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Protection, rescue, and recovery from authoritarian people, cults, and beliefs.
Steven A Hassan PhD
Multi-level marketing schemes rely on many of the same tactics that cults do.
The same techniques that help former cult members rejoin society can be used to reach friends and family who believe The Big Lie.
What mental health issues exist for members inside authoritarian cults? How does leaving increase the risk for suicide? What can be done to lessen the risk?
Cult members are at a higher risk for physical, medical, sexual, emotional, and psychological harm. One such dangerous practice is shunning, where a member is cut off from others.
Is cult mind control real? Why do intelligent people join these types of groups? Are members really happy? Or is it psychological abuse?
It is essential to understand and support the LGBTQ community, especially those raised in cults, which often spread and justify homophobia. All deserve the freedom to be authentic.
What is a cult? How do they work? What are the lasting serious after-effects of being involved with one? Read on to learn how to protect yourself and family/friends from harm.
Being raised in a high-control group can cause physical, medical, and psychological harm. What can we do?
Is a friend or family member under the influence of a destructive cult and you want to help them? Read on to learn some proven, helpful techniques to help those trapped in a cult.
What is cancel culture and calling-out? Why is it acceptable to some? How is it toxic? And how can we overcome it?
Steven Hassan, Ph.D., is a mental health professional, cult and undue influence expert who has been working in the field of relationship, group, and political cults for over 40 years.