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By Alison Miller

Healing the unbelievable: Treating Ritual Abuse and brain Control is a pragmatic, task-oriented, tutorial handbook designed to aid therapists offer powerful therapy for survivors of those so much severe varieties of baby abuse and psychological manipulation.

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What better source of already dissociative children than the parents who were abusing them in ritualistic cults? All these groups employ the same torture, interrogation, and training techniques used on adults by military and police all over the world. Evidence is that many of the techniques of ritual abuse and mind control are used for child pornography, the training of child soldiers (notably in Africa) and the human trafficking of sex trade workers (Guardian, 2009). The behavior of at least some suicide bombers and terrorists is consistent with that found in programmed survivors who present for therapy.

Your client is, therefore, likely to have others besides the one you know, or several who you might think of as “the host”. Adults with dissociative disorders often have several ANPs from earlier stages of life inside. They usually have the same name but are of different ages. Sometimes, there are several current ANPs, each of whom assumes she or he is the “real” person and is amnesic of the existence of the others. Their current knowledge and experience may overlap, while their other characteristics differ somewhat.

Because of their countertransference with the ANP as the client, many therapists are also resistant to the fact that working to strengthen the main presenting personality might help, but is not primary, and generally will achieve only superficial improvements. Inside is where the work occurs. ANPs, themselves, often have a great deal of difficulty accepting that they are multiple. The words “personalities” or “alters” may frighten them. In the old view of “hosts” and “alternates”, “the client” has this difficulty.

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