Only a few days left for Special Prices until June 29, 2018 – East Coast 2018 Ritual Abuse Conference – Music Performances Saturday night

June 28, 2018 Comments Off on Only a few days left for Special Prices until June 29, 2018 – East Coast 2018 Ritual Abuse Conference – Music Performances Saturday night

Registrations are open for the SMART East Coast Conference this August 2018 in Connecticut. https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference

Speakers include Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick.

The conference is having special music performances by professionals on Saturday night. These have been added to our schedule with no additional cost for conference attendees.

The conference will be Saturday and Sunday August 18 – 19, 2018 at the DoubleTree near Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.

Special Prices extended until June 29, 2018 – Low Income Prices Available – please see our website

Internet conference information: https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Conference Goals

– To help stop future occurrences of ritual abuse

– To help survivors of ritual abuse

– To name the groups that have participated in alleged illegal activities

– To unite those working to stop ritual abuse

Speakers at the conference include:

Randy Noblitt, PhD: The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations

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)

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 Professional 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).

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

Neil Brick, researcher and advocate: Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years

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. His research is at http://neilbrick.com

Jillian Jackson: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

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.

Jillian Jackson received a Masters of Social Work from Marywood University. Jillian provides services at the Village of Radikal Healing in Warminster and online through WeCounsel. Jillian also maintains employment at a local psychiatric hospital where her main focus is on adults with co-occurring disorders: mental health and substance abuse. Jillian’s experience includes working with a myriad of people with various life challenges and stressors and utilizes a holistic approach in assisting both adolescents and adults. Jillian offers individual, couples, and family counseling. Jillian’s experience includes grant writing, creating community-based programs and working with individuals who have extensive histories of trauma. Jillian is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and is certified in Reiki I.

Manjot Singh Khalsa: Radikal Healing

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

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.

Manjot Singh Khalsa is a psychotherapist in private practice, sacred healer, interfaith minister, teacher and co-creator of Radikal Healing. Radikal Healing is a process of life transformation utilizing a complement of modalities tailored to each client’s individual needs including psychotherapy, meditation, Kundalini yoga, Shamanic technology, energy medicine, life coaching and supervised fasting. Village of Radikal Healing in Bucks County, PA is a healing center that provides opportunities for people to embrace the Radikal Life they were meant to live.

Scientific Research:

Proof That Ritual Abuse Exists

https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/

Large List of Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse References

https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Research and Information on Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder) https://ritualabuse.us/research/did/

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SMART East Coast Ritual Abuse Conference – August 2018 in Connecticut

June 8, 2018 § Leave a comment

The SMART East Coast Conference this August 2018 in Connecticut
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/ 

Speakers include Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick.

The conference will be Saturday and Sunday August 18 – 19, 2018 at the DoubleTree near Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.

Special Prices until June 15, 2018 – Low Income Prices Available

Internet conference information: https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Conference Goals
– To help stop future occurrences of ritual abuse
– To help survivors of ritual abuse
– To name the groups that have participated in alleged illegal activities
– To unite those working to stop ritual abuse

Speakers at the conference include:

Randy Noblitt, PhD: The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations

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)

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 Professional 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).

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

Neil Brick, researcher and advocate: Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years

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. His research is at http://neilbrick.com

Jillian Jackson: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
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.

Jillian Jackson received a Masters of Social Work from Marywood University. Jillian provides services at the Village of Radikal Healing in Warminster and online through WeCounsel. Jillian also maintains employment at a local psychiatric hospital where her main focus is on adults with co-occurring disorders: mental health and substance abuse. Jillian’s experience includes working with a myriad of people with various life challenges and stressors and utilizes a holistic approach in assisting both adolescents and adults. Jillian offers individual, couples, and family counseling. Jillian’s experience includes grant writing, creating community-based programs and working with individuals who have extensive histories of trauma. Jillian is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and is certified in Reiki I.

Manjot Singh Khalsa: Radikal Healing
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
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.

Manjot Singh Khalsa is a psychotherapist in private practice, sacred healer, interfaith minister, teacher and co-creator of Radikal Healing. Radikal Healing is a process of life transformation utilizing a complement of modalities tailored to each client’s individual needs including psychotherapy, meditation, Kundalini yoga, Shamanic technology, energy medicine, life coaching and supervised fasting. Village of Radikal Healing in Bucks County, PA is a healing center that provides opportunities for people to embrace the Radikal Life they were meant to live.

Scientific Research:

Proof That Ritual Abuse Exists https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/

Large List of Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse References
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Research and Information on Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder) https://ritualabuse.us/research/did/

Ritual Abuse Conference – Special Deals – August 2018

May 30, 2018 Comments Off on Ritual Abuse Conference – Special Deals – August 2018

Ritual Abuse Conference – Special Deals – August 2018

Special deals on the conference until June 15, 2018.  Please write this address smartnews@aol.com for more information or visit the conference website:
The 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference, August 18 – 19, 2018, DoubleTree Hotel, Windsor Locks, CT
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/
Special Price $175 until June 15, 2018
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.
Newsletter can be found online at:
SMART Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Newsletter
https://ritualabuse.us/2018/05/issue-140-may-2018/
Survivorship Notes May/June 2018
https://survivorship.org/notes-and-journal/
Survivorship Conference May 2018 – Promotional Video
https://youtu.be/_H9WCl6lf6Q
Survivorship Conference 2017 – Promo Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgq6z3F-Wgw
Survivorship Movie (the Survivorship edit) – 2012 Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BONGdkCuSiw

Survivorship Notes for March/April 2018 are now online, Survivorship Conference – May 2018

March 22, 2018 Comments Off on Survivorship Notes for March/April 2018 are now online, Survivorship Conference – May 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,

The 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference – Speakers and Special Prices

March 15, 2018 Comments Off on The 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference – Speakers and Special Prices

The 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference – Speakers and Special Prices

August 18 – 19, 2018

DoubleTree Hotel
Windsor Locks, CT

Internet conference information:
http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Conference Goals
– To help stop future occurrences of ritual abuse
– To help survivors of ritual abuse
– To name the groups that have participated in alleged illegal activities
– To unite those working to stop ritual abuse

Special Early Registration Deals:
Register and pay:
Before May 1, 2018 – Fri night, Sat and Sun only $150
Before June 1, 2018 – Fri night, Sat and Sun only $175.
Low income fees are $100.00 for two days and $50 for one day

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)

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 Professional 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).

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.

Jillian Jackson received a Masters of Social Work from Marywood University. Jillian provides services at the Village of Radikal Healing in Warminster and online through WeCounsel. Jillian also maintains employment at a local psychiatric hospital where her main focus is on adults with co-occurring disorders: mental health and substance abuse. Jillian’s experience includes working with a myriad of people with various life challenges and stressors and utilizes a holistic approach in assisting both adolescents and adults. Jillian offers individual, couples, and family counseling. Jillian’s experience includes grant writing, creating community-based programs and working with individuals who have extensive histories of trauma. Jillian is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and is certified in Reiki I.

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.

Manjot Singh Khalsa is a psychotherapist in private practice, sacred healer, interfaith minister, teacher and co-creator of Radikal Healing. Radikal Healing is a process of life transformation utilizing a complement of modalities tailored to each client’s individual needs including psychotherapy, meditation, Kundalini yoga, Shamanic technology, energy medicine, life coaching and supervised fasting. Village of Radikal Healing in Bucks County, PA is a healing center that provides opportunities for people to embrace the Radikal Life they were meant to live.

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

The conference is sponsored by S.M.A.R.T., a newsletter that examines the possible connections between ritual abuse and secretive organizations. SMARTNEWS@aol.com  https://ritualabuse.us/

For those interested in helping to promote the conference, please write smartnews@aol.com  to receive a press release to forward to others.

Permission to forward this e-mail to pro-survivors lists and resources.

Are you susceptible to brainwashing?

March 2, 2018 Comments Off on Are you susceptible to brainwashing?

Are you susceptible to brainwashing?

by Michael Nedelman, CNN Tue February 13, 2018

“Brainwashing” is often used to describe when an individual or group uses coercive tactics to control another person

Scholars are split on what might make some people more susceptible to “mind control” than others

(CNN) Steven Hassan was a college junior in the mid-1970s when he was recruited into the Unification Church, a cult also known as the “Moonies.” Hassan said he quickly came to believe that Armageddon and World War III were imminent. The Moonies, he thought, were singularly tasked with saving the world.

“It only took a few weeks to get me convinced that the Messiah was on the Earth, even though I’m Jewish,” said Hassan, author of “Combating Cult Mind Control.”

It wasn’t until he met with ex-Moonies, albeit reluctantly, that he began to leave the cult 2½ years later.

“I was an off-the-charts, fly-a-plane-into-the-World-Trade-Center-if-Father-ordered-you-to Moonie,” he said of the group’s leader, Sun Myung Moon, whom the members called Father. “I was sure they wouldn’t be able to make me betray Father. I wanted to prove to my parents that I was not brainwashed or mind-controlled.”

Hassan, now a licensed mental health counselor who specializes in helping former cult members, said that just about anyone’s mind can be controlled in similar ways….

“What was the chance Patty Hearst was going to become a bank robber without being violently kidnapped, thrown in the back of a car, put in a closet and mind-controlled for days and days?” asked Hassan, who was coincidentally recruited into the Moonies the week Hearst was kidnapped. He said he felt a certain empathy for her while she was on the run from authorities and later stood trial….

‘I didn’t know the warning signs’

“I had a secret life that nobody knew about,” said social psychologist Alexandra Stein, author of “Terror, Love and Brainwashing: Attachment in Cults and Totalitarian Systems.”
Stein was 26 when she joined a political cult in Minneapolis — the O, it was called — though she didn’t really realize it was a cult at first. The organization controlled her life throughout the 1980s, isolating her from her from friends and keeping her sleep-deprived with multiple jobs, including one as a computer programmer and one at a bakery….

Stein, who had just left a relationship when she joined the cult in Minneapolis, remembers feeling lost and confused, like they could offer answers she didn’t have. It broke her down, she said….

But Stein said that “the vulnerabilities are situational, not dispositional.” At the wrong time in someone’s life, anyone could find themselves vulnerable to manipulation and mind control, as she did.

“Any human being is going to have situational vulnerabilities throughout their lives,” Hassan said. “Whether it’s the death of a loved one or some illness or moving to a (new) city … that’s going to create a vulnerability that then a cult recruiter can deceptively appeal to.”
Cults don’t want people who are “disturbed” or unstable, because they can be more difficult to control, Hassan argued. He said groups often target productive, smart people who can work and donate money to the cause….

‘It could never happen to me’

“We can be programmed with specific mind control techniques and methods to shut off critical thinking, to have irrational fears or phobias implanted in our minds that take away our choices,” Hassan said.
In his clinical work with former cult members, he said, he aims to increase their self-awareness through means such as having them research how other groups work and revisiting the memories of their cult experiences.

When Stein left the cult in Minneapolis, her critical thinking “clicked back” almost immediately. What took longer was coming to terms with the previous 10 years, reinterpreting what had happened to her and getting her life back on track.
“The nature of these groups, of isolating you, means that you have no friends on the outside,” no job, no housing, she said. “You certainly don’t have an identity that’s separate from the group when you leave.”

But she also experienced a lot of joy when she came out of the group, she said….

“We all want to believe that we’re in control of our minds all the time,” Hassan said. “Cults love people who say ‘it could never happen to me,’ because it because it makes them that much easier to recruit.” “I would’ve said that if it hadn’t happened to me.” ….
https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/13/health/brainwashing-mind-control-patty-hearst/index.html 

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

January 9, 2018 Comments Off on Survivorship Conference May 2018, Special Low Prices 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.

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