Upcoming Webinar: Sat, Sept 8 Janet Thomas “The Spirit of Healing”

August 25, 2012 Comments Off on Upcoming Webinar: Sat, Sept 8 Janet Thomas “The Spirit of Healing”

Upcoming Webinar:

Saturday, September 8
12:00 noon Pacific Time
Presenter: Janet Thomas
“The Spirit of Healing”

Janet Thomas will discuss her book, “Day Breaks Over Dharamsala ­ A Memoir of Life Lost and Found,” a journey through spiritual healing from mind control/ritual/sexual abuse. The deep dilemma for survivors of extreme abuse is the fundamental estrangement from the sacred self. How do we reclaim it? Integrate it? Restore the sense of a spirited and nurturing self? How do we connect to the place inside us ­ beyond and beneath our brilliant minds ­that nurtures and sustains us in our daily lives and in our relationships? These questions, and their answers, will be shared and explored.

Janet Thomas has been in active and conscious healing from ritual abuse/mind control experimentation for 25 years. Her parallel lives include many years as a poet, playwright, activist, magazine editor and author of non-fiction books, including “The Battle in Seattle ­ The Story Behind and Beyond the WTO Demonstrations.” She lives and teaches in India and on an island in the Pacific Northwest.

REGISTRATION
Registration closes Thursday evening September 6, 2012

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

1. Your name
2. The webinar you wish to attend: “The Spirit of Healing”
3. Amount and method of payment  (check, PayPal, money order)
4. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions)
5. The name you will be using for the webinar. (This does not have to be your real name or your message board screen name.)

You will receive a confirmation email immediately and an invitation link and instructions after the registration closes

COST

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

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

PAST WEBINARS

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

For information on joining Survivorship, go to http://www.survivorship.org/about/membership.html

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

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

Survivorship Ritual Abuse webinars – Journaling: Going Beyond the Book

August 13, 2011 Comments Off on Survivorship Ritual Abuse webinars – Journaling: Going Beyond the Book

Survivorship Ritual Abuse webinars – Journaling: Going Beyond the Book

Upcoming Webinar:

Saturday, August 27, 2011
noon Pacific Time

Flower
“Journaling: Going Beyond the Book”

Do you have a narrow view of journaling? Are you under the impression that there is only “one right way” to do it? Does the thought of journaling bore you to tears? Is it something you feel you need to do, but you have no idea where or how to start? Come to this Webinar and get some ideas for journaling that go beyond the traditional “book” idea.
Abigail, aka Flower, has done different types of journaling over the years and she would love to share with you some of the different things she has tried. Who knows? Perhaps you will find something that appeals to you!

Flower grew up in a generational SRA cult family, but was unaware of that until much later in life. She is a long time member of Survivorship and has done one other Webinar: How a Non-Artist Uses Art for Healing. She has a strong faith in her Creator and has known Yeshua/Jesus since she was a small child, which is reflected in her healing journey and many of her writings. One of her hobbies is taking photos and combining them with encouraging words.

Her love of writing is reflected in poetry, private journaling, and several blogs. One blog focuses specifically on her thoughts as a survivor and in another, she shares a lot of the artwork she has done as part of her healing journey (including the pieces she shared in her Webinar). In a third one, she is starting to put up her poetry. She also juggles being a wife and home educating mom.

REGISTRATION
Registration closes Thursday evening August 25, 2011

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: “Journaling: Going Beyond the Book”
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 at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

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

FUTURE WEBINARS
Saturday, September 17
noon Pacific Time
Memory & Survivors
Presenter: Alikina

Most survivors have questions about their memory processes at some time: ‘is it true, did it happen?’ or ‘why can’t I remember?’, or even ‘why do I keep having intrusive memories?’.  As we heal, we also become aware of times when our memories seem different than how we’ve been lead to believe ‘normal’ memory works.  We feel like we forget too much, or we have nearly perfect memories.  Often questions about memories of abuse are addressed in therapy, groups, books, etc; but questions about the everyday workings of memory, and how abuse may be affecting our brain function, stay unanswered.

This webinar will primarily focus on what current psychological science knows about basic memory processes, as well as issues unique to the survivor community, learning styles and how they affect memory, tricks to assist remembering, and plenty of Q & A time.

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

Saturday, October 16
10 am Pacific Time (please note change of time)

Neil Brick
“Educating Others about Ritual Abuse”

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

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

PAST WEBINARS
Survivorship members may listen to past webinars in the members’ section.
For information on joining Survivorship, go to http://www.survivorship.org/about/membership.html

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

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

Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinars – Inner Structures and Self Care

June 15, 2011 Comments Off on Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinars – Inner Structures and Self Care

Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinars – Inner Structures and Self Care

OUR NEXT WEBINAR
Saturday, June 25

12 noon Pacific Time
Trish Fotheringham
“Inner Structures – Settle In and Get Comfortable: Part 2.”

Trish was born into a female-only matriarchal healing cult and an ancient patriarchal family clan who were connected to a variety of organized crime groups, including a group of wealthy political elite and their child pornography rings and child sex slave trafficking network. She is a 50-year-old Canadian Survivor of extreme abuse and trauma that included MKUltra-style ritual abuse, torture, mind control, and experimentation.

This webinar will continue with the material Trish presented on March 26, but in greater depth. The focus will be on safely creating, adapting, and demolishing inner structures. There will be plenty of time for questions. If you did not attend the first webinar, we suggest that you listen to the transcript on the Survivorship website.

If you plan to attend this webinar, you may send
questions or suggestions to jeannie@survivorship.org
Trish will incorporate them into her webinar whenever possible.

COST
Last year, Webinars cost $20.00. Now we have changed to a sliding scale so that each person can pay what they are able to. The scale starts at $50.00 and, in $5.00 increments, goes down to $0.00 (full scholarship). There is no longer any need to request a full or partial scholarship — you make the decision yourself. (Please factor in the cost of a telephone call to the East Coast.)

We do ask you, if you have a full or partial scholarship, to help publicize our Webinar series.

REGISTRATION
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: “Inner Structures – Settle In and Get Comfortable: Part 2” on June 25 and/or one Brianna Pruett’s webinars on July 30
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.)
Registration closes Thursday evening June 23.
If you wish to pay by PayPal, go to  http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

Otherwise, send your check to:
SURVIVORSHIP
Family Justice Center
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

A reminder that our webinars are open to all, not just Survivorship members.

FUTURE WEBINARS
Saturday, July 30
noon Pacific Time
Brianna Pruett

“From Self-Preservation to Self-Celebration – Self Care for Ritual Abuse Survivors.”
Brianna Pruett, a survivor of ritual abuse and government-sponsored mind control projects, is a 28-year-old psychology student and musician. She has worked with Randy Noblitt in educating students at Alliant University and maintains a commitment to speaking the truth and empowering other survivors as well as herself. Her website is  http://www.briannaleapruett.com 

The webinar focus will be on basic self-care information — such as nutrition, hygiene, and body care — with special tips and thoughts for survivors of ritual abuse, as well as on regaining/reclaiming self-care skills we may have discarded along with the abusive situations. Questions are welcome, so if you think of any beforehand, please email jeannie@survivorship.org  to have Brianna address them during the webinar!

PAST WEBINARS
Survivorship members may listen to past Webinars for free in the members’ section. (For information on joining Survivorship, go to
http://www.survivorship.org/about/membership.html

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

Survivorship ritual abuse webinars – Inner Structures and Self Care

June 8, 2011 Comments Off on Survivorship ritual abuse webinars – Inner Structures and Self Care

 

OUR NEXT WEBINAR
Saturday, June 25
12 noon Pacific Time
Trish Fotheringham
“Inner Structures – Settle In and Get Comfortable: Part 2.”

Trish was born into a female-only matriarchal healing cult and an ancient patriarchal family clan who were connected to a variety of organized crime groups, including a group of wealthy political elite and their child pornography rings and child sex slave trafficking network. She is a 50-year-old Canadian Survivor of extreme abuse and trauma that included MKUltra-style ritual abuse, torture, mind control, and experimentation.
This webinar will continue with the material Trish presented on March 26, but in greater depth. The focus will be on safely creating, adapting, and demolishing inner structures. There will be plenty of time for questions. If you did not attend the first webinar, we suggest that you listen to the transcript on the Survivorship website.

COST
Last year, Webinars cost $20.00. Now we have changed to a sliding scale so that each person can pay what they are able to. The scale starts at $50.00 and, in $5.00 increments, goes down to $0.00 (full scholarship). There is no longer any need to request a full or partial scholarship — you make the decision yourself. (Please factor in the cost of a telephone call to the East Coast.)

We do ask you, if you have a full or partial scholarship, to help publicize our Webinar series.

The PayPal button is under the description of the Webinar at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

REGISTRATION
Registration closes Thursday evening June 23. If you wish to pay by PayPal, go to http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html Otherwise, send your check to:

SURVIVORSHIP
Family Justice Center
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

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: “Inner Structures – Settle In and Get Comfortable: Part 2” on June 25 and/or one Brianna Pruett’s webinars on July 30
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.) 

FUTURE WEBINARS
Saturday, July 30
noon Pacific Time
Brianna Pruett 
“From Self-Preservation to Self-Celebration – Self Care for Ritual Abuse Survivors.”

Brianna Pruett, a survivor of ritual abuse and government-sponsored mind control projects, is a 28-year-old psychology student and musician. She has worked with Randy Noblitt in educating students at Alliant University and maintains a commitment to speaking the truth and empowering other survivors as well as herself. Her website is www.briannaleapruett.com.

The webinar focus will be on basic self-care information — such as nutrition, hygiene, and body care — with special tips and thoughts for survivors of ritual abuse, as well as on regaining/reclaiming self-care skills we may have discarded along with the abusive situations.

PAST WEBINARS
Survivorship members may listen to past Webinars for free in the members’ section. (For information on joining Survivorship, go to http://www.survivorship.org/about/membership.html

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

We hope that you join us!

Survivorship Webinar
Coordinating Team

Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinars

March 15, 2011 Comments Off on Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinars

You do not have to be a Survivorship member to attend a Webinar — we welcome all survivors, as well as partners, friends, therapists, clergy, and other supporters. And a Webinar is a very good introduction to Survivorship’s philosophy and resources.

OUR NEXT WEBINAR
Saturday, March 26
12 noon Pacific Time
Trish Fotheringham
“Inner Structures – Settle In and Get Comfortable.”

Trish was born into a female-only matriarchal healing cult and an ancient patriarchal family clan who were connected to a variety of organized crime groups, including a group of wealthy political elite and their child pornography rings and child sex slave trafficking network. She is a 50-year-old Canadian Survivor of extreme abuse and trauma that included MKUltra-style ritual abuse, torture, mind control, and experimentation.

Trish will share some of the ways she handled her many different implanted Inner structures and tell how she, as an adult, intentionally self-created more structures that served healing purposes. The Webinar will be designed for dialog and interaction rather than as a lecture.

COST
Last year, Webinars cost $20.00. Now we have changed to a sliding scale so that each person can pay what they are able to. The scale starts at $50.00 and, in $5.00 increments, goes down to $0.00 (full scholarship). There is no longer any need to request a full or partial scholarship — you make the decision yourself. (Please factor in the cost of a telephone call to the East Coast.) 

We do ask you, if you have a full or partial scholarship, to help publicize our Webinar series.

The PayPal button is under the description of the Webinar at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

REGISTRATION
Registration closes Thursday evening January 17. If you wish to pay by PayPal, go to http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html Otherwise, send your check to:

SURVIVORSHIP
Family Justice Center
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

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: “Safety for Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Survivors” on February 19 and/or one of the Webinars listed below
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.)

FUTURE WEBINARS
Saturday, April 9
12 noon Pacific Time
Staci Sprout, LICSW, CSAT
“Authentic Sexuality after Extreme Sexual Abuse: Part II: Tools You Can Use.”

This Webinar follows up what was begun in the December Webinar. (If you were not there I recommend reviewing it on the Survivorship Website). We will take the concepts of sexual addiction/anorexia in the context of surviving extreme trauma to the next practical level: how to assess your current sexual health today, how to organize daily nurturing tasks to improve sexual self-esteem, what is the role of making love with yourself/masturbation, and what are your visions for a healthy tomorrow?

We will discuss sexuality in both general and specific terms.
Staci Sprout works as an individual group psychotherapist at Sexual Recovery Services in Washington state. (See www.sexualrecoveryservices.com for more information.). She is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT). She is also a survivor of extreme trauma and will share “what’s worked” along her personal journey of recovery as part of the presentation. Caution will be taken to promote safety by not using explicit language or stories, though content at times may be triggering for survivors.

Saturday, May 21
Note: This Webinar will be at 9 AM Pacific Time
Adah Sachs
“Attachment: How Did It Harm You, and How Can That Harm Be Healed?”

This Webinar will look at abuse and torture (at all ages) in the context of attachment theory. It will explain that the worst damage caused by abuse is not to the body, but to the victim’s attachment system; and that the damaged attachment system continues to cause destruction in the person’s life, sometimes forever. We’ll then look at healing the attachment system.

Adah Sachs is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She is a visiting faculty and a training supervisor at the Bowlby Centre and at the Centre for Child Mental Health and a consultant psychotherapist at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, London. She lectures and publishes widely on trauma and dissociation and maintains a small private practice. Her co-edited book, “Forensic Aspects of DID,” was published in 2008.

PAST WEBINARS
Survivorship members may listen to past Webinars for free in the members’ section. (For information on joining Survivorship, go to http://www.survivorship.org/about/membership.html

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

Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinars, Abuse Rates Higher Among Deaf Children

February 9, 2011 Comments Off on Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinars, Abuse Rates Higher Among Deaf Children

Abuse Rates Higher Among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Compared With Hearing Youths, Study Finds
ScienceDaily (Feb. 7, 2011)

A new study at Rochester Institute of Technology indicates that the incidence of maltreatment, including neglect and physical and sexual abuse, is more than 25 percent higher among deaf and hard-of-hearing children than among hearing youths.

The research also shows a direct correlation between childhood maltreatment and higher rates of negative cognition, depression and post-traumatic stress in adulthood.

The study, which was presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, is one of the first to compare childhood maltreatment between deaf and hearing children….The group, which also included undergraduate psychology student Danielle Burnash and Gail Rothman-Marshall, associate professor of liberal studies at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, conducted a survey of 425 college students, 317 hearing and 108 deaf, asking them to describe any maltreatment they had experienced prior to the age of 16.

Seventy-seven percent of deaf and hard-of-hearing respondents indicated experiencing some form of child maltreatment, compared with 49 percent among hearing respondents. In addition, respondents with more severe hearing loss indicated an increased rate and severity of maltreatment. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110118154733.htm

Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinars
Saturday, February 19
noon Pacific Time
Alison Miller, Ph.D.
“Safety for Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Survivors.”

It is important for survivors to know whether or not they are presently safe from abusers. This Webinar will look at determining how safe you are, recognizing and understanding access programming (including reporting on disclosures), and maintaining or regaining physical safety. The BIG LIE that abusers know everything you do and say will be called into question.

Alison Miller is a psychologist licensed in British Columbia, Canada. She has been working with ritual abuse and mind control survivors since 1991. She is also an expert in parenting. She also presented a Webinar for Survivorship on July 24, 2010 on “Self-injury, Flashbacks, and Flooding as Programmed Responses, and How to Deal with Them.”

COST
Last year, Webinars cost $20.00. Now we have changed to a sliding scale so that each person can pay what they are able to. The scale starts at $50.00 and, in $5.00 increments, goes down to $0.00 (full scholarship). There is no longer any need to request a full or partial scholarship — you make the decision yourself. (Please factor in the cost of a telephone call to the East Coast.)

The PayPal button is under the description of the Webinar at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

REGISTRATION
Registration closes Thursday evening January 17. If you wish to pay by PayPal, go to http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html Otherwise, send your check to:

SURVIVORSHIP
Family Justice Center
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

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: “Safety for Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Survivors” on February 19 and/or one of the Webinars listed below
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.)

FUTURE WEBINARS
Saturday, April 9
Staci Sprout, LICSW, CSAT
“Authentic Sexuality after Extreme Sexual Abuse: Part II: Tools You Can Use.”
This Webinar follows up what was begun in the December Webinar. (If you were not there I recommend reviewing it on the Survivorship Website). We will take the concepts of sexual addiction/anorexia in the context of surviving extreme trauma to the next practical level: how to assess your current sexual health today, how to organize daily nurturing tasks to improve sexual self-esteem, what is the role of making love with yourself/masturbation, and what are your visions for a healthy tomorrow?

We will discuss sexuality in both general and specific terms.
Staci Sprout works as an individual group psychotherapist at Sexual Recovery Services in Washington state. (See www.sexualrecoveryservices.com for more information.). She is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT). She is also a survivor of extreme trauma and will share “what’s worked” along her personal journey of recovery as part of the presentation. Caution will be taken to promote safety by not using explicit language or stories, though content at times may be triggering for survivors.

Saturday, March 26
Trish Fotheringham
“Inner Structures – Settle In and Get Comfortable.”
Trish was born into a female-only matriarchal healing cult and an ancient patriarchal family clan who were connected to a variety of organized crime groups, including a group of wealthy political elite and their child pornography rings and child sex slave trafficking network. She is a 50-year-old Canadian Survivor of extreme abuse and trauma that included MKUltra-style ritual abuse, torture, mind control, and experimentation.

Trish will share some of the ways she handled her many different implanted Inner structures and tell how she, as an adult, intentionally self-created more structures that served healing purposes. The Webinar will be designed for dialog and interaction rather than as a lecture

PAST WEBINARS
Survivorship members may listen to past Webinars in the members’ section. (For information on joining Survivorship, go to http://www.survivorship.org/about/membership.html

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

Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinars in 2011, Global Human Trafficking

January 5, 2011 Comments Off on Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinars in 2011, Global Human Trafficking

Survivorship is pleased to announce the Webinar schedule for the first four months of the year. Three of the presenters gave Webinars in 2010 and they were wonderful. The OwlClan spoke on “Understanding Nazi Influence in Ritual Abuse,” Dr Miller on “Self-injury, Flashbacks, and Flooding as Programmed Responses, and How to Deal with Them,” and Staci Sprout on “Beyond Sexual Abuse/Exploitation, Sexual Programming, Sexual Addiction/Avoidance: A Path to Empowerment.” Trish Fotheringham promises to be equally wonderful as she talks to us about working with many different kinds of inner structures.

We have included a registration form at the end of this letter which you can fill out and send to shamai@survivorship.org. Full fee for a Webinar is $50.00, but pay what you can and come even if you can’t afford anything.

General information is found at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html If you register, be sure and indicate which one you are referring to.

Here is a description of each of the three Webinars:

Saturday, January 22
noon Pacific Time
Isadora of the OwlClan
“Connecting the Brain: Information and Exercises for Healing.”

Some kinds of trauma and programming have caused survivors to have difficulty thinking with the right and left sides of their brains at the same time. Steps to healing involve first understanding what parts of the brain usually do what jobs and then finding activities that help the brain heal damaged pathways. We will focus on some simple exercises in movement, drawing, and music that can assist survivors in their healing journeys.

Isadora of the OwlClan is a member of a multiple system that has survived ritual abuse and child pornography. The OwlClan is currently working on their master’s degree in psychology. The OwlClan has also been using dance and bodywork for over ten years as a part of their own healing.

Saturday, February 19
noon Pacific Time
Alison Miller, Ph.D. 
“Safety for Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Survivors.”

It is important for survivors to know whether or not they are presently safe from abusers. This Weimar will look at determining how safe you are, recognizing and understanding access programming (including reporting on disclosures), and maintaining or regaining physical safety. The BIG LIE that abusers know everything you do and say will be called into question.

Alison Miller is a psychologist licensed in British Columbia, Canada. She has been working with ritual abuse and mind control survivors since 1991. She is also an expert in parenting. This year, she is presenting a workshop at The International Society for Trauma and Dissociation on “The Basics of Therapy with Clients Reporting Histories of Ritual Abuse or Mind Control” and participating in a panel on “Torture-based Mind Control: Psychological Mechanisms of Installation and Continued Control.”

Saturday, March 26
noon Pacific Time
Trish Fotheringham
“Inner Structures – Settle in and Get Comfortable.”

Trish was born into a female-only matriarchal healing cult and an ancient patriarchal family clan who were connected to a variety of organized crime groups, including a group of wealthy political elite and their child pornography rings and child sex slave trafficking network.  She is a 50-year-old Canadian Survivor of extreme abuse and trauma that included MKUltra-style ritual abuse, torture, mind control, and experimentation.

Trish will share some of the ways she handled her many different implanted Inner structures and tell how she, as an adult, intentionally self-created more structures that served healing purposes. The Webinar will be designed for dialog and interaction rather than as a lecture.

Saturday, April 9
noon Pacific Time
Staci Sprout, LICSW, CSAT
“Authentic Sexuality after Extreme Sexual Abuse: Part II:  Tools You Can Use.”

This Webinar follows up what was begun in the December Webinar. (If you were not there I recommend reviewing it on the Survivorship Website).  We will take the concepts of sexual addiction/anorexia in the context of surviving extreme trauma to the next practical level:  how to assess your current sexual health today, how to organize daily nurturing tasks to improve sexual self-esteem, what is the role of making love with yourself/masturbation, and what are your visions for a healthy tomorrow?  We will discuss sexuality in both general and specific terms.

Staci Sprout works as an individual group psychotherapist at Sexual Recovery Services in Washington state. (See www.sexualrecoveryservices.com for more information.). She is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT). She is also a survivor of extreme trauma and will share “what’s worked” along her personal journey of recovery as part of the presentation. Caution will be taken to promote safety by not using explicit language or stories, though content at times may be triggering for survivors.

Registration Form:

Registration closes the Thursday evening before the Webinar. To reserve a space in the Webinar, e-mail at shamai@survivorship.org and give her this information:

1. Your name

2. The Webinar(s) you wish to attend

3. Amount and method of payment (PayPal, check) You may use PayPal for partial scholarships. PayPal buttons are at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

4. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions and an invitation containing the password)

5. The name you will be using for the Webinar

If you are paying by check or money order, send payment to:

SURVIVORSHIP
Family Justice Center, 470 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Whether you are an old-timer or new to Webinars, we hope you will join us. You will find that they are technically easy, an invaluable source of information, and a way to connect to other survivors and feel a sense of community.

Global Human Trafficking Out of the Shadows

Global Human Trafficking – Testimony
Luis CdeBaca – Ambassador-at-Large, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Washington, DC
September 30, 2010

As we all know, modern slavery comes in many forms. People are held in involuntary servitude in factories, farms, and homes; bought and sold in prostitution; and captured to serve as child soldiers. This is a crime that impairs human rights, degrades public health, corrupts government officials, and weakens rule of law. Modern slavery is a fluid phenomenon that responds to market demand and operates in zones of impunity that are created by vulnerabilities in laws, weak penalties, natural disasters, and economic instability. It is a crime that is not limited to one gender, faith, or geographic area but impacts individuals and societies across the globe. And the universality of this crime is reflected in the bipartisan consensus around this issue.

This is not a new crime. What is new is our ability to recognize it, and our determination to wage a sustained fight against it. Since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 a decade ago, we have seen both appreciable progress and new trends. For instance, we have come to understand that men comprise a significant number of trafficking victims. Yet, we have also seen the feminization of modern slavery, with women making up a majority of those trapped in commercial sex as well as in forced labor situations….

One hundred and forty countries have become parties to the Palermo Protocol and 116 countries have enacted legislation prohibiting all forms of trafficking in persons. In the last year alone, 33 countries have enacted or updated anti-trafficking legislation. As a result, there has been a global increase in rescues and perpetrators brought to justice, with convictions for sex and labor trafficking up from 2,983 in 2008 to 4,166 in 2009 with labor trafficking convictions increasing significantly. New analysis of victim identification data also shows a 59 percent increase over the 30,961 victims indentified in 2008. http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/rm/2010/148469.htm

February 2010 Ritual Abuse Newsletter by ra-info.org

February 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

February 2010 Ritual Abuse Newsletter
Prepared by ra-info.org in affiliation with Survivorship

2. Survivorship continues with its Webinars. If anybody would like to give one, write me at jeannie@survivorship.org

Here is the latest schedule. Complete information is at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

Saturday, March 13
“Art and Activism: What the Public Sees.”

Lynn Schirmer
Saturday, April 17
“Healthy Supportive Relationships – What They Are, How to Make One.”

Kitty Downey
Saturday, May 15
“Riding off into the Sunrise.”

Celestial
(This will be a light-hearted look at coping skills in the later stages of recovery.)

Recordings of past Webinars are available without cost to Survivorship members.

3. Survivorship is giving monthly workshops at the Family Justice Center in Oakland, CA. The next one is:

Saturday March 6
“Sharing Difficult Truths”
with Mary Mary Ciofalo MFC and Dvora Gordon

4. The European Society for Trauma and Dissociation is holding its second bi-annual conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland on April 8 – 10. In addition, ESTD workshops are currently scheduled in Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, and the UK. Resources, links, and a members’ section are found on http://www.estd.org/

5. Deep Release Training, Counseling in Brentwood, Essex, UK offers a series of workshops on DID, extreme abuse, and related topics. More information is on their website at http://www.deeprelease.org.uk

April 19
“Extreme Reactions: Self-Harm, Suicide and Anorexia Nervosa.” with Pauline Andrew
April 19, October 13
“Early Trauma, Abuse and Neglect.”  with Pauline Andrew
April 21
“DID:  Who are the Perpetrators?” with Adah Sachs
April 30
“Toxic Churches and Spiritual Abuse.”  with Pauline Andrew
July 15
“Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).” with Pauline Andrew

5. Your survey: http://www.ra-info.org would be happy to post a survey you have designed or to help you design it. Write rahome@ra-info.org if you are interested.

6. New surveys: There is a survey on Primary Method of Self-Injury. Includes current results. http://www.palace.net/~llama/psych/injury.html
“People Against Ritual-Abuse-Torture” has a survey about extreme abuse, torture and discrimination and stigmatization. Includes current results. http://pub25.bravenet.com/vote/vote.php?usernum=2120596064&cpv=2

7. The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse and Betrayal. There is a new book on the nationwide sex trafficking/ritual abuse/child pedophile ring in Franklin, Nebraska, written  by investigative reporter Nick Bryant. Bryant had access to many sources of documents including FBI reports and interoffice memos, Omaha Police Department reports and internal memos, Nebraska State Patrol reports, Nebraska Department of Social Services reports, and internal Boys Town reports. http://franklinscandal.com/index.html

8. “Healing from Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: Survivor Trish Fotheringham Speaks Out.” A three-DVD set ($18.00 plus $6.50 shipping) Trish, a Canadian survivor of ritual abuse and mind control, is interviewed at length by Ellen Lacter Ph.D. Information: http://www.MoreThanAnIdea.ca/id74.html

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