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John-Michael Lander is creating a voice. Through writing, speaking, and consulting, he helps individuals and organizations identify the signs of grooming, manipulating, and stigmatizing of sexual abuse and how to help survivors (of any type of abuse) face the past and find their true self.
After publishing my books, Surface Tension and Cracked Surface, I dedicate myself to bringing my message to conferences around the world. Whether as a keynote speaker or a workshop leader, I break through the myths and boundaries of Predatory Grooming, Long-term Effects of Sexual Abuse, and Surviving.
I will speak with your team, organization,or school from miles away on camera. Even though it is a virtual space I can still provide thoughtful and inspirational workshops. Distance will no longer be a barrier for your organization.
As a speaker and innovator, I will bring new life and connection to your next event. Contact me, and we can design a workshop or presentation that fits the needs that you have today.
John-Michael battled with finding his true self and authentic voice. As an athlete, he endured sexual abuse from coaches, benefactors, and medical team which resulted in years of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and even suicide attempts. His research, The Grooming Trifecta, provides how grooming effects everyone no matter their sexual orientation, gender, or religious beliefs.
I develop interactive presentations while creating a safe environment for survivors and their loved ones to explore the ramifications of Predatory Grooming, Long-Term Effects of Sexual Abuse, and Regaining Your True Self. Using my personal experience, I am sharing how I have coped with my past and have been discovering my true self. It is a life long process.
1 in 4 females and 1 in 6 males are abused before the age of 18. In athletics these numbers are higher, but are not reported. Each and every victims' experience is unique and different. There is not one cookie-cutter remedy. It is a life-long process for survivors to understand, forgive, and accept. And it is a completely different process for those who love the survivor.
2021 Canadian Sexual Exploitation Summit
May 6 & 7, 2021
Why do we need a Canadian Sexual Exploitation Summit?
To unite organizations and individuals in Canada fighting sexual exploitation.
To create an opportunity for networking and strategizing.
To fuel a movement towards collective action and ground-breaking strategies against sexual exploitation in Canada.
What will the focus of CSES be?
The theme for CSES 2021 is “Disrupting Demand”. The focus will be educating and equipping on effective ways to disrupt the demand for purchasing sex in Canada.
Why focus on Demand?
Sexual exploitation is based on economic principles. If there were no demand, there would be no supply. It is time we give attention to this important part of the crisis of sexual exploitation. Who is the buyer? How do we make this part of sexual exploitation more visible?
Pornography plays a huge role in fueling the demand. Our hyper-sexualized culture factors into all parts of sexual exploitation. The challenges and risks are urgent as we see grooming and luring of youth and an increase in sexually explicit content on social media. The internet has allowed for a global crisis of exploitation to occur.
What will the summit be like?
The Canadian Sexual Exploitation Summit will be a one-of-a-kind setting where people from across, business, transportation, Indigenous, education, health, service provider, child welfare, justice, law enforcement and survivor sectors as well as from a diverse range of professional, political, and personal backgrounds, coalesce to be informed, equipped, connected and inspired.
The time is now!
The challenges of sexual exploitation facing us are urgent. We must act now. It’s time to work across sectors to disrupt demand. We must stand together to confront the rising tide of exploitation in Canada.
Come join us as we fight for a world free from sexual exploitation!
Cathy Studer's book, Broken to Beautifully Whole: A Compelling Crusade to Break Silence, Move Through the Trauma, and Heal the Pain
the Global Author Elite Award in the Self-Help Category!
NEW CEASE SPOTLIGHT: An Athlete’s Silence. John-Michael Lander (An Athlete's Silence) discusses the exploitation that goes on behind the closed doors of professional sports groups and schools || Please read and share below
CEASE UK's VISON
Our vision is to see a society where porn is no longer seen as harmless, recreational fun, but is recognised as violent, misogynistic and racist and damaging to society.
We want Britain to be a nation that recognises prostitution as exploitative and seeks to reduce demand and ultimately end the sex trade through the introduction of the Equality Model (or the ‘Nordic Model’).
We are fighting for a culture that recognises hypersexualisation, porn-culture and the sexual objectification of women as incompatible with true sex equality.
Ultimately, we want to help Britain to become a country whose national institutions stand up publicly against the sexual exploitation and abuse of the sex trade and sex industry.
CEASE UK's AIMS
1. To expose the inherent harms and abuses of the commercial sex industry (e.g. porn, strip clubs) and the global sex trade (prostitution) and their destructive cultural influence.
2. To raise awareness of the links between all forms of sexual exploitation among key public sector bodies and charities.
3.To dismantle the commercial and cultural forces which fuel sexual exploitation and become an agent for systemic change.
4. To unify, strengthen and resource the sexual exploitation sector, in order to amplify a powerful, collective voice.
What do we mean by sexual exploitation?
Sexual exploitation is: “Any actual or attempted abuse of position of vulnerability, differential power or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.” 1 Closely related to this is sexual abuse, defined as: “Actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.”
Sexual exploitation encompasses a wide-range of sexual abuse or utilitarian sexual uses of persons, regardless of age. It includes sexual objectification, sexual violence, pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and more.
It always involves:
The harmful effects of sexual exploitation are not limited to the victims: when the most vulnerable individuals in our society are robbed of the opportunity to thrive, living a life free from sexual harm, we all feel the effects.
We have a responsibility to fight back and to hold to account the multi-billion dollar industries that feed off exploitation and abuse.
Former competitive diver says he suffered abuse as a teen.
Article by Beth Anspach
2020 End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit
Watch the Predatory Grooming Video presented by Brent Cary, John-Michael Lander, and Dawn Hawkins
The summit had
22,087 registrants from over 100 countries
Brent Cary, hockey player, and John-Michael Lander, diver, will be providing a Predatory Grooming Program to help parent, athletes, sports teams, coaches, school, and organizations to identify the signs of predatory grooming, manipulation, and sexual abuse. Lean what to do if you suspect you or a loved one is being groomed. Learn tools how to help those who are being groomed or have been groomed. Learn tools how to help yourself if you are being groomed or discover you were groomed.
Hear from two athletes that were groomed by predators and how they are recovering in order to help others.
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