Ritual Abuse Survivors and Eating Disorders – Survivorship

Ritual Abuse Survivors and Eating Disorders – Survivorship

Saturday, October 9 noon to 2:00 Pacific time
(Check in at 11:45)
“Ritual Abuse Survivors and Eating Disorders.”
Elle Snow, MSW 

Before I start talking about the eating disorders presentation, I’d like to offer some reassurance about the Webinars themselves.

They 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 support if you get overwhelmed. They are informative and a great way to feel less isolated. And for the worried littles, there is no camera and nobody can see you or know who you are. Totally private! I hope you join us!

In a Survivorship survey done in 2003, 68% of those answering said they had an eating disorder. That’s almost three quarters of us that are struggling daily with food! The figure is far higher than the national average because ritual abuse brings some very specific issues. We were made to eat horrible things, starved for days, told we didn’t deserve food, punished for eating, and punished for not eating.

Elle Snow will help us look at the effects of abuse around food and share information about DID, eating disorders, and nutrition.

Elle received her MSW at Smith College where she became interested in studying DID from an international perspective. She has worked with Meshketian Turks and Somali Bantus and recently spent a year in the war zone of Uganda providing treatment to help child soldiers in their recovery from programming. Currently, Elle has a practice in Santa Monica and Redondo Beach CA treating ritual abuse survivors and survivors of other torture.

Last year, Webinars cost $20.00. Now we have changed to a sliding scale so that each person can pay what they are able to. The scale starts at $50.00 and, in $5.00 increments, goes down to $0.00 (full scholarship). There is no longer any need to request a full or partial scholarship — you make the decision yourself. (Please factor in the cost of a telephone call to the East Coast.)

The PayPal button is near the bottom of the page at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

Registration closes Thursday evening October 7. If you wish to pay by PayPal, go to http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html 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 shamai@survivorship.org and give her this information:

1.Your name
2. The Webinar you wish to attend: “Ritual Abuse Survivors and Eating Disorders.”  on Saturday, October 9 and/or one of the Webinars listed below
3. Amount and method of payment  (check, PayPal, money order)
4. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions)
5. The name you will be using for the Webinar. (This does not have to be your real name or your message board screen name.)

Saturday, November 20 

Carol Ann Rowland, MSW
“Healing Trauma with Energy Psychology”

Survivorship members may listen to past Webinars in the members’ section. (For information on joining Survivorship, go to http://www.survivorship.org/about/membership.html

Complete details on all our Webinars are at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html


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