Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinar May 15

Saturday, May 15, noon to 1:30 Pacific time
(Check in at 11:45)
“Riding off into the Sunrise.”

“Riding Off Into the Sunrise”
shares the landscape of long-haul recovery after the first ten years.

When Celestial’s first memory came home to roost, she ran out and bought all the right books and a cookie, joined three support groups, and hired a therapist (telling him “Six sessions should be plenty.”). She worked hard to rocket through the past and catapult to recovery, a shining state of normal where the streetlights have keys under them and everyone is Over It by now.

Years and cookies later, she is still plodding with determination, one foot (or hand) in front of the other. She’s found that the rockiest places hold the deepest lessons about love for herself, for others, and for the whole world. Being normal still sounds appealing; but instead she gets to be Celestial, telling how even dark parts of the journey hold their own special lights and graces.

By day, Celestial works for people who rescue other people. By night, Celestial is a spiritual standup comic who collects recovery stories. Her favorite foods are mac-and-cheese and tollhouse cookies; but mostly she eats a lot of kale.

The cost of each Webinar is $20.00, plus the cost of your telephone call to the East Coast. There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available. Registration closes Thursday evening May 13. If you wish to pay by PayPal, go to Otherwise, send your check to: SURVIVORSHIP, Family Justice Center, 470 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

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

1.Your name

2. The Webinar you wish to attend: “Riding off into the Sunrise.” on Saturday, May 15 and/or one of the Webinars listed below
3. Whether you need a full or partial scholarship

4. Method of payment

5. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions)
6. The name you will be using for the Webinar. (This does not have to be your real name or your message board screen name.) 

June 19
Rev. Tom Ball
“Open Discussion on the Use of Prayer for Christian Survivors of Ritual Abuse.”

July 10
Alison Miller, Ph.D.,
“Self-injury, Flashbacks, and Flooding as Programmed responses, and How to Deal with Them.”

August 21
“How a Non-Artist Uses Art for Healing.”
Flower aka Garden

Survivorship members may listen to past Webinars in the members’ section. (For information on joining Survivorship, go to

Past Webinars include:

“Healthy Supportive Relationships – What They Are, How to Make One.” (Kitty Downey) “Art and Activism: What the Public Sees.” (Lynn Schirmer) “Hope, Healing and Help through Music and Advocacy.” (Mike Skinner) “Understanding Nazi Influence in Ritual Abuse.” (Alik of the OwlClan) “Sensory and Emotional Flashbacks.” (Jeannie Riseman) “The Intersection between Ritual Abuse and Physical Disability.” (Lara, BSW) “Forgiving the Unforgivable: One Survivor’s Journey to Peace” (Bonnie Bazill-Davis)  “How Survivors Can Help Their Own Cases for Disability Application and Appeal.” (Pam Perskin Noblitt) “Empowerment and Managing the Effects of Programming.” (Randy Noblitt, Ph.D.) “Normal Guilt, Guilt Induced by Extreme Abuse, and Some Suggestions for Working with Guilt.” (Jeannie Riseman)

Complete details on all our Webinars are at

We hope you join us — attending a Webinar is not much more complicated than making a phone call. You don’t have to have any special technical software or knowledge and it is a wonderful way to connect with other survivors.


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