The Influence Continuum with Dr. Steven Hassan

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Steven Hassan, PhD, is one of the leading experts on cults and undue influence in the world. A former member of the right-wing Moonie cult, Hassan was deprogrammed 45 years ago and has dedicated his life to helping people out of cults and destructive situations. Dr. Hassan is a licensed mental health professional and has written four books, including The Cult of Trump and the seminal book Combating Cult Mind Control. On this podcast, Steve will explain HOW mind-control works, and how to protect yourself from its grips. He will also address ethical influence as the podcast will address the entire Influence Continuum. He’ll interview the biggest names in this field.

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Alzheimer's, Dementia and on being wise consumers: A conversation with Germaine Odenheimer, M.D.
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Germaine is a Geriatric Neurologist, Professor Emeritus at OU College of Medicine.  Her career has been devoted to people with dementia and their caregiver. She became a caregiver for her mother with dementia. She was recruited to Oklahoma University College of Medicine to develop a geriatric curriculum for medical students and focused her teaching on recognizing and caring for people with cognitive impairments. She required all her medical students to participate in Alzheimer's support groups. As the population ages in America, more and more people are suffering from severe cognitive impairments. While there is a great deal of research, Dr. Odenheimer warns us that caveat emptor: buyer beware. Learn more about Steven Hassan and Freedom of Mind Resource Center. Visit freedomofmind.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
An Expert on Addiction and critic of 12 Step Programs: A conversation with Lance Dodes MD
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Lance Dodes, M.D. is a retired assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has been the Director of the substance abuse treatment unit of Harvard’s McLean Hospital, Director of the Alcoholism Treatment Unit at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (now part of Massachusetts General Hospital), and Director of the Boston Center for Problem Gambling. He is the author or co-author of many journal articles and book chapters about the psychology of addiction and the author of three books: The Heart of Addiction (HarperCollins, 2002), Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction (HarperCollins, 2011), and The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry (Beacon Press, 2014; senior author). This fascinating exchange helps to challenge the idea of a “disease” model of addiction and offers his decades of experience helping people overcome the compulsion underlying most addictions. Learn more about Steven Hassan and Freedom of Mind Resource Center. Visit freedomofmind.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
Lone-Actor Terrorism: A discussion with Jacob Holzer M.D.
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Dr. Holzer was co-editor of the Oxford University textbook entitled Lone-Actor Terrorism: An Integrated Framework. The book is a scholarly endeavor to approach the complex subject from a variety of disciplines. I contributed a chapter titled, Understanding Online Indoctrination, with my coauthors, Jon Caven-Atack, Mansi Shah, and Simron Malhotra. With hundreds of mass shootings as well as other violent terrorist acts, it is essential to not limit discussion to banning assault rifles as solutions will require far more robust approaches. Citizens, along with law enforcement, and intelligence officials will all need a more refined understanding of what can be done to make the world safer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
Growing up in an Apocalyptic Cult: A conversation with Dr. Tricia Jenkins
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Tricia Jenkins, Ph.D. is a podcaster and professor of film, TV, and digital media at TCU in Fort Worth, TX. She is the author of three books including The CIA in Hollywood, as well as Superheroes, Movies, and the State. Her new podcast, Worldwide: The Unchosen Church, features stories about growing up in the Worldwide Church of God- a doomsday apocalyptic cult. We talk about issues facing children and second-generation members born into cults. Details about Herbert W. Armstrong’s authoritarian cult group, an influential Christian right group, and its history are fascinating.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
The Moon Cult: an interview with former top American leader Allen Tate Wood
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In the wake of the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe by the assassin Tetsuya Yamagami, we are posting this interview. The killer was reportedly angered because of Abe’s family’s support of the Unification Church - aka Moon organization. Wood was a major expert testifying to courts including before the Supreme Court. Allen Tate Wood a former American Leader of the group talks with Steven Hassan in this must-watch interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2022
Child-Centered Adoption: A Conversation with Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao
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Dr.  Pavao is a psychologist, trained social worker, and licensed marriage and family therapist who is an internationally recognized expert in the field of adoption. An adoptee herself, she has been influential in moving adoption from a parent-centered process to a child-centered one. This in-depth interview is essential listening for all people who have been adopted, have a relationship with an adoptee, or have adopted a child. Open adoptions have become more commonplace and inexpensive DNA testing has allowed people to find biological relatives. But most people are not aware of the deep trauma that some children experience, even as grown adults. Mental health professionals, as well as teachers, will benefit from this fascinating discussion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2022
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC): An In-Depth Discussion with Marsha Gilmer-Tullis
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Founded by John and Revé Walsh (America's Most Wanted), the National Center (NCMEC) is the major resource to help children in America. Marsha Gilmer Tullis is a trained social worker and the Vice President of Family Advocacy. For anyone truly interested in helping children who are abducted, being trafficked, or being abused, this non-profit is THE go-to resource. Their center has experts from the FB, to Immigration and is a fantastic entity that deserves not only praise and contributions but more public exposure for its good work. There are millions of people who have been mobilized to save children from exploitation. Everyone should know about this agency that has helped children and their families for decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
Understanding High Conflict and Proven Solutions with Amanda Ripley
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Amanda Ripley is the Co-Host of the Slate podcast How-To and is the best-selling author of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We & The Unthinkable.' This book was so well researched and easy to read and so interesting that in all of her research, it pretty much aligns with my experience. This is a fascinating conversation and helps to identify patterns characteristic of high conflict. She gave practical advice on how we can take steps ourselves to lower the temperature, and realize there is complexity in every situation.  When people operate out of All or nothing/ us vs them thinking, polarization takes place. Curiosity, respect, and listening to each other with the goal of reaching a solution work well. We need to come together to do real problem solving- NOW! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2022
Combating Sex Trafficking with Survivor and Attorney Carissa Phelps
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A leader in the anti-human trafficking movement, Carissa Phelps is a highly respected and impressive advocate to protect young people from pimps and traffickers. She has an MBA and JD from UCLA, had a documentary, Carissa, and a book, Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets One Helping Hand at a Time, and a company to help train survivors on how to educate and help victims. Carissa invited me to a law enforcement training and the first curriculum for survivors, championed by Rachel Thomas called Ending The Game was developed. If you care about helping to expose high-level traffickers, you must listen to this interview and understand the problem and what is being done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
Fighting for Victims of Multi-level Marketing (MLMs) with Douglas Brooks
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Multi-level Marketing (MLMs) is a consumer protection challenge! The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is a powerful lobby influencing American politics. Attorney Douglas Brooks has championed victims of pyramid schemes and MLMs. We describe the critical things you need to know about to protect yourself and your loved ones. Are you concerned that Crypto uses the same formula as MLMs - buy into the “dream” of making a fortune? For creators and early adopters, yes, it is possible to make money. But not for the vast majority—they lose money and time and often relationships. A second 2-day Global virtual workshop will take place June 10/11. See mlmconference.com for speakers and recordings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
The horror of school shootings and where we go from here with S.E. Cupp
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S.E. Cupp is a nationally syndicated political columnist, culture critic, author, and CNN political commentator. In this episode, we talk about the horrific recent school shooting in Texas and the root causes as we see them. She talks about how she used to repeat the same talking points as other Republicans and what can be done as a country to avoid these tragedies in the future. We talk about other political current events and how we maintain good mental health during these troubled times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2022
The importance of election integrity with Jennifer Cohn
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Jennifer Cohn is a writer, journalist, and election integrity advocate. Since the 2016 election, she’s focused her professional efforts exclusively on investigating and exposing our country’s insecure computerized elections. In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about her work and steps that all of us can take in our own communities to uphold the integrity of our elections. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
The NXIVM cult with whistleblowers Sarah Edmondson and Anthony “Nippy” Ames
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Sarah Edmondson and Anthony “Nippy” Ames are former members of the NXIVM cult but today are some of the most visible whistleblowers of the cult. They host the popular podcast “A Little Bit Culty,” and Sarah is the author of “Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM, the Cult That Bound My Life.” In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about NXIVM and the attributes we also find in other cults. We talk about human trafficking (what NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere was convicted of) and how intelligent, educated people can fall victim to a cult leader. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Remember to subscribe to ALL the Meidas Media Podcasts: MeidasTouch: https://pod.link/1510240831 Legal AF: https://pod.link/1580828595 The PoliticsGirl Podcast: https://pod.link/1595408601 The Influence Continuum: https://pod.link/1603773245 Kremlin File: https://pod.link/1575837599 Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen: https://pod.link/1530639447 Zoomed In: https://pod.link/1580828633 The Weekend Show: https://pod.link/1612691018 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Living Well and Dying Well with Judith Stevens-Long, Ph.D
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For this week’s episode, we’re focusing on the POSITIVE side of the Influence Continuum. I interview Judy Stevens-Long, Ph.D. Judy is a faculty emerita at Fielding Graduate University, where she served as Associate Dean for Curriculum Development from 2001-2008. She is an expert in developmental psychology and was my mentor for my doctoral program and oversaw my dissertation. Her research publications range from works on child development to work on death and dying. She is the author of “Living Well, Dying Well: A Guide to Choices, Costs, and Consequences” (with co-author Dohrea Bardell). In this episode, we talk about death, but this is not a depressing episode! We talk about living a full life and choices we can make to improve our lives and make death less daunting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
4th Generation Warfare and The Christian Right with James Scaminaci III
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James Scaminaci III is an expert on 4th generation warfare. He has a Ph.D. from Stanford University in political sociology and is a retired US Navy Reserve intelligence officer. He was a senior civilian military intelligence analyst responsible for the Balkans and the former Soviet Union. Following the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s, from outside and inside the former Yugoslavia, James learned a great deal about how political and religious ideologies interact and combine into ethno-nationalist projects that delegitimize left-wing governing philosophies (that often end in genocide). His expertise on 4th generation warfare has wide-reaching implications for today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
The roots of racism in the Christian Right with John Collins
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John Collins grew up as “royalty” in the William Branham “Message” cult. He has worked tirelessly to understand and reveal its true history with the KKK and its influence on modern Pentecostalism today. He has authored two books and built an incredible website to expose the facts of this criminal, white supremacist, misogynistic cult. John helps us realize an essential part of American authoritarianism which to this day has an international following. By freeing himself from the mental and emotional damage he suffered as a child growing up in that atmosphere, he can help millions realize they were following a false prophet, believing they are just being “Christian.” There is a growing movement of people realizing it was really about power, money, sex and politics, and not religion. They are exiting and reclaiming their own “Freedom of Mind!” Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Remember to subscribe to ALL the Meidas Media Podcasts: MeidasTouch: https://pod.link/1510240831 Legal AF: https://pod.link/1580828595 The PoliticsGirl Podcast: https://pod.link/1595408601 The Influence Continuum: https://pod.link/1603773245 Kremlin File: https://pod.link/1575837599 Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen: https://pod.link/1530639447 Zoomed In: https://pod.link/1580828633 The Weekend Show: https://pod.link/1612691018 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
How we Fight Human Trafficking With Paul Chang
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Paul Chang serves as a Regional Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator at the U.S. Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division. In his 25+ years with the agency, Paul worked on some of the most notorious cases as an investigator and Assistant District Director. He’s developed numerous training materials and programs that also utilize my BITE Model and Influence Continuum. He has also been on a special assignment to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI) since 2013 where he currently serves as the National Co-Chair of the Regional Network. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Remember to subscribe to ALL the Meidas Media Podcasts: MeidasTouch: https://pod.link/1510240831 Legal AF: https://pod.link/1580828595 The PoliticsGirl Podcast: https://pod.link/1595408601 The Influence Continuum: https://pod.link/1603773245 Kremlin File: https://pod.link/1575837599 Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen: https://pod.link/1530639447 Zoomed In: https://pod.link/1580828633 The Weekend Show: https://pod.link/1612691018 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
Traditionalist ideology: From Ginni Thomas to Vladimir Putin
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n this episode, I interview Joe Szimhart. Joe is a cult information specialist I have known for decades. He is also an author and knows a great deal about psychology. Joe appears in the unearthed 1986 former member video I recently shared as a former CUT and Agni Yoga member. Like me, Joe is a former cult member who uses his experience to help others understand and reevaluate destructive cults. Joe and I talk about current events and cult behaviors we recognize all over the world. We talk about Clarence Thomas’s wife Ginni, her deprogrammer Kevin Garvey, Vladimir Putin, and the ideology that binds them. For more of Joe’s work, visit his website: jszimhart.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Ginni Thomas’s Cultic Past
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A tweet thread I wrote about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife Ginni went VIRAL two days ago. I shared a video from 1986 few people have seen from a conference for former cult members. Ginni Thomas spoke in this video about her past experience in a cult. Ginni later went on to do a great deal of anti-cult work, but as is the case with so many former members, she joined a new authoritarian cult (The Cult of Trump). Steve is interviewed by Freedom of Mind’s own Dan McCollister about the issues surrounding Ginni Thomas. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Remember to subscribe to ALL the Meidas Media Podcasts: MeidasTouch: https://pod.link/1510240831 Legal AF: https://pod.link/1580828595 The PoliticsGirl Podcast: https://pod.link/1595408601 The Influence Continuum: https://pod.link/1603773245 Kremlin File: https://pod.link/1575837599 Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen: https://pod.link/1530639447 Zoomed In: https://pod.link/1580828633 The Weekend Show: https://pod.link/1612691018 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2022
Mind Control Used on Indigenous People to Colonize Them with Dr. Cindy Blackstock
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Dr. Cindy Blackstock is Gixtan native in Canada, Professor of Social Work at McGill University, and Executive Director of First Nations Child & Family Caring Society. I collaborated with Dr. Blackstock for the presentation “Mind Control and Colonization.” With her help, I’ve come to realize that the same mind control I’ve studied for 45+ years exerted by cult leaders has unquestionably been exerted and is still exerted on Indigenous People. In this fascinating conversation, we talk about this vital issue through this underreported lens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
Mental Health and Forensics: Psychiatry and the Law with Dr. Thomas Gutheil
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Dr. Thomas Gutheil is an internationally known forensic psychiatrist and author of over 300 publications. He is a Professor of Psychiatry and co-founder of the Program in Psychiatry and the Law (PIPATL) associated with Harvard Medical School. In this interview, we talk about how he got interested in psychiatry, what makes a mentoring relationship ethical and successful, and most importantly, his help in helping to establish a clear understanding of undue influence which can be used to promote justice. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Christian Dominionism with Frederick Clarkson
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Frederick Clarkson is one of the foremost experts on Christian Dominionism in the United States (“Dominionism” is the theocratic idea that Christians are called by God to exercise dominion over every aspect of society by taking control of political and cultural institutions). Fred is a journalist and the author of the classic "Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy." He broke the story of Project Blitz, a coalition of conservative Christian groups working to enact Dominionist legislation in state & local legislatures across the U.S., and helped set up BlitzWatch.org to monitor, track, and defeat attempts by Christian Nationalists to implement their distorted view of religious freedom. In this interview, we talk about the contemporary politics of Dominionism. We talk about how we got here and why Dominionists are exerting so much power and influence in public life. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Terrorism expert Anne Speckhard on ISIS and White Supremacy
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Anne Speckhard is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University's Medical School in Washington D.C. Her research focuses on developing counter-terrorism initiatives and understanding the motivations of terrorists. In this talk, we discuss what ISIS members and white supremacists have in common and how effective counterterrorism efforts use psychology. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
Using Social Psychology to teach heroism with Matthew Winkler
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Matthew Winkler Is the program manager for the Heroic Imagination Project. Founded by seminal social psychologist Philip Zimbardo (Stanford Prison Experiment), The Heroic Imagination Project provides training for individuals and groups using groundbreaking scientific research and experiential training workshops. Matthew Winkler has taught and mentored teenagers at middle schools, high schools, and colleges in New York, New England, China, and Japan. His viral TED-Ed video “What Makes a Hero,” snowballed into his first book “Mentoring Teenage Heroes: The Hero’s Journey of Adolescence.” Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
Conspiracy Theories and how to talk to people who’ve become lost in them with debunker Mick West
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Mick West is a science writer, skeptical investigator, and creator of the websites Contrail Science and Metabunk. West investigates and debunks pseudoscientific claims and conspiracy theories such as chemtrails and UFO’s. To help people out of these dead ends, he advocates a kind, patient approach similar to my Strategic Interactive Approach. His first book is Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
The Jehovah's Witnesses Cult with Mark and Kimberly O'Donnell
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Mark and Kimberly O'Donnell are former Jehovah's Witnesses who’ve become some of the loudest whistleblowers of the cult. They were prominently featured in the Vice Documentary “The Crusaders,” highlighting rampant child sexual abuse in the cult. They continue to speak out today and work with former members working to recover from undue influence. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Terrorists are cult members with Malcolm Nance
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Malcolm Nance was a career counterterrorism and intelligence officer for the U.S. government’s Special Operations, Homeland Security, and Intelligence agencies. He has over 33 years of experience combating radical extremism. While researching Al-Qaeda, Nance referenced my BITE Model in his book, Defeating ISIS. He (accurately) labels ISIS a terrorist “cult.” His latest book is They Want to Kill Americans: The Militias, Terrorists, and Deranged Ideology of the Trump Insurgency. Nance is a frequent media contributor and counterterrorism analyst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Positively influencing your kids with parenting expert Molly Brown Koch
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Molly Brown Koch has been leading parenting workshops for over 60 years. She is the author of the award-winning book, “27 Secrets to Raising Amazing Children.” When I was about to become a parent, I read this book and have been relying on its wisdom for many years. At 94 years young, Koch has been a respected voice on ethical parenting for decades. In this conversation, she highlights her main ideas about parenting and shares interesting stories from her past. I have been recommending this book to second-generation former cult members in my work. I do this because when they read it, they realize what healthy parenting should have been and it helps them for their future with their children. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Opening Minds, and The Cult of Scientology with leading authority Jon Atack
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Jon Atack is generally acknowledged as the world's leading authority on the cult of Scientology. He spent nine years in the cult, training as an 'auditor' and becoming 'OT V.’ He’s the author of the definitive biography of Ron Hubbard, “Let’s Sell These People a Piece of Blue Sky.” His new book "Opening Minds," is a must-read that helps explain undue influence and in particular, how to protect yourself from predators. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
“The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” and the censorship of mental health experts in the media with Dr. Bandy X. Lee
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Dr. Bandy Lee is a forensic psychiatrist and a renowned expert on violence. Dr. Lee taught at Yale and Yale Law School from 2003-2020 and became known to the public by leading a group of mental health experts in breaking the silence about the dangerous mental impairments of Donald Trump. She edited the book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” with 37 experts weighing in on their concerns about Trump. She’s been heavily censored in the media due to the American Psychiatric Association citing “The Goldwater Rule”, but they are a private institution and have power only over their members. Dr. Lee is not a member. Nevertheless, Dr. Lee believes that all medical professionals have a “duty to warn.” In this fascinating conversation, we talk about a wide range of topics. She too believes that trained mental health professionals are a valued resource in the media and are not called on to help the public enough. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
The cult of Mormonism with excommunicated whistleblower Dr. John Dehlin
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John Dehlin is a 6th generation member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). He is an American psychologist, podcast host, and excommunicated member of the Mormon church. He was excommunicated by the church for speaking out in support of gay rights. Dehlin is the host of the popular “Mormon Stories” podcast, a podcast he created in 2005. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
The ethical side of the influence continuum! How to harness positive influence in your life and the life of others with Dr. Laurence Sugarman.
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In this episode, Steve shares a paradigm shift taking place in mind-body medicine. He talks with pediatrician and Research Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Psychophysiology and Self-regulation (CAPS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Laurence Sugarman M.D. Sugarman talks about a new conceptualization of mind-body healing and hypnotic approaches one can use to improve their own life or the life of others. He proposes a new model of healthcare that differs greatly from our disease-based system. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
How we got here; the history of right-wing extremism and the groups and themes still with us today with Dave Troy
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Dave Troy is a disinformation researcher, tech-entrepreneur, TEDxMidAtlantic curator, and data visualization expert. In this episode, he takes us on a journey through American history-starting in the Great Depression and spanning all the way to today. We learn how extremist groups like the John Birch Society have pushed for very specific monetary policy in America and how this intersects with oil company money and the current cryptocurrency movement. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
Dr. Robert Jay Lifton on current affairs and the importance of survivors telling their stories
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On today’s episode, Dr. Hassan interviews Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, author of the seminal 1961 book, “Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism” about Chinese brainwashing programs under Mao. Dr. Lifton, now 95 years old, mentored Hassan starting in 1976 and it was his 8 criteria of thought reform or mind control that was the foundation for all subsequent work. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Introduction to the Influence Continuum
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In this episode, Dr. Steven Hassan will introduce himself and will bring you up to speed on what brought him to study, write, and help people out of destructive mind-control cults for the last 45 years. While there are many podcasts by former members, Hassan is unique as a cult survivor, and mental health expert, with 45 years of field experience. He’ll preview what the podcast will be about and guests he will interview. Learn more about Dr. Steven Hassan's work and find more resources at his website FreedomOfMind.com. Follow Dr. Hassan on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
The Influence Continuum with Dr. Steven Hassan - Trailer
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The Influence Continuum with Dr. Steven Hassan begins Monday, January 10, 2022. New episodes weekly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022