In my last post, I mentioned Steven Hassan’s book, Freedom of Mind and his Strategic Interaction Approach to transitioning people out of cults. A couple of our California-based friends, whose experiences are rooted in the Alex Horn “school”-days of yore, pointed out this video recently. In it Hassan talks about this approach. What struck me is that he uses those very things that cults take away — respectful, transparent and open communication between the cult attendee and friends, family members and anyone else who participates.
This video does take commitment; about 1 hour and 23 minutes. It’s not a sound bite. However, my time was very well spent.