Date & Time: May 10 2015 - 12:00pm
Location: The Press Box Restaurant - 932 Second Avenue (bet. 49th & 50th Sts.) - 2nd Floor
Speaker: SUE COX
Subject: "WINNING THE BATTLE OF THE ABUSED BRAIN" - SURVIVORS RATHER THAN VICTIMS. Sue Cox a 67 year old grandmother, mother of six, is a survivor for three years (ten to thirteen) of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest. Sue’s adopted Mother, who caught the priest molesting her, was too “priest obsessed” to protect or seek justice for her. Sue, no longer blames her mother, because she was a product of her own upbringing, indoctrination and fearful religious delusions. These childhood traumas, caused serious dysfunctional and self destructive behavior, such as alcoholism, addiction, serious self harming, eating disorder, fear, shame, guilt, unworthiness, inability to form relationships, trust anyone, feel anything more than an outcast, and on occasions be suicidal. At the age of seventeen left home, married someone unsuitable and often very violent. By 32; she was alone with six children all under twelve. Sue fought back, dealing with each one of those demons, taking years to come to terms and recovery. Now feeling empowered and speaking out and now working in healthcare for nearly forty years. As an addiction counselor with a very busy practice. She is also the head a large and well respected teaching organisation SMART-UK, teaching in the UK’s National Health Service, Prison services and the Military services, as well as abroad. Smart-UK has become the most reputable, ethical and professional organization, and the training is much sought after. To date she has personally taught nearly 13,000 health care professionals. On October 2010 Sue Cox (GB) and Ton Leerschool (NL) established “Survivors Voice Europe” to champion all those who have not yet been able to find theirs. Sue has taken part in many rallies, campaigns and debates was instrumental in the investigation into the holy see’s breaches of the conventions by the UN Committees for the Rights of the Child and The committee against torture which resulted in the historic victory for survivors of their crimes. She teaches the neurobiology of abuse to healthcare workers, lawyers and survivors in a collaborative workshop “Winning the Battle of the Abused Brain” because EVERYONE should be made aware of the severity of clergy abuse. Sue an Atheist, Humanist, and Secularist, feels strongly that we cannot look at the issues of clergy abuse without also looking at the environment in which they occurred. The Catholic church provides a breeding ground for toxic abuses. Sue believes that everyone should be empowered to “soar”above their abusers, and take back their lives. She is proud to be part of “Survivors Voice Europe” and will shout for justice until her last breath. ENOUGH!
Cost: BRUNCH is $20, which includes a selection of Buffet Entrees, salad, one soft drink, coffee, tax and tip