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Title dahn yoga - Dahn Hak BITE analysis

dahn yoga - Dahn Hak BITE analysis. The BITE model as applied to Dahn Hak. As prepared by a former member with family members involved in Dahn Hak. Cult expert Steve Hassan checked the accuracy of the applied BITE model with several former members. More information is on file. All opinions expressed in this document are that of the former member in question. Contents Behavior Control Regulation of individuals physical reality Major time commitment required for indoctrination sessions and group rituals Need to ask permission for major decisions Need to report thoughts, feelings and activities to superiors Rewards and punishments Individualism discouraged; group think prevails Rigid rules and regulations Need for obedience and dependency Information Control Use of deception Access to non-cult sources of information minimized or discouraged Compartmentalization of information; Outsider vs. Insider doctrines Spying on other members is encouraged Extensive use of cult generated information and propaganda Unethical use of confession Thought Control Need to internalize the groups doctrine as Truth Adopt loaded language Only good and proper thoughts are encouraged Thought-stopping techniques No critical questions about leader, doctrine, or policy seen as legitimate No alternative belief systems viewed as legitimate, good, or useful Emotional Control Manipulate and narrow the range of a persons feelings Make the person feel like if there are ever any problems it is always their fault, never the leaders or the groups Excessive use of guilt Excessive use of fear Extremes of emotional highs and lows Ritual and often public confession of sins Phobia indoctrination