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Survivorship Webinar 2022: Healing the Unimaginable: A Ten-Session Course

December 29, 2021

Survivorship Webinar 2022: Healing the Unimaginable: A Ten-Session Course

Survivorship Webinar 2022:

Healing the Unimaginable: A Ten-Session Course in Treating Survivors of Organized and Extreme Abuse 
Alison Miller, Ph.D., Retired Psychologist

Alison Miller, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist who practised in Victoria, B.C., Canada and worked with survivors of organized abuse, including ritual abuse and mind control from 1990 to 2017. She has twice chaired the RAMCOA (ritual abuse/mind control/organized abuse) special interest group of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is the author of Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control (for therapists), Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse (for survivors), and co-author with survivor Wendy Hoffman of From the Trenches: A Victim and Therapist Talk about Mind Control and Ritual Abuse. She has published several other book chapters and articles, as well as being the originator of the LIFE Seminars parent education programs.

Each online presentation will be 60 minutes. Following each presentation there will be a 30 minute confidential question and answer session.

The regular price is $25 US per session.
The low income price is $10 per session.

The ten sessions are a series.
The discounted price for all regular sessions is $200.
The discounted price for all low income sessions is $80.

Payment must be made one week prior to each session.

The course will only be open to licensed professionals in the mental health field. Please write info@survivorship.org with your registration information prior to payment for approval.

This course is based on Dr. Miller’s 2012 book Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control. It incorporates other material from Dr. Miller’s more recent publications and those of others.

The ten sessions are:
1. Understanding dissociative disorders and organized abuse – Thursday Feb 17th 2022
2. The therapeutic relationship – Thursday March 10th 2022
3. Engineered personality systems resulting from organized abuse – Thurs April 7th 2022
4. Internal parts and their assigned functions – Thursday May 5th 2022
5. Stabilization (internal safety) – Thursday June 2rd 2022
6. Working with internal leaders – Thursday July 7th 2022
7. Present-day physical safety – Thursday August 4th 2022
8. Working through the traumatic memories – Thursday September 8th, 2022
9. Confronting the spiritual issues – Thursday October 13th, 2022
10. Healing the unimaginable – Thursday November 10, 2022

(The times for each session are: Thursday 10 am PT, 1 pm EST, 6 pm UK.)

Survivorship Announces its 2021 Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Online Conference.

November 19, 2020

Survivorship Announces its 2021 Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Online Conference.

Past Speakers: Dr. Randy Noblitt, Dr. Karol Darsa, Dr. Ellen Lacter, Dr. Alison Miller, Neil Brick, Wendy Hoffman

The conference will focus on being a survivor or clinician in a changing world. The world is changing very quickly with the COVID, climate change and economic stresses. Presentations will focus on ways survivors and clinicians can survive and function better in this changing world.

Conference Dates:
Regular Conference – Saturday and Sunday May 22 – 23, 2021
Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 21, 2021

Information is at: https://survivorship.org/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2021-conference/

Past speakers have included:

Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt
Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice https://youtu.be/KAPzI8x1qGA
Research Page on Dr. Randy Noblitt
https://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt/
Empirical and Forensic Evidence of Ritual Abuse
https://endritualabuse.org/empirical-and-forensic-evidence-of-ritual-abuse

Dr. Karol Darsa
5 Common Mistakes in Trauma Treatment https://youtu.be/RgUneyGaBbY
Biographical Information on Dr. Karol Darsa https://www.reconnectcenter.com/staff/

Neil Brick
Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors
https://youtu.be/5WY5hiNtCfg
Research Page on Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart/neil-brick/

Dr. Alison Miller
Working Through Your Traumatic Memories and Destroying the Mind Control
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5CS_3GqeVU
Research Page on Dr. Alison Miller
https://ritualabuse.us/smart/alison-miller/

Wendy Hoffman
Dirty Therapy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq75igmOzXk
Research Page on Wendy Hoffman
https://ritualabuse.us/smart/wendy-hoffman

Dr. Ellen Lacter
End Ritual Abuse https://endritualabuse.org/
Evidence of Ritual Abuse https://endritualabuse.org/category/evidence-of-ritual-abuse/
Research Page on Dr. Ellen Lacter https://ritualabuse.us/smart/ellen-lacter/

Dr. Laurie Matthew OBE – Survivorship Board Member
Research Review Statistics
https://youtu.be/Un2UpO9z4Ns
Journal Articles on Child and Ritual Abuse
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/journal-articles-on-child-and-ritual-abuse-laurie-matthew/

For more information on ritual abuse and mind control:

Ritual Abuse Evidence https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-evidence/

Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ritual Abuse? What is Mind Control? What is Dissociation?
https://survivorship.org/frequently-ask-questions/

Child Abuse Wiki – Ritual Abuse
http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Ritual_Abuse

Dissociative identity disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder or MPD) http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Dissociative_Identity_Disorder

What is Survivorship?
Survivorship is one of the oldest and most respected organizations supporting survivors of extreme child abuse, including sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control and torture. https://survivorship.org

Super Survivorship Conference Discounts Available until April 9th

March 27, 2019

Super Survivorship Conference Discounts Available until April 9th

Clinician’s conference:

1/3 off, only $100 (price includes 6.5 CEUs and a free lunch)

Regular weekend conference:

Half price, $100 for two days

Only $50 for one day.

Price includes free lunch for both days.

Free books will be available.

We won’t be able to hold this price until after April 9th, so please write us now at conference2019@survivorship.org for the special discount.

Conference information is available at:

https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2019-conference/

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2019 Conference Promotional Video

https://youtu.be/e-BgRG1a300

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2019 Conference

When:

Regular Conference – Saturday and Sunday May 4 – 5, 2019

Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 3, 2019

Where:

Courtyard Marriott Long Beach Airport

Long Beach, California

https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2019-conference/

Conference CEUs are now available for the Friday clinician’s conference. Please write us as soon as possible at conference2019@survivorship.org for more information.

Survivorship, an organization for survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and torture, will be having a conference from May 3 – 5, 2019 at the Courtyard Marriott in Long Beach, California. The purpose of the conference is to help survivors of ritual abuse and their allies. The conference is for survivors, co-survivors, supporters and helping professionals.

At their clinician’s conference on Friday May 3, 2019, Dr. Alison Miller will present on the topic of Deception by Organized Abuser Groups: Helping Yourself and Your Clients Think Through the Issues. She will discuss how abusers’ power over victims depends on their victims believing their lies, and that power can be diminished when victims see through the lies. She will discuss how it is important for therapists to use critical thinking to discern the deceptions, and to help their clients do the same.

Alison Miller, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist who practised in Victoria, B.C., Canada and worked with survivors of organized abuse, including ritual abuse and mind control from 1990 to 2017. She is the author of Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control (for therapists), Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse (for survivors), and co-author with survivor Wendy Hoffman of From the Trenches: A Victim and Therapist Talk about Mind Control and Ritual Abuse.

Dr. Randall Noblitt will also present at the clinician’s conference. His topic is The Use of Music and other Auditory Stimuli in Psychological Therapy with Extreme Abuse Survivors. Extreme abuse (EA) survivors often listen to music for enjoyment, relaxation, and emotion regulation. Some music and other auditory stimuli also have the capacity to trigger a variety of responses. Although clinicians who work with survivors often hear about, or observe these phenomena, there is little discussion of them in the clinical literature. This presentation will discuss some of the uses for music and other sounds in therapy with survivors.

Randy Noblitt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (licensed in Texas) and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. In the course of his practice, Randy has treated more than 300 individuals who met the criteria for dissociative identity disorder. He is the principle author of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (Praeger, 1995. 2000), and its third edition, Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches(Praeger, 2014). He is also co-editor and contributing author of the book,Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (Robert Reed, 2008).

Eileen Aveni will also present at the Clinician’s Conference. Her topic is The Complexities of Identifying Ritual Abuse and Mind Control in Your Client

Recognition of ritual abuse and mind control in survivors is complex, as they often present with clues that are not obvious to a clinician unfamiliar with this more complex and severe type of trauma. This presentation will provide an overview of the clinical features and clues that ritual abuse and mind control may be present in the background of a client, despite apparently unrelated presenting problems. Participants will be introduced to both government (Monarch/MkUltra) and cult mind control programming. A brief understanding of how it can be misdiagnosed as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder will also be included.

Eileen Aveni, LMSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD specializes in working with dissociative identity disorder with a focus on ritual abuse, mind control and organized abuse. For almost 30 years she has worked alongside other noted treatment specialists teaching and training clinicians and community groups on the major issues of these survivors and how to help and support them. She regularly presents nationally and internationally. She was the 2016 Chair of the Ritual Abuse, Mind Control and Organized Abuse Special Interest Group of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is a member of the Board of Directors of both Survivorship and The Daniel Coalition, a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and the National Center for Crisis Management, and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. She is licensed in both Virginia and Michigan where she utilizes video conferencing and office-based treatment. In addition, she consults internationally via video chat and provides therapy intensives for those coming from elsewhere.

Survivorship will have several speakers at the regular weekend conference on Saturday and Sunday May 4 – 5, 2019.

Dr. Alison Miller will present on Deception by Organized Abuser Groups: Helping Your Front People and Your Insiders Recognize the Lies and Tricks Which Keep You Enslaved. If you are a survivor of abuse by a mind-controlling abuser group, you have parts who have been trained to obey abusers because they believe lies your abusers told you. If you learn to recognize when your emotions and behavior are influenced by these deceptions, and to discover the ways in which you were deceived, you can increase your freedom from the abuser group.

Dr. Randall Noblitt will present on Talking About Triggers Without Being Triggering. This presentation is an interactive discussion about triggering phenomena, with the intent of avoiding causing triggered responses in one another. Being able to discuss triggers without being triggering (or triggered) is one way that survivors can develop their own sense of empowerment.

Joseph Lumbasi will present on Barriers encountered by RA Survivors when accessing Support in Offline Spaces (Services). As a support organisation for RA survivors in the UK, Izzy’s Promise has been continuously carrying out research with its service users to identify barriers encountered and how best to overcome such barriers. Since 2002 when Izzy’s Promise was set up, they have commissioned a variety of research projects with abuse support organisations and ritual abuse (RA) survivors to identify how best to improve support services. His intention is to analyse results from research endeavours to present to delegates at the conference and publish the findings into a journal article.

Joseph Lumbasi is a dual citizen of Kenya and Britain, educated up to postgraduate level. A graduate of Sociology, Geography, Health Research, Child and Adult Protection and currently a PhD student at the University of Dundee School of Education and Social Work. He has worked in different sectors of the economy, as a media researcher specialising on issues surrounding cultural abuse and violation of human rights e.g. female genital mutilation, trafficking of children and women locally and internationally by use of ritual oaths for purposes of prostitution and other inhuman issues. Joseph is presently the Manager of Izzy’s Promise and a PhD Student at the University of Dundee. He co-authored a journal article (Lumbasi, J., & Barron, I. (2016). Male Survivor Perceptions of Seeking Support: Hermeneutic Analysis of a Cluster Case Study. International Journal of Social Work, 3(1), 91.

Neil Brick will present on A Survivor’s View of Recovery from Ritual Abuse. Recovery from ritual abuse can take many years. Every individual has different experiences that lead them through the recovery path. Neil Brick will discuss his long journey healing from severe abuse. This will include ways he has learned more about himself, ways he has learned to develop healthier interactions with others and ways he has helped others along the recovery path.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T.https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 23 years.http://neilbrick.com

Eileen Aveni will present on I Believe You: A Therapist Looks at 30 Years of Work with Survivors of RA/MC

What survivors have taught me about their journey, what actually happened to them, their incredible resilience, what got them through their recovery, and what they are doing today in their recovered lives.

https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=235304

Survivorship Conference – $50 Weekend Special – May 19 – 21, 2017

May 2, 2017


The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference – May 19 – 21

Our annual conference on May 19 – 21, 2017 will be at the Executive Inn & Suite – Oakland, CA. Information about the conference is at: https://survivorship.org/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2017-conference/


For a limited time only, we are offering a $50 Weekend Low Income Special for Saturday and Sunday – May 20 – 21, 2017 Please write conference2017@survivorship.org as soon as possible to register.

Speakers at our May 20 – 21 weekend conference will include:
Wendy Hoffman, Dr. Alison Miller, Neil Brick and Kimber Olson

Topics include: Confronting the Spiritual Issues in Ritual Abuse, Dirty Therapy, Freedom from Mind Control and Navigating the Complex Therapeutic Relationship

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. Her topic is: Working with Deliberately Structured Personality Systems. CEUs will be available at this presentation.

Hotel reservations include complementary parking, complementary deluxe continental breakfast and free shuttles to and from the Oakland airport. We will be offering free lunches to all attendees.

We expect this year to be another excellent conference. More information is at the conference website: https://survivorship.org/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2017-conference/

Questions about the conference can be sent to:
conference2017@survivorship.org

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference May 19 – 21, 2017

February 9, 2017

 

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference

May 19 – 21, 2017

Dear Friends,
We are presently accepting registrations for our annual conference on May 19 – 21, 2017 at the Executive Inn & Suite – Oakland, CA Please register as soon as possible to be sure you are able to attend. Information about the conference is at:  https://survivorship.org/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2017-conference/
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. Her topic is: Working with Deliberately Structured Personality Systems

Speakers at our May 20 – 21 general conference (open to survivors and their helpers) will include: Wendy Hoffman, Dr. Alison Miller, Neil Brick.

Hotel reservations include complementary parking, complementary deluxe continental breakfast and free shuttles to and from the Oakland airport. We will be offering free lunches to all attendees.

We expect this year to be another excellent conference.  More information is at the conference website: https://survivorship.org/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2017-conference/

Questions about the conference can be sent to: conference2017@survivorship.org 

Sincerely,

Survivorship

 

Survivorship Conference 2016 Presentations by Wendy Hoffman and Alison Miller

August 18, 2016

Presented at the Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2016 Conference – Stop Mind Control and Programs in Oakland, CA

Wendy Hoffman somehow survived various forms of high level secret mind control. She tried all her life to get free and has finally succeeded. Now she wants to help and support other survivors in their quest for freedom. She is a LCSW-C with decades of experience and is the author of The Enslaved Queen, a Memoir about Electricity and Mind Control, published in 2014 and White Witch in a Black Robe, a True Story about Criminal Mind Control, 2015, both by Karnac Books, London. Her book of poetry, Forceps, is forthcoming in 2016.

Self-Esteem Loosens Mind Control
Mind control roots in people’s minds even though it does not benefit them in any way. Why? One reason is that strong feelings hold the mandates in place. Where do these feelings come from? From the perpetrators, not their victims. The perpetrators begin manipulating in these feelings during infancy and before the infants and children even know who they are. This workshop presentation will discuss the kinds of feelings the mind controllers place in their victims to secure that they will not try to break free of their poisonous commands, and how improving self-esteem can help loosen mind control. But people can break free. They can and are and have. Right now.
This workshop discussed:
1. Explore these early emotional states
2. Understand the distortions and lies told to children
3. Help loosen programming through improved self-esteem.
Integration will also be discussed.

This presentation may be triggering for survivors of abuse. You may want to review this with your therapist or support person before reading it. This presentation is not meant at therapy or treatment.

Wendy Hoffman’s Presentation
Self-Esteem Loosens Mind Control – Wendy Hoffman – Survivorship Conference 2016

 

Dr. Alison Miller has an M.A. from the University of Delhi (India), 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, and is the Chair-Elect 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), Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control (for therapists), and “Recognizing and treating survivors of abuse by organized criminal groups,” a chapter in Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century (Noblitt, Randy & Noblitt, Pamela Perskin, Eds).

Internal Keys to Safety
Survivors’ safety is endangered both externally by parts who maintain ongoing contact with perpetrators and respond to cues, and internally by parts trained to punish the person for forbidden behavior such as disclosures. She gave practical suggestions for survivors to achieve and maintain safety both externally and internally.

This presentation may be triggering for survivors of abuse. You may want to review this with your therapist or support person before reading it. This presentation is not meant as therapy or treatment.

Alison Miller’s Presentation:
Internal Keys to Safety – Alison Miller – Survivorship 2016 conference

 

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse Conference – May 2016

April 12, 2016

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse Conference – May 2016

Dear Friends,

Our conference is less than a month away.  We are presently accepting registrations for our annual conference on May 7 – 8, 2016 at the Executive Inn & Suite – Oakland, CA 94606. Please register early if possible. Information about the conference is at:  https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2016-conference/

Speakers will include:  Wendy Hoffman, Dr. Alison Miller, Dr. Steve Frankel, Neil Brick, Dr. Randy Noblitt, Pam Perskin and Don Lincoln.  Hotel reservations include complementary parking, complementary deluxe continental breakfast and free shuttles to and from the Oakland airport. We will be offering two free lunches to all attendees.

We expect this year to be another excellent conference.  More information is at the conference website:  https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2016-conference/
Questions about the conference can be sent to: conference2016@survivorship.org

Sincerely,

Survivorship
https://survivorship.org

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse Conference – May 2016

February 26, 2016
The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse Conference – May 2016

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse Conference – May 2016

Dear Friends,

We will be having our annual conference on May 7 – 8, 2016 at the Executive Inn & Suite – Oakland, CA 94606.  Information about the conference is at:  https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2016-conference/

Speakers will include:  Wendy Hoffman, Dr. Alison Miller, Dr. Steve Frankel, Neil Brick, Dr. Randy Noblitt, Pam Perskin and others.  Hotel reservations include complementary parking, complementary deluxe continental breakfast and free shuttles to and from the Oakland airport. We will be offering two free lunches to all attendees.

We expect this year to be another excellent conference and we are offering free registration scholarship to accepted applicants.  More information is at the conference website:  https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2016-conference/  Questions about the conference can be sent to: conference2016@survivorship.org   

Sincerely,

Survivorship
https://survivorship.org

 

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2016 Conference – May 2016

February 6, 2016

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2016 Conference – May 2016

On May 7 – 8, 2016 Survivorship will have a conference at the Executive Inn & Suite – 1755 Embaracadero – Oakland, CA 94606.

Two days of survivor and professional workshops, a great price, good food, a safe environment and working with others who are survivors. Working together in this unique opportunity to bring the survivor movement forward.
https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2016-conference/

Speakers will include:  Wendy Hoffman, Dr. Alison Miller, Dr. Steve Frankel, Neil Brick, Dr. Randy Noblitt, Pam Perksin and others.

To register for our conference or to get on our conference mailing list, please write conference2016@survivorship.org

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse Conference – May 2016

December 18, 2015

Survvivorship will be having our annual conference on May 7 – 8, 2016 at the Executive Inn & Suite – Oakland, CA .

Information about the conference is at:  https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2016-conference/

Speakers will include:  Wendy Hoffman, Dr. Alison Miller, Dr. Steve Frankel, Neil Brick, Dr. Randy Noblitt, Pam Perskin and others.  Hotel reservations include complementary parking, complementary deluxe continental breakfast and free shuttles to and from the Oakland airport. We will be offering two free lunches to all attendees.

We expect this year to be another excellent conference and are offering free registration scholarships to accepted applicants.  More information is at the conference website:  https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2016-conference/

Questions about the conference can be sent to: conference2016@survivorship.org