Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Our next Webinar
Saturday, October 10, noon to 1:30 Pacific time
"Forgiving the Unforgivable: One Survivor's Journey to Peace"
Bonnie Bazill-Davis.

"Forgive" is an emotionally loaded word for survivors. Many of us have been told to forgive our abusers and get on with life, as if we could just push a button, totally forgive everybody, and act like nothing happened. It doesn't work that way, of course. Forgiveness, like grief and anger, is part of the process of coming to terms with what happened to us. It entails acceptance of our past and acceptance of ourselves.

Bonnie, a survivor of ritual abuse, will tell us about the steps on her path to forgiveness. She will share how her feelings changed toward her perpetrator and how forgiveness opened the door to peace and joy throughout her life. This Webinar will provide space for us to examine our understanding of forgiveness and the place it holds in our lives.

Bonnie teaches child care providers and youth counselors how to recognize and prevent child abuse. She is a certified trainer for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program and an award-winning public speaker.

Past Webinars
Members can now read the transcript of "Sensory and Emotional Flashbacks" (Jeannie Riseman) and hear the recordings of "The Intersection between Ritual Abuse and Disability" (Lara) and "How Survivors Can Help Their Own Cases for Disability Application and Appeal," (Pam Perskin Noblitt). Slides and related material are also posted. Go to http://www.survivorship.org/member/webinar.html and you will find everything you are looking for.

If you can't get into the members' section, you will need to become a member or renew your membership. Membership information is at http://www.survivorship.org/about/membership.html Write Eva at survivorshipstaff@yahoo.com and tell her what you need. (Remember we have gift memberships.)

The cost of each Webinar is $20.00, plus the cost of your telephone call to the East Coast. There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available. To reserve a space in the Webinar, e-mail Jeannie at jeannie@survivorship.org and give her this information:

1.Your name

2. The Webinar you wish to attend: "Forgiving the Unforgivable: One Survivor's Journey to Peace" on October 10 from noon to 1:30 P.M. Pacific time and/or one of the Webinars listed below

3. Whether you need a full or partial scholarship

4. Method of payment

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

6. Your time zone (The conference software automatically adjusts the time for us)

7. 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 November 7
"Empowerment and Managing the Effects of Programming."
Randy Noblitt, Ph.D

Saturday December 5
"The Benefits of Developing Co-Consciousness Early in the Healing Process."

And, in January, one on Nazi groups and abuse

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

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