave such a situation Step by step, Hassan shows you how to evaluate the situation interact with dual identities develop communication strategies using phone calls, letter writing and visits understand and utilize cult beliefs and tactics use reality testing and other techniques to promote freedom of mind He emphasizes the value of meeting with trained consultants to be effectively guided and coached and also to plan and implement effective interventions The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is knowledge and awareness.

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    • Steven Hassan

      Licensed mental health counselor and an exit counselor Hassan was an early advocate of exit counseling, and is the author of two books on the subject of cults , and what he describes as their use of mind control, thought reform, and the psychology of influence in order to recruit and retain members.Himself a former member of the Unification Church, after spending one year assisting with involuntary deprogrammings, he developed what he describes as his own non coercive methods for helping members of alleged cults to leave their groups, and developed therapeutic approaches for counseling former members in order to help them overcome the purported effects of cult membership.

    814 thoughts on “Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults, and Beliefs

    • AN EXTRAORDINARY NEW RESOURCE BY STEVEN HASSANFREEDOM OF MIND-Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults And Beliefs-A Review of Pierre S. Freeman- This book is, in a way, an updated version of “Releasing the Bonds,” which I have also reviewed. It presents a new protocol, the Strategic Interactive Approach (SIA), for assisting those who wish to help their loved ones gain understanding and potentially an exit strategy from the people, groups and beliefs, which have enslaved them. It [...]


    • After bingeing on a bunch of Scientology books, I came across this one which was recommended by several ex-members. It explains how cults gain and maintain control of people, and what you can do to help your loved ones who have joined one. It reads a bit like a text-book, because Hassan explains the methodology and provides case studies and examples. He lays out a process you can use to gradually gain or regain someone's trust, create dissonance in their thinking about the cult, and then provide [...]


    • fantastic, must read! much of what we know and experience are various groups and people using inappropriate, disrespectful avd coercive control methods for their own power and enrichment and to our detriment. Read this, understand tge BITE method for analysis of inappropriate control and start extracting yourself from unhealthy relationships, ideologies, and businesses. Dont be afraid to establish strong boundaries based on this. As a followup i would suggest reading the mocking words written on [...]


    • When I picked up this book I was trying to understand why so many people run off to join ISIS, because it is mostly described as a terrorist organization. But, thinking of it as a cult gave me insight as to why people join. Destructive influence is a very real and scary thing. As a writer and mental health counselor, Hassan is very transparent about his purpose, his sources and the process he's developed. He emphasizes compassion and empowerment for the person leaving the cult and also for the l [...]


    • Added 9/19/12.I first heard about this book on VPR radio. It's a book on the subject of "cults".VPR radio's program pointed out that people are deceived, manipulated, indoctrinated, and brainwashed by destructive cults.Cults differ from other religions in the fact that once you're in the cult, they make it very difficult to leave. They use fear and humiliation as weapons.Wiki says that author Hassan, using the acronym "BITE", "describes the 'four components of mind control'" as: Behavior control [...]


    • This is essentially a guide to deprogramming--very thorough, (seemingly) research-driven, motivated by Hassan's experience as an Ex-Moonie. I think this would be a very helpful and encouraging book for the intended audience.


    • Not just a book to protect you from bullies. It also helps you build healthy, sustainable relationships with good people.



    • I found this a simply written and well structured book which I am sure will help people who are looking for the most effective ways to assist someone realise they are in a cult, face the truth, and find their way out. It is a concise yet very detailed ‘manual’ which will guide concerned family and loved ones through the maze of complexities surrounding the problem. It also contains a wide ranging set of ideas for future consideration by individuals, organisations and groups that may assist i [...]


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