Combatting Cult Mind Control

Combatting Cult Mind Control : The #1 Best-Selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults

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A former cult member, now a counselor helping those affected by destructive cults, Hassan exposes the troubling facts about cults' recruitment, their use of psychological manipulation, and their often subtle influence on government, the legal system, and society as a whole. This updated paperback edition includes a new preface by the author and an expanded bibliography and resource list.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • Inner Traditions Bear and Company
  • Park Street Press,U.S.
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Original ed.
  • 0892813113
  • 9780892813117
  • 227,157

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"Sound practical advice about cult-related issues." American Journal of Psychiatry "... well worth reading, particularly by those professionals involved with students." The Lancet (Journal of the British Medical Association) "... a clear and valuable work." Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, Author, When Bad Things Happen to Good People "... remarkably useful and important." Louis Jolyon West, M.D., Chairman, Dept.of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine "Steve Hassan is uniquely qualified to speak on dangerous cults." USA Today

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About Steven Hassan

An internationally recognized authority on cults, Steven Hassan has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs, and is extensively quoted in the media. He lectures frequently at universities and conferences for educators, counselors, religious leaders, and law enforcement personnel. He is a member of the American Association for Counseling and Development, and holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from Cambridge College.

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Table of contents

Foreword by Margaret Singer Preface 1. Exit-Counseling: The Background 2. My Life in the Unification Church 3. The Threat: Mind Control Cults Today 4. Understanding Mind Control 5. Cult Psychology 6. Cult Assessment: How to Protect Yourself 7. Exit Counseling: Freedom Without Coercion 8. How to Help 9. Unlocking Cult Mind Control 10. Strategies for Recovery 11. The Next Step Appendix Lifton's Eight Criteria of Mind Control Resource Organizations Endnotes Bibliography Index About the Author

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