Coercion 1: Hypnotic Compliance
Suggestibility is increased using hypnotic techniques such as repeated
and sensory fixation. Suggestibility can be accompanied, deepened and
accelerated by endlessly repeated activities; sleep
deprivation and/or nutritional restriction.
Defense 1: Recognize Hypnotic Strategies
We can train people to recognize and
control their responses to hypnotic language and suggestion, and to minimize
the consequences of sleep and nutritional deprivation. With this knowledge a
person can quickly recognize coercive strategies, become defensive and seek
sleep and food.
Coercion 2: Social Isolation
A person's social environment and sources of social support
can be controlled with
rewards and punishments. Only communication with authorities, "converted"
subjects and other trainees may be allowed. Contact with family, friends, and anybody
not having an "approved attitude" is limited. A person comes to
depend on propaganda.
Defense 2: Imaginary Society
Free people can leave. For those who cannot, we provide training in visual and auditory
imagery, self-hypnosis and hypnotic language.
With this knowledge a person recognize and reduce the loneliness of isolation and
control the need for healthy
Coercion 3: Limit Topics of Discussion
External information and opinions can be prohibited in
group communications. Rules about permissible topics to discuss with
outsiders can be enforced. External communication is controlled and an
"in-group" jargon is increasingly used.
Defense 3: Imaginary Discussions
Free people can leave. For those who cannot leave, we
provide training in self-hypnosis, with which a person can recognize and
control their need to communicate with other
non-compliant group members.
Coercion 4: Undermine Causality
People may be required to negatively re-evaluate their self-experience and conduct,
to destabilize and undermine their awareness, world view, emotional control and
conscious defenses. People can be guided to reinterpret their
history and to adopt the organization's version of causality.
Defense 4: Creativity and Repetition
People who cannot leave can perceive the destabilization attempts
and use with mental exercises to create or reinforce conscious blocks to manipulation.
Coercion 5: Undermine Self-Confidence
A sense of powerlessness and confusion can be created by
instigating frequent intense
situations which undermine the subject's self-confidence and judgment. This
powerlessness can be enhanced with psychoactive drugs (in
water and/or food).
Defense 5: Mental Role Playing Games
Tthose who cannot leave can be
trained to perceive the power games and defuse their impact. Trained
people can also notice the effects of psychoactive drugs and reduce their
Coercion 6: Overload Emotions
People can be controlled with humiliation, loss of privilege,
social isolation, status changes, guilt, anxiety, manipulation and other
techniques that create strong unpleasant emotions.
Defense 6: Dissociation and Rationalization
Free people can leave. For those who cannot, we train people
can perceive power games and recognize covert humiliation. They can also
practise mind-body dissociation and other emotional defenses.
Coercion 7: Intimidation
Group-sanctioned threats and propaganda (e.g. disobedience
will lead to physical or mental illness, drug dependence, economic collapse,
social failure, divorce, etc) can intimidate people to adopt the approved attitudes, beliefs or behaviors.
Defense 7: Mental Imagery and Affirmations
We can train people to recognize intimidation and propaganda' and to
Coercion 8: Seduction
People can be seduced with egotistical and sexual bait. Suggest
or imply that adopting certain attitudes, beliefs or behavior will lead to
intimate sexual encounters, rapid promotion, gratification of desires,
power, stability, financial success, and community recognition,
etc. (Some of these rewards may be promoted as only available after physical
Defense 8: Evidence and Reality Checks
Trained people can recognize coercion within covert seduction.
Any claims can be realistically analyzed, and proof requested.