The first step of the Strategic Interactive Approach is to set up a support team to help the cult member. But misconceptions can stop concerned family members and friends from joining such a team. These can include misunderstandings about cults, anger at the cult member’s new attitude, fear of interference, and even denial. The first step that the SIA takes is clearing these misconceptions. Then, people can become an effective part of the support team.
Pierre Freeman Write on the book of Seven Hassan published in 2013-Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults And Beliefs-The Failure of Deprogramming
A new book by Steven Hassan as discussed by Pierre S. Freeman
In many ways, Steven Hassan has been one of my strongest influences and a new book by him (even though it is a somewhat revised edition of “Releasing the Bonds”) is a breath of fresh air. It shows you how far the anti-cult movement has progressed in its methodologies. Here I am referring to the methodologies of interactions and interventions rather than the kind of self-liberation… Continue reading