Posts Tagged ‘torture’

Survivorship Webinars – Three Steps to Let Go of the Pain of Childhood Abuse

August 22, 2014

Survivorship webinars are open to everybody, not just Survivorship members, and are easy to join. If you can make a telephone call and click a button you are technically savvy enough to attend a Webinar. They are informal and survivor-friendly. You can take breaks if you need or ask for on-line or e-mail support if you get overwhelmed. They are informative and a great way to feel less isolated and they are totally private. There is no camera and you can choose any user name you wish.

Upcoming Webinar:

Date: Sunday September 28th, 2014
Time: 5pm PT/8pm EDT
Presenter: Rachel Grant
Topic: Three Steps to Let Go of the Pain of Childhood Abuse and Finally Feel Normal  

Do you feel worthless, undeserving, unfixable, or unlovable? Are you ready to let go of the pain of abuse and finally feel normal?

If you are beyond sick and tired of feeling broken and burdened by the past, this 90 minute webinar is for you. You will be taught the three steps you need to take in order to let go of the pain of childhood abuse and finally feel normal. Rachel will also share with you her secret to becoming a beyond survivor

By participating in this webinar, you will:
•    Discover the number one thought that is getting in the way of you believing you can heal
•    Rewire your brain and end the emotional roller coaster of feeling good one day and miserable the next
•    Identify exactly what is preventing you from being your genuine, authentic self
•    Learn three doable step that will lead you out of the pain of the past and into the future you have always wanted

Rachel Grant is the owner and founder of Rachel Grant Coaching and is a Sexual Abuse Recovery Coach. She works with survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are beyond sick and tired of feeling broken, unfixable, and burdened by the past. She helps them let go of the pain of abuse and finally feel normal. She is also the author of Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse. Rachel holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She provides a compassionate and challenging approach for her clients while using coaching as opposed to therapeutic models. She is a member of the International Coach Federation & San Francisco Coaches.



Registration closes Thursday evening, September 25, 2014

To reserve a space in the webinar, e-mail Shamai at and give her this information:

1.Your name

  1. The webinar you wish to attend: Three Steps to Let Go of the Pain of Childhood Abuse and Finally Feel Normal
  2. Amount and method of payment (check, PayPal, money order)
  3. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions)
  4. The name you will be using for the webinar. (This does not have to be your real name or your message board screen name.)

You will receive a confirmation email immediately and a guide and instructions after the registration closes


Webinars are on a sliding scale from $50.00 to full scholarship (Please remember to factor in the cost of the telephone call.)

If you wish to pay by check please send it to: Survivorship, Family Justice Center, 470 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.


Experiences of Torture among American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations Sex Trafficking Victims – Dr. Alexandra (Sandi) Pierce
Sunday October 12th 5pm PT/8pm EDT

The purpose of this webinar is to provide information on the role of torture in breaking, prostituting, and controlling young American Indian sex trafficking victims. Historical and current factors are described to increase participants’ understanding of Native girls’ extreme vulnerability to sex traffickers, the interaction between historical trauma and current vulnerabilities, and victims’ complex trauma responses.

Dr. Alexandra (Sandi) Pierce is an applied sociologist of Onondowagah (Seneca) and European descent. She is the principal investigator and author of Shattered Hearts, the first research report ever published in the U.S. on the commercial sexual exploitation of American Indian girls and women. Sandi holds Master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Sociology and is founder and President of Othayonih Research, an independent applied research and evaluation firm. She is a member of the American Psychological Association’s and the State of Minnesota’s Human Trafficking Task Forces. She is also an active member of a national coalition of domestic sex trafficking survivor-leaders. Sandi’s current research, a partnership with Dr. Lauren Martin, Research Director at the University of Minnesota’s University Research and Community Outreach/Engagement Center, focuses on the market aspects of juvenile sex trafficking in Minneapolis.


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news items – Michael Jackson, teacher abuse, torture, DJ Denning, spanking, ritual abuse conference

August 11, 2014

This week there were new articles about trauma. New claims were filed against Michael Jackson, a law was proposed about teachers, a CIA torture report will be released, a UK DJ admitted to child sex abuse charges, court ruling on spanking, information on the Kenyan child abuse case, satanic murder suspect of girl to stand trial as adult, a couple was accused of keeping child in a cage, with several previous contacts with authorities and a child abuse and ritual abuse conference will be next weekend.

New Child Sex Abuse Claims Filed Against Michael Jackson

End ‘passing the trash’ of child-abusing teachers
Since Jan. 1, 275 teachers have been arrested across America for sexual misconduct with children. That is more than one for each day of the year

A warning on ‘torture report’ release
Intelligence sources familiar with the report say it graphically describes — in some cases, with grisly details — the harsh tactics that agency officers and contractors used for weeks at a time–torture-report–release-233244652.html

Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning admits 29 child sex abuse charges
Denning, 73, pleads guilty to offences against boys aged nine to 16 between 1967 and 1984, but faces trial on 12 other charges

Houston man charged with child porn possession after Google cyber-tip
“He seemed like a nice, normal man” said neighbor

BBC News – Google ‘reveals user’ over Gmail child abuse images
The 41-year-old is a convicted sex offender

Court ruling allowing parents to spank their kids could lead to further abuse

Child abuse cases reach record 73,765 in Japan

US Grand Jury Indicts Oklahoma Child Abuse Suspect  
A 19-year-old man is accused of traveling to Kenya so he could sexually abuse children at an orphanage
as many as 10 children aged 4 to 10

Edmond teen to enter plea in Kenyan child abuse case
Prosecutors say Matthew Durham engaged in sex acts with as many as 10 children

Teen accused in ‘satanic’ murder of girl to stand trial as adult

Wyoming couple accused of keeping child in a cage
family had at least eight previous contacts with authorities but the child remained at the home

child abuse and ritual abuse conference August 15 – 17, 2014

Ritual Abuse And Extreme Abuse Clinician’s Conference 2014  

news items: Mother and baby homes, Witch-Hunt Narrative, ritual abuse, rape in India, Norwich child abuse investigation

June 16, 2014

This week there were many new articles, including: The Witch-Hunt Narrative by Ross Cheit, the Taus v. Loftus case, the Survivorship ritual abuse movie, deaths at a mother and baby home in Ireland, rapes in India, mistreatment of immigrant children in the US and the ninth person to be charged in the Norwich child abuse investigation.

‘The Witch-Hunt Narrative’: Are We Dismissing Real Victims?
the continued treatment of these cases as a modern-day episode of mass hysteria does disservice to children and even puts them in danger

The Witch-Hunt Narrative By Ross E. Cheit
research also revealed a history of minimizing and denying abuse, and a surprisingly lenient response to many child molesters

Research Ethics and Private Harms  Taus v. Loftus
Gerald P. Koocher

Survivorship Movie (the Survivorship edit)

Survivorship – For survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and torture and pro-survivors

Suspected devil worshipper accused of killing woman and eating part of her corpse

Tennessee man kills woman, eats corpse: US officials
….owner caught him using animal parts to perform a satanic ritual.

Tennessee man killed, dismembered and ate woman before burying leftover body parts: police
A Satanic worshipper

Horrific truths of treatment emerge from Catholic mother and baby homes

18 children died of hunger at Tuam mother and baby home
Bons Secours nuns who ran the home

ICE seeks ‘John Doe’ in largest-ever child porn investigation
Operation Round Table  investigators said they identified 251 victims.

Claims ADF abuse victims ignored by specialist taskforce
Victims of rape and sexual abuse at the Defence Force were never told about a Government taskforce

Astha Rajvanshi on life in India for women and what is being done to address the gender imbalance

Advocates for immigrants this week filed at least 100 complaints alleging mistreatment of migrant children by border agents.

Prestigious Indonesian School Fights to Regain Trust After Child-Abuse Charges

Norwich child abuse inquiry police charge woman with rapes
ninth person to be charged in connection with the child abuse investigation.


Survivorship Movie (the Survivorship edit)

June 10, 2014

Survivorship Movie (the Survivorship edit)

Survivorship – for survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and torture and pro-survivors

news items – hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria, At UN, Vatican sex abuse compared with torture, paedophiles use Bitcoin to stop being traced

May 12, 2014

This week there were articles on hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria, at the UN Vatican sex abuse compared with torture, the Vatican defrocked 848 priests, new requirements for reporting child abuse (Penn), paedophiles use Bitcoin, a child sexual exploitation ring, child sex ring in Sheffield, prostitute raped, tortured in Italy serial killer, human trafficking and sex abuse allegations at St John’s School, London.

Demand for return of hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria mounts

At UN, Vatican sex abuse compared with torture

Vatican Defrocks 848 Priests in 10 Years of Abuse

Bill changes requirements for reporting child abuse

Heartbroken father claims his married daughter, 32, was ‘driven to suicide’ by a ‘death dance cult leader’ who made her his ‘sex slave’

Disturbing new internet child abuse sees toddlers raped and burned live on webcam as paedophiles use Bitcoin to stop being traced, warns police chief


Amanda Spencer found guilty of running child sex ring in Sheffield

Amanda Spencer trial: ‘Grotesque’ abuse of Sheffield child sex ring victims

Prostitute raped, tortured, crucified in Italy; case mirrors 2013 attack

Italy: Florence gripped by fear as police hunt serial killer

Zim border posts conduits for human trafficking
Representing an estimated $32 billion of the illegal international trade estimated at $650 billion per annum, human trafficking is the third largest income earning transnational organised crime, coming after drugs and arms trafficking….

Child abuse at George Osborne’s old school and a scandal that grows ever darker
Allegations of historic sex abuse made against St John’s School, London

Witch-hunt narrative of child sexual-abuse cases challenged, McMartin Preschool Case, Sandusky appeal rejected, satanic murder case postponed, 3 Cognitive Strategies That Deny, Discount, & Dismiss Torture

April 6, 2014

A new book was released by Ross Cheit, challenging the ‘witch-hunt narrative’ of child sexual-abuse cases with information on the McMartin case,  the Pennsylvania high court won’t hear Sandusky’s appeal, Italy’s bishops passed a  Vatican-backed rule that child molestation does not have to be reported, a satanic murder case was postponed, the children of serial killer Robert Pickton’s victims will split a $4.9M compensation fund and an article on strategies that deny and discount torture is online.

In new book, Brown University professor aims to discredit ‘witch-hunt narrative’ of child sexual-abuse cases

Unlearned Lessons of the McMartin Preschool case   It wasn’t all a witch-hunt….

The witch-hunt narrative has replaced any complicated truths about the McMartin case It wasn’t all a witch-hunt

Pennsylvania High Court Won’t Hear Sandusky Appeal

Bills would change child abuse reporting requirements in Pa., defining who reports and how

Italy’s bishops pass Vatican-backed rule that child molestation does not have to be reported

Harris pleads not guilty to 2011 murder charge
….was into voodoo and practiced it, Hill said Williams told him.

Children of serial killer Robert Pickton’s victims will split $4.9M in compensation fund

Dobsonville satanic murder case postponed

Alleged cult leader faces multiple raps

3 Cognitive Strategies That Deny, Discount, & Dismiss Torture:
How Individuals, Groups, Governments, & Cultures Enable Torturers

news items – Child Maltreatment, Clergy Abuse, Savile, Satanic Related Crime, Child Abuse, Ritual Abuse Newsletter and Conferences

January 12, 2014

This week there were several new articles and research reports on child abuse and trauma occurrences. The estimate of intentionally false reports of child maltreatment for all the US in 2012 was 1.07%. The Minn. diocese released a list of accused clergy, Jimmy Savile victims are looking for a single inquiry, articles in crimes connected to Satanism and rituals were in the news and new conference information is available on child abuse and ritual abuse conferences.

Child Maltreatment 2012: False and Substantiated Rates by State
The estimate of intentionally false reports of child maltreatment for the entire United States was 1.07%

Minn. diocese releases list of accused clergy

Jimmy Savile victims call for single inquiry

Dari-Mart murder Satanic thrill killing Second Oregon death row inmate wants execution

How 18-yr-old boy killed girl, 12, for money ritual

Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Newsletter – January 2014

Maria’s conference transcript from the 2013 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference: R&R (rest and relaxation)

A conference to help survivors of severe child abuse (ritual abuse) and torture August 15  – 17, 2014

Ritual Abuse And Extreme Abuse Clinician’s Conference
August 15, 2014

news items – Response to the Backlash, Nigeria, World Slavery, Castro, Savile, mkultra

August 26, 2013

This week there were several new articles about allegations in Nigeria, world slavery, Ariel Castro, Jimmy Savile and a coalition meeting Sept 4 in NYC to expose child trafficking and torture.



Nigeria: Lagos Rescues 25 Children From Suspected  Trafficker

Nigeria: Nasarawa Poly Suspends 12 Over Cult Killing

Track your slavery footprint

Defense: Ohio Kidnapper Fits Profile of Sociopath

Jimmy Savile abuse payouts: 120 victims of paedophile presenter to receive average of £33,000 from
The BBC is expected to pay out around £4million

Coalition to Expose Child Trafficking and Torture
Press Conference
on Wednesday, September 4th at 7 PM
at the Henry George School of Social Science
121 East 30th Street New York, NY 10016

Project MKULTRA, The CIA’s Program of Research

Project MKULTRA, The CIA’s Program of Research in Behavioral
1977 congressional hearings

1995 U. S. congressional hearing:
MKULTRA Victim Testimony A:

MKULTRA Victim Testimony B:

MKULTRA Victim Testimony C

The Shock Doctrine – by Naomi Klein – Chapter 1 – The Torture Lab – Ewen Cameron, the CIA and the maniacal quest to erase and remake the human mind.,M1

Nazi’s Were Given ‘Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report Says –

An internal history of the United States government’s Nazi-hunting operation provides gripping new evidence about some of the most notorious Nazi cases of the last three decades. The Justice Department kept the 600-page report secret for the last four years, releasing a heavily redacted version last month to a private research group that sued to force its release. A complete version was obtained by The New York Times.

The Search for the Manchurian Candidate
The CIA and Mind Control     John Marks

These are documents from the Central Intelligence Agency’s formerly Top Secret MKULTRA program which conducted what CIA Director Allen Dulles characterized as “ultra-sensitive” research in behavioral modification and assassination studies from the 1950s to the 1970s. MKULTRA was revealed during Congressional hearings in the mid-1970s.

Former priest among four probed in Italian sex slavery cult

Area 51 ‘declassified’ in U-2 spy plane history     

The CIA has officially acknowledged the secret US test site known as Area 51

child abuse and ritual abuse conference CDs

ITCCS  and
(International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State)

(Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today)

(Child Abuse Recovery)

news items: Recovered Memories, Satanic Ritual, Stuart Hall, Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Extreme Abuse, Mind Control, Capturing the Friedmans, Ritual Abuse

June 24, 2013

This week there were articles on a murder case solved by recovered memories, a murder connected to an apparent satanic ritual, Stuart Hall in England, sex traffcking, domestic violence, the shunning of an abuse accuser and severe and extreme abuse. There is also information on the Capturing the Friedmans case.

Miami Cold Case Murder Solved With Recovered Memories

Teen Accused Of South Africa Family Murders in an apparent satanic ritual

Sex initiation ritual another blight on ADFA

Hall had claimed his victims were lying as part of ‘vendetta against people in public eye’

An insult to all his victims: Sex predator Stuart Hall will serve just TWO WEEKS in jail for every one of the 13 girls he attacked

Sexual Trafficking, Up Close and Personal
‘Roadkill’ Bears Witness to Human Trafficking

When Fathers Say ‘No More’ to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Michael Bolton

After Sexual Abuse Case, a Hasidic Accuser Is Shunned, Then Indicted

What do Rosanne Barr, Herschel Walker, J.Hill and 2,186 others have in common? Child Safety   June 19, 2013 Judy Byington

2007 Extreme Abuse Survey

Utah Woman Jenny Hill Sees Human Sacrifice

Toos Nijenhuis ritual abuse survivor who explains her torture and experience with human sacrifice in Holland

Capturing the Friedmans: Annotated Bibliography

Geraldo Rivera’s interview with Jesse Friedman

The Secret Life of Arnold Friedman By Alvin E. Bessent – Newsday  — LI., NY May 28, 1989,0,1599081.story

In Their Own Words:  Jesse’s Victims Speak Out

Case of Arnold Friedman and Jessie Friedman “Capturing The Friedmans”

CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS”  Documentary or Whitewash?

S.M.A.R.T. Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Newsletter Issue 111 – July 2013

The 16th Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference August 9 – 11, 2013

Ritual Abuse And Extreme Abuse Clinician’s Conference 2013


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