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Survivorship September/October 2021 Notes

August 26, 2021

Our Survivorship September/October Notes are available for free online at    

Contains information about presentations from the SMART August 2021 conference international speakers: 2021 Conference Video Presentations and PowerPoints  

These presentations may be difficult for survivors to view and listen to. Survivors may want to have a support person present while viewing. All accusations are alleged. None of the material on these pages or at the conference is meant as therapy, or to take the place of therapy.  

Ritual Abuse in the UK – Dr Laurie Matthew OBE  

Ritual Abuse in the UK – Laurie Matthew (Transcript of PowerPoint)  

Survivors of ritual and organised abuse have increasingly broken silence to protect children, raise awareness, challenge abusers and institutions and demand services for recovery with varying success worldwide. Her presentation will focus on the challenges, experiences and perspectives of ritual abuse survivors in the UK and parts of Europe over the past 30 years and explore the current situation in the UK.    

Deliberate Disinformation in the Orkney ritual child abuse case – Dr. Sarah Nelson OBE  

Deliberate Disinformation in the Orkney Ritual Child Abuse Case – Sarah Nelson OBE  

The Orkney child abuse case, a notorious and highly publicised case in the UK from 1991 – 1992, had the 30th anniversary in February this year of nine children being removed into care in “dawn raids” by police and social workers. After claims by three children from another family on South Ronaldsay, part of these northerly Scottish islands, about strange outdoor rituals and organised sexual abuse, grounds for action against their middle class parents and a clergyman referred to “group sexual activity, including ritualistic music, dancing and dress”. Six weeks later a Scots sheriff called the charges “fatally flawed” and dismissed the case without even hearing the evidence. The children were returned home in a blaze of international publicity. The evidence has never been tested to this day in any criminal or civil court; the parents were considered innocent, receiving an apology and financial compensation afterwards.    

Mind Control and How to Stop it – Neil Brick  

Mind Control and How to Stop it – Neil Brick (Transcript of PowerPoint)  

This presentation will explain how mind control and different suggestive techniques work in a variety of individual and public settings. These will include interpersonal relationships, abusive relationships, ritual abuse settings, social media, political manipulation and hypnosis. Ways to expose and prevent mind control will be discussed. Social views of mind control will be presented.   

Self-Esteem – Wendy Hoffman  Please note: We apologize for the poor quality of this video, which may be difficult for survivors and others to listen to at times. A video with similar information is available at:  

Programming turns you away from your true self. Programmers and even satanic families do everything they can to make their victims feel bad about themselves, debasing them in every way possible. Deprived of the self-esteem that others take for granted makes surviving victims more vulnerable to programming lies. The hardest job is surviving satanic mind control while receiving little or no compassion, empathy or love. The second hardest job is healing from it. This healing is crucial if you want to belong to yourself, find out who you are, make your own decisions and life choices. It is hard work to explore what perpetrators put in innocent minds. This presentation addresses a preparatory step for this healing work. Before you begin, and even as you proceed, even after you finish, work on assessing how you really are as an individual, your courageous strengths and abilities. This workshop discusses ways survivors can achieve a truer picture of who they are, as well as ways their therapists and supporters can help them.

Low Prices – Survivorship Online Conference – May 21 – 23, 2021

March 25, 2021

Survivorship Online Conference – May 21 – 23, 2021

Prices are as low as $50 a day. We recommend registering early this year.

Super Low Prices: 

Register and pay before April 7, 2021:

Fri: $125 – clinician’s conference

Sat: $75 – $50 low income survivors

Sun: $75 – $50 low income survivors  

The topic is: Being a survivor or a clinician in a changing world. 

This year’s speakers include Neil Brick, Wendy Hoffman, Ellen Lacter, Randy Noblitt and Sarah Nelson.

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2021 Online Conference 

Regular Conference – Saturday and Sunday May 22 – 23, 2021 

Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 21, 2021 

Conference information:

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.  

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. The organization functions as a lifeline for survivors who may be isolated emotionally or geographically. Through community outreach and training, Survivorship also raises awareness about these difficult issues.  

 Neil Brick will speak about Mind Control and How to Stop it. This presentation will explain how mind control and different suggestive techniques work in a variety of settings. 

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. has been published for over 26 years.

Wendy Hoffman will speak about Self Esteem and Programming. 

Wendy Hoffman endured various forms of high level secret mind control, and consequently had amnesia for most of her life.

Dr. Ellen Lacter will speak about One Hundred Children: A Parable for Healing from Dissociation-savvy Mind Control. 

Dr. Lacter will also speak about Production of Sadistic Child abuse Materials: Psychology of the Victims and Perpetrators.

 Ellen Lacter is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice. She has been publishing and presenting on ritual abuse for 20 years.

Dr. Randy Noblitt will present Institutional Child Abuse: A Panel Presentation and General Discussion.

This Panel presentation discusses a topic that is sadly regularly depicted in popular media, institutional child abuse. 

Randy Noblitt is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles.

Sarah Nelson will speak about Deliberate Disinformation in the Orkney ritual child abuse case

 The Orkney child abuse case, was a highly publicised case in the UK from 1991 – 1992, had the 30th anniversary in February this year of nine children being removed into care in “dawn raids” by police and social workers. 

Dr. Sarah Nelson OBE (Universities of Edinburgh) has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues.

 Olivia will speak about You’re Not Who They Said You Are: My Battles For Freedom and Justice Through Perseverance and Exposing the Truth She will be giving a broad overview of surviving 40 plus years of satanic ritual abuse and mind control 

Olivia is a survivor of satanic ritual abuse and mind control at the government level.

Elana Christiansen will moderate a discussion on How to Find A Therapist – An Interactive Discussion Group 

Finding a qualified therapist to support someone with DID symptoms and/or complex trauma may not be a straightforward path. Some people who look for professional help may run into internal and external challenges. 

Elana Christiansen is a psychotherapist in private practice in California seeing clients experiencing trauma symptoms and dissociation.

 Continuing education credits are available at the Friday Clinicians’ Conference.