Steven Hassan is an American mental health counselor who has written on the subject of mind control and how to help people who have been harmed by the experience. He has been helping people exit destructive cults since 1976. Hassan has appeared on the TV news programs 60 Minutes, Nightline, and Dateline. He is a published author and lecturer.
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237: Steven Hassan | Combating Cult Mind Control Part One
The Jordan Harbinger Show
Steven Hassan (@CultExpert) is a a licensed mental health counselor who has been educating the public about mind control, brainwashing, and destructive cults since 1976. He's the author of Combating Cult Mind Control: The Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults and the founder of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center. This is part one of a two-part episode (part two coming soon). What We Discuss with Steven Hassan: How to use Steven’s BITE model to tell if you or someone you love is involved in a destructive cult through control of behavior, information, thought, and emotion. The four types of destructive cults most prevalent today: commercial, religious, political, and self-help. How cults have weaponized the Internet and social media to fill their ranks and thrive as never before possible. Why it’s the people who believe themselves immune to (i.e., too smart for) cult indoctrination who are most at risk of being targeted and recruited. How Steven has refined Ted Patrick’s invasive cult deprogramming tactics of the ’70s into a more effective strategic interactive approach. Full show notes and resources can be found here: Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at! Are you trying to hire the right person for your business, but the best candidates keep slipping away? Let ZipRecruiter -- the fastest way to hire great people -- help you screen only the best at! Better Help offers affordable, online counseling at your convenience. If you're coping with depression, stress, anxiety, addiction, or any number of issues, you're not alone. Talk with a licensed professional therapist for 10 percent off your first month at! Vincero Watches creates exceptionally crafted watches, and it does it without breaking the bank. Get 15 percent off your entire order with code JORDAN at! Saving money on your car insurance is easy with Progressive. It's an average savings of $699 a year for customers who switch and save! Get your quote online at and see how much you could be saving today! BizCounsel provides you with your own business attorney on call and gets you real legal work done for a fraction of what it would normally cost. Get your first month of BizCounsel for free when you go to! Like this show?...
Surviving Scientology Episode 44 with Steven Hassan
Surviving Scientology Radio
Author Steven Hassan and Jeffrey Augustine discuss the Church of Scientology and leaving Scientology. Steven Hassan's website:
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The Joe Rogan Experience
Steven Hassan is an American licensed mental health counselor who has written extensively on the subject of cults.
JW Podcast - Episode 12: Steven Hassan
JW Podcast
In this episode of JW Podcast, we get to interview the famous author Steven Hassan and discuss his newly released book, the revised edition of Combating Cult Mind Control. We also discuss how some Jehovah's Witnesses fit perfectly into the Organisation, listen to Message of the Week, and look at the latest news relating to Jehovah's Witnesses.
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