Category Archives: The Research

Highlighting the growing body of international research.

Blood-letting: learning from the past

To trust professions or not to trust them? That is the question. First let’s learn from history. In later posts, I’ll set out the principles that we can apply to institutions that are around us now. In the Marx Brothers film,

Blood-letting: learning from the past

To trust professions or not to trust them? That is the question. First let’s learn from history. In later posts, I’ll set out the principles that we can apply to institutions that are around us now. In the Marx Brothers film,

Prevention: An angel you don’t know for the devil you do

The devil we know ‘Better the devil you know‘ we say. It’s ‘better’ than taking a risk with ‘the devil you don’t know’ who could be even worse. We like the status quo. Evolution tends to select risk-aversion. Attachment is the

Prevention: An angel you don’t know for the devil you do

The devil we know ‘Better the devil you know‘ we say. It’s ‘better’ than taking a risk with ‘the devil you don’t know’ who could be even worse. We like the status quo. Evolution tends to select risk-aversion. Attachment is the

Untangling a web – and the thread didn’t break

“Oh what a tangled web we weave …” penned Walter Scott in 1808 about Lord Marmion’s love-life. But he could have typed it in 2008 about the worldwide web and its promiscuous off-spring: social media. That’s a ‘tangled web’ too. With everyone free

Untangling a web – and the thread didn’t break

“Oh what a tangled web we weave …” penned Walter Scott in 1808 about Lord Marmion’s love-life. But he could have typed it in 2008 about the worldwide web and its promiscuous off-spring: social media. That’s a ‘tangled web’ too. With everyone free

Why does a coercive controller do it? A very secure Attachment

Responding to the conversation on cults and parental abduction and alienation, a UK parent has summarised her own story of being Alienated from her daughter. Starting the Alienation long before separating from her, her husband kept his daughter close. She

Why does a coercive controller do it? A very secure Attachment

Responding to the conversation on cults and parental abduction and alienation, a UK parent has summarised her own story of being Alienated from her daughter. Starting the Alienation long before separating from her, her husband kept his daughter close. She

Cults and Parental Alienation: A conversation with Steve Hassan

You may know that Steven Hassan is a long-standing cult expert having learned about it when he was in the Moonies as a young man. Steve is energetic and prolific. Read about his BITE model and the Influence Continuum. Watch his

Cults and Parental Alienation: A conversation with Steve Hassan

You may know that Steven Hassan is a long-standing cult expert having learned about it when he was in the Moonies as a young man. Steve is energetic and prolific. Read about his BITE model and the Influence Continuum. Watch his

Change the metaphor > Change the world

This is to announce a small but major change on the alienation experience blog. You didn’t notice any change, did you?! Well the page about how to make the world-wide changes that we need; that’s what’s changed.   The old page

Change the metaphor > Change the world

This is to announce a small but major change on the alienation experience blog. You didn’t notice any change, did you?! Well the page about how to make the world-wide changes that we need; that’s what’s changed.   The old page

Attachment: A safe base to work from

Seventy years ago, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, John Bowlby, came up with Attachment Theory as a good way to describe close relationships in families, how they do or don’t go well. His own childhood was a key influence. Apparently Mrs Bowlby

Attachment: A safe base to work from

Seventy years ago, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, John Bowlby, came up with Attachment Theory as a good way to describe close relationships in families, how they do or don’t go well. His own childhood was a key influence. Apparently Mrs Bowlby