Conferences

The 2017 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference
August 11 – 13, 2017

The conference was very successful this year. S.M.A.R.T. wants to thank all those that attended and participated in the conference, including the speakers, cosponsors, volunteers and those in the survivor community that helped us promote the conference. We hope to see you at next year’s conference.

If you are interested in participating in our conference next year or getting on a mailing list, please write: smartnews@aol.com

 
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

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

For  those looking for more information about the strong accuracy and validity of ritual abuse research:
http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Ritual_Abuse

Ritual abuse exists all over the world. There have been reports, journal articles, web pages and criminal convictions of crimes against children and adults.

https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/  Has additional articles and research about child and ritual abuse.

Speakers:

How to Decrease Internal System In-Fighting and Increase Respect for The Gifts of All Internal Parts – Eileen Aveni
This presentation will focus on understanding the internal systems that may be present in a survivor, and how to work with them to gradually enable them to work together for true safety and healing.  Often internal parts are at odds with each other (such as higher level alters, reporter alters, persecutor/protector alters, and other internal alters) because they are used to ‘doing their jobs” and following orders.  But they are really allies in the system and can be helped to learn better and more effective ways to keep everyone in the system safe and help heal the system.  The focus will be on how to communicate with parts who might seem particularly difficult to work with, learn to recognize their true gifts to the internal system, and how to develop a community of mutual respect.

Eileen Aveni, LMSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD is a psychotherapist with 30+ years in medical and psychiatric settings working alongside other DID, Ritual Abuse, & Mind Control treatment specialists and law enforcement involved in these cases.  She has learned from and regularly presents nationally and internationally with some of the noted researchers of this field, and consults internationally.  Eileen created and led an 8-year long-term therapy for DID/RA/MC survivors, and helped run a safe-house for survivors for several years.  In private practice in Michigan and in northern Virginia, she also sees clients online with a Skype-like secure video platform.  She also provides clinical supervision and case consultation.  She is immediate Past Chair of the Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Special Interest Group, a division of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and is a Board Member of Survivorship.

Freedom from Mind Control – Neil Brick
Subliminal methods and mind control influence our lives in all areas. Social and cultural forms of mind control keep us from growing as human beings.  These forms of control make it difficult for us to grow and learn as survivors. They make it more difficult to work through  cult control programming to free our minds and our lives. Recovery techniques will be discussed that can help survivors and others break through their mind control programs and influences.

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


Visual Art and Writing Workshops – Cynthia Mochowski and Pia Moorland
Cynthia and Pia have used various art forms as part of their healing and prioritize safety and supportive environments. This weekend, they will offer two workshops – one visual art and one writing – so you may see the value in the different forms.

Pia has done numerous workshops over the years for survivors. She knows that art serves as a visual expression of something where words may fail us, that allow us the freedom to express something where our words fail us.  She will guide participants through making a mini collage.  It could just be soothing to focus on making something for ourselves as we go along the process of looking at colors and feeling materials. We will have a positive, tangible item that we created to carry with us long after our experience is over.  No artistic or writing experience necessary is necessary.  In fact, the focus is on the process – not the product.  

Cynthia has participated in and led writing workshops for survivors. She knows that sharing our words and bearing witness to others helps with the healing process. In this workshop, there will be prompts to assist you with getting started for each short, timed session for writing.  It could be something inspired from the weekend or something else entirely.  Participants have the option to share their writing.   No artistic or writing experience necessary.  In fact, the focus is on the process – not the product.

Pia Moorland
, a survivor, is a self-taught mixed media artist for the last 20 years. She uses art as a way of creating a safe avenue to give voice to often difficult or painful emotions. Pia recently self-published Plaid, a memoir on healing from her experiences. Pia has exhibited her art at the Massachusetts State House and in a variety of avenues geared towards increasing public awareness about the impact of violence on our lives.

Cynthia Mochowski
, an incest survivor, believes healing happens when we allow ourselves to share and bear witness to one another’s journeys.  An English teacher by trade, she uses her own writing as a way to heal.  She knows we can become our authentic selves, and one of the best ways to is by offering one another support on our healing paths.

Mindfulness: Strive to Be in the Present – Manjot Singh Khalsa
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what is going on around us and inside of us and not being overly reactive or overwhelmed by it.  Mindfulness is more readily available to us when we practice it regularly.  This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to practice mindfulness by engaging in  activities/mindful exercises and the chance to reflect on and understand what mindfulness is all about.

Be Here Now – 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 Masters Level, Licensed Clinical Independent Social Worker. He has been in private practice since 1997. He has an eclectic practice for those clients who are interested in holistic healing practice. He has cultural competency in working with individuals and families of varied backgrounds.  He specializes in several areas, including: Sexual & Gender Identity, Trauma & Dissociative Identity Disorder & Holistic Healing and works with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, anger management and relationship and family issues.he is an Ordained Interfaith Minister, Reiki Master and Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher. He is a member of NASW, ISSTD, WPATH and ACFE. He works with clients court-ordered to treatment for Anger Management, Substance Abuse and evaluations.


S.M.A.R.T. recommends learning about mind control techniques before attending conferences or other survivor events. This article may be helpful: How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference  https://survivorship.org/survivorship-articles/how-to-avoid-being-mind-controlled-at-a-conference 


Sponsorship Information

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


Conference Co-sponsors

Survivorship is an international non-profit organization for survivors of sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture. The organization serves survivors, partners and other allies, therapists, clergy, and pro-survivor activists and advocates. Survivorship,  881 Alma Real Drive Ste 311, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272  info@survivorship.org  https://www.survivorship.org

deJoly LaBrier is the author of two books about her experiences in a military sex ring, a satanic cult, government experimentation and DID (once called Multiple Personality Disorder). Altogether Now, A Multiple’s Story of Hope and Healing & Diary of a Survivor in Art and Poetry, can be found on her web site at dejoly.com on Amazon.com and at CreateSpace.com. Some of her conference presentations can be found at our website. deJoly has been in recovery since 1988, and now lives a serene, joy-filled life in the mountains of Alabama. She can be reached at lifeasaonesie@gmail.com

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

 


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