The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2016 Conference

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2016 Conference

https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2016-conference/

Two days of survivor and professional workshops, a great price, good food, a safe environment and working with others who are survivors. Working together to help survivors and the survivor movement. This year our conference theme is: Stop Mind Control and Programs

On May 7 – 8, 2016 Survivorship will have a conference at the Executive Inn & Suite – 1755 Embaracadero – Oakland, CA 94606.

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To link directly to this page: http://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2016-conference/

We will be updating this page as more information becomes available.

To register for our conference, ask about co-sponsoring our conference or to get on our conference mailing list, please write conference2016@survivorship.org

Speaker List
(This is a partial list of our speakers.  Please see this page for updates.)

Keynote Speaker:

Wendy Hoffman somehow survived various forms of high level secret mind control. She tried all her life to get free and has finally succeeded. Now she wants to help and support other survivors in their quest for freedom. She is a LCSW-C with decades of experience and is the author of The Enslaved Queen, a Memoir about Electricity and Mind Control, published in 2014 and White Witch in a Black Robe, a True Story about Criminal Mind Control, 2015, both by Karnac Books, London. Her book of poetry, Forceps, is forthcoming in 2016.

Self-Esteem Loosens Mind Control
Mind control roots in people’s minds even though it does not benefit them in any way. Why? One reason is that strong feelings hold the mandates in place. Where do these feelings come from? From the perpetrators, not their victims. The perpetrators begin manipulating in these feelings during infancy and before the infants and children even know who they are. This workshop presentation will discuss the kinds of feelings the mind controllers place in their victims to secure that they will not try to break free of their poisonous commands, and how improving self-esteem can help loosen mind control. But people can break free. They can and are and have. Right now.
This workshop will:
1. Explore these early emotional states
2.  Understand the distortions and lies told to children
3. Help loosen programming through improved self-esteem.
Integration will also be discussed.

Wendy Hoffman’s second workshop:

Relationships in generational criminal cult families
Some have been ritually abused outside of their family, but many  experience this abuse within their families. Every family has its own peculiarities, but in cult families, there are often similar patterns. Broken attachments, sexual abuse, sale of children, mind control, forced perpetration and other devastations occur and will be looked at in this workshop. Relationships with therapists, friends, programmers and handlers will also be discussed. Understanding the family is a step toward survivors’ safety. Integration also leaves survivors better able to protect themselves.

Dr. Alison Miller has an M.A. from the University of Delhi (India), a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and is a semi-retired psychologist in private practice in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She has worked with survivors of ritual abuse and mind control since 1991. She has been a fellow of the ISST-D (International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation) since 2013. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Survivorship, and is the Chair-Elect of the Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Special Interest Group of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Her books include: Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse (for survivors), Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control (for therapists), and “Recognizing and treating survivors of abuse by organized criminal groups,” a chapter in Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century (Noblitt, Randy & Noblitt, Pamela Perskin, Eds).

Internal Keys to Safety
Survivors’ safety is endangered both externally by parts who maintain ongoing contact with perpetrators and respond to cues, and internally by parts trained to punish the person for forbidden behavior such as disclosures. I shall give practical suggestions for survivors to achieve and maintain safety both externally and internally. (Skype presentation)

Steve Frankel is an ABPP certified clinical and forensic psychologist (PSY3354) and an attorney at law (SBN 192014).  He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University with an internship at Columbia University’s Psychiatric Institute.  He has been on the faculty of the University of Southern California for over 45 years, is currently a Clinical Professor of Psychology and a Fellow of the APA and ISSTD. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School (Los Angeles) and at Golden Gate University School of Law.  He began clinical work with trauma survivors in 1980, and served as ISSTD President in 2002. He has taught courses, internationally, on trauma/dissociation, healthcare policy, regulation of healthcare practice and “mental disorder and the law.”  He has authored over 50 articles and book chapters.

What I Have Learned” is a presentation of the way in which trauma therapy “found me” and my resolve to understand and provide treatment for its effects by becoming a good student, with my patients/clients as my teachers.  In this program, I offer the kinds of information that no one could teach me, other than my patients/clients, because so few colleagues knew and appreciated post traumatic and dissociative disorders.  My hope is that attendees who are clinicians can benefit from what I have learned, so they might learn more quickly than I did, and that attendees who are survivors can appreciate how helpful it is to be good teachers to their treaters.  For attendees who are both clinicians and survivors, my hope is that this program helps them to find increasing comfort in their dual roles.

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. has been published for over 20 years. http://neilbrick.com  
Conference Safety Presentation  information from:
https://survivorship.org/survivorship-articles/how-to-avoid-being-mind-controlled-at-a-conference

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).  Randy resides in California with his wife of 45 years, Pam, their dog Murray and their parrot, Simon. They have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren.

Dissociation of Identity: A Different Theory
Dissociation is a complex term that can have more than one meaning. It is sometimes used in different ways to refer variously to alterations in consciousness, perception, memory, volition, and identity. Dissociation of identity (DI) is an expression that can be used to describe the experience and behaviors of individuals who are diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder without pathologizing them. What causes DI? This presentation discusses the contemporary theories that include developmental trauma models and socio-cognitive theory, and offers a third option, the idea that dissociation of identity may be the result of deliberate traumatic training.

Pamela Noblitt is a Social Security Disability claimant’s representative in independent private practice. Formerly with the national firm of Binder and Binder, Pam has represented over 1,000 claimants in their efforts to obtain the benefits to which they were entitled. She has presented on the topic of Social Security several times and has collaborated with her husband, Randy, on articles published in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, addressing clinicians’ responsibilities in Social Security Disability cases. Pam and Randy live in California where they enjoy spoiling their grandchildren and irritating their children.

Understanding and Improving Social Security Disability Claims
Social Security is an entitlement available to every US citizen or permanent resident. Social Security retirement and disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income (managed through the Social Security Administration) can pose a number of confusing and conflicting issues that complicate a claimant’s ability to appropriately access their benefits. This presentation explains the programs available under Social Security and how they affect the potential beneficiary. It will provide understandable explanations and definitions that will assist in determining eligibility and the benefits available. In the case of disability, it will offer suggestions for supporting the claim. The presenter is available to answer all questions regarding Social Security programs.

Informational article for conference attendees and others:
How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference
https://survivorship.org/survivorship-articles/how-to-avoid-being-mind-controlled-at-a-conference/

Conference Registration
(Please read the entire webpage before registering.)
Registration is not guaranteed, please wait for approval before making travel arrangements. Please preregister at: conference2016@survivorship.org  by cutting and pasting the form below into an e-mail.

After acceptance you may pay by paypal by using the paypal buttons below. 
Or mail your payment to:
Survivorship
Family Justice Center
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Name:
(please include names and individual addresses of all registrees, thanks.)

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Refund Policy:
Cancel before 4/7/16 75% refund.
No refunds after 4/7/16.

Conference Registration Costs:
(Please note: All one and two day registrations include free lunch.)

Professional Attendee Costs:
Both Days:
Before the conference: $270
At the door: $290
Single day:
Before the Conference: $135
At the door: $145

Regular Attendee Cost:
Both Days:
Before conference: $230
At the door: $250
Single day:
Before conference: $120
At the door: $130

Low Income:
Please write conference2016@survivorship.org
to apply for low income rates.  All rates are half price.  We apologize in advance but we cannot afford to give lower prices than these. Low income participants will need to volunteer for three hours at the conference each day they are there.  We apologize in advance, but we cannot reduce this requirement.

Both Days:
Before conference: $115
At the door: $125
Single day:
Before conference: $60
At the door: $65

Free Registration Scholarships
Survivorship will be offering registration scholarships for our conference. This will allow survivors of ritual abuse free attendance to our conference, which will include two free lunches.  Please send us a brief essay on why you want to come to the conference, what you expect to get out of the conference and why you need financial help. This should be between 50 – 150 words. We will be unable to accept any essays after April 10, 2016. Please note that we are unable to pay for any travel, lodging or other incidental expenses.  Please send your essay to conference2016@survivorship.org . Thank you.

Hotel Room Reservations
After your conference registration is accepted by Survivorship, you may book a room at the hotel and get special room prices ($169/$149). This price is only available until April 15, 2016 with a limited number of rooms still available. After this you will have to pay full hotel room price.

To reserve a room at the conference and get our special conference room rates:
Call the Hotel Reservations Department at 510-536-6633
Tell them Group Code GRE324GA for special room price
or
Online Reservation Booking Procedure:
Go to: http://www.executiveinnoakland.com
Enter: Arrival and Departure Date
Enter: GRE324GA in the box entitled “Group Code”
Click on: Check Availability
Click on: Continue, then make your room selection and enter personal information
Click on: Book reservation

Hotel reservations include complementary parking, complementary high speed Internet, complementary deluxe continental breakfast and free shuttles to and from the Oakland airport.

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 Logocommunity 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 is to help survivors of ritual abuse and their allies. The conference is for survivors, co-survivors, helping professionals and others interested in this topic.

Conference co-sponsors:
The Mission of the California Protective Parents Association is to protect children from incest and family violence through research, education and advocacy. California Protective Parents Association PO Box 15284   Sacramento CA 95851-0284 http://www.protectiveparents.com/  cppa001@aol.com

Mothers Against Sexual Abuse (MASA) is dedicated to education and helping survivors of sexual and ritual abuse. We are in the process of trying to raise funding for a legal defense fund to assist protective parents involved in court cases. Mothers Against Sexual Abuse 1008 Owl Crt., Indian Land, SC 29707 Phone 803-588-9200 http://www.Againstsexualabuse.org

S.M.A.R.T. (Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today) child and ritual abuse conferences, website and newsletter that examines the possible connections between ritual abuse and secretive organizations. E-mail: SMARTNEWS@aol.com https://ritualabuse.us/

The North American Truth & Reconciliation Coalition (NATRC) seeks to raise public awareness about historical and ongoing human rights violations in North America, and works to establish an accurate and truthful historical record of such crimes, including human trafficking, organized ritual crime, child soldiering, mind control experimentation and other forms of torture, in both the private and public spheres. The North American Truth & Reconciliation Coalition (NATRC) http://natrcoalition.org

In order to protect the health of conference attendees with environmental illness, please Scent Free Zonedo not wear fragranced products (including “natural” fragrances) or clothes laundered in fragranced products to the Survivorship conference. Thank you.
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