Events

virtual Events for 2022

all events are free unless otherwise noted


The International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference (virtual)
Wednesday, September 21 through Friday, September 23, 2022.
Information: https://www.traffickingconference.com

Jean, along with Anneka Lucas and Mary Bolger, will be on a panel moderated by Donna Lyon. The subject is: “The Interface between Child Sex Trafficking, Ritual Abuse, and Mind Control Programming: Part I and Part II.” Our proposals have been accepted and we will be presenting on Thursday September 22. Part I is at 1:45-2:45 Eastern Time and Part II is at 3:15-4:15 Eastern Time. There are over 100 presentations throughout the three days of the conference, and they cover a wide variety of interesting subjects. There is also a survivors’ art show! Both the conference and the art show are free to survivors.  Registration is open.



CUPP OF HOPE – MONDAY’S and WEDNESDAY’S – WEEKLY – DROP-IN – VIDEO ON – PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR RA/MC SURVIVORS

Name and logo created and designed by Sharri and joanies

RA/MC happens in isolation and secrecy, causing deep wounding. Come share this safe space with others who understand.  
Mondays or Wednesdays 5:00–7:00 PM Pacific Time
Tuesdays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Melbourne AUS Time.

For questions please contact the facilitators at cuppsofhope@gmail.com






Holiday Zoom Video On Open Houses For Survivors of RA/MC

Sunday August 14, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Pacific Time – We’re having a get together for anybody inside who’d like to celebrate themselves and each other and our incredible journeys. Unbirthday birthday celebrations for all. Feel free to eat cake and wear a party hat and maybe even a gift to yourself/littles!

Holiday Zoom Open House Gatherings are an opportunity for survivors to come together and connect on days which can be so difficult. Drop by for a few minutes or stay the whole time. You may share a meal, play some games, color or give support. This can be a chance for you to maybe have some “ok-ness” on days which are challenging and lonely.

Pacific Coast Ventura County – Photo by River

These events are fun focused – dress to the holiday, a theme (super heroes/pajama party/sports teams), dress up or come in comfy sweats and a sweatshirt. Bring what you’d like to eat and maybe an activity you would like to do (color/puzzle/knit). A time to hang out with other survivors who “get it”. It’s all about you and making new holiday memories.

Even if you are having a hard day, you are welcome. Connecting with others who understand offers you an opportunity to be accepted just as you are. You don’t have to pretend. And in time, you may feel your mood lifting a bit and maybe even smiling a time or two. Drop in for as long as you want. No pressure.

The Holiday Open Houses will be hosted by joanies and RainSinger and will be held for 2 hours.

For questions, please contact joanies at cuppsofhope@gmail.com







Writers’ Workshops For Survivors With DID

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Dissociated Writers’ Workshops offered by Lyn Barrett (Author and Speaker). Tuesdays 10:00AM Pacific Time. Two forms of writers’ workshops to pick from. Traditional writers’ workshop every two weeks and a prompt-driven writers’ workshop every two weeks. You may register to join one or both. Please follow link below for more information.



HEALING H’ARTS WORKSHOPS

No art experience necessary – It’s the process not the product”


Creative Healing H’Arts Activity For Survivors With DID

Visions of Hope (Vision Boards)

As a survivor we are often reminded of, and triggered back into our past. During this 3 hour art workshop, we are given the opportunity to look at ourselves in the present moment and think about what we want for our future. What are our hopes for the next month, the next year, or even the next 5 years. We will take time to explore our hearts’ desires and transform those desires into an art form called a vision board (I like to call them Visions of Hope). This is a video on event. You may turn your video off during your writing and when you need to tend to other tasks, but during sharing, and in our closing, videos are on.

“There is an artist in each of us” – “It’s not about the end product” – “Healing happens in the process” River (Photograph by Bern)

No art experience necessary.

Facilitator River

NEXT WORKSHOP DATE:TBD

Contact us to express interest or ask questions.




Art Time Fun For Littles – For Survivors of CSA with DID

Next Workshop Date: TBD

This workshop is a video on event. The art time will provide survivors with DID a fun opportunity for their Littles to hang out and color with friends like them.

Facilitator River

Contact us to express interest or ask questions. Register Below





WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR RA/MC SURVIVORS

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive. Brene Brown (Painting by Shana Dines in honor of the people of Ukraine)

THIS IS US (4 Week Writing Workshop)

May resume in the fall of 2022 or Winter of 2023









GRASSROOTS RA/MC Collective PAST EVENTS


July 9, 2022 – Art Time Fun For Littles

July 3, 2022 – Second Holiday Zoom Get Together – Celebrating our Independence/Freedom

June 26, 2022 – Fourth online poetry reading: Ritual Abuse Survivors Read Their Poems of Suffering and Healing – Being Victimized/Surviving/Living Fully

June 19, 2022 – First Holiday Zoom Get Together
May 26 – June 16, 2022 – This Is Us RA/MC Writing Workshop – Conversations

April 23, 2022 – Healing H’Arts Workshop – Taking the Narrative of “Being Victimized, Surviving, Living Fully” and transforming into an art form.

April 2, 2022 – Art time Fun For Littles

Feb 24 – Mar 17, 2022 – This Is Us RA/MC Writing Workshop – Conversations with God

February 19/20, 2022 – Third online poetry reading: Ritual Abuse Survivors Read Their Poems of Suffering and Healing

December 2/3, 2021 – This Is Us 4 week RA/MC writing workshop

October 23/24, 2021 – Second online poetry reading: Ritual Abuse Survivors Read Their Poems of Suffering and Healing

September 28/29, 2021 – This Is Us 6 week RA/MC writing workshop

July 10/11, 2021 – First online poetry reading: Ritual Abuse Survivors Read Their Poems of Suffering and Healing