preventing accessing

Accessing: Why it Occurs, and How to Prevent It (Svali Blog Post 2017)

 The following is from my new book One issue that survivors often face is attempts by the group they left to re-access them. This article was written to help survivors understand what accessing is, and the steps they and their therapist can take to prevent it from happening.  What is accessing? Accessing is the deliberate… read more »

Maintaining External Safety (Svali Blog Post)

  This information is mirrored from https://web.archive.org/web/20120422130229/http://archive.suite101.com/article.cfm/ritual_abuse/74737 – As survivors heal, they often learn things that are helpful to others. In this guest article, Olyssa shares what has helped her in maintaining safety from the cult. I admire her courage and her insights here as she shares from her heart. The goal of external safety… read more »

Finding A Safe House (Svali Blog Post)

  This information is mirrored from https://web.archive.org/web/20110907091617/http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/ritual_abuse/60632 – One of the greatest problems that confronts a survivor of cult abuse trying to escape is “Where do I go now?” Often, the person has been surrounded their entire lifetime by both their family of origin, who are members in transgenerational cult groups, and even their closest… read more »

Chapter Twelve: Preventing Reaccessing of the Survivor

Chapter Twelve: Preventing Reaccessing of the Survivor by: Svali This is by far one of the most important chapters I have written in this book. Why? Deprogramming cannot be consistently successful if the person is still in contact with the abusers. Survivors will take one step forward, then will find themselves knocked down internally. All… read more »

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