Sunday, December 5, 2010

Survivorship Webinar - Beyond Sexual Abuse/Exploitation - Dec. 11, 2010



Saturday, December 11 - noon to 2:00 Pacific time
(Check in at 11:45)

"Beyond Sexual Abuse/Exploitation, Sexual Programming, Sexual Addiction/Avoidance: A Path to Empowerment"

Staci Sprout, LICSW, CSAT

Many survivors of extreme trauma have sexual difficulties as a result. Sexual abuse and "sex kitten" or other forms of sexual enslavement/programming cause deep damage to authentic sexual development. This Webinar will explore the concept of sexual addiction and sexual avoidance in the context of survival of extreme trauma. The focus will be on tools to differentiate "sexual sobriety," addiction, and avoidance and on the powerful impact such boundaries can have on therapy and health.

Staci Sprout, LICSW, CSAT works as an individual and group psychotherapist in Washington State, at Sexual Recovery Services (see for more info). 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 the content at times may be triggering for survivors.


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 is in $5.00 increments, starts at $50.00, and 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. (Remember to factor in the cost of a telephone call to the East Coast.)


Registration closes Thursday evening November 18. If you wish to pay by PayPal, go to 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 and give her this information:

1.Your name
2. The Webinar you wish to attend: ""Beyond Sexual Abuse” on Saturday, December 11
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.)


Saturday, January 22, noon Pacific Time
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"Connecting the Brain: Information and Exercises for Healing."


Survivorship members may listen to past Webinars in the members’ section. (For information on joining Survivorship, go to

Past Webinars include:
"Healing Trauma with Energy Psychology."
"Ritual Abuse Survivors and Eating Disorders"
"Preparing for the Holidays"
"How a Non-Artist Uses Art for Healing."
"Self-injury, Flashbacks, and Flooding as Programmed responses, and How to Deal with Them."
"Open Discussion on the Use of Prayer for Christian Survivors of Ritual Abuse."
"Healthy Supportive Relationships – What They Are, How to Make One."
"Riding off into the Sunrise."
“Art and Activism: What the Public Sees.”
“Hope, Healing and Help through Music and Advocacy.”
“Understanding Nazi Influence in Ritual Abuse.”
“Sensory and Emotional Flashbacks.”
“The Intersection between Ritual Abuse and Physical Disability.”
“Forgiving the Unforgivable: One Survivor’s Journey to Peace ”
“How Survivors Can Help Their Own Cases for Disability Application and Appeal.”
“Empowerment and Managing the Effects of Programming.”
“Normal Guilt, Guilt Induced by Extreme Abuse, and Some Suggestions for Working with Guilt.”

Complete details on all our Webinars are at

We hope you join us -- attending a Webinar is not much more complicated than making a phone call. You don't have to have any special technical software or knowledge and it is a wonderful way to connect with other survivors.

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