Blog: Thought-Stopping - 2010-07-23

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F0.png Thought-Stopping July 23, 2010, Jefferson Hawkins, Leaving Scientology

Okay, here is the promised post on the subject of thought-stopping – an interesting subject and one that every Scientologist or ex-Scientologist should understand.

The term originated with Robert Jay Lifton in his 1961 book Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism (a book that I recommend reading by the way, particularly Chapter 22, where he lays out the seven characteristics of the totalist thought reform environment).

In the book, Lifton describes what he calls the "thought-terminating cliché."