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Patrick Ryan, a former member of Transcendental Meditation, has been a Thought Reform Consultant since 1984.

He is Editor of AFF News: Recovery Information About Cults And Psychological Manipulation and designs and implements AFF’s Internet Web site.

He is the founder and former head of TM-EX, the organization of ex-members of TM.

He has contributed to AFF’s book, Recovery From Cults, and has presented programs about hypnosis and trance-induction techniques at several AFF workshops conferences.

In 1997, he received the AFF Achievement Award.

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Ethical Standards for Thought Reform Consultants
Cultic Studies Journal,  Vol.13. No.1,
Exit Counseling
Psychological Manipulation: The Abuse of Women Conference, May 30 and May 31, 1997 - Philadelphia
 
Exit Counseling
AFF Annual Conference: Children and Cults May 29 - May 31, 1998 – Philadelphia, PA
 
From Deprogramming to Thought Reform Consultation

AFF Conference, Chicago, IL, November 1998

 

1999 Conference: Cults, Psychological Manipulation & Society
Minneapolis, MN, May 14-19, 1999
 
2002 Conference: Inner Experience and Conversion
Michael Langone, Ph.D.; Joseph Kelly; Patrick Ryan

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Resources

+ AFF News, 01.02: Giambalvo, Carol: "Post-Cult Problems: An Exit Counselor's Perspective"
+ AFF News, 02.01: Martin, Paul, Ph.D.: "Pitfalls To Recovery"
+ AFF News, 02.02: Ford, Wendy: "The Role of the Family"
+ AFF News, 02.05: Lifton, Robert J., M.D.: "Cult Formation"
+ AFF News, 02.06: Rosedale, Herb: "Annual Report From the President"
+ AFF News, 03.01: Lalich, Janja Ph.D.: "Crazy" Therapies: What are They? Do They Work? - The Therapeutic Relationship
+ AFF News, 03.03: Lalich, Janja Ph.D.: "We Own Her Now"
+ AFF News, 03.05: Rosedale, Herb: "Conference Report"
+ AFF News, 03.06: Rosedale, Herb: "Annual Report: Letter From the President"
+ AFF News, 04.02: Stein, Alexandra: "Recovering From a Political Cult"
+ AFF News, 04.03: Henry, Roseanne: "Why We Need To Become Spiritual Consumers"
<< TM-EX
Andron, Sandy, Ed.D.: "Problem Solving An Approach for the Cult-Impacted Family"
Giambalvo, Carol: "What is a Thought Reform Consultant?"
Lalich, Janja, Ph.D.: "Individual Differences Affecting Recovery"
Ryan, Patrick: "Coping With Trance States" - TM-EX News
Ryan, Patrick: "Mass Suicides Timeline"
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√ Langone, Michael: "Recovery From Cults"

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