From: Kathleen Marden <Kmarden.nul> Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 09:56:21 -0500 (EST) Archived: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 07:24:24 -0500 Subject: Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys >From: Rick Nielsen <nilthchi.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 12:30:29 -0800 (PST) >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. I fully agree with you. Compassion, respect and ethical responsibility are the primary reasons why Denise and I work with abductees. Our surveys have been reviewed and approved by Les Valez and Clifford Clift. Kathleen Marden 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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