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From the Trenches: A Victim and Therapist Talk about Mind Control and Ritual Abuse
Wendy Hoffman and Alison Miller
Routledge (London: Karnac Books) / Softcover / Dec 2017
9781782206019 (ISBN-10: 1782206019)
Ritual Abuse & Mind Control
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272 pages
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Though desiring retirement, psychologist Alison Miller offered help to the respected mind control and ritual abuse victim Wendy Hoffman. Through Wendy’s internal investigations, they discovered how Illuminati and Nazi programming works, its international goals, as well as finding out new ways to uncover the hidden, and to heal. Their goal was to gain clarity about Wendy’s cult personas, and to learn how to integrate a complicated, tortured brain.

In these varied essays in two voices, Alison reaches out to all survivors, pointing out the lies they may believe, giving them hope and skills for recovery; and Wendy talks about her own experiences as a slave and marionette, and also offers hope for healing and understanding for how to overcome the many obstacles on this path to freedom. Some of the essays are addressed primarily to therapists, others to survivors.

This book of essays follows Alison’s book for therapists in this field and her other book for survivors of these abuses. It also follows Wendy’s two memoirs and her book of poetry. Its subject matter is advanced and will be of great interest to survivors, therapists, the interested community and support people.


"This book is a shaking read, its controversial political statement putting forward the demand that readers accept the existence of conscious splitting of personality through treachery, deception, betrayal, torture, and violence. Beginning with the introductory poem, the book is an outcry about the significance of personal freedom as well as a blazing plea for commitment to making these abuses known and helping victims achieve safety and healing. The two authors present victims’ horrendous experiences in a rational, factual, and professional way, building a foundational knowledge regarding what mind control is, how it uses deceit and lies, and how through betrayal and attachment trauma the basis is laid for lifelong exploitation. The authors present the terrifying and horrible situations that children are exposed to as they are coerced into actions that go against their own beliefs and true natures. The cooperation of the two authors, client and therapist, based on mutual respect, serves as a model for every change process: solidarity, freedom, and equality."
- Gaby Breitenbach, psychologist and psychotherapist, author of Inside Views from the Dissociated Worlds of Extreme Violence

"Wendy Hoffman and Alison Miller present essays and poetry on ritual abuse and mind control from the perspectives of survivor and clinician, revealing the challenges and rewards of their collaboration. This book will help therapists understand the experiences and needs of extreme abuse survivors."
- Randy Noblitt, PhD, author of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America

"From the Trenches is an extraordinary example of a writing collaboration between therapist and patient. It gives the reader the rare privilege of a double insight: Wendy Hoffman and Alison Miller each reflect, honestly and accurately, on the devastation caused by the most extreme forms of abuse, and on the treacherous journey back into wholeness. It is a must-read for all therapists – those who treat survivors of extreme abuse and those who may find themselves doing so tomorrow."
- Dr Adah Sachs, the Bowlby Centre, consultant psychotherapist at Goodmayes Hospital, and on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Table of Contents:


Section I: Understanding Mind Control
A dozen myths therapists might believe—Alison Miller
Pieces of self—Wendy Hoffman
How to talk with a multiple—Alison Miller
Imposed internal and political structures—Wendy Hoffman
Hand signals—Wendy Hoffman
Disinformation—Alison Miller
The choice—Wendy Hoffman
The extra danger of character flaws—Wendy Hoffman
Satanic mythology vs. genuine evil—Alison Miller

Section II: Lies
Fifty lies they might have told you: why they told them, how they made you believe them, and what you can do about it—Alison Miller

Section III: Bonds and Betrayal
Why and how they prevent bonding throughout life—Wendy Hoffman
Family relationships—Wendy Hoffman
Love in cult families—Wendy Hoffman
Family-hunger, planted therapists, and romances—Wendy Hoffman
Therapists’ responses to survivors: countertransference and attunement—Alison Miller

Section IV: The Horrors of the Abuse
Therapists and horror—Alison Miller
The purpose of infant torture—Wendy Hoffman
Spinning—Wendy Hoffman
Sexual horrors—Wendy Hoffman
Anger displacement training—Wendy Hoffman
How to make an assassin—Wendy Hoffman
Gang wars and the bandwagon—Wendy Hoffman
In love with death—Wendy Hoffman
Politicians’ use of victims—Wendy Hoffman
Twenty-first century Nazis—Wendy Hoffman
The frequency of programming—Wendy Hoffman
Conscious and unconscious perpetrators—Alison Miller
Things I wish I did not know—Alison Miller

Section V: Safety
The “angel” of suicide—Wendy Hoffman
To die or not to die—Wendy Hoffman
Programmed suicide and therapists—Alison Miller
Current contact—Wendy Hoffman
Handlers—Wendy Hoffman
Called back—Wendy Hoffman
Why and how survivors are gathered—Alison Miller
Danger, DANGER—Wendy Hoffman
Discarding the interventionist God—Alison Miller
When they persist in trying to murder you . . .—Wendy Hoffman
Spy school: clues we missed—Alison Miller

Section VI: The Survivor’s Daily Life
Ask inside—Alison Miller
Mind-controlled and frozen in time—Wendy Hoffman
The strong and brave ones (previously known as the garbage kids)—Alison Miller
Survivors and illness—Wendy Hoffman
Things will not last forever—Wendy Hoffman
Rushed—Wendy Hoffman

Section VII: The Healing Process
How to begin to console the inconsolable—Wendy Hoffman
The body remembers—Wendy Hoffman
Ten keys to recovery—Alison Miller
The nobility of survivors—Wendy Hoffman
Self-esteem loosens mind control—Wendy Hoffman
The pool of emotions underneath—Wendy Hoffman
When a program engulfs you—Wendy Hoffman
When you have killed—Alison Miller
Giving up dissociation—Wendy Hoffman
Is there an end to the healing process?—Wendy Hoffman

Section VIII: Odes About Mind Control by Wendy Hoffman
To the Mind-Controlled
To the Front Person
To the Unloved, Rejected and Abandoned
To the Learning Disabled
To Spies, Thieves and Mules
To the Sexual Slaves Within
To Mothers
To Kidnappers
To Trained Assassins
To Witches
To the Plant-Therapists
To Those Who Couldn’t Protect
To the Beaten
To Mourners
To the Co-Conscious
To the Integrated
To Confidence
To Gratitude


About the Authors:

Wendy Hoffman is a survivor of organized criminal abuse and has been a psychotherapist for over two decades working in general practice and the field of recovering dissociated memories. She has a Masters in Social Work and two Masters of Fine Arts. Her first memoir, The Enslaved Queen: A Memoir about Electricity and Mind Control, was published by Karnac Books in 2014, and her book of poetry, Forceps: Poems about the Birth of the Self, appeared in 2016. Now that she has brought together the separated parts of her mind, taken her life back, and achieved freedom, she wants to help other survivors also become free of mind control.

Alison Miller is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She worked for many years in child and youth mental health services, treating children and families. She is the original developer of the Living in Families Effectively (LIFE) Seminars (, and has co-authored two books on parenting with Dr Allison Rees. Since 1991, Dr Miller has been treating and learning from persons with dissociative disorders, in particular survivors of ritual abuse and mind control, and has developed a protocol for effective treatment.

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