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August 12 2016
In case you hadn't heard, Survivorship is giving a series of Webinars on various aspects of ritual abuse and healing. Webinars are seminars on the Web -- basically, conference calls plus slides. All you need is a phone and a computer. They are like presentations at a conference, except there is no travel involved! Complete information on our Webinars is at
It is still room in the August 15 Webinar.
I (Jeannie Riseman) will be talking on Sensory and Emotional Flashbacks. I'm a retired clinical social worker and a ritual abuse survivor who was used in early government/academic mind control experimentation. I used to edit Survivorship’s Journal and Notes and I currently maintain the website and moderate themessage board. My own website is http://www.ra-info.org.
In "Sensory and Emotional Flashbacks", I'll cover the following topics:
I have found that it helped me immensely to have an intellectual understanding of what was happening as memories surfaced. Although I had read a lot, psychological and medical terms flew out the window in the middle of a flashback. Simple ideas were easier to remember and helped to keep me grounded. I'm hoping that sharing the framework I developed will make your experiences a little less confusing.
Before I read up on flashbacks, I thought they were like living the trauma all over again, in every single detail. Sights, sounds, smells, temperature, and touch all would combine to recreate the original experience in a special kind of hallucination.
Well, mine aren't like the least bit like that. I get little snippets of odd things: a smell of gasoline or perfume when I am swimming; mistaking a car's backfiring for a gunshot; bizarre intrusive thoughts.
I never thought much about these things until I learned about dissociation and flashbacks. They were just examples of the stuff that made me peculiar.
Now I understand that, during the trauma, I perceived the event in a dissociated state. I stored the memory in unconnected fragments, and when it surfaces, it comes back in fragments. So each little weird snippet is the memory of a small part of something I experienced years ago.
When I learned about Bennet Braun's BASK model of flashbacks, things started to make more sense. Braun made B stand for behavior, A for affect (emotion), S for sensations, and K for knowledge. Each of these modalities can come back separately. Let's go through them one by one.
Behavior, I think, is the hardest to understand as a flashback. We tend to repeat our traumas. If our Dad was distant, we fall for distant guys. If our Mom was alcoholic, we are attracted to alcoholic girls. But this feels like true love, not a flashback. And yet it is, really, because we are saying, in actions, something about our past. It feels familiar. It's a repetition of the past and is inappropriate in the present.
Here are some of my behaviors that I have come to see as flashbacks. I spend a lot of energy trying to please men and I am afraid of making them angry. I put myself down before others can put me down. I am perfectionistic, fearing that awful things will happen if I make a mistake.
The list goes on and on.
Emotional flashbacks (Braun's A for affect) are also confusing. Strong feelings sweep over me and I find myself crying, enraged, or full of fear.
My mind searches for a reason for these feelings. Since the reason, the original abuse, is still unconscious, I grab on to something in the present to explain my feelings. It's taken a lot of practice to recognize that I am having a flashback, and that I am not really afraid of this particular mailbox on the corner or this cute little harmless spider.
Sensation flashbacks are much easier for me to recognize. That piece of trash on the road is not a dead body. Loud noises are not gunshots.
Feeling cold in ninety-degree weather is a body memory. And so on.
Knowledge flashbacks feel really strange. I calmly say things I didn't know I knew, like the comparative cost of different animals my cult sacrificed. I describe code words that were used to trigger me more than fifty years ago. I just know these things. At the same time they seem improbable and surreal, like bad science fiction. I always have the reaction, "Where did that come from???"
Every now and then fragments come together and I know which event is paired with which sights or sounds or feelings. This seems like a photograph in my mind, or a short movie. Very occasionally I think the event is happening now and I have to work hard to separate the past from the present. These more complete flashbacks occurred more often shortly after I figured out I was ritually abused.
I know everybody is different. I realize that your flashbacks may not like mine at all. I know that some people may find it very helpful to intellectually understand what is going on, while others feel it's sort of beside the point. But I also know that many people have benefited, as I did, from using the BASK model to organize their thoughts about flashbacks. It can bring a little order into the chaos and can provide a degree of distance from the flashback experience. It can help you keep one foot in the present, so to speak, and that is very, very helpful.
Science 1/9/2004, Vol. 303 pp.232-5
Just as Freud said,
to suppress unwanted thoughts and memories until they are no longer
to remember them. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),
at Stanford and the University of Oregon have identified the parts of
brain involved in memory suppression. It is yet not known, however,
suppression can produce complete and permanent amnesia for an unwanted
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We help people understand, manage, and treat trauma and dissociation: healing trauma recommended titles
Healing in the Jewish Community by Rachel Lev has a
authors, exploring different contexts of abuse. This book also has
Important parts of the story may be missing, and survivors may have difficulty putting the pieces together to form a complete narrative with an accurate time sequence...although traumatic childhood memories are deeply engraved, they are not stored or retrieved in the same way as ordinary memories.(Originally from Backtalk Mother Jones, March/April 1993) Northeastern University Press, Boston, Mass. Web Sites: http://www.nupress.northwestern.edu and .
Many survivors have a period of amnesia during which they have no recollection of having been abused. In a careful follow-up study of two hundred women with documented childhood histories of sexual abuse, one in three did not remember the abuse twenty years later.
Advocacy for Victims of Ritual Abuse. Kinds of Torture Endured in Ritual Abuse and Trauma-Based Mind Control: Brief Synopsis of the Literature on the Existence of Ritualistic Abuse: Overview of the Differences Between Satanism and Witchcraft: Mind Control; Simple to Complex: Work with "Abuser Personalities:" Accuracy of Recovered Memories: Safety Tips for Ritual Abuse Survivors: Deep Inner Decisions that Allow Survivors to Heal: Advocating for Ritualistically Abused Children: Child Indicators of Ritual Trauma in Play and Art: Adult and Adolescent Indicators of Ritual Trauma: Spiritual and Psychological Resolution of the Pain and Torment of Having Abused or Killed: Treating Dissociative, Abused, and Ritually Abused, Children: Relationships Between Mind Control and Ritual Abuse and more
The child prostitution and pornography survivor writing collective has: poetry, prose, testimony, analysis, education, and action "we get the message from the world around us that no one really expects us to still be alive - and certainly not to be creative, expressive human beings. in some ways, this message makes sense. what we have experienced as victims of child pornography and prostitution is so deeply destructive, so annihilating. we have experienced feeling shattered, dead, unable to continue existing. We struggle with the feeling that it is impossible for such extremes of pain, torture and violation to be - in any sense.
To have some momentous examples of harmful deeds: TOTEM AND TABOO REVISITED: awful and fertile rise of new superstitions
Take a look at the amusing pamphlet mocking with bitter quotes: Etiology & treatment of childhood.
A real warning: there are indeed scientists who not only declare such harsh convictions, but who try to transpose them towards - harsher - aims (see Delgado & Skinner)
If possible read also the Italian file matching the above quoted Totem and Taboo:
IMBROGLIO E' IL CONTRARIO DI SVILUPPO. Da: 'La violenza contro il bambino' a 'Tempo di mutamenti' e 'La meglio gioventù' (= From the "Violence against childhood" towards "Time of mutability" and "Best young people", and the translation of an Italian pun: [= To "embroil / mislead" notes the contrary of to "develop": “Developed”? the contrary of “involved”! [Imbroglio, i.e. involvment is the contrary of development, but imbroglio can also mean FRAUD]
These files/chapters from another Web site - and book - are partly in English:
and to files/chapters of this site to have some momentous examples of harmful deedsThese files/chapters from this Web site - and book - which are partly in English:
Links Europei contro la Pedofilia, il Settarismo e gli Abusi Strutturati e/o Rituali.
TOTEM AND TABOO REVISITED: awful and fertile rise of new SUPERSTITIONS
and also take a look at the amusing pamphlet mocking with bitter quotes:A real warning: there are indeed scientists who not only declare such harsh convictions, but who try to transpose them towards - harsher - aims (see Delgado e Skinner )
If possible read also the Italian file matching the above quoted Totem and Taboo: IMBROGLIO E' IL CONTRARIO DI SVILUPPO. Da: 'La violenza contro il bambino' a 'Tempo di mutamenti' e 'La meglio gioventù'(= From the "Violence against childhood" towards "Time of mutability" and "Best young people", and the translation of an Italian pun: [= To "embroil / mislead" notes the contrary of to "develop": “Developed”? the contrary of “involved”! [Imbroglio, i.e. involvment is the contrary of development, but imbroglio can also mean FRAUD])
MALATTIE RARE IN OFFERTA SPECIALE
war crimes and "sons of hate": STUPRI DI GUERRA: I figli dell'odio
Regina Louf - Silenzio.Qui si uccidono bambini!
And here below a persuasive title quotation
Essential is to recognize the CONNECTIONS linking present to past!
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