February 10, 2012 Comments Off on Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinar: Resourcefulness as a survival tool – Feb 25
Upcoming Webinar. Please note change of date. Spaces still available:
Saturday, February 25
12 pm Pacific Time
“Resourcefulness as a survival tool. Drawing on both internal and external resources”
Alison grew up within an inter-generational cult in Eastern Ontario, Canada rooted in the Knights of Columbus and the 18th century Catholic Church. To pay for disappointing her family of not carrying on the tradition of the firstborn son, Alison bore three children by members of her family and was forced to sacrifice them. She did her University studies from 1993-2004 during which time she struggled with unmanaged dissociation, anorexia and bulimia.
Her healing began in a treatment program in the USA, and continues at home in Canada. Alison has two published articles and now speaks out about SRA. She has been recently diagnosed with a terminal illness and still continues her endeavors to bring light to the issue of SRA. She has worked as an HIV counselor and a rep on the LGBTQ Caucus of the Ontario NDP. Alison is a part time music theory teacher and Artist Manager.
Having the ability to be resourceful has kept Alison alive for the past 36 years. She believes that all human beings have basic human rights as outlined in the Canadian Human Rights Code, and she has drawn on resources, both internal as well as external. She will be talking about how this resourcefulness has saved her life and will offer suggestions on how other survivors can find and draw on their own many resources.
Registration closes Thursday evening February 23, 2012
To reserve a space in the webinar, e-mail Shamai at firstname.lastname@example.org and give her this information:
1. Your name
2. The webinar you wish to attend: “ Resourcefulness as a survival tool. Drawing on both internal and external resources”
3. Amount and method of payment (check, PayPal, money order)
4. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions)
5. The name you will be using for the webinar. (This does not have to be your real name or your message board screen name.)
You will receive a confirmation email immediately and an invitation link and instructions after the registration closes
Webinars are on a sliding scale from $50.00 to full scholarship (while we offer full scholarships for webinars please consider paying whatever you are able to. Even $5 will help to cover the cost of the webinar provider). Please remember to factor in the cost of the telephone call if you don’t have a computer headset. The PayPal button is near the bottom of the page at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html
If you wish to pay by check please send it to: Survivorship, Family Justice Center, 470 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.
January 3, 2012 Comments Off on The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2012 Conference
The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2012 Conference
Our Healing Journey: Past, Present, Future
Two days of survivor and professional workshops, a safe room, great price, good food, safe environment, a chance to mingle with others who share your experience, a chance to move the movement forward…
On May 19 – 20, 2012
Survivorship will hold a conference at
Executive Inn & Suite
Oakland, CA 94606
The keynote speaker will be: Caryn Stardancer
Caryn Stardancer was a pioneer in establishing a grassroots network for survivors of sadistic ritualistic abuse. She co-founded Survivorship with Catherine Raggazzi, and served at the helm of that organization for a decade. During that time Caryn wrote and spoke both nationally and internationally, served as a mentor-counselor, taught professional service providers through UC Davis Entension classes and San Francisco General Hospital Grand Rounds, and exhibited her survivorship-inspired artwork in publications, galleries and exhibitions. She is currently retired to her rural home, where she is a proudly active grandma, homemaker and gardener.
Concert Featuring Lisa Cohen
There will be a concert held Saturday night of the conference May 19, 2012 at the Executive Inn and Suites. The concert will feature:
Lisa Cohen: http://www.lisacohenmusic.com
Lisa Cohen is a truly gifted & unique Bay area blues, jazz & gospel vocalist. She has been wowing audiences on the Women’s Music circuit for years with her soulful voice & stage presence. A voice so powerful and dynamic, that she has been compared to both Odetta & Luciano Pavarotti.
”Call it jazz, call it blues, call it gospel, call it what you will, this is one singer who really brings all that she is through Spirit, into the song she’s singing into life. Opening her heart, singing from the soul, reaching deep one soul to another, to another, to another.“ – LuAnn Topp Womyn’s Words Magazine
Deborah Tisdale is a Bay Area vocalist who began singing while growing up in Los Angeles, California. In addition to singing in various church choirs, she sang with the Pacific Chorale of Orange County. After moving to the Bay Area, she joined and sang with the East Bay Church of Religious Science Choir and has sung with the Berkeley Community Chorus. In the spring of 2008 she performed as a back-up singer for San Francisco jazz singer Paula West, and has further expanded her musical interests into jazz and pop. Currently, she sings with Dominion A Cappella Ensemble and the gospel group Sharon D. Henderson & Friends, and is a sought-after guest soloist in Bay Area New Thought churches.
Survivorship 2012 conference speaker application.
If possible, please write us by e-mail at email@example.com
or mail to:
Family Justice Center
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 USA
To register for the conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To cosponsor this conference email: email@example.com
To link directly to this page: http://survivorship.org/2012conference.html
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.
The purpose of the conference will be to help survivors of ritual abuse and their allies. The conference will be for survivors, cosurvivors, helping professionals and others interested in this topic.