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Waking Up From The Scientology Trance:
Cognitive Dissonance vs. Cognitive Flexibility

Cognitive Studies Terminology
Cognitive Processing & Belief Systems
Going Clear & being at cause over your mental energy.
Being free of the influence of engrams & in control of your Reactive Mind.
Being at cause over life, thought, matter, energy, space and time.
What Is Cognitive Dissonance?
A condition that happens when someone realizes they are holding two inconsistent cognitions in their at the same time. (Festinger, 1957)

Cognitive dissonance can happen when a person experiences new events or information which doesn’t match with an existing knowledge, opinion or cognition concerning a behavior. (Festinger, 1957)

Studies have shown that cognitive dissonance is a motivational state. It is felt as a psychological discomfort (or unpleasant emotion) and eventually drives individuals to reduce dissonance. (Elliot & Devine, 1994)
Examples:
A person could be thinking of two conflicting beliefs at the same time and experience cognitive dissonance [or “ARC Break”].

This cognitive dissonance then becomes a drive to reduce the dissonance and return to a state of harmony [“ARC”].

This can also happen in decision making. When an individual makes a decision, their thinking about the steps they took will often conflict, to some degree, with their existing opinions or beliefs.

(Robinson, 2013)
Scientology is a Closed Belief System
Scientology’s Communication TRs & Emotional Tone Scale are
cognitive processing control mechanisms
that teach practitioners to how to control people and how to be control on psychological and emotional levels.

Scientology PTS/SP Tech & Disconnection are avoidance mechanisms that enforce severe
all-or-none thinking
and
cognitive rigidity
.

Scientology Ethics Tech is a means for policing someone’s cognitive processing,
threatening a person’s reality
and inflicting
cognitive distortions
.

Scientology KSW policies prohibits changes to the parishioners’ systems of belief & disbelief, which makes
cognitive flexibility
practically forbidden.

It's OK To Have Doubts
"Knowing how to know" should empower you to think for yourself. How can you decide what is true for you if you don't confront the reasons why people leave Scientology? The answers you seek are out there. Don't be afraid to look.
Your Doubts Are Valid
Scientology’s promises for "
knowing how to know
" and being free to "
know life
" and "
know yourself
" while having the self-determinism to find out “
what is true for you is true
” should be characteristics of an Open Belief System that supports Cognitive Flexibility. But the reality is Scientology is Closed Belief System full of Cognitive Distortions.
Milton Rokeach
(1960) studied the concept of belief systems and proposed that they can be measured on a scale by degree of open or closed. The measurement for an open or closed system was defined as: the extent to which a person can receive, evaluate, and act on relevant information received from the outside on its own intrinsic merits, unencumbered by irrelevant factors in the situation arising from within the person or from the outside.

Closed Belief System
: characterized by a low “need to know” and a high “need to fight off threatening aspects of reality” with a tendency for all-or-none thinking that results in Cognitive Distortions and Cognitive Rigidity. Cognitive Dissonance is commonly reduced through avoidance as a defense mechanism. (Robinson, 2013)

Open Belief System
: characterized by a high “need to know” and a low “need to fight off threatening aspects of reality” with a tendency for open-minded thinking that results in Cognitive Flexibility. Cognitive Dissonance is commonly reduced through confrontation as a defense mechanism. (Robinson, 2013)

Other means of reducing Cognitive Dissonance
: expressing emotion also allows for dissonance reduction and therefore less likelihood that an individual will choose defense mechanisms. (Pyszczynski et al., 1993)
Prezi credits: this material is based on a December 2013 research paper by Andy Robinson, presented to the faculty of Adler Graduate School.
COGNITION
: any knowledge, opinion, or belief about the environment, about oneself or about one's behavior. (Festinger, 1957)

COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
: the existence of nonfitting relations among cognitions. (Festinger, 1957)

COGNITIVE CONSONANCE
: exists when cognitions support each other. (Festinger, 1957)

COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS
: systematic errors in reasoning, often stemming from early childhood errors in reasoning; an indication of inaccurate or ineffective information processing” (Sharf, 2012). When a person’s perception is twisted or they have “mental static” (Burns, 1980).

COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY
: the ability to switch cognitive sets to adapt to changing environmental stimuli” (Dennis & Vander Wal, 2010).

COGNITIVE RIGIDITY
: when someone is showing an all-or-none thinking and has problem solving deficits. (Marzuk, Hartwell, Leon, & Portera, 2005)

Being in communication with the theta universe.
Going OT & reaching a state of complete spiritual freedom.
Is the Bridge to Total Freedom delivering the stated goals?
Understanding Cognitive Dissonance
Within Closed Belief Systems
Changing Someone's Belief System
A closed belief system and specifically the “need to ward off threat” is an obstacle to an individual changing their beliefs. (Rokeach, 1960)

Assisting someone with breaking down any beliefs or distortions that are creating a closed belief system could be helpful. (Quackenbush, 2001)

Taking ownership of one’s beliefs, emotions and behaviors is necessary for a person to start changing their beliefs. (Ellis & MacLaren, 1998)

Opting for confrontation mechanisms over avoidance mechanisms allows an individual to experience less cognitive dissonance and feel more in control of their situation. (Robinson, 2013)

Feeling control over a situation supports better cognitive flexibility (Dennis & Wal, 2010), and might allow one to take responsibility for their feelings and thus search for change within themselves. (Robinson, 2013)
Scientology-related material authored by the Prezi user with special thanks to YouTube Users TheEvilOfScientology and XenuExposed.
For all other cited material, please see the original thesis at:

http://www.alfredadler.edu/sites/default/files/Robinson MP 2013.pdf

Why Understanding Cognitive Dissonance Matters
The Bridge to Total Freedom will inevitably lead to cognitive dissonance when someone is brave enough to confront the truth about harm that is being done to Church of Scientology parishioners.

Understanding the difference between cognitive dissonance vs. cognitive flexibility is an excellent place for someone to start down the road of self-recovery via cult education when sorting out uncomfortable feelings about their beliefs.

Further reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance[/QUOTE]
 

jea-su

Patron
Waking Up From The Scientology Trance (Part 1) by Heidi Macavoy on Prezi http://prezi.com/cvz4qlmscuzx/waking-up-from-the-scientology-trance-part-1/ Presentation on Prezi at above link. Transcript of Waking Up From The Scientology Trance (Part 1) Waking Up From The Scientology Trance: Cognitive Dissonance vs. Cognitive Flexibility Cognitive Studies Terminology Cognitive Processing & Belief Systems Going Clear & being at cause over your mental energy. Being free of the influence of engrams & in control of your Reactive Mind. Being at cause over life, thought, matter, energy, space and time. What Is Cognitive Dissonance? A condition that happens when someone realizes they are holding two inconsistent cognitions in their at the same time. (Festinger, 1957) Cognitive dissonance can happen when a person experiences new events or information which doesn’t match with an existing knowledge, opinion or cognition concerning a behavior. (Festinger, 1957) Studies have shown that cognitive dissonance is a motivational state. It is felt as a psychological discomfort (or unpleasant emotion) and eventually drives individuals to reduce dissonance. (Elliot & Devine, 1994) Examples: A person could be thinking of two conflicting beliefs at the same time and experience cognitive dissonance [or “ARC Break”]. This cognitive dissonance then becomes a drive to reduce the dissonance and return to a state of harmony [“ARC”]. This can also happen in decision making. When an individual makes a decision, their thinking about the steps they took will often conflict, to some degree, with their existing opinions or beliefs. (Robinson, 2013) Scientology is a Closed Belief System Scientology’s Communication TRs & Emotional Tone Scale are cognitive processing control mechanisms that teach practitioners to how to control people and how to be control on psychological and emotional levels. Scientology PTS/SP Tech & Disconnection are avoidance mechanisms that enforce severe all-or-none thinking and cognitive rigidity . Scientology Ethics Tech is a means for policing someone’s cognitive processing, threatening a person’s reality and inflicting cognitive distortions . Scientology KSW policies prohibits changes to the parishioners’ systems of belief & disbelief, which makes cognitive flexibility practically forbidden. It's OK To Have Doubts "Knowing how to know" should empower you to think for yourself. How can you decide what is true for you if you don't confront the reasons why people leave Scientology? The answers you seek are out there. Don't be afraid to look. Your Doubts Are Valid Scientology’s promises for " knowing how to know " and being free to " know life " and " know yourself " while having the self-determinism to find out “ what is true for you is true ” should be characteristics of an Open Belief System that supports Cognitive Flexibility. But the reality is Scientology is Closed Belief System full of Cognitive Distortions. Milton Rokeach (1960) studied the concept of belief systems and proposed that they can be measured on a scale by degree of open or closed. The measurement for an open or closed system was defined as: the extent to which a person can receive, evaluate, and act on relevant information received from the outside on its own intrinsic merits, unencumbered by irrelevant factors in the situation arising from within the person or from the outside. Closed Belief System : characterized by a low “need to know” and a high “need to fight off threatening aspects of reality” with a tendency for all-or-none thinking that results in Cognitive Distortions and Cognitive Rigidity. Cognitive Dissonance is commonly reduced through avoidance as a defense mechanism. (Robinson, 2013) Open Belief System : characterized by a high “need to know” and a low “need to fight off threatening aspects of reality” with a tendency for open-minded thinking that results in Cognitive Flexibility. Cognitive Dissonance is commonly reduced through confrontation as a defense mechanism. (Robinson, 2013) Other means of reducing Cognitive Dissonance : expressing emotion also allows for dissonance reduction and therefore less likelihood that an individual will choose defense mechanisms. (Pyszczynski et al., 1993) Prezi credits: this material is based on a December 2013 research paper by Andy Robinson, presented to the faculty of Adler Graduate School. COGNITION : any knowledge, opinion, or belief about the environment, about oneself or about one's behavior. (Festinger, 1957) COGNITIVE DISSONANCE : the existence of nonfitting relations among cognitions. (Festinger, 1957) COGNITIVE CONSONANCE : exists when cognitions support each other. (Festinger, 1957) COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS : systematic errors in reasoning, often stemming from early childhood errors in reasoning; an indication of inaccurate or ineffective information processing” (Sharf, 2012). When a person’s perception is twisted or they have “mental static” (Burns, 1980). COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY : the ability to switch cognitive sets to adapt to changing environmental stimuli” (Dennis & Vander Wal, 2010). COGNITIVE RIGIDITY : when someone is showing an all-or-none thinking and has problem solving deficits. (Marzuk, Hartwell, Leon, & Portera, 2005) Being in communication with the theta universe. Going OT & reaching a state of complete spiritual freedom. Is the Bridge to Total Freedom delivering the stated goals? Understanding Cognitive Dissonance Within Closed Belief Systems Changing Someone's Belief System A closed belief system and specifically the “need to ward off threat” is an obstacle to an individual changing their beliefs. (Rokeach, 1960) Assisting someone with breaking down any beliefs or distortions that are creating a closed belief system could be helpful. (Quackenbush, 2001) Taking ownership of one’s beliefs, emotions and behaviors is necessary for a person to start changing their beliefs. (Ellis & MacLaren, 1998) Opting for confrontation mechanisms over avoidance mechanisms allows an individual to experience less cognitive dissonance and feel more in control of their situation. (Robinson, 2013) Feeling control over a situation supports better cognitive flexibility (Dennis & Wal, 2010), and might allow one to take responsibility for their feelings and thus search for change within themselves. (Robinson, 2013) Scientology-related material authored by the Prezi user with special thanks to YouTube Users TheEvilOfScientology and XenuExposed. For all other cited material, please see the original thesis at: http://www.alfredadler.edu/sites/default/files/Robinson MP 2013.pdf Why Understanding Cognitive Dissonance Matters The Bridge to Total Freedom will inevitably lead to cognitive dissonance when someone is brave enough to confront the truth about harm that is being done to Church of Scientology parishioners. Understanding the difference between cognitive dissonance vs. cognitive flexibility is an excellent place for someone to start down the road of self-recovery via cult education when sorting out uncomfortable feelings about their beliefs. Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance
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The complete thesis is available.




http://www.alfredadler.edu/sites/default/files/Robinson MP 2013.pdf


The Impact of Cognitive Dissonance and Cognitive Flexibility on Belief Systems
A Research Paper
Presented to
The Faculty of the Adler Graduate School
______________________
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for
The Degree of Masters of Arts in
Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy
______________________
By:
Andy Robinson
December 2013
 

Free Being Me

Crusader
Dear Communicator, Per the Human and Evaluation Chart you need to re-study ( actually you never did ) Comm course, ARC and please please study and apply the logic. Believe me you may have some chance that somebody may even remotely understand your philosophy. I do admit It is not easy to re-write a concept especially a working concept such as Scientology.:hifive:

$cientology, workable? Erm, no. As cultist mind control, yes. Here's a study for you, cult recovery. Good luck. :)

Coming Out Of Scientology

8 Steps Out Of Scientology
http://www.lermanet.com/cos/8steps.html
Charismatic Authority
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charismatic_authority
Dangerous Cult Leaders
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/spycatcher/201208/dangerous-cult-leaders
Identifying Marks Of An Exploitive, Abusive Group
http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/artcls/mindctrl/marks.htm
Jon Atack - Why It’s So Hard To Recover From Scientology
http://tonyortega.org/2013/06/08/jon-atack-on-why-its-so-hard-to-recover-from-scientology/
Post-Cult Problems: An Exit Counselor's Perspective
http://www.icsahome.com/infoserv_articles/giambalvo_carol_postcult_problems.htm
Profile Of A Sociopath - Cult Leaders
http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/artcls/socio.htm
The Scientological Onion
http://exscn.net/content/view/178/105/

Steve Hassan - Freedom Of Mind
http://freedomofmind.com/index.php
Mind Control – The BITE Model
http://www.freedomofmind.com/Info/BITE/bitemodel.php#behavior

510WGUE4q%2BL._AA160_.jpg

Combatting Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery From Destructive Cults
http://www.amazon.com/Combatting-Cu..._B000APQYV4_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370833779&sr=1-1

51AZmxAEdNL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults, and Beliefs
http://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Mind-...=1370833589&sr=1-5&keywords=ex+scientologists

51RMZE5EFZL._AA160_.jpg

Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves
http://www.amazon.com/Releasing-Bon...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1210702476&sr=8-1
Books On Cult Mind Control
http://www.xenu.net/archive/books/cult_etc.html

Cult Recovery Tools

Finding a Therapist Who Can Help You Heal
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/psychotherapy_therapist_counseling.htm
5 Things to Do When You Feel Insecure
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/06/08/5-things-to-do-when-you-feel-insecure/
CCI Self Help Modules
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm
Cognitive Reframing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_reframing
Cognitive Reframing - Change Your Thinking
http://www.positive-thinking-principles.com/cognitive-reframing.html
Cognitive Restructuring
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-practice/201301/cognitive-restructuring
Cognitive Restructuring Aids
http://www.psychologytools.org/cognitive-restructuring.html
Cognitive Theory and Addiction (Thoughts, Beliefs, Expectations)
http://www.dekcsb.org/1408-addictio...y-and-addiction-thoughts-beliefs-expectations
Empathy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empathy
Emotional Intelligence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_intelligence
Emotional Wellness
http://wellness.ucr.edu/emotional_wellness.html
Facing Your Feelings
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=54
Fear, Obligation, and Guilt (FOG)
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...ear-obligation-and-guilt-fog-in-relationships
Finding Time for Truly Nurturing Yourself
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/10/14/finding-time-for-truly-nurturing-yourself/
Healing Emotional and Psychological Trauma
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/emotional_psychological_trauma.htm
Hierarchy of Needs - Abraham Maslow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Maslow
New to Mindfulness? How to Get Started
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/06/03/new-to-mindfulness-how-to-get-started/
Personal Boundaries
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_boundaries
Personal Core Values And Positive Beliefs
http://www.inspired-personal-development.com/personal-core-values.html
Personal Core Values List
http://www.mypersonalimprovement.com/personalcorevalues.shtml
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posttraumatic_stress_disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Worksheets & Handouts
http://www.psychologytools.org/ptsd.html
Psychology Tools - Free Worksheet Downloads And Therapy Resources
http://www.psychologytools.org/
Self-Compassion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-compassion
Self-Compassion, A Healthier Way of Relating to Yourself (Videos at link)
http://www.self-compassion.org/
Self Development Recovery Techniques
http://www.empowering-personal-development.com/self-development.html
Self-Esteem
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-esteem
Self-Esteem Improvement
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/docs/SE_Module 6_July 05.pdf
Self-Image
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self_image
Self Soothe - Distress Tolerance Strategies
http://www.dbtselfhelp.com/html/self-sooth.html
The Path To Unconditional Self Acceptance
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/200809/the-path-unconditional-self-acceptance
The Power of Patience
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/emotional-freedom/201209/the-power-patience
The 5 Stages Of Loss And Grief
http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/the-5-stages-of-loss-and-grief/
Traumatic Bonding
http://victimsofpsychopaths.wordpress.com/traumatic-bonding/
Emotional Attachments in Abusive Relationships: A Test of Traumatic Bonding Theory - PDF (Dutton and Painter)
http://lab.drdondutton.com/wp-conte...SHIPS-A-TEST-OF-TRAUMATIC-BONDING-THEORY..pdf

Brené Brown - Listening To Shame (TED Talk)
[video=youtube;L0ifUM1DYKg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0ifUM1DYKg[/video]

Brené Brown: The Power Of Vulnerability (TED Talk)
[video=youtube;iEPbkvhPuRk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEPbkvhPuRk[/video]

Jack Kornfield - Compassion
[video=youtube;I0V3gNf6Ccc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0V3gNf6Ccc[/video]

Jack Kornfield - The Ancient Heart Of Forgiveness
[video=youtube;yiRP-Q4mMtk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiRP-Q4mMtk[/video]

Karla McLaren - The Language Of Emotions
[video=youtube;hVjltYNgU6s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVjltYNgU6s[/video]

Kristin Neff - The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion
[video=youtube;IvtZBUSplr4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtZBUSplr4[/video]

Eckhart Tolle - Conversations On Compassion
[video=youtube;M00VLswZdyc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M00VLswZdyc[/video]

Informative Sites

Ex-Scientologist Message Board
http://www.forum.exscn.net/forum.php
Ex-Scientology Kids
http://exscientologykids.com/
Ex-Sea Org
https://sites.google.com/site/xseaorg/
Lermanet
http://www.lermanet.com/
Mark Bunker - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/xenutv?feature=results_main
Operation Clambake
http://www.xenu.net/
Reaching For The Tipping Point
http://www.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/
Surviving Scientology - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/SurvivingScientology
The Underground Bunker
http://tonyortega.org/
Tory Speaking Freely - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/ToryMagoo44
Why We Protest
https://whyweprotest.net/community/
World Cult Watch
http://worldcultwatch.org/

Ex-Scientology Books
(Available at libraries and other outlets)

A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology, Dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard Exposed - Jon Atack
http://www.amazon.com/Piece-Blue-Sk...32747&sr=1-1&keywords=a+piece+of+the+blue+sky
Bare-faced Messiah: True Story of L.Ron Hubbard - Russell Miller
http://www.amazon.com/Bare-faced-Me...1370834396&sr=1-1&keywords=bare+faced+messiah
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape - Jenna Miscavige
http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Belief-Jenna-M-Hill/dp/0062263439/
Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology - Marc Headley
http://www.amazon.com/Blown-Good-Cu...70832850&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=blwon+for+good
Counterfeit Dreams: One Man's Journey Into and Out of the World of Scientology - Jefferson Hawkins
http://www.amazon.com/Counterfeit-Dreams-Journey-World-Scientology/dp/0615375642/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief - Lawrence Wright
http://www.amazon.com/Going-Clear-Scientology-Hollywood-Prison/dp/0307700666/ref=pd_sim_b_4
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion - Janet Reitman
http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Scient...70832850&sr=1-2-spell&keywords=blwon+for+good
L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman - Bent Corydon
http://www.amazon.com/L-Ron-Hubbard-Messiah-Madman/dp/0942637577/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_3
My Billion Year Contract: Memoir of a Former Scientologist - Nancy Many
http://www.amazon.com/My-Billion-Year-Contract-Scientologist/dp/0578039222/ref=pd_sim_b_1
Scientology: Abuse At the Top - Amy Scobee
http://www.amazon.com/Scientology-A...r=1-1&keywords=Scientology+-+Abuse+At+the+Top
The Church of Fear: Inside The Weird World of Scientology - John Sweeney
http://www.amazon.com/Church-Fear-I...d=1370833309&sr=1-13&keywords=lawrence+wright
The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology - John Duignan
http://www.amazon.com/The-Complex-Insider-Exposes-Scientology/dp/1903582849/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_18
The Scandal of Scientology - Paulette Cooper
http://www.amazon.com/The-scandal-scientology-Tower-book/dp/B0007AF8KA

Cult Recovery Concepts To Contrast

Abuse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abuse
Bait-and-Switch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bait-and-switch
Betrayal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betrayal
Cognitive Bias
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_bias
Cognitive Dissonance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance
Cognitive Distortion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_distortion
Coping (psychology)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coping_(psychology)
Critical thinking
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_thinking
Deception
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deception
Denial
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial
Disinformation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disinformation
Dissociation (psychology)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociation_(psychology)
Double Bind
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_bind
Double Standard
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_standard
Emotional Blackmail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_blackmail
Emotional Detachment
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_detachment
False Dilemma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma
Gaslighting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting
Groupthink
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupthink
Hypnosis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnosis
Identity (social science)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_(social_science)
Indoctrination
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indoctrination
Loaded Language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loaded_language
Locus Of Control
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locus_of_control
Love Bombing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_bombing
Magical Thinking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_thinking
Milieu Control
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milieu_control
Narcissism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic
Operant Conditioning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operant_conditioning
Peer Pressure
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_pressure
Propaganda
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda
Psychological Abuse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_abuse
Psychological Manipulation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_manipulation
Self-Deception
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-deception
Self-Help
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-help
Self-Serving Bias
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-serving_bias
Shunning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunning
Social Isolation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_isolation
Stockholm Syndrome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome
Wishful Thinking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wishful_thinking
 
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Udarnik

Gold Meritorious Patron
Dear Communicator, Per the Human and Evaluation Chart you need to re-study ( actually you never did ) Comm course, ARC and please please study and apply the logic. Believe me you may have some chance that somebody may even remotely understand your philosophy. I do admit It is not easy to re-write a concept especially a working concept such as Scientology.:hifive:

Uh.

Well.

No.

Speaking as a former college teacher, yes, there IS such a thing as a stupid question. In fact there are many ways to ask a stupid question.

Asking your teachers to do the reading for you ranks up there near the top of the list.
 

Veda

Sponsor
Dear Communicator, Per the Human and Evaluation Chart you need to re-study ( actually you never did ) Comm course, ARC and please please study and apply the logic. Believe me you may have some chance that somebody may even remotely understand your philosophy. I do admit It is not easy to re-write a concept especially a working concept such as Scientology.:hifive:

:) Hi jea-su,

Do you mean the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation? If so, that was written as a kind of display-poster-advertisement, and accompanied the book, 'Science of Survival'.

The publicly displayed Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation (which seems nice and sensible), has, attached to it, fine print and tiny asterisks.

This is an early expression of an approach later amplified in Hubbard's 1955 'Manual on Dissemination of Material', which presents the idea of gradually - or gradiently - introducing a person to Scientology, by deliberately concealing parts of Scientology from the person until he or she is considered properly prepared. Inevitably, this involves deceiving the person. This deception is regarded as justifiable and proper, and for the person's own good.

What later became known as the SP doctrine, Fair Game Law, and Disconnection - as expressed in policies and tech - first appeared, as tech, in 1951, in the book 'Science of Survival'.

Almost everything in Scientology has a dual aspect: one positive, one negative - these combine to form Scientology. The positive is usually visible, the negative is usually hidden or covert.

That's the way Scientology's founder designed it, and that, unfortunately, reflected his own hidden agenda.

That doesn't mean that there aren't some good things in Scientology, but it does mean that it's wise to proceed with caution, if involving oneself with Scientology - It's not an honest subject.
 

anonomog

Gold Meritorious Patron

Dear CommunicatorIC,
It has come to my attention that some members of this board have difficulty understanding your communication.
I confess I am mystified why this should be so, considering that Scientologists are not only adept at knowing how to know and communicating with anyone about anything, they are also recipients of the miraculous study tech.

However you aspire to be CommunicatorIC so if I could be so bold as to suggest that in future you do the following to assist full understanding:

Place the post behind a paywall. Only give out the password once three (3) credit cards has been maxed out and the eldest child shipped to Emma for the esmb-org.

Add in "and so forth" every 15th sentence.

Break up each 6th sentence with the word "ah".

Try to insert some valuable scientific statistical data into the communication eg:
" Transcript of Waking Up From The Scientology Trance (Part 1) Waking Up From The Scientology Trance: Cognitive Dissonance vs. Cognitive Flexibility Cognitive Studies Terminology Cognitive Processing & Belief Systems Going Clear & being at cause over your mental energy in one of our 3 298 ideal orgs on 74 continents.
Being free of the influence of engrams & in control of your Reactive Mind. Being at cause over life,evil psychs, thought, matter, energy, space and time on this planet. "​

Include some charming anecdotes to assist with understanding and memory retention eg:

" A funny thing happened to me the other day while I was visiting PSR J0108-1431, I was skipping through the free quarks when I tripped over a sleeping zeebelherfder and there it was a Transcript of Waking Up From The Scientology Trance (Part 1) Waking Up From The Scientology Trance: Cognitive Dissonance vs. Cognitive Flexibility Cognitive Studies Terminology.."

Insert the youtube link to "Thank you for listening".

Insist the reader give a standing ovation for 8 minutes after reading the post.

Issue the reader with a framed certificate on completion.


I trust this will help you in future. If not I'll just have to KR your ass, then you will be sorry. No more Ms Nice Guy on Facebook either.

ML
Mog.


</derail>
Ps Looking forward to reading the full thesis.
 

Enthetan

Master of Disaster
In English please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It IS in English. Using technical vocabulary does not make it non-English, although it DOES mean that somebody, not familiar with that vocabulary, will have to do a bit of work in looking up (or in these days, googling) those words and phrases which are not defined in the text.

If you don't want to go through the work of looking up the meaning of the technical phrases, you are under no obligation to read it, just as CommunicatorIC is under no obligation spend the time and effort needed to remedy your deficiencies of understanding. Just move on and click on another thread.
 

AnonLover

Patron Meritorious
:bump2: The Prezi in OP is my work. A few comments I made on Facebook and WWP that explains it better:

For a freebie, Prezi is a pretty cool online slideshow tool. Here's my first presentation I mostly did for shits & grins, and to see what it was capable of without a premium subscription. Best viewed fullscreen with 4sec Autoplay.

See the lower right corner of the embedded player for autoplay & fullscreen controls.

Holy Xenu, this was me just playing around with Prezi. I was inspired by this fantastic research paper I found here that is representative of 75-80% of the content that I summarized:

http://www.alfredadler.edu/sites/default/files/Robinson MP 2013.pdf

I had a rush of inspiration & creativity after reading that thesis and that presentation just flowed out of me. I set it up thinking I could turn the the whole thing into a video (like when you set it to 4sec autoplay) but so far I haven't figured out how to do that... yet.

But I did find a way to download the presentation as a PDF, and I'll be releasing that in the near future once I trim out the repetitive pages.

There will be 4 more additional parts coming out later on that will turn my "Waking Up From Scientology" theme into an educational series. Like the first one, they will each summarizes expert/academic source materials in a way I people who are recovering from Scientology's influence can relate too.

Feedback is very much wanted welcome. And thanks for checking it out. :eyeroll:
 

AnonLover

Patron Meritorious
I finally figured out how to screencast this Prezi presentation into a video:

[video=youtube_share;YezRlAAdGWo]http://youtu.be/YezRlAAdGWo[/video]

Parts 2 and 3 coming eventually. It takes me awhile to put these together. But I got the content mocked up the 2nd one and drafted here:

http://prezi.com/hhuioj5hmqya/waking-up-from-scientology-part-2/

Shameless plug: If you like what you see, please show me a lil click love and sign up for a free Prezi account on the following referral link:

http://prezi.com/recommend/evvirgvhhsrx/

For every 3 referrals I get, I get 3 months of pro account access for free that lets me put more bells & whistles into my presentations. You don't have to actually use Prezi, just sign up and ignore the occasional email. TIA!
 

Knows

Gold Meritorious Patron
It IS in English. Using technical vocabulary does not make it non-English, although it DOES mean that somebody, not familiar with that vocabulary, will have to do a bit of work in looking up (or in these days, googling) those words and phrases which are not defined in the text.

If you don't want to go through the work of looking up the meaning of the technical phrases, you are under no obligation to read it, just as CommunicatorIC is under no obligation spend the time and effort needed to remedy your deficiencies of understanding. Just move on and click on another thread.

It could be a "side effect" of Scientology - an example of Cognitive Dissonance. LOL

Maybe if one were to translate it into Scientologese - for the one that demanded it be in English (when it already was).

Why doesn't he/she use study tech?:duh::lol:
 
Dear Communicator, Per the Human and Evaluation Chart you need to re-study ( actually you never did ) Comm course, ARC and please please study and apply the logic. Believe me you may have some chance that somebody may even remotely understand your philosophy. I do admit It is not easy to re-write a concept especially a working concept such as Scientology.:hifive:

a possible basis for understanding the OP is to consider "cognitive dissonance" comparable to "enturbulated theta" and "cognitive flexibility" to "free theta"

the COHE is a very elegant instrument; understand it well and you can live comfortably, creatively and productively and improve your environment and enhance it's inhabitants as you do...

or you can take your money to CoS and spend a hundred hours being told to look at a wall...
 

AnonLover

Patron Meritorious

AnonLover

Patron Meritorious
Waking Up From The Scientology Trance (Part 2of3) - is now ready for public consumption. In this segment of my cult recovery educational series, I cover Cognitive Dissonance vs. Moral Dissonance & Related Coping Mechanisms for Dealing with Undue Influence. Understanding the different reactions caused by dissonance can be used to help loved ones trapped in the bubble of Scientology to break free.

Online, interactive presentation:
http://prezi.com/hhuioj5hmqya/waking-up-from-scientology-part-2/

Usage notes for the above link - best viewed in full screen mode (button in the lower right corner of the player), on auto-play (button in the lower left corner of the player). You can also cruise through the slides using the back and forward arrows (buttons in the bottom middle of the player), or just click on parts of the diagram to manually navigate where ever you like. Some users may experience weirdness on older computers or slow internet connections, if so - view the video version instead.

Video version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1nqSkCkGcw

PDF transcript:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/229521361/Waking-Up-From-the-Scientology-Trance-Part-2


For more information on moral dissonance see: http://bit.ly/1mIIYkE

Additional cult recovery reference: http://bit.ly/1mKfgf0
 
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Enthetan

Master of Disaster
Speaking as a former college teacher, yes, there IS such a thing as a stupid question. In fact there are many ways to ask a stupid question.

Asking your teachers to do the reading for you ranks up there near the top of the list.

Put another way, while there may not be stupid questions, there are a lot of inquisitive idiots running around.

The reason for not suppressing even stupid questions, is so you know that you have people who do not understand, which is valuable feedback. This does not mean that you should not reply "The answer to your question is in the material. Did you try reading the material and looking up any words or phrases you were unfamiliar with?
 
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