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Survivorship Conference May 2018, Special Low Prices Before February 1, 2018

January 9, 2018

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference

Regular Conference – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018
Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 18, 2018

Courtyard Marriot Long Beach Airport
3841 N. Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90808

Please write for more information.

Regular Conference Speakers – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture
Presenter: Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.

Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. This workshop will explain how specific torture methods predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; and abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture. This workshop will assign all guilt, shame, and moral responsibility for coerced harm to the perpetrators who execute the torture and will work to help survivors stand in solidarity with other survivors of extreme abuse to do everything in their power to to overcome all self-condemnation for having been coerced through torture to harm other victims. Participants will be provided with a list of statements by the speaker and participants in the clinicians conference proclaiming the innocence of victims coerced to harm others under torture. Note: Survivors should carefully consider beforehand whether to attend this workshop as the material is extremely painful.

Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D., is a Psychologist and Academic Coordinator of the Play Therapy Certificate Program at University of California- San Diego, Division of Extended Studies. She specializes in the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma, including victims of ritualistic abuse and mind control, has published on this subject, and is an activist on behalf of victims and survivors based in her website: She has also written: A Coloring Book of Healing Images for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis and Jen Callow (2015).

Encouraging a Supportive Environment for Survivors: An Interactive Discussion
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Randy Noblitt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (licensed in Texas) and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at the California School of 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).

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years

Presenter: Neil Brick

The awareness of severe abuse and child abuse crimes has changed over the last 25 years. In the early 1990s, severe abuse survivors were often believed and supported. Then a backlash started and severe abuse survivors and their supporters were harassed and attacked. The child abuse survivor movement changed and adapted. Ten years ago, research began again to help expose severe abuse crimes. More recently, first in the UK and Australia and now in the United States, a variety of child abuse, severe abuse, sexual harassment and rape cases are bringing public awareness again to the mainstream media of severe abuse crimes. This presentation will discuss the changes of the last 25 years, with an emphasis on the more recent exposures of organized child abuse crimes and social systems that have been part of the cover up of these crimes.

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. has been published for over 22 years.

Clinician’s Conference Speakers – Friday May 18, 2018

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture
Presenter: Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.

Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected to this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. This workshop will educate therapists about the methods of torture that predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture, and how to work with survivors and their self-states to overcome the consequent moral injury, including specific things to say that the speaker has found can make a difference and developing more of these together with participants in this workshop.

Ethics, the Community Standard, and the Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD

Synopsis: To what extent do mental health and other helping professionals believe the stories of ritual abuse survivors? This presentation systematically reviews the empirical research on the credibility of ritual abuse allegations. After presenting the findings there will be a discussion that welcomes the opinions of the attendees regarding their own conclusions including considerations of the community standard, professional ethics, related forensic questions, and advocacy for extreme abuse survivors.

Introduction to Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Clients with DID
Presenter: Cynthia Henrie, MFT

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-oriented, talking therapy developed in the 1980s by Pat Ogden, informed by the work of Ron Kurtz (1990) and the Rolf Method of Structural Integration (Rolf 1987) and enriched by the contributions from the fields of attachment, neuroscience, and dissociation. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy blends cognitive and emotional approaches, verbal dialogue, and physical interventions that directly address the implicit memories and neurobiological effects of trauma. By using bodily experience as a primary entry point in trauma therapy, rather than the events or the “story,” we attend to how the body is processing information, and its interface with emotions and cognitive meaning-making. A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach is a useful tool in the work of treating survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and Dissociative Identity Disorder. When used mindfully, Sensorimotor Skills can aid in building a sense of safety and “belonging” within one’s own body. It can help inform both the client and clinician of different alter experiences in their own physical space, and is a useful approach that aids in resolving traumatic experiences, decreasing dissociation and grieving developmental wounding in an individual’s life experience. This is an introduction to the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach and some of the ways it can be useful in the treatment of Dissociative Disorders and survivors.

Cynthia Henrie, MFT, is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, a Feminist Therapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. Ms. Henrie is the founder and director of the Los Angeles Therapy Network, a network of private practice therapists whose mission is to help women through feminist empowerment, trauma survivors, persons with Dissociative Identity Disorder, LGBTQIA issues, rape/sexual assault, human trafficking/slavery and torture. Ms. Henrie graduated from Antioch University with her MA in Clinical Psychology with a Focus on Adolescence & Feminist Therapy. She is trained in the treatment of trauma and dissociation through the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, is a Level II EMDR Practitioner and has completed two years of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which focuses on the treatment of trauma and developmental attachment problems. She is also Sandplay Practitioner. Ms. Henrie is the cofounder of the Los Angeles Dissociative Disorder Study Group, along with Randy Noblitt, PhD which is held at Alliant University.

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. Survivorship provides resources, healing, and community for survivors; training and education for professionals who may serve survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other allies.


Survivorship Webinar: Let Go of the Pain of Childhood Abuse – September 28

September 10, 2014

REMINDER: Another Great Webinar Coming Up!!!

Upcoming Webinar:
Date: Sunday September 28th, 2014
: 5pm PT/8pm EDT
: Rachel Grant
: 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
2. The webinar you wish to attend: Three Steps to Let Go of the Pain of Childhood Abuse and Finally Feel Normal 
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.)

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.)

The PayPal button is near the bottom of the page

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.

Survivorship members may listen to past webinars in the members’ section.

For information on joining Survivorship, go to

Complete details on all our webinars are at

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Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2014 Conference – Survivors Supporting Survivors

February 10, 2014

Survivorship is pleased to announce our 2014 conference: “Survivors Supporting Survivors,”  May 17 – 18, 2014 at the Executive Inn & Suites in Oakland, CA. The 2014 conference honors the 25th anniversary of Survivorship, the longest established organization in the country serving survivors of mind control and ritual abuse .For a limited time only, anyone who makes a donation to Survivorship will have their name (or the name of their choosing) appear in the 25th Anniversary of Survivorship Year Book which will be available at this year’s conference.

The conference Keynote Speaker is Jennifer Freyd, Ph.D. The topic of her talk is:  What we have learned about Interpersonal and Institutional Betrayal Trauma.

Jennifer J. Freyd, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D in Psychology from Stanford University. Professor Freyd directs a laboratory investigating the impact of interpersonal and institutional trauma on mental and physical health, behavior, and society. She has published over 150 articles and she is author of the award-winning Harvard Press book Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse and she co-edited with Anne DePrince the volume, Trauma & Cognitive Science.  Her new co-authored book Blind to Betrayal was published in English by John Wiley & Sons in March 2013.  It has been translated into Traditional Chinese and Portuguese.  Additional translations of her Blind to Betrayal into Simple Chinese, Russian, and Korean are in process.  Freyd has received numerous honors including the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Science in Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Trauma Division.  She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  She currently serves as the Editor of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.

Conference registration details and speaker information will be regularly updated at:

Dylan Farrow/Woody Allen, DID/MPD/RA, FBI Super Bowl Sting, UN report demands Vatican ‘immediately’ act against child sexual abuse

February 10, 2014

This week there were several new articles detailing facts about Dylan Farrow’s allegations against Woody Allen. Information is below about dissociative identity disorder (DID), ritual abuse and mind control. An FBI Super Bowl sting rescued several children. A UN report demanded the Vatican act immediately against child sexual abuse. The Mexican Catholic order Legion of Christ apologised to victims. An article details teachers at 130 UK schools involved in sex crimes.

Dylan Farrow/Woody Allen

Dylan Farrow Responds to Woody Allen: ‘Distortions and Outright Lies’

10 Undeniable Facts About the Woody Allen Sexual-Abuse Allegation

Woody Allen’s 1992 custody suit against Mia Farrow

Are Children Supposed To Document Their Abuse?
By Soraya Chemaly “Testimony is evidence. Stop saying there is no evidence.”

DID/Ritual Abuse/Mind Control

History of Dissociative Identity Disorder – first documented case
1584-1585 Jeanne Fery – the first documented case of DID

Survivorship ritual abuse and mind control website

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2014 Conference Saturday, May 17, 2014 Oakland, CA

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2014 Conference Press Release

Mind Control Documents & Links

proof mk-ultra exists
This page includes information on mk-ultra, the CIA, mind control, Operation Paperclip and the Nazis, the 1995 congressional hearings, the 2010 veterans vs CIA court case,  Artichoke, the CIA Supreme Court cases, Ewen Cameron and the Sleep Room and the MK/Naomi project.

FBI Super Bowl Sting

FBI rescues 16 teenagers, arrests 45 ‘pimps’ during Super Bowl prostitution sting

Federal sting leads to rescue of 25 child prostitutes, arrest of 27 suspects in N.J. 

List: States where rape is most common

Police knew of Qld abuse millionaire   QUEENSLAND police were aware of allegations boys held in state care were being flown to Sydney to be abused by a millionaire and a chef in the mid 1970s, a former assistant police commissioner says.

Scathing UN report demands Vatican ‘immediately’ act against child sexual abuse

Mexican Catholic order Legion of Christ apologises to victims  

Pope Francis must finally root out child abuse
By Mary Dispenza

Poland’s Roman Catholic Church faces first abuse lawsuit

UK Schools

Teachers at 130 UK schools involved in sex crimes

Nick Clegg’s ex-headmaster jailed for abusing boys

70% of shelved child abuse inquiries could be reopened following complaints by victims 

Supreme Court Oral Argument Audio and Transcript
Victim Restitution