From: Rick Nielsen <nilthchi.nul> Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 12:30:29 -0800 (PST) Archived: Sun, 04 Dec 2011 08:48:59 -0500 Subject: Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys >From: Kathleen Marden <Kmarden.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 07:40:30 -0500 (EST) >Subject: Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys >>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 17:41:43 +0000 >>Subject: Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys <snip> >KK's statement that Denise Stoner and I are only looking for >data appears to be a criticism of the fact that we are not >mental health practitioners. The fact is that most abduction >investigators and researchers are not psychotherapists. We do >not purport that this survey will be used to heal the emotional >wounds of abduction experiencers. We have made it very clear >that we are UFO abduction researchers and investigators >collecting data about the commonalities in UFO abduction >experiences. >It seems pertinent that I should mention that I am very well >aware of the emotional and psychic pain suffered by abductees. I >am the niece of Betty and Barney Hill and was very close to >them. I am also sympathetic to the plight of others who have >been subjected to the emotional and physical trauma of having >been kidnapped and experimented on by non-human entities. Kathleen: I appreciate your work in this area. But I must agree with Kathy to emphasize the importance of helping and not hurting those traumatized. I'm not sure a statement about being mental health practitioners, or being well aware of pain experienced, by itself, is going to make everyone rest assured. Just as I'm not sure _any_ informed consent will. Though it helps. Paraphrasing what John Velez has said, let's stop scarring abductees further by cutting out their implants. And repeating what Kathy has said, let's not leave the traumatized hanging in the wind. Compassion, respect, legal and ethical responsibility: these _must_ be paramount. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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