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The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2017 Conference

December 16, 2016

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2017 Conference

On May 19 – 21, 2017 Survivorship will have a conference at the Executive Inn & Suite – 1755 Embaracadero – Oakland, CA 94606.

There will be a clinician’s conference on Friday, May 19, 2017 for licensed clinicians and students in the field. Alison Miller will be presenting a full day presentation at this conference.

Working with Deliberately Structured Personality Systems
Many therapists working with dissociative disorders have encountered clients with very complex, structured and layered personality systems created by organized perpetrator groups.  This workshop will describe the characteristics of such systems as reported by survivors: the internalized structures or “worlds” where parts believe they live, the internal leadership and hierarchies, the “jobs” assigned to parts by perpetrators, and the security precautions embedded into such personality systems. We shall look at what survivors report about the methods by which such systems are created, the childhood and ongoing indoctrination, and the training or “programming” of parts to do their “jobs.” Effective treatment involves working with the internal leadership to turn off and eventually dismantle the programming, while maintaining physical safety as much as possible.

Dr. Alison Miller has a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and is a semi-retired psychologist in private practice in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She has worked with survivors of ritual abuse and mind control since 1991. She has been a fellow of the ISST-D (International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation) since 2013. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Survivorship, a member of the advisory board of the Eleos Support Network (for ritual abuse), and the 2017 Chair of the Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Special Interest Group of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Her books include: Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse (for survivors), and Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control (for therapists). She has contributed chapters on ritual abuse and mind control to Noblitt & Noblitt’s Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century (2008), Breitenbach’s Inside Views from the Dissociated Worlds of Extreme Violence: Human Beings as Merchandise (2015), Sinason & van der Merwe’s Shattered: Multiple Selves, Multiple Voices – speaking on behalf of silenced survivors (2016), and (with Heather Gingrich) Gingrich & Gingrich’s Treating Trauma in Christian Counselling (to be published in 2017).

We will have two days of survivor and professional workshops on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21, 2017 with excellent prices, good food, a safe environment and the chance to work with others who are survivors.


To register for our conference, ask about co-sponsoring our conference or to get on our conference mailing list, please write conference2017@survivorship.org

More information about our conference is at: https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2017-conference/

Speaker List for the Saturday and Sunday Regular Conference

Conference speakers will include: Dr. Alison Miller, Wendy Hoffman, Eileen Aveni and Neil Brick.

Alison Miller (please see biography above):
Confronting the Spiritual Issues in Ritual Abuse
Survivors of abuse by ritualistic organized perpetrator groups report numerous experiences designed to destroy their spiritual integrity and leave them believing that they are so evil that no one but the perpetrators will accept them. These experiences include simulation of religious figures such as God, Jesus, and Satan, and the afterlife including heaven and hell; designation of certain internal parts of the victim to be demons or have “demonic attachments,” and most chillingly, forced childhood participation in rape and murder followed by systematic shaming of the victim as “evil.” Many parts of each survivor believe the perpetrators’ lies about how evil he or she must be. These experiences raise existential questions for survivors, such as why such things happen, why there is no divine intervention, and why such groups continue to exist without being stopped. We shall look at various ways of making meaning of such experiences, and whether these ways deal effectively with the horror of spiritual abuse.

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news items: Bill Cosby, Philadelphia clergy abuse, ritual abuse books and evidence, mind control, Lord Janner, Comfort Women, Survivorship conference, Magdalene Laundries, Sexually Assaulted Military Dependents, Greenbaum speech

January 6, 2016

News articles about trauma, rape and child abuse:
Bill Cosby charged with felony sexual assault,  a new trial ordered for Msgr. Lynn, chief defendant in Phila. clergy abuse case,  Survivorship will be having a child and ritual abuse conference in May, Wendy Hoffman’s new book about high-level mind control is available, the Lord Janner sex abuse case may still go on despite his death, a  radiographer was jailed, more than a milion child abuse images and videos, South Korea, Japan reach agreement on ‘comfort women,’ controversial Irish home for unmarried mothers unmarked mass grave for up to 800 children and the Magdalene Laundries and U.S. Troops are suspected of sexually assaulting military dependents.


Bill Cosby charged with felony sexual assault in Pennsylvania

Bill Cosby was charged on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman after plying her with drugs and alcohol in 2004, marking the only criminal case against the once-beloved performer whose father-figure persona has been tainted by dozens of misconduct accusations.
Constand, a former basketball team manager at Temple University in Philadelphia, Cosby’s alma mater, is one of more than 50 women who have publicly accused the star of sexually assaulting them in incidents dating back decades.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby-idUSKBN0UD1CW20151230

New trial ordered for Msgr. Lynn, chief defendant in Phila. clergy abuse case
overturning for a second time a landmark verdict that was the first conviction nationwide of a Catholic Church official for covering up child sex abuse by priests.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20151223_New_trial_ordered_for_Msgr__Lynn__chief_deft__in_Phila_clergy_abuse_case.html

Philadelphia prosecutors seek rehearing in Catholic church official’s clergy abuse case
District Attorney Seth Williams says in a statement he has filed an application for a re-argument of Lynn’s case before the full state Superior Court. He says the filing is in response to a decision by a three-judge panel on Tuesday to award a new trial to Lynn
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/28/philadelphia-prosecutors-seek-rehearing-in-catholic-church-official-clergy.html

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse Conference – May 2016
https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2016-conference/

Survivorship will be having our annual conference on May 7 – 8, 2016 at the Executive Inn & Suite – Oakland, CA
https://survivorshipwp.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-conference-may-2016/

How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference
https://survivorship.org/survivorship-articles/how-to-avoid-being-mind-controlled-at-a-conference/

may be heavy for survivors
Lecture by D. Corydon Hammond, originally entitled “Hypnosis in MPD: Ritual Abuse” but now usually known as the “Greenbaum Speech,” delivered at the Fourth Annual Eastern Regional Conference on Abuse and Multiple Personality, Thursday June 25, 1992, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FUersarZuo

White Witch in a Black Robe by Wendy Hoffman is a memoir about how secret high-level mind control is performed throughout victims’ lives and the ways heads of governments and religious organizations participate in this, as well as the healing process and how the mind becomes whole again.
The memoir begins with the author’s childhood in a multi-generational cult family, her ordinary life in the normal world and her simultaneous secret tortuous world. She describes her world travels as a satanic cult queen and prophet, encountering well-known and influential people. The final section portrays the process of weaving the pieces of her mind back together with the help of a therapist, and adjusting to life with a whole mind. http://us.karnacbooks.com/product/white-witch-in-a-black-robe-a-true-story-about-criminal-mind-control/37567/ 

Books on Ritual Abuse https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/books/

Ritual Abuse Evidence
Ritual abuse exists all over the world. There have been reports, journal articles, web pages and criminal convictions of crimes against children and adults.
https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-evidence/

Lord Janner sex abuse case may still go on despite his death in ‘trial of facts’
Janner, a one-time Labour MP for Leicester West, had been accused of 22 counts of historical sex offences against boys but died at the weekend.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3368918/Janner-trial-facts-ahead-says-ex-DPP.html

Hospital radiographer jailed, possessing more than a milion child abuse images and videos
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/warped-radiographer-jailed-possessing-more-7058133

South Korea, Japan reach agreement on ‘comfort women’
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said his government will give 1 billion yen ($8.3 million) to a fund to help those who suffered. South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said that as long as Tokyo sticks to its side of the deal, Seoul will consider the issue “irreversibly” resolved.
“Although the Japanese government announced that it ‘feels (its) responsibilities,’ the statement lacks the acknowledgment of the fact that the colonial government and its military had committed a systematic crime,” said the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery. “The government had not just been simply involved but actively initiated the activities which were criminal and illegal.” The group took issue that it did not address the issue of Japanese history textbooks glossing over the scope of the war crimes.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/28/asia/south-korea-japan-comfort-women/

Secret tapes of woman who spent years at controversial Irish home for unmarried mothers reveals there WAS an unmarked mass grave for up to 800 children
Some 796 children died at a single Irish care home between 1925 and 1961
It was feared children’s bodies were buried in a mass grave at the site
A worker at the home in Galway made a taped interview before her death
That interview confirms the existence of a mass grave at the site in Tuam
The Magdalene Laundries
The Magdalene Laundries were institutions, generally run by Catholic religious organisations that operated for more than 200 years from the 18th century to the late 20th Century. In Ireland the first was founded in Dublin in 1765 and the last closed in 1996. They were established to house unmarried mothers. An estimated 30,000 women were confined in these institutions in Ireland.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3374922/The-house-tears-Secret-tapes-woman-spent-years-controversial-Irish-home-unmarried-mothers-reveals-unmarked-mass-grave-children.html

U.S. Troops Suspected Of Sexually Assaulting Military Dependents: Report
In total, the children of service members, or military dependents, are sexually assaulted hundreds of times each year, data the Defense Department provided exclusively to The Associated Press show. The abuse is committed most often by male enlisted troops, according to the data, followed by family members….
An AP investigation published in November found more inmates are in military prisons for child sex crimes than for any other offense.
There were at least 1,584 substantiated cases of military dependents being sexually abused between fiscal years 2010 and 2014, according to the data. Enlisted service members sexually abused children in 840 cases. Family members of the victims accounted for the second largest category with 332 cases.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/military-dependents-sexual-assault_568a5242e4b0b958f65c0dcd

news items: Bill Cosby, Satanic Ritual, Abuse Cases Bungled, French Soldiers, Argentine Judges

July 13, 2015

This week there were news articles about Bill Cosby admitting he got drugs to give to women, abuse cases in the UK are “bungled,” French soldiers suspended in a child abuse investigation and Argentine judges were allowed to resign.

APNewsBreak: Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex
Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and “other people,” according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/6d90b1f473f147ed9f0048f9e9ac2287/apnewsbreak-cosby-said-he-got-drugs-give-women-sex

Walt Disney World removes Bill Cosby bust from Hollywood Studios
Walt Disney World has reportedly removed a statue depicting Bill Cosby from its Hollywood Studios theme park in Orlando, Fla. after closing time on Tuesday.
The bronze bust’s removal comes just one day after the unsealing of court documents from a 2005 deposition wherein the embattled Cosby admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to a woman “he wanted to have sex with.” http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/trending/Walt-Disney-World-removes-Bill-Cosby-bust-from-Hollywood-Studios.html

Cosby accuser asks judge to void confidentiality deal
Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee who lodged sexual-assault allegations against Bill Cosby in a 2005 lawsuit, now says she wants to publicly tell her story.
Before settling her suit in 2006, Constand had lined up as potential witnesses 13 women willing to testify that Cosby had drugged and assaulted them. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150709_Cosby_accuser_asks_judge_to_void_confidentiality_deal__let_her_speak_publicly_about_2004_assault_allegations.html

Dartmoor ewe slaughtered in ‘Satanic ritual’
Farmer says it is the latest in a line of night attacks by devil worshippers across Devon and Cornwall http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/agriculture/farming/11698022/Dartmoor-ewe-slaughtered-in-Satanic-ritual.html

Police bungle HALF of online child abuse cases: Examination of serious allegations was ‘superficial’ and basic police work not carried out, damning reports find
Experts say that 38 per cent of investigations involving vulnerable children are riddled with ‘inconsistencies’
While half of police probes into child abuse on the internet branded ‘inadequate’ in series of reports
In some cases, basic police work such as taking photographs of the scene were not undertaken http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3146630/Police-bungle-HALF-online-child-abuse-cases-Examination-allegations-superficial-basic-police-work-not-carried-damning-reports-find.html

Two French soldiers suspended over child abuse allegations in Burkina Faso
In another similar incident, a leaked United Nations report in April alleged 16 French peacekeepers abused children in the Central African Republic by exchanging goods, such as food, for sex between December 2013 and June 2014 http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2015/07/01/Two-French-soldiers-suspended-over-child-abuse-allegations-in-Burkina-Faso/3721435747266/

Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse in the CAR Not Given Priority by the United Nations http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bea-edwards/allegations-of-child-sexu_b_7735940.html

Argentine Judges Allowed to Resign After Child Abuse Ruling
Two Argentine judges whose controversial decision to reduce the sentence of a convicted child abuser provoked widespread anger here have had their resignations accepted, Argentina’s state news agency reported on Saturday. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/05/world/americas/argentine-judges-allowed-to-resign-after-child-abuse-ruling.html

Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Conference – August 2015

Ritual Abuse And Extreme Abuse Clinician’s Conference August 2015