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West Coast and East Coast Ritual Abuse Conferences – Survivorship Conference May 2018 – Long Beach, CA – SMART Conference August 2018 – Windsor Locks, CT

April 4, 2018

Dear Friends,

We would like to announce two excellent conferences on the West and East Coasts of the United States.

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2018-conference/

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

Where:
Courtyard Marriot Long Beach Airport – Long Beach, CA

Please write conference2018@survivorship.org for more information.

We now have continuing education credit hours available for our Friday conference.

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: https://endritualabuse.org/. 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. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 22 years. http://neilbrick.com

How to Decrease In-Fighting and Increase Respect for the Gifts of All Internal Parts
Presenter: Eileen Aveni
Understanding one’s internal system is critical to helping every internal part work together for true safety and healing. Often internal parts are at odds with each other (such as higher level alters, reporter alters, persecutor/protector alters, and other internal alters) because they are used to ‘doing their jobs” and following orders. But they are really allies in the system and can be helped to learn better and more effective ways to keep everyone in the system safe and help heal the system. The focus will be on how to communicate with parts who might seem particularly difficult to work with, learn to recognize their true gifts to the internal system, how to develop a community of mutual respect, and eventually lead the system to safety and wholeness.

Eileen Aveni, LMSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD specializes in working with dissociative identity disorder with a focus on ritualized abuse and mind control. For almost 30 years she has worked alongside other major treatment specialists teaching and training clinicians and community groups on the major issues of these survivors and how to help and support them. She created and led an 8-year long-term therapy for DID/RA/MC survivors, and helped create and run a safe-house for RA/MC survivors for several years. She regularly presents and consults nationally and internationally. She was the 2016 Chair of the Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Special Interest Group, a division of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Survivorship, a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the National Center for Crisis Management, and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.

Clinician’s Conference Speakers – Friday May 18, 2018
We now have continuing education credit hours available for our Friday conference.

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.

https://survivorship.org
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 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference

August 18 – 19, 2018 – Windsor Locks, CT

Internet conference information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/
E-mail for more information: smartnews@aol.com

Special Early Registration Deals:
Before May 1, 2018 – Fri night, Sat and Sun only $150
Before June 1, 2018 – Fri night, Sat and Sun only $175.

Conference Speakers

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. (Skype Presentation)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Presenter: Jillian Jackson
CPT Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is short-term, specific 12 session therapeutic intervention to help adults address specific life events associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It was originally designed to assist victims of rape and it has been widely used within the Veterans Administration to assist combat veterans address PTSD. Clinicians are now using this evidence-based practice to help individuals who struggle with a continuum of traumas. CPT is a derivate of the more widely known Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Research demonstrates that CPT is effective in reducing the symptoms associated with PTSD. In this workshop, participants will learn the history of CPT, determine who is an appropriate candidate for the intervention, and how CPT is administered. The workshop will also highlight the research supporting this intervention and discuss it’s outcomes.

Radikal Healing
Presenter: Manjot Singh Khalsa
Radikal Healing is a holistic therapeutic approach for the healing of trauma. This workshop will provide a primer introduction to various modalities that are available and also highlight why it is vital for a process of healing and transformation to be tailored to each individual’s needs and experience.

Be Here Now
Presenter: Manjot Singh Khalsa
Manjot Singh Khalsa is the creator of a Kundalini Yoga and Meditation curriculum, “Be Here Now: Yoga, Meditation & Mantra for Trauma Survivors.” In today’s experiential workshop, participants will have the opportunity to stretch, breathe, strengthen and rest in a safe space. No previous yoga experience necessary. Participants will choose to sit in a chair or on the floor during this workshop.

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.

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Survivorship Notes for March/April 2018 are now online

March 21, 2018
Dear Friends,
Thank you for all of your support. Our Survivorship Notes for March/April 2018 are now online at https://survivorship.org/notes-and-journal/
Survivorship will be having a conference this May in the Los Angeles area.
The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference
When:
Regular Conference – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018
(low income prices available)
Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 18, 2018
Where: Courtyard Marriot Long Beach Airport, Long Beach, CA
Speakers include: Dr. Ellen Lacter, Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick
At our Clinician’s Conference Speakers on Friday May 18, 2018, eight continuing education credit hours will be available. Please see our conference website for more information.
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Attendees will receive a free lunch each day and reduced hotel room rates. The hotel has free wifi, a fitness center and outdoor pool. Please write conference2018@survivorship.org for more information.
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We will be co-sponsoring the SMART East Coast Conference this August 2018 in Connecticut.https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/
Speakers include Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick
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.
Sincerely,

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

January 9, 2018

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference

https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2018-conference/

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

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

Please write conference2018@survivorship.org 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: https://endritualabuse.org/. 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. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 22 years. http://neilbrick.com

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.

https://survivorship.org

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 Conference May 2018 – Conference Speakers

December 29, 2017

Dear Friends,

We are now accepting conference registrations. We have special prices for those that register before February 1, 2018.

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference
https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2018-conference/

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

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

Please write conference2018@survivorship.org 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: https://endritualabuse.org/. 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. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 22 years. http://neilbrick.com

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.

https://survivorship.org
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.

Sincerely,

The Survivorship Conference Committee

Survivorship
881 Alma Real Drive Ste 311
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Group Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign

December 24, 2014

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Group Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign

Help Survivorship support child abuse, ritual abuse and mind control survivors.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-group

What is Survivorship?

Survivorship is a volunteer run not for profit organization and currently one of the only long time support network for survivors of extreme abuse. In order to keep these vital and critical life lines available to survivors, and in order to fulfill our mandate, we seek bursaries, contributions and grants. Your generous contribution to this campaign will allow more people to attend our yearly conference, give us the possibility of educating more professionals, and give us a broader base of out reach and the ability to reach our dream list.

Our hopes for Survivorship in the future are to make room for more survivors to avail themselves of support and knowledge, to attract more professionals, and to do more outreach in the community.

This campaign will last for one month.
Our future is in your hands.

All donations will receive a tax receipt upon request.
Thank you.

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.

Our Mission
Survivorship is dedicated to improving the lives of survivors of ritualistic abuse. Our by-laws describe our goals in these words:
1). To provide publications which offer a forum for communication, information, validation, and peer support for survivors of ritualistic abuse, torture and mind control.
2). To disseminate information relating to issues in recovery.
3). To offer educational forums for survivors, partners, professionals and other concerned citizens.
4). To provide other needed services in support of the Mission, as determined by the Board of Directors of Survivorship.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-group

Survivorship Webinar – Experiences of Torture among American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations Sex Trafficking Victims

October 8, 2014

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER

Date: Sunday October 12th, 2014
Time: 5pm PT/8pm EDT
Presenter: Dr. Alexandra (Sandi) Pierce
Topic: Experiences of Torture among American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations Sex Trafficking Victims

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.

REGISTRATION
Registration closes Thursday evening, October 9th, 2014

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: Experiences of Torture
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 invitation after the registration closes

COST
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.

FUTURE WEBINARS

If you would like to give a webinar, or suggest a topic, please contact us at info@survivorship.org

PAST WEBINARS
Survivorship members may listen to past webinars in the members’ section.
https://survivorship.org/webinar-archived/

For information on joining Survivorship, go to
https://survivorship.org/how-to-join-survivorship-membership/

Complete details on all our webinars are at
https://survivorship.org/survivorship-webinars/

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

news items – True Detective Satanic Ritual Case, Jehovah’s Witnesses lawsuit, Islamic sacrifice ritual, Yom Kippur Ritual Chicken Slaughter

October 5, 2014

This week there were a variety of articles about certain religious groups and allegations of either child abuse or ritual sacrifice. These include the True Detective show being based on an actual satanic ritual abuse case, a lawsuit against the Jehovah’s witnesses, an Islamic “sacrifice ritual” and a Yom Kippur “Ritual Chicken Slaughter.”

“True Detective” Was Inspired by This Extremely Disturbing Case [VIDEO]
a notorious case plagued the town of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, that involved Satanic rituals, child abuse, and animal sacrifices.

http://thestashed.com/2014/10/02/true-detective-inspired-extremely-disturbing-case-video/
http://goo.gl/FGoR5b

The Real and Disturbing Story That Inspired ‘True Detective’ (Documentary) Satanic rituals, child abuse, and animal sacrifices
http://www.missinfo.tv/index.php/the-real-true-detective-story/#more-160459
http://goo.gl/ckEijh

Hosanna Church Ponchatoula, Louisiana Satanic Ritual Case
http://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/hosanna-church-ponchatoula-louisiana-satanic-ritual-case/
http://goo.gl/Z8ogqV

Real-Life Satanic Church Was the Nightmarish Inspiration for True Detective
http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/10/04/real-life-satanic-church-was-the-nightmarish-inspiration-for-true-detective-2315522
http://goo.gl/r2x0Qc

High court to hear religious man’s child abuse case
http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/28/high-court-hear-religious-mans-child-abuse-case/16410841/
http://goo.gl/nQelHf

Jehovah’s Witness congregation sued for alleged child abuse      Two Vt. sisters claim repeated molestation in the 1990s http://www.wptz.com/news/vermont-new-york/burlington/jehovahs-witness-congregation-sued-for-alleged-child-abuse/28338048
http://goo.gl/XVRPOb

Young witnesses discuss abuse
A teen girl and her younger sister testified Wednesday in Mercer County Circuit Court about a Bluefield man who allegedly used a claim of having magical powers to sexually abuse them.
the teen stated her mother was practicing wiccan and pagan practices with Irvin and “believed him to be a magical warlock”
http://www.register-herald.com/news/article_2d215e5c-4a30-11e4-834a-d7e1011ca568.html
http://goo.gl/Hhsw1l

Moscow bans Islamic sacrifice ritual for Eid 
Muslims typically celebrate the occassion by slaughtering a lamb, a cow or a camel and distributing its meat to relatives, neighbors and the poor.
http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/145548/moscow-bans-islamic-sacrifice-ritual-for-eid
http://goo.gl/XSsBX1

Ritual Chicken Slaughter Draws Fire in Brooklyn
A Yom Kippur atonement ceremony involving the sacrifice of live chickens has drawn a lawsuit from animal rights activists.
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/10/02/72075.htm
http://goo.gl/1Glhxq

Occult expert searches Westchester animal killings for clues
http://www.lohud.com/story/news/crime/2014/10/03/occult-expert-reviewing-westchester-animal-killings/16663835/
http://goo.gl/gbOKYY

Survivorship Webinar – Experiences of Torture among American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations Sex Trafficking Victims

https://survivorshipwp.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/survivorship-webinar-experiences-of-torture-among-american-indian-alaska-native-and-first-nations-sex-trafficking-victims/
http://goo.gl/TA7AQc

Survivorship ritual abuse and mind control website https://survivorship.org

Survivorship Webinar – Experiences of Torture among American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations Sex Trafficking Victims

October 1, 2014

Survivorship Webinar –  Experiences of Torture among American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations Sex Trafficking Victims

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.

Upcoming Webinar:


Date:
Sunday October 12th, 2014
Time
: 5pm PT/8pm EDT
Presenter
: Dr. Alexandra (Sandi) Pierce
Topic
: Experiences of Torture among American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations Sex Trafficking Victims

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.

REGISTRATION
Registration closes Thursday evening, October 9th, 2014

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: Experiences of Torture
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 invitation after the registration closes

COST

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.

FUTURE WEBINARS

If you would like to give a webinar, or suggest a topic, please contact us at info@survivorship.org

PAST WEBINARS
Survivorship members may listen to past webinars in the members’ section. https://survivorship.org/webinar-archived/

For information on joining Survivorship, go to https://survivorship.org/how-to-join-survivorship-membership/

Complete details on all our webinars are at
https://survivorship.org/survivorship-webinars/

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

Survivorship Webinar: Three Steps to Let Go of the Pain of Childhood Abuse

September 25, 2014

 

Survivorship Webinar:  Three Steps to Let Go of the Pain of Childhood Abuse

FINAL NOTICE/REGISTRATION CLOSES TOMORROW

Upcoming Webinar:

Date: Sunday September 28th, 2014
Time: 5pm PT/8pm EDT
Presenter: Rachel Grant
Topic: 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
Registration closes Thursday evening, September 25, 2014

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: 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

COST
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.

FUTURE WEBINARS

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.

PAST WEBINARS
Survivorship members may listen to past webinars in the members’ section.
https://survivorship.org/webinar-archived/

For information on joining Survivorship, go to
https://survivorship.org/how-to-join-survivorship-membership/

Complete details on all our webinars are at
https://survivorship.org/survivorship-webinars/

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

Survivorship Webinars – Three Steps to Let Go of the Pain of Childhood Abuse

August 22, 2014

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.

Upcoming Webinar:

Date: Sunday September 28th, 2014
Time: 5pm PT/8pm EDT
Presenter: Rachel Grant
Topic: 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

Registration closes Thursday evening, September 25, 2014

To reserve a space in the webinar, e-mail Shamai at shamai@survivorship.org and give her this information:

1.Your name

  1. The webinar you wish to attend: Three Steps to Let Go of the Pain of Childhood Abuse and Finally Feel Normal
  2. Amount and method of payment (check, PayPal, money order)
  3. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions)
  4. 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

Webinars are on a sliding scale from $50.00 to full scholarship (Please remember to factor in the cost of the telephone call.)

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

FUTURE WEBINARS

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.

PAST WEBINARS

Survivorship members may listen to past webinars in the members’ section.
https://survivorship.org/webinar-archived/

For information on joining Survivorship, go to
https://survivorship.org/how-to-join-survivorship-membership/

Complete details on all our webinars are at
https://survivorship.org/survivorship-webinars/

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