Survivorship Art Webinar…

August 17, 2010

This coming Saturday is Survivorship’s webinar for the month of August. Yours truly will be presenting. 🙂 This is the info from their site:

Survivorship Ritual Abuse Webinar “How a ‘Non-Artist’ Uses Art for Healing.”

Saturday, August 21, noon to 2:00 Pacific time
(Check in at 11:45)
“How a ‘Non-Artist’ Uses Art for Healing.”
Flower aka Garden

We’ve had Webinars by Mike Skinner, a musician, and Lynn Schirmer, an artist, who use their talents to spread the word about publically. Most of us, though, use art and music in a much more private way to advance out own healing. Now we can hear somebody just like us share her process and reassure us that art is for everybody.

“How a ‘Non-Artist’ Uses Art for Healing.”
Flower will be showing slides of some of her artwork and explaining how she used art to help in her healing process. She is not an artist, and so brings the perspective that it is something anyone can do. Talent is not needed. :-)

Flower is a survivor of SRA. She grew up in a generational cult family but was unaware of that until much later in life. Her love of writing is reflected in poetry, private journaling, and several blogs. One blog focuses specifically on her thoughts as a survivor. She has a strong faith in her Creator and has known Yeshua/Jesus since she was a small child…which is reflected in some of her healing art and writings. She also loves taking photos and combining them with encouraging words.

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. Registration closes Thursday evening June 17. If you wish to pay by PayPal, go to http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html 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 shamai@survivorship.org and give her this information:

1.Your name

2. The Webinar you wish to attend: “How a Non-Artist Uses Art for Healing.” on Saturday, August 21 and/or one of the Webinars listed below

3. Whether you need a full or partial scholarship

4. Method of payment  (PayPal button at bottom of page at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html )

5. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions)

6. 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, September 11
Jeannie Riseman, Bonnie Bazill-Davis, and LisaBri.
Panel on “Preparing for the Holidays.”
(We have room for one more panelist: write jeannie@survivorship.org if you are interested.)

Saturday, October 9
Elle Snow, MSW
“Ritual Abuse Survivors and Eating Disorders.”

Saturday, November 13
Carol Ann Rowland, MSW
“Healing Trauma with Energy Psychology.”

Survivorship members may listen to past Webinars in the members’ section. (For information on joining Survivorship, go to http://www.survivorship.org/about/membership.html

Past Webinars include:

“Self-Injury, Flashbacks,and Flooding as Programmed Responses, and How to Deal with Them.” Alsion Miller, Ph.D. “Open Discussion on the Use of Prayer for Christian Survivors of Ritual Abuse.” (Rev. Tom Ball) “Healthy Supportive Relationships – What They Are, How to Make One.” (Kitty Downey) “Art and Activism: What the Public Sees.” (Lynn Schirmer) “Hope, Healing and Help through Music and Advocacy.” (Mike Skinner) “Understanding Nazi Influence in Ritual Abuse.” (Alik of the OwlClan) “Sensory and Emotional Flashbacks.” (Jeannie Riseman) “The Intersection between Ritual Abuse and Physical Disability.” (Lara, BSW) “Forgiving the Unforgivable: One Survivor’s Journey to Peace” (Bonnie Bazill-Davis)  “How Survivors Can Help Their Own Cases for Disability Application and Appeal.” (Pam Perskin Noblitt) “Empowerment and Managing the Effects of Programming.” (Randy Noblitt, Ph.D.) “Normal Guilt, Guilt Induced by Extreme Abuse, and Some Suggestions for Working with Guilt.” (Jeannie Riseman)

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

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.


  1. Wish I was in California to “drop in” on the presentation. I’m glad for you and know you will knock ’em dead.

    Let it flow . . .

    michael j
    East Coasting

    • LOL Michael…it is a webinar…online! I am east coast although Survivorship is west coast. 🙂

  2. Good golly Miss Molly!

    I’ll be at a Buddhist Retreat. But, I will check back to see how things went. “Break a leg.”

    michael j

  3. I’m sorry I missed this. My family was away on vacation. I hope it went well… Sorry about the laptop woes.

    • My laptop is coming together. I hope to get my art pieces up real soon. I hope you enjoyed your vacation! I received some positive feedback. There was a technical glitch in the beginning so we had to restart the call. We did not repeat the already covered ground…which was mostly just the intro.

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