Welcome to Episode 23 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for deep, enlightening, raw podcast episode on the topic of “A One Mom’s Battle: Post Separation Abuse, Parental Alienation & Reunification Camps” with the incredibly powerful, Tina Swithin.
Society believes that there are laws to protect victims of domestic violence from abuse. However, when victims, especially women, are faced with custody against abusers in family courts, laws seem to NOT apply in many cases.
Tina highlights the “FOR PROFIT” industry of the family court system that many times operates like a business. We as citizens believe, the system is supposed to operate in the best interests of the children, until we or someone we know goes into this “industrial complex”.
In this episode, Tina shares her lifelong journey in the family courts system first as a child and later in divorcing a narcissist.
In family court, children are used as pawns and property as if they were like a commodity traded on Wall Street, which is the very definition of legalized trafficking of children.
We highlight the following in Family Courts:
- No accountability
- No transparency
- And judges have FULL immunity for their actions even if their actions deliberately cause the death of a child.
- The lack of training of judicial officers or the deliberate training to discredit abuse in these cases.
- The use of parental alienation as a tactic abusers uses to gain custody. Why victims of abuse should NEVER use this terminology as it furthers dark money.
- The use of “high conflict” terminology to discredit abuse .
- The use of “reunification camps” as a form of legalized kidnapping and brainwashing tactics to discredit abuse for MONEY.
- the use of prisons to silence and punish victims for speaking out about abuse. We talk about how DA’s punish and prosecute survivors when seeking help to save their own lives from abuse.
- the monetization racket.
We highlight cases like Catherine Kassenoff, Anna Walshe, as well as Maya and Sebastian.
The Medicine Portion:
Tina goes on to share how she harnessed the medicine and power of her voice to create change through her social media platform, her “channeling” of her writing, her publishing her books, and her courses.
She talks about why it is important to NOT stay silent on what is happening surrounding the growing abuse in family courts.
She talks about her journey and why this path is personal for her, how her children were afraid of their father, what that looks like, and how she is using her voice to address the growing bigger issues surrounding the monetization of parental alienation and reunification camps in family courts.
She talks about the importance of language in the courts. Why survivors should be studying the system, describe the behavior, document and show patterns of behavior of period of time. Tina talks about why it is crucial to be able to communicate these patterns in a way that would register with the courts.
Because of the consistent work of Tina, there are some very BIG things are happening – movies, books, criminal investigations, and class action lawsuits.
In the end, Tina shares 3 actionable steps to be a change and how to create change.
Tina Swithin survived a “Category Five Divorce Hurricane” while acting as her own attorney in a high-conflict custody battle that turned her family’s life upside down for over a decade. While divorces are never easy, Tina quickly learned that a divorce involving a narcissist takes the term, “high-conflict” to a level that few can comprehend. To articulate what was happening, she took shelter from the storm by chronicling her journey in her (now) internationally recognized blog, “One Mom’s Battle.” Tina’s plight grew from just one mom to a village of tens of thousands who all share the same story. There were different variations and nuances, but the common denominator is toxic, high conflict individuals and post-separation abuse.
With all odds against her, Tina’s battle came to an end on August 30, 2019, when she successfully terminated her ex-husband’s parental rights. Tina has chosen to assume the title of survivor versus victim and has become an advocate for change in the Family Court System after seeing the flaws first-hand. Tina believes that the courts have lost sight of their primary focus, which should be the best interest of the child and instead, are too focused on parental rights.
Tina believes that children are suffering unnecessarily due to the lack of education on the front lines—and behind the judicial bench.
Tina Swithin is the author of Divorcing a Narcissist (series) and founder of the High Conflict Divorce Coach Certification Program. Tina is a co-founder of the National Safe Parents Organization. Tina resides in San Luis Obispo, California with her husband and her two daughters.
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- National Family Violence Law Center https://www.law.gwu.edu/
- National Safe Parents Organization www.nationalsafeparents.org
- Dr. Ramani https://doctor-ramani.com/
- Alienation Industry
- Families for Justice as Healing
- Jane Doe Inc.
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