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Hypnosis for Eating Disorder Led to False Memories About Satanic Cult Abuse, Suit Says

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A Minnesota woman is suing her Ballwin eating-disorder clinic and its director for giving her hypnosis treatment and psychotropic drugs that caused her to believe she was the victim of multiple rapes and a member of a satanic cult that sacrificed babies.

The hypnosis and drugs that Castlewood Treatment Center provided to Lisa Nasseff also caused her to slip into at least twenty different personalities and induced her into thinking she'd been the victim of satanic abuse herself, according to the malpractice complaint recently filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County.

According to the complaint, Nasseff's psychologist and hypnotist, Mark Schwartz, who is also the director of the clinic, singled her out based partly on her ability to pay for long-term continuous inpatient services, which she called "intentional and reckless."

Nasseff alleges that Schwartz called her last fall and told her if she didn't return to the clinic for more counseling and treatment she would most assuredly die from her eating disorder. She claims that when Schwartz learned that a lawsuit was possible, he left Nasseff a threatening voicemail suggesting that the suit would re-trigger her memories of satanic ritual abuse, multiple rapes and membership in a satanic cult, which, in turn, would cause more mental suffering.

We left a voicemail message for Schwartz and will update this post if he calls back. The Castlewood website says Schwartz is a licensed psychologist who earned his doctorate in psychology and mental health from Johns Hopkins University and is an adjunct professor in the psychiatry department at St. Louis University School of Medicine. It also says Schwartz has achieved international recognition for his treatment of intimacy disorders, marital and sexual dysfunction, sexual compulsivity, sexual trauma and eating disorders.

Nasseff, who says she was treated from 2007 to 2009, is suing the clinic and Schwartz on four counts, claiming she was forced to spend about $650,000 on Castlewood's faulty services, which led to numerous hospitalizations.

Photographs of the center, located on the bluffs surrounding Castlewood State Park, depict a idyllic retreat house flanked by bucolic trails, trees and flowers.

We left a message for Nasseff's lawyer, Kenneth Vulsteke, who was quoted in a recent article in Missouri Lawyers Media, accusing Schwartz of intentionally stirring up false memories in Nasseff because he knew she'd keep paying for his services.

"You're creating a confused mind, a vulnerable mind, and then either accidentally or, as we allege, perhaps on purpose people are led to believe these horrible things happened," Vuylsteke said. For example, "you may have participated in the sacrifice of a baby to Satan, then you were brainwashed to forget it by the cult, and you can't believe you've done such a thing so you repress it somehow."

Although the complaint does not mention baby sacrificing, Vuylsteke told a reporter for Courthouse News Service that sacrificing babies was a part of Nasseff's false memories.

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Hypnotherapist Calgary
Hypnotherapist Calgary

Hello.. The information is very interesting. I was looking for the hypnosis when reached here. There are so many people world wide who are looking forward to have such therapy and in my opinion one should go to the best therapist who are expert in such work.

Russ Judson
Russ Judson

This sounds remarkably similar to my daughter's situation, which has been a nightmare for our family and that is ongoing. My daughter went to the CA branch of Mercy Ministries, a free residential Christian-based treatment program in CA, back in March of 2010 and was there for one year before "graduating". After seeing a therapist there, the therapist/counselor called to tell my wife and I not to worry, that this didn't involve any of my family, but that my daughter had "recovered memories" of being sexually abused by some schoolmates. We were shocked and dismayed, but after reading up on "recovered memory therapy" we were skeptical that this really happened. A couple of months later, my daughter changed therapists and suddenly stopped/refused all contact with us. We came to find out that at her "graduation ceremony" from Mercy Ministries, she said that her dad sexually abused her since she was 4, and that she was the caregiver for her youngest sister since she was 8(both utterly false and without basis). Mercy Ministries has chosen a "new family" for her which she is living with now, and we have since been in contact with several girls from Mercy who say they cut ties to their family because of their repressed memories through the therapy they received...both girls (and some others) now realize that one of it was true and they are now in therapy at a reputable therapist to try to undo the damage from the therapy they received at Mercy Ministries. This kind of therapy destroys families, and I would advise anyone who sends their daughter to a treatment center for eating disorders (or any other kind of therapist for that matter) to make sure before they go what kind of therapy they will undergo. My daughter will be welcomed back with open arms when she does eventually realize that she is a victim of bad therapy. I hope noone else has to go through this, and I want to get the word out about how at least this place (Mercy Ministries) operates.

kimbev69
kimbev69

In the early 80's this happened alot

Jbkeitel
Jbkeitel

Mark schwartz is probablly the most decent human being left on earth ive worked at castle wood as a maintenance man before i was fired and lisa is and always will be screwed up in the head its all about the money

Jewishquackery
Jewishquackery

Since this quack is jewish and his lawyer jewish like most all of the medical and legal field in America, he's an interesting story for you of how the practice of mutilating male Gentiles (circumcision), a jewish cult hack religious ritual (rabbi likes to suck the blood from baby penises) began:

Pre-WWII - as the Germans were rounding up the fiends that destroyed their country, often times saps very much like you people here in America would hide them. The Germans would make the jews drop their pants to see if they were circumcised to know whether any jews were hiding in the crowd. After the war as the Six Million (that were only killed in jewish fairytales) flooded out of Europe in to America and Palestine, the jew witch doctors here in America began tha propaganda that uncircumcised males were unclean and were spreading disease (Oy Vey! The Muslims & Christians will round up the jews and put them in fictitious gas chambers!). This was so that if the villainous judens were ever rounded up in a similar manner in America, for the notorious crime waves they commit, they could easily hide out amongst the Gentiles (that they hate and despise).

The End

Patricia Berg
Patricia Berg

Your comments are full of hate speech, folks. One has to wonder about this story if one has experienced flashbacks ever in their lives. It is natural to wish them to be unreal.

andthetruthwillsetyoufree.
andthetruthwillsetyoufree.

this is totally illegitimate,i have been both places, they have done nothing but wonderful things, i am 100% sure this is a false accusation, I know this is not true, therapist don't program people cults do.

YourRabbiEatsAss
YourRabbiEatsAss

Many people here have been hypnotized in to believing jews are good people.

kyle
kyle

This should say Missouri women not Minnesota.

Artgum44
Artgum44

Maybe the satanic ritual abuse caused the eating disorders. Just sayin'

prowest
prowest

How do people get to that point. I've been hypnotized and my memory of being abused by a Satanic, baby eating cult are all true.

Out West
Out West

 ST LOUIS PEOPLE ARE VERY MIDWESTERN BORING.

zungtoo
zungtoo

That actually looks like it might jsut work. Well done indeed dude.ano-post.tk

Susan Pease Banitt
Susan Pease Banitt

Treating victims of Satanic Ritual Abuse and MInd Control is a very delicate operation, akin to defusing a (multiple) bomb(s). Therapists don't program people; cults do. RA/MC patients have all kinds of programs in place to make sure they never remember the source of their issues.  Why?  You'll have to investigate that for yourself. 

nola
nola

This guy used to be the director the masters and johnson program at River Oaks Hospital in New Orleans, so many patients had the same outcome by therapists who received training.  Mark is an ego maniac who created several more egomanical therapists at River Oaks.  They should be investigated too.  Especially for treatment of higher income patients.

Bonga
Bonga

everything in life comes down to power and sex and how to get more of both. thats all life is about folks. the rest is just filler.

Alehound
Alehound

 Satan has a big long shiny chrome cock with wings on the side of it. I have seen it and its real. thats how you know its really Satans cock. and it last all night long to during sex. this women didnt meet the real 666 Beast Satan. she met an impostor Satan. there is alot of them imposter Satans running around out there these days. next time some thing tells you he ot it is satan, ask for proof, tell him to show you his big long shiny chrome cock for postitive ID proof.

Kathleen Fuller PhD
Kathleen Fuller PhD

Like a book, when we stay open, we have the opportunity to gain more tools,knowledge, and wisdom. If we’re closed, there is no way to gain these gifts ofgreater understanding from the universe or our Higher Power. This is a mostimportant key. Stay open, make an effort, and practice doing a loving act without anyone knowing.  These steps can begin the healing process in whatever situation you are in.

Octave Rolland
Octave Rolland

Nothing unlikely about this. Satanic rituals involving paedophilia do occur throughout the US (and the world, I have reasons to believe).

http://www.franklincase.org/Please people, don't dismiss such disturbing stuff too easily… Something being incredible doesn't mean it is impossible.

BadBoy
BadBoy

"that caused her to believe she was the victim of multiple rapes and a member of a satanic cult that sacrificed babies"

So she believed she was jewish?

Gonorrhea
Gonorrhea

Wow you are on the same level as me,a STD

BooHoo
BooHoo

Maybe Shwartz can offer in court that he hypnotized himself and then recollected being gassed six times at various German prison camps, eating bugs, having mice put in to his underwear, having to swallow and shit out his diamonds..... until finally he escaped the Nazis and was raised by wolves until he came to America.

PBisAnAss
PBisAnAss

Patricia

Have you ever considered flinging yourself off one of the local bridges? We wish you would and take your political correctness with you. You and the PC Nazis are no longer in control of what anyone says or thinks.

Bowknuckles
Bowknuckles

This is the same issue that was confronted a few years back and lawsuits were resolved for millions against therapists, so I'm sorry, but your information is incorrect. The disorder they are claiming she had does not even exsist. Who are you trying to kid?

Haole Surfer
Haole Surfer

I aint doing nothing you do it. im to lazy.  I have no work ethic at all as I live in Hawaii.

Wasichu47
Wasichu47

I was a patient at River oaks.  My insurance covered 30 days of inpatient treatment.  At the end of my 30 days, Mark said he thought I could use another week.  When I told him him I couldn't afford it, he arranged for me to stay that week free of charge. That doesn't seem like "milking"  insurance to me.I don't think having an ego is a crime, or even warrants an investigation. Mark was my therapist both at Masters & Johnson and River Oaks.  He always "did me right," and I credit him with saving my life and helping me to finally deal with past issues which allowed me to kick a long time heroin addiction. Many, many inpatient treatments, and nearly 3 years on Methadone failed to help.

Ohprettypls
Ohprettypls

I went to both CW and RO... All I can say to this is WOW.  I hope this is thoroughly investigated and that this isn't just a civil suit.  He should be prosecuted criminally.

Calling Elvis
Calling Elvis

 Some People is the USA still have higher incomes? I cant believe it. I thought of us were all minimum wage or poor welfare recipients now days. nobody I know even has a job anymore and most just gave up looking. this country is turning into a giant poor mexican Barrio little by little. watch and see. more misery its on its way.pretty soon we will have have brown yellow teeth or no teeth at and be living in a card board box down by the river.

Alehound
Alehound

 see here is proof of what im saying about life being a soap opera and we are the actors. this women thinks she is a PhD. and she actually thinks she knows what she is talking about. another  insecure ego tripper.

Gonorrhea
Gonorrhea

Look like we have another friend Jewish quackery! YEY

sandy
sandy

I went to both as well, and heard similar horror stories over 5 different treatments

Jewquack
Jewquack

Ummm and what we would call the jew quack and the jew lawyer for the firm? Anti-Fatties?

Alehound
Alehound

 whatever he is its his business to be who he wants to be in his life. its called free will in the bible.

Alehound
Alehound

 you can be whoever you want to be. life is a giant soap opera. and we are the actors.

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