The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control May 2018 Conference

May 22, 2018 Comments Off on The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control May 2018 Conference

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control May 2018 Conference

Survivorship, an organization for survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and torture, had a conference last weekend in Long Beach, California.

 

Long Beach, CA – WEBWIRE – Monday, May 21, 2018
Survivorship, for survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and torture

Survivorship, for survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and torture

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 Survivorship community for survivors; training and education for professionals who may serve survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other helpers.

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference was at the Courtyard Marriot in Long Beach California this year. Their regular conference for ritual abuse survivors and their helpers was on Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018. Their Clinician’s Conference was opened to practioners on Friday May 18, 2018. The conference was an excellent conference again this year, with many strong presentations.

At their Friday conference, there were presentations from Dr. Ellen Lacter, Ph.D., Dr. Randy Noblitt, PhD and Cynthia Henrie, MFT.  All three presenters are highly credentialed and well educated in their topics.

Dr. Lacter had a presentation about “For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture.” She discussed how specific torture methods predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; how the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; and how abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture. She discussed assigning all guilt, shame, and moral responsibility for coerced harm to the perpetrators who execute the torture and working to help survivors stand in solidarity with other survivors of extreme abuse to do everything in their power to overcome all self-condemnation for having been coerced through torture to harm other victims.

Dr. Ellen 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. Information on Ellen Lacter and Her Research (https://ritualabuse.us/smart/ellen-lacter/) (endritualabuse.org)

Dr. Randy Noblitt, PhD discussed “Ethics, the Community Standard, and the Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations.” He talked about to what extent do mental health and other helping professionals believe the stories of ritual abuse survivors. He systematically reviewed the empirical research on the credibility of ritual abuse allegations.

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. 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).  Information on Randy Noblitt and His Research https://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt/

Cynthia Henrie, MFT discussed “Introduction to Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Clients with DID.” She talked about how Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-oriented, talking therapy developed in the 1980s by Pat Ogden. She disccused how Sensorimotor Psychotherapy blends cognitive and emotional approaches, verbal dialogue, and physical interventions that directly address the implicit memories and neurobiological effects of trauma. A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach is a useful tool in the work of treating survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

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.

At their Saturday and Sunday conference, Survivorship had presentations from Dr. Ellen Lacter, Ph.D., Dr. Randy Noblitt, PhD, Neil Brick and Eileen Aveni LMSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD.

Neil Brick discussed “Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years.” He talked about the history of severe abuse and child abuse crimes  and the changes 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.

Neil Brick is a survivor and researcher 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. (ritualabuse.us) has been published for over 22 years.  Information about Neil Brick (neilbrick.com) and his research (https://ritualabuse.us/smart/neil-brick/).

Dr. Ellen Lacter, Ph.D. talked about “For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture.” She discussed how 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. Her workshop explained 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.

Randy Noblitt, PhD moderated a discussion on “Encouraging a Supportive Environment for Survivors: An Interactive Discussion.” Conference attendees discussed ways to create a supportive environment for ritual abuse survivors.

Eileen Aveni talked about “How to Decrease In-Fighting and Increase Respect for the Gifts of All Internal Parts.” She discussed how understanding one’s internal system is critical to helping every internal part work together for true safety and healing. She talked about how often internal parts are at odds with each other 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. Her focus was 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 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 American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the National Center for Crisis Management, and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.

Survivorship made an excellent promotional video for their conference:
Survivorship Conference May 2018 – Promotional Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=_H9WCl6lf6Q

At their last conference, entire presentations were filmed and put on the Internet for everyone to watch.
Video Presentations from The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2017 Conference  
https://survivorship.org/presentations-from-the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2017-conference

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 Survivorship 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 support for survivors who may be isolated emotionally or geographically. Through community outreach and training, Survivorship also raises awareness about these difficult issues.

Survivorshhip provides a variety of educational resources for survivors, their helpers and the general public about child abuse, ritual abuse and mind control topics.

Some of their resources are listed at:
Ritual Abuse Evidence https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-evidence/

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

Survivorship has heard that someone online has been criticizing the Survivorship Conference and conference participants. For more information on this, please visit: https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2018-conference/ and https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2016-conference/ for informational links replying to these issues.

Justin Bieber’s Hillsong Church: Child abuse cover-up claims and ‘cult’ accusations, female RAF recruit imitating sex in ‘initiation ritual’, ritual killings in Limpopo, Child abuse and neglect and gender inequality, Child Abuse Conference – August 11 – 13 in Connecticut, Neil Brick, Ellen Lacter and Her Research

August 1, 2017 Comments Off on Justin Bieber’s Hillsong Church: Child abuse cover-up claims and ‘cult’ accusations, female RAF recruit imitating sex in ‘initiation ritual’, ritual killings in Limpopo, Child abuse and neglect and gender inequality, Child Abuse Conference – August 11 – 13 in Connecticut, Neil Brick, Ellen Lacter and Her Research

  – Inside Justin Bieber’s Hillsong Church: Child abuse cover-up claims, rinsing its followers for money and facing ‘cult’ accusations
– Shocking pictures show a female RAF recruit being hurled around by naked servicemen imitating sex in degrading ‘initiation ritual’
– Concerns over high ritual killings in Limpopo
– Child abuse and neglect linked to gender inequality
– Child Abuse Conference – August 11 – 13 in Connecticut
– Neil Brick will be speaking at S.M.A.R.T. Child and Ritual Abuse Conference – August 11 – 13, 2017
– Information on Ellen Lacter and Her Research


Shocking pictures show a female RAF recruit being hurled around by naked servicemen imitating sex in degrading ‘initiation ritual’
From 2012-2017 there were 363 sex abuse claims across army, air and sea cadets
Military police launched 113 probes into rape and harassment claims last year
Rebecca Crookshank claims she was assaulted at an RAF base in the Falklands
By Amie Gordon For Mailonline 30 July 2017
….She says she later had a personnel meeting with an officer in her bedroom, who convinced her to keep quiet by offering her a flight on a Tornado F3.
….Ms Crookshank told MailOnline: ‘With women now able to serve on the front line and sexual abuse claims on the rise it is clear that the military are not doing enough.

‘Training which encourages equality in the work place and zero tolerance of sexual abuse, harassment and bullying needs to be addressed from basic training and beyond.

‘The abhorrent behaviour I experienced in 2001 may be a long time ago to some but it has had a huge impact on my life and I will not be silenced.

‘If one other human being reads my story and finds the courage to speak out about their personal experience of abuse in the military or any workplace for that matter, then together we can move closer to a change in behaviour, zero tolerance of injustice, a positive shift in the face of adversity.’

She also claimed corporals had sex with young female trainees…..
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4744268/Female-soldiers-victim-sex-attacks-twice-WEEK.html

Concerns over high ritual killings in Limpopo
Koketšo Motau July 30, 2917

JOHANNESBURG – The InnerMan Institute and the Limpopo House of Traditional Leaders say they are concerned about a high number of ritual killings in the province, especially of women.

The institute, together with the provincial government and the house, held a colloquium on Sunday afternoon in Polokwane as part of Mandela Month to talk to men to stop violence against women and children.

The country has been faced with high levels of violence, killings of women and children and many other social ills.
Some of the women killed in Limpopo were mutilated as part of ritual killings…..

http://ewn.co.za/2017/07/30/concerns-over-high-ritual-killings-in-limpopo

Inside Justin Bieber’s Hillsong Church: Child abuse cover-up claims, rinsing its followers for money and facing ‘cult’ accusations By Emmeline Saunders 27 JUL 2017

….And now it’s Justin Bieber’s turn to spark controversy with his reported closeness to Hillsong Church, a global strand of Christianity that looks to recruit followers with music, dancing and community care projects.

But Hillsong has also faced accusations that it acts as a cult, as well as allegedly having attempted to cover up the child abuse allegations levelled against its founder’s father.

It is also accused of pushing its congregations to donate cash and of using Bible verses selectively to set its own agenda.

….Hillsong and child abuse

Brian Houston, who founded the Pentecostal Christian movement in Australia, stood down his own father, William ‘Frank’ Houston, as a preacher in 1999 after hearing an allegation that Frank had sexually abused a seven-year-old boy.

In a letter sent to church leaders in 2001, Brian claimed that there was no reason for the information to be spread any further afield, prompting claims of an attempted cover-up when the letter was leaked.

“Sadly there are always one or two people with their own agendas who will try and get mileage from other people’s pain,” Brian’s missive told ministers.

Frank would go on to leave Hillsong and died of a stroke in 2004. Fresh allegations that he’d molested six other children in New Zealand in previous decades continued to dog the organisation.

An investigation by Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found none of the allegations against Frank Houston were ever reported to police.

The commission’s report found Frank had sexually abused the seven-year-old boy, and had later admitted it to an assembly of church executives….

Bieber spent six weeks in 2014 living with Pastor Carl – one of the church’s lead pastors who is frequently compared to a rock star thanks to his charismatic brand of teaching – and grew close to the minister’s family.

According to GQ, the troubled pop star moved into Carl’s home after a period of car-crash media stories and reputational crisis. While he was there the two “worked through some stuff” and Bieber cried that he “wanted to know Jesus” before begging on his knees to be baptised.

He’s since attended Hillsong services and conferences – and was even suspected of cancelling the rest of his Purpose world tour in July 2017 so he could found his own branch of the church…..

It’s not just Bieber who’s known to follow Hillsong – his friends Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez have also been linked to the religious movement…..
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/inside-justin-biebers-hillsong-church-10874262

Child abuse and neglect linked to gender inequality
Researchers investigate how physical abuse and neglect correlates with discrimination against women
July 27, 2017     Springer

Summary:  Children growing up in societies that experience high levels of gender inequality — irrespective of whether these are developed or developing countries — are more likely to be maltreated. This is according to a cross-national analysis of data from 57 countries worldwide.

….Rates of discrimination against women substantially influence the levels of child physical abuse and child neglect.

The researchers found all three gender inequity indices to be significantly associated with physical abuse and two of the three to be significantly associated with neglect, after controlling for country-level development. Specifically, higher scores indicating greater levels of discrimination against women on the SIGI, greater gender inequity on the GII, and lower scores on the GGI indicating greater gender gaps are associated with higher rates of child physical abuse and child neglect.

The authors conclude that based on these findings, efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect might benefit from reducing gender inequity.

Joanne Klevens, Katie A. Ports. Gender Inequity Associated with Increased Child Physical Abuse and Neglect: a Cross-Country Analysis of Population-Based Surveys and Country-Level Statistics. Journal of Family Violence, 2017; DOI: 10.1007/s10896-017-9925-4
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170727103010.htm

Child Abuse Conference – August 11 – 13 in Connecticut
An excellent Child And Ritual Abuse Conference will be held in Connecticut from August 11 – 13, 2017. Scholarships and low income prices available. Information is at https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/   Please write us at smartnews@aol.com if you are interested or have any questions.

Neil Brick will be speaking at S.M.A.R.T. Child and Ritual Abuse Conference – August 11 – 13, 2017
Neil Brick has developed Internet resources to publish scientific information about child and ritual abuse. He publishes a bimonthly newsletter and organizes informational conferences. The goal of these resources is to help stop child and ritual abuse through public education.
http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=210052


Ellen Lacter
Information on Ellen Lacter and Her Research

https://ritualabuse.us/smart/ellen-lacter/

 

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