What Has to Happen for You to find Freedom and Healing?
Programming must first be removed
before counseling will be successful! Programming is done at the unconscious level and cannot be removed
through counseling. Deprogramming is not counseling. However, it must be addressed for Ritual Abuse Survivors
to find freedom and healing.
We have discovered that there are four basic elements to ritual
abuse that need to be addressed for recovery to take place:
1) Memories of Trauma. Our experience
has shown that the person does not need to re-live or re-experience the trauma in order to remove the mind-control system.
A very brief glimpse of a specific memory may be needed to remove certain types of systems, but boundaries are carefully placed
to avoid overwhelming the person. The memories can be stored so that they can be accessed later in therapy if that is
important to the person.
2) Dissociation/Mulitiplicity. All
ritual abuse survivors will have dissociation. Often the dissociation will be internal and not apparent externally.
The host person is often unaware of the internal dissociation and the dissociated parts inside work through the host person
without them realizing it. It is our experience that a person can have dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) without
two or more parts taking over the executive control of the body (replacing the host externally).
3) Teaching and Training. It
is important for the person's system (inside dissociated parts) to know that we understand how
dissociation is created and how programming is used. There are also many internal lies that are believed
as truth. These lies often need to be dispelled.
4) Conditioning. Parts
are conditioned to think, act, and speak in certain ways and these need to be addressed.
These four basic elements can all be resolved at the cognitive
level. However, all four can be controlled by a fifth element, that of mind-control programming of which the client may
or may not be aware. The process we use respects each of these elements but concentrates on
the fifth element.