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

January 19, 2021

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

This year’s speakers include Neil Brick, Wendy Hoffman and Ellen Lacter.

The conference will focus on being a survivor or clinician in a changing world.

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

Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 21, 2021

Conference information: https://survivorship.org/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2021-conference/

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 individual and public settings. These will include interpersonal relationships, abusive relationships, ritual abuse settings, social media, political manipulation and hypnosis.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 25 years. http://neilbrick.com  Research Page on Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/smart/neil-brick/

Wendy Hoffman will speak about Self-Esteem. 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. The hardest job is surviving satanic mind control while receiving little or no compassion, empathy or love.  

Wendy Hoffman endured various forms of high level secret mind control, and consequently had amnesia for most of her life. She wants to help and support other survivors in their quests for freedom.. Research Page on Wendy Hoffman https://ritualabuse.us/smart/wendy-hoffman

Dr. Ellen Lacter will speak about One Hundred Children: A Parable for Healing from Dissociation-savvy Mind Control. Based on intensive therapy with survivors of ritual abuse and mind control and extensive interviews with colleagues who are survivor-activists and survivor-therapists, she has written a parable with 15 fictionalized examples of programming of dissociated child identities that describe common kinds of tactics used in programming.

Dr. Lacter will also speak about Production of Sadistic Child abuse Materials: Psychology of the Victims and Perpetrators. Children are being subjected to increasingly sadistic abuse within the production of child abuse materials on the dark web. Victims are often very young and likely to develop a multitude of dissociated self-states.

Ellen Lacter is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice. She has been publishing and presenting on ritual abuse for 20 years. In more recent years, she has also developed expertise in treating victims of the production of sadistic child abuse materials. End Ritual Abuse https://endritualabuse.org/  Research Page on Dr. Ellen Lacter https://ritualabuse.us/smart/ellen-lacter/

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

Survivorship September/October 2019 Notes Online, Conference Presentations

September 4, 2019

Our Survivorship September/October Notes are available for free online at https://survivorship.org/notes-and-journal/ 

This issue has information on Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly, Boy Scouts, Clergy Abuse, Alison Miller and this summer’s East Coast Conference.

We co-sponsored the East Coast conference organized by S.M.A.R.T. (Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse) The 2019 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Speakers included Dr. Alison Miller, Neil Brick and movie maker Daniel Roemer.

Online Conference Presentations: 

Please note: None of the material on these pages or at the conference is meant as therapy, or to take the place of therapy. This presentation may remind survivors of their programming, so please use caution while reading.

Deception by Organized Abuser Groups: Helping Your Front People and Your Insiders Recognize the Lies and Tricks Which Keep You Enslaved by Alison Miller https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2019-conference/deception-by-organized-abuser-groups-helping-your-front-people-and-your-insiders-recognize-the-lies-and-tricks-which-keep-you-enslaved-by-alison-miller/

Possible Hate Groups – How Do They Effect Survivors and Their Resources by Neil Brick
This presentation discussed groups that attack survivors and their helpers due to their diagnosis of dissociation and dissociative identity disorder and work recovering from trauma. https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2019-conference/possible-hate-groups-how-do-they-effect-survivors-and-their-resources/

A Survivor’s View of Recovery from Ritual Abuse by Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2019-conference/a-survivors-view-of-recovery-from-ritual-abuse-by-neil-brick/

PowerPoints from the Survivorship Conference are now available at:
https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2019-conference/

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2017 Conference

March 30, 2017

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2017 Conference

On May 19 – 21, 2017 Survivorship will have a conference at the Executive Inn & Suite – Oakland, CA 94606.
https://survivorship.org/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2017-conference/

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.

Speaker List for the Saturday and Sunday Conference
The weekend conference is for survivors and their helpers.

Alison Miller 
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.


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).

Wendy Hoffman
Dirty Therapy

We know that satanic cult perpetrator groups infiltrate the very professions and organizations that survivors turn to for help. Survivors in general often look for therapeutic assistance. Consequently, these criminal groups have set up some of their members to become therapists and to lead therapy groups. Even when we think that we are in a safe environment, what we sometimes find are people re-programming us and closing us down. There are still many safe and competent therapists working in the field of mind control. In this presentation, I will talk about some of the professionals I was sent to, how I was ordered to go and what they did to re-assert barriers in my mind. Being aware of these dangers helps survivors to elude them. The underlying issue of betrayal will also be considered. Audience participation is encouraged.

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, White Witch in a Black Robe, a True Story about Criminal Mind Control, 2015, as well as her book of poetry, Forceps, 2016, all published by Karnac Books, London.

Neil Brick
Freedom from Mind Control

Subliminal methods and mind control influence our lives in all areas. Social and cultural forms of mind control keep us from growing as human beings.  These forms of control make it difficult for us to grow and learn as survivors. They make it more difficult to work through our cult control programming to free our minds and our lives. Recovery techniques will be discussed that can help survivors and others break through their mind control programs and influences.

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 20 years. http://neilbrick.com

Kimber Olson
The Reversal of Words: Navigating the Complex Therapeutic Relationship
This presentation will address the complexities of the relationship between the RA/MC client and their therapist.  What to look for in a competent therapist, how to understand the words used by your therapist which have been previously twisted by the perpetrator groups, and how to navigate and understand the complex boundaries of a less-traditional therapy while still respecting the professional boundaries of the relationship will be addressed.  Many individuals with DID and who have experienced RA/MC have struggled through more traditional “talk” therapies and have expectations for their therapist that should be expanded upon by the learned RA/MC therapist. This workshop will begin with an understanding of the brain and it’s capacities for survival and healing, then move into the holding environment of the therapy relationship.  The complex ethics of complex trauma can challenge the most qualified and experienced therapist and confuse the most traumatized and distrusting survivor.

Kimber Olson
is a board certified, licensed clinical social worker.  Her nearly 20 years of mental health experience includes work in outpatient, in-patient, school, home, and hospital based programs, providing city-wide on-call and crisis management services, community health development coordination, and long-term residential treatment. She is currently in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska, where she specializes in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation.

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.


There will be 6 CE credit hours available to licensed attendees for the Friday conference. Please write us for more information at conference2017@survivorship.org

Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider # CEP11235).

NOTE: Effective July 1, 2015, Alliant International University’s California Board of Behavioral Sciences’ (CA-BBS) CE approval (Provider # PCE234) will no longer be renewable and cannot be used by our co-sponsorship partners. After July 1, 2015, California MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs may obtain CE hours from our American Psychological Association (APA) approval, which is a CA-BBS recognized approval agency.

Conference information is at:
https://survivorship.org/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2017-conference/

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

 

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse Conference Online Presentations – Alison Miller

June 9, 2015

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse Conference Online Presentations

These presentations may be triggering for survivors of abuse. You may want to review these with your therapist or support person before reading them.
Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2015 Conference – Support Along the Path

Dr. Alison Miller was our keynote speaker for the 2015 conference.

Overcoming Mind Control: Keys to Recovery
(a talk for survivors of ritual abuse and mind control)

She presented nine keys to recovery for survivors of mind control and ritual abuse: acknowledging multiplicity, letting internal leaders take charge, improving the inner world and its government and the jobs of insiders, achieving physical safety (defeating access programming), challenging the abuser group’s lies, selecting your goal of healing or stabilization, working through traumatic memories systematically and thoroughly, choosing a safe therapist who is open to learning, and allowing parts to join together naturally when they are ready.

Alison Miller’s Second Workshop
Building Internal Cooperation
Many survivors of ritual abuse or mind control have an ongoing war between their front person who tries to manage everyday life, and the internal parts who continue to perform tasks assigned by the abuser group. This impasse leaves survivors unstable and subject to flashbacks, self-harm and suicidal impulses, which increase in severity if the front person tries to access the traumatic memories. Learn how to build internal cooperation and community among your selves.

Alison has an M.A. from the University of Delhi (India), a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and is a 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. Her books include: “Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse.” (Karnac Books), “Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control” (Karnac Books) 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.)


news articles – Michael Jackson $35 mil hush money, Jesse Friedman ‘100% guilty’, Berlusconi convicted, Ariel Castro, Holy Roman Church

July 1, 2013

There were many new articles in the child protection field this week.  It was alleged that Michael Jackson paid $35 million in hush money, that Jesse Friedman was guilty of sexually abusing children as per an official review, an Italian court convicted Italy’s Former Prime Minister Berlusconi on sex charges, more research is available on DID and Memory, there were allegations that a gay prostitution ring has been operating within the Holy Roman Church, with clergymen hiring underage rent-boys for sex surfaced, more arrests occurred in the UK, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a child pornography restitution case, more news on Ariel Castro, new research on dissociative mental states and EEGs and more webinars and conferences on severe abuse and PTSD issues.

Michael Jackson paid $35 million in hush money to at least two dozen young boys he sexually abused over 15 years, it has been alleged.
Sunday People has published explosive ‘secret FBI files’ suggesting the King of Pop groomed and molested children from at least 1989, despite his insistence he was just spending time with them. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351783/Michael-Jackson-spent-35-million-silence-dozen-boys-abused.html
http://goo.gl/Yj7Lw


Jesse Friedman is 100% guilty of sexually abusing children, reinvestigation by Nassau County district attorney concludes

The subject of the documentary ‘Capturing the Friedmans’ is in fact a ‘psychopathic deviant’ who molested 17 children in his parents’ Long Island home, a 172-page report finds.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/jesse-friedman-100-guilty-child-abuse-article-1.1380786
http://goo.gl/lU7Gi

Teenager’s 1988 Sexual-Abuse Conviction Was Justified, Report Says
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/25/nyregion/friedmans-sexual-abuse-conviction-was-justified-report-says.html
http://goo.gl/VbO5f

Guilty plea by ‘Capturing the Friedmans’ sex offender Jesse Friedman was just: official review
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/review_affirms_guilty_plea_jesse_YCws6DgLFLPO5gb7seFoOO
http://goo.gl/Ls1iA

Jesse Friedman’s Child Abuse Conviction Backed Despite Documentary’s Claim
Were L.I. Man and Dad Computer Class Sex Fiends?

http://forward.com/articles/179235/jesse-friedmans-child-abuse-conviction-backed-desp/
http://goo.gl/BYGsy

Friedman’s case facts – Capturing the Friedmans
http://goo.gl/SLmeX
http://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/friedmans-case-capturing-the-friedmans/

describes abuse stories
Convicted child molester Jesse Friedman wrote porno stories during his time in prison
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/perv_was_horny_jailbird_smut_writer_NqC3D8fMMoSZhnxIDNsRKM
http://goo.gl/48Xfe

Rape culture punishes boys too
A Colorado case shows boys can be assaulted too — and too often, teachers have ignored or even laughed about it http://www.salon.com/2013/06/24/rape_culture_punishes_boys_too/
http://goo.gl/5OGZ1

Italy court convicts Berlusconi on sex charges
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/24/us-italy-berlusconi-verdict-idUSBRE95N0VK20130624
http://goo.gl/WNTjn

Berlusconi Sex Trial Verdict: Italy’s Former Prime Minister Convicted, Sentenced To 7 Years  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/berlusconi-sex-trial-verdict-convicted_n_3490210.html
http://goo.gl/QJu3p

Disinformation and DID: the Politics of Memory
Brian Moss, MA, MFT
Information on the False Memory Syndrome, Mind Control, Dissociative Identity Disorder, The Media, Ritual Abuse, The Nazis and Programming.
http://ritualabuse.us/research/did/disinformation-and-did-the-politics-of-memory/
http://goo.gl/IOsdB

Paedophile Priest ‘Exposes Satanic Vatican Rent-Boy Sex Ring’
A convicted paedophile priest has claimed a gay prostitution ring has been operating within the Holy Roman Church, with clergymen hiring underage rent-boys for sex.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/06/28/paedophile-priest-exposes-satanic-vatican-rent-boy-sex-ring_n_3517013.html
http://goo.gl/7j8Rq

Charles Napier arrest: Half-brother of Tory MP John Whittingdale questioned over ‘sexual assault’ by police probing alleged VIP paedophile ring
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/charles-napier-arrest-half-brother-tory-1998917
http://goo.gl/SSkkl

Leicester paedophile arrest: second as part of “Operation Pallial” Wed 26 Jun 2013
Operation Pallial was launched last November after detectives identified 140 allegations relating to 18 care homes in North Wales.
http://www.itv.com/news/central/2013-06-26/leicester-paedophile-arrest-second-as-part-of-operation-pallial/
http://goo.gl/Gvx5K

Top court agrees to hear child pornography restitution case
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/27/us-usa-court-restitution-idUSBRE95Q0W520130627
http://goo.gl/QSJ6d

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Landmark Children’s Rights Case
http://www.childlaw.us/2013/06/supreme-court-agrees-to-hear-l.html
http://goo.gl/B36YH

‘Sordid details’: Ariel Castro’s alleged kidnapping victims want case to be over
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/26/19154558-sordid-details-ariel-castros-alleged-kidnapping-victims-want-case-to-be-over
http://goo.gl/pD3LH

Massive child porn bust in Atlantic Canada
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2013/06/26/20929226.html
http://goo.gl/B7nqf

Dissociative Mental States Are Canonically Associated with Decreased Temporal Theta Activity on Spectral Analysis of EEG

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15299732.2013.769480
http://goo.gl/NLiMU

Qld boy’s horror, raised by global pedophile ring
…He made his debut at just 22-months old – not for a toy store advertisement or even a family friendly PG film. This was for hardcore global pornographic syndication.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/newshome/17800543/qld-boys-horror-raised-by-global-pedophile-ring/
http://goo.gl/eWv1H

http://westmemphisthreefacts.com/

http://wm3truth.com

Survivorship Webinar
“What a service dog is and how service dogs can help people with PTSD.”

Saturday, July 13
12:00 noon Pacific Time
http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

The 16th Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference August 9 – 11, 2013 http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/  http://goo.gl/ks1pt

Ritual Abuse And Extreme Abuse Clinician’s Conference August 9, 2013 http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/ritual-abuse-and-extreme-abuse-clinicians-conference-2013/  http://goo.gl/GiBKr
CEUs available

Survivorship Webinar “Emotional Freedom Techniques for MC and RA Recovery” October 20

October 4, 2012

Survivorship Webinar “Emotional Freedom Techniques for MC and RA Recovery” October 20, 2012

Another great webinar coming up!

Survivorship webinars are open to everybody, not just Survivorship members, and 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 on-line or e-mail support if you get overwhelmed. They are informative and a great way to feel less isolated and they are totally private. There is no camera and you can choose any user name you wish. CEUs are available upon request.

Upcoming Webinar:
Saturday, October 20 
12:00 noon Pacific Time
Presenter: Melisa Noel (EFT Practitioner & Consultant)
“Emotional Freedom Techniques for MC and RA Recovery”

Melisa Noel has nineteen years in the trauma recovery field in a variety of roles. As a professional therapeutic foster parent, she specialized in severely traumatized children with dissociative “disorders,” autistic spectrum, borderline family systems, and much more. In addition to her Bachelors in Sociology, she has extensive training in attachment work, sexually and physically aggressive youth, sexual abuse and domestic violence, cult/mind control/torture/programming patterns, working with cultural and sexual minorities, mediation and conflict resolution. Melisa wrote and presented multiple research papers in Social Psychology at academic symposiums around the U.S., and was awarded Excellence in Undergraduate Research by the National Science Foundation in 2002. She also received two years of intensive training on EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) specifically for trauma recovery. In addition to her professional experiences, Melisa is an adult survivor of a pedophile porn ring. She began her personal recovery journey in 1993, at age nineteen, before organized commercialized crime against children was a recognized form of abuse. Melisa has used EFT as a primary tool in her own recovery process, and is now an EFT practitioner, as well as a consultant, presenter and workshop facilitator on the latest research and applications for trauma recovery.

What is EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)? How and why does it work for trauma? And why are practitioners falling in love with it? In this webinar, EFT Practitioner, Melisa Noel, will introduce current research showing EFT to be as effective as EMDR, with some of the latest science supporting these findings. Participants will receive a brief introduction to a few of the EFT techniques designed for working with trauma. Additionally, we’ll talk about how EFT is particularly helpful when working gently and lovingly with protector parts that can often create flooding, overwhelm, self-harm and destructive relationship patterns. Lastly, we’ll touch on some pieces to notice when using EFT with dissociative genius (a.k.a. “disorders”), and/or with MC/RA survivors. Opportunities for Q & A with the presenter will be included. Whether you’re a survivor or a practitioner, if you want to know more about EFT from an integrated perspective with science, practical application, and compassion, this is a great introduction.
 
REGISTRATION
Registration closes Thursday evening October 18th , 2012

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: “Emotional Freedom Techniques for MC and RA Recovery”
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 an invitation link and instructions after the registration closes

COST
Webinars are on a sliding scale from $50.00 to full scholarship (while we offer full scholarships for webinars please consider paying whatever you are able to. Even $5 will help to cover the cost of the webinar provider). Please remember to factor in the cost of the telephone call if you don’t have a computer headset. The PayPal button is near the bottom of the page at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

If you wish to pay by check please send it to: Survivorship, Family Justice Center, 470 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

PAST WEBINARS
Survivorship members may listen to past webinars in the members’ section.
We strive to present all webinars in our archives, and sometimes, for technical reasons, we are unable to.

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

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Shamai@survivorship.org

Upcoming Professional Webinar: Moving through Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

September 27, 2011

Upcoming Professional Webinar: Moving through Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

REMINDER

Professional Webinar

Upcoming Professional Webinar:

Saturday, October 8, 2011
noon Pacific Time
Moving through Ritual Abuse and Mind Control
Presenter
: Ginny Fouts, LPC, LMFT

Ginny Fouts, LPC, LMFT, is founder of Innovative Therapies LLC. Mrs. Fouts has worked in the mental health field for 30 years in a variety of settings.  She  has experience helping individuals, couples, adolescents and groups, along with a wide-range of training working with those who have experienced severe trauma.  Over the years she has seen counseling bring healing to many lives and relationships.

The webinar focus will be on how to recognize the signs for these types of traumas and different ways of healing.  We will talk about the different types of programs and how not to get bogged down in the labyrinth of details.  Ginny will discuss some of the different levels of programming so you will recognize in the early stages what levels, as a therapist, to look for and how to know you are making progress.   

Upcoming Professional Webinars
In November Staci Sprout will begin the first in a series of Sexual Ethics Workshops. These Webinars will have CE’s attached. Please do let us know if you would like to be added to the email list for upcoming professional webinars.

REGISTRATION
Registration closes the Thursday evening before the webinar

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
3. Amount and method of payment  (check, PayPal, money order)
4. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions)

You will receive a confirmation email immediately and a guide and instructions after the registration closes

COST

Professional Webinars are $50, which will include CEs when they are available.

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

If you wish to pay by check please send it to: Survivorship, Family Justice Center, 470 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

FUTURE WEBINARS (survivors and professionals)

Saturday, October 15
10 am Pacific Time (please note change of time)
Neil Brick
“Educating Others about Ritual Abuse”

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse. He founded S.M.A.R.T.
( http://ritualabuse.us ) a ritual abuse educational research resource with a ritual abuse newsletter and annual conferences. He is a member of the Survivorship Board of Directors. He is an advocate for getting the truth about ritual abuse out to the general public.

The webinar focus will be on how survivors can safely empower themselves by getting the truth out about the reality of ritual abuse to other child abuse survivors and the general public. Different ways of reaching the public and the media will be discussed.

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

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Shamai@survivorship.org

Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinars for Clinicians and Survivors

September 17, 2011

Survivorship is pleased to announce a new webinar series for professionals beginning this October. We intend to provide webinars on a regular basis and are currently in the process of applying for CEs. Our speakers are trained professionals in the field with many years of experience both in the practical aspect of working with survivors of Ritual Abuse and Mind Control as well as having been speakers at professional conferences in the past.

Upcoming Professional Webinar:

Saturday, October 8, 2011
noon Pacific Time
Moving through Ritual Abuse and Mind Control
Presenter
: Ginny Fouts, LPC, LMFT

Ginny Fouts, LPC, LMFT, is founder of Innovative Therapies LLC. Mrs. Fouts has worked in the mental health field for 30 years in a variety of settings.  She  has experience helping individuals, couples, adolescents and groups, along with a wide-range of training working with those who have experienced severe trauma.  Over the years she has seen counseling bring healing to many lives and relationships.

The webinar focus will be on how to recognize the signs for these types of traumas and different ways of healing.  We will talk about the different types of programs and how not to get bogged down in the labyrinth of details.  Ginny will discuss some of the different levels of programming so you will recognize in the early stages what levels, as a therapist, to look for and how to know you are making progress.   

Upcoming Professional Webinars
In November Staci Sprout will begin the first in a series of Sexual Ethics Workshops. These Webinars will have CE’s attached. Please do let us know if you would like to be added to the email list for upcoming professional webinars.

Upcoming Webinar (for survivors and professionals):
Saturday, September 17
noon Pacific Time
Memory & Survivors

Presenter: Alikina

Most survivors have questions about their memory processes at some time: ‘is it true, did it happen?’ or ‘why can’t I remember?’, or even ‘why do I keep having intrusive memories?’  As we heal, we also become aware of times when our memories seem different than how we’ve been lead to believe ‘normal’ memory works.  We feel like we forget too much, or we have nearly perfect memories.  Often questions about memories of abuse are addressed in therapy, groups, books, etc; but questions about the everyday workings of memory, and how abuse may be affecting our brain function, stay unanswered.  This webinar will primarily focus on what current psychological science knows about basic memory processes, as well as issues unique to the survivor community, learning styles and how they affect memory, tricks to assist remembering, and plenty of Q & A time.

Alikina is a survivor of severe abuse and a current grad-school student halfway through her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling.  She has presented articles and webinars for Survivorship in the past.  She has worked with abuse survivors through community support organizations and been in therapy as both the client and the therapist, and plans to work with abuse and trauma survivors as her career path.

REGISTRATION
Registration closes the Thursday evening before the webinar

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
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

COST

Professional Webinars are $50, which will include CEs when they are available.
All other webinars are on a sliding scale from $50.00 to full scholarship.
The PayPal button is near the bottom of the page at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

If you wish to pay by check please send it to: Survivorship, Family Justice Center, 470 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

FUTURE WEBINARS (survivors and professionals)

Saturday, October 15
10 am Pacific Time (please note change of time)
Neil Brick
“Educating Others about Ritual Abuse”

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse. He founded S.M.A.R.T.
( http://ritualabuse.us ) a ritual abuse educational research resource with a ritual abuse newsletter and annual conferences. He is a member of the Survivorship Board of Directors. He is an advocate for getting the truth about ritual abuse out to the general public.

The webinar focus will be on how survivors can safely empower themselves by getting the truth out about the reality of ritual abuse to other child abuse survivors and the general public. Different ways of reaching the public and the media will be discussed.

PAST WEBINARS
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

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Shamai@survivorship.org

Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: The Manipulation of Attachment Needs

April 9, 2011

Editors : Orit Badouk Epstein, Joseph Schwartz, Rachel Wingfield Schwartz

Publisher Karnac Books 2011

ISBN 13 : 9781855758391

ISBN 10 : 1855758393

Synopsis:

People who have survived ritual abuse or mind control experiments have often been silenced, accused of lying, mocked and disbelieved. Clinicians working with survivors often find themselves isolated, facing the same levels of disbelief and denial from other professionals within the mental health field. This report – based on proceedings from a conference on the subject – presents knowledge and experience from both clinicians and survivors to promote understanding and recovery from organized and ritual abuse, mind control and programming. The book combines clinical presentations, survivors’ voices, and research material to help address the ways in which we can work clinically with mind control and cult programming from the perspective of relational psychotherapy.

Description:

“Although my father wrote about dissociation and multiple personality, it wasn’t until Valerie Sinason asked me to do some filming for a survivor of ritual abuse that the penny really dropped. We had been filming the locations where much of the abuse had occurred and the woman asked me “Do you believe me?” And I realized that I did. This book of papers from a pioneering conference of survivors and therapists stands as a testament to the courage of those willing to come forward to name and identify the horrors of organized abuse practiced on children in our society. Every therapist should read it.”

– Sir Richard Bowlby

“This book, and the remarkable conference it documents, has brought together an impressive group of experts, professional and experiential, to discuss one of the most controversial issues in the fields of trauma and mental health. Attachment theory can definitely throw new light on a topic that some sceptics might prefer be left in the dark altogether.”

– John Read, Professor of Clinical Psychology, the University of Auckland

Editors:

Orit Badouk Epstein is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor who trained at The Bowlby Centre, London where she is a member of the executive committee. She works as a relational psychotherapist in private practice and has a particular interest and passion for working with individuals who have experienced extreme abuse and trauma, DID, ritual abuse and working relationally with parents

Joseph Schwartz is a training therapist and supervisor at the Bowlby Centre. He is the author of numerous papers on clinical practice, the history of psychoanalysis, and the lack of a role of genetics in mental distress.

Rachel Wingfield Schwartz is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and a training supervisor and teacher at the Bowlby Centre. Rachel has been working with ritual abuse survivors since 1993 and is passionately committed to ending the disbelief and silence surrounding this issue.


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