September 2012 I went public with my account of Serge Benhayon’s sleazy attempt at reading my ovaries. For a year or so the Universal Medicine cult publicly pretended I don’t exist, while trying to have my blogs shut down and attempting to intimidate me with a variety of false complaints. May 2014 they set up defamatory website where Serge’s Brides insist the ovarian reading never happened and I’m a mentally ill liar. None of them were in the treatment room with me. Its easy to understand the denials and the harassment attempts – Serge has done the same to them, and to engage reasonably with me would involve defending the indefensible. Moreover, when I went public, I wasn’t aware of published photographic evidence of Benhayon’s abuses.
No wonder they’ve tried to silence me.
Now, cult members insist Serge’s hands is ‘nowhere near’ the woman’s ‘lady parts.’
Please, if anyone has similar material to this contact me via the tab above or send it to the NSW HCCC. Don’t assume I have everything there is to know about UM. I’m particularly interested in looking at the Sacred Esoteric Healing Advanced Level 3 & 4 workshop manuals, but if you have anything else with photographs or video of inappropriate touching, or text or audio of sexually explicit material, or claims to efficacy in treating medical conditions or sexual trauma, please get in touch with me or the HCCC.
If you were touched inappropriately by Benhayon or any other Esoteric practitioner, please seek support counselling for sexual abuse via the links page, and please consider making a police or other official complaint so we might put an end to this harm.
What is wrong with these pictures?
We’ll start with unqualified, self styled ‘healer’, Serge Benhayon pressing his fingers to a woman’s vulva – for which there is no excuse. There is never a reason for touching genitals in a clinical setting unless the practitioner is a registered health professional examining or treating genital or reproductive disorders, and who is accountable to professional bodies and AHPRA, at the risk of deregistration.
Proven bullshitter, ex bankrupt tennis coaches like Serge Benhayon are not qualified to apply a bandaid let alone put their grubby hands on anyone’s private parts, including those of the victim in the image, whose identity we are aware of, but which we will not disclose publicly. Please, members of the public, know your rights. There is never a reason for any unqualified practitioner to touch breasts or genitals.
The accompanying text claims the technique is ‘great for cases of rape recovery’ among other things. Again, Serge Benhayon and his legion of Esoteric numbskulls are not qualified nor entitled to ask about personal history, sexual history or reproductive history. Nor is he qualified to provide therapy for sexual abuse, let alone ‘healing’ which involves genital contact. Again, I urge members of the public to be extremely discriminating about who you divulge any history of sexual trauma to. Never do it in a group setting, and never to an unqualified ‘healer’, particularly those associated with UniMed who are utterly ignorant of the ethics regarding patient privacy, and have serious problems with therapeutic boundaries.
The text accompanying these images is also loaded with deceptively benign language and what appear to be disclaimers regarding trust and permission. However as the image below shows, Benhayon also encourages Esoteric practitioners to place their hands wherever they ‘are in truth guided’. I don’t care how cautious or gentle or how much permission is sought under the pretence of ‘healing’ – deception is deception and violation is violation. In addition, the cult won’t fess up to exactly what Esoteric Uterus Massage entails, as performed by Serge’s unqualified twenty something son, Curtis.
Benhayon also makes therapeutic claims throughout the manual, including that the techniques are very powerful for conditions such as ‘rape, cysts, fibroids, PMT, endometriosis, ovarian cancer etc.’
Such claims are in breach of Section 12 of the NSW Code of Conduct for Unregistered Healthcare Practitioners on misinforming clients. As Esoteric ‘healing’ modalities are the invention of an unqualified, untrained, self styled ‘healer’ they have zero clinical basis and the claims cannot be substantiated.
For all the cult’s insistence he’s never touched a breast, this image clearly says something different.
And as shown in the Esoteric Personal Boundaries post, he’ll press his palm to a very young woman or girl’s anus, but call it the sacrum and persuade cult members all of the above is ‘healing’.
Therapy or abuse – consenting to deception
Sexual assault occurs when a person is forced, coerced or tricked into sexual acts against their will or without their consent, or if a child or young person under 18 is exposed to sexual activities.
Indecent assault is unwanted touching of a person’s body by another person. For example it can include kissing or inappropriate touching of a person’s breasts, bottom or genitals.
During my experience of ovarian reading from Serge Benhayon, not only did I ask him not to do it, I was not informed of what the technique entailed. I only gave in under pressure after being told it was not invasive. I was deceived, or in the language of the AG’s department, tricked. I would never have consented to undertake the reading had I been fully informed of what it entailed, including being pressured to disclose details on my past relationships with men. I asked to be informed and was not. Most alarmingly, the only reason that nonsense didn’t go any further was because I stood up for myself, and I dread to imagine what has happened to women who fell for the ruse. I promise, if Serge had put his clammy paws anywhere near my vulva, I would have gone to the police – just as the above images have today – into a nice file with Serge’s name on it.
The fact Benhayon is not qualified to enquire about gynaecological or sexual histories, or to treat gyne conditions or the aftermath of sexual abuse, or to provide rape counselling, yet does so anyway, is deceptive conduct which renders his disclaimers about ‘permission’ and ‘caution’ invalid. Section 3 of the Code, covering safe and ethical conduct spells it out – health practitioners must not provide health care of a type outside their experience or training, or that they are not qualified to provide. They must not mislead or deceive clients about their competence or ability.
The silence of the complicit
If it isn’t bad enough that Benhayon is inappropriately touching clients, misleading them, invading their privacy and retraumatizing sexual assault victims – in other words, routinely performing sexual abuse on vulnerable people – he has also taught hundreds of would be Esoteric practitioners who have undertaken the workshops to follow suit. Most were misled into thinking he was qualified to practice and teach ‘healing’ and also misled to believe they could become ‘accredited’ Esoteric healers.
Sacred Esoteric Healing Workshops extend to four levels and are a prerequisite for undertaking further courses to become an ‘accredited’ practitioner. An ex-student told me that once students have completed the first four levels, they then go on to study four levels of ‘Esoteric’ massage, in which massage is performed with recipients stripped to their underwear. That student dropped out well before that. Since I emailed the above images around Australia, another ex-student told me that he participated in a workshop where students were instructed to handle each other’s genitals. He did NOT regard it as a healing experience seeing he had to ask one of UniMed’s most shrill and defensive propagandists, ironically one who has ranted at length on the ‘truth’ blogs about the abuse of women and bullying loveless males, to take her cold little mitts off his penis.
Serge Benhayon has not only compromised hundreds of his followers into studying and carrying out his piss take therapies, they are complicit in an entire culture of sexual abuse. When they aren’t actively abusing others, they are enabling it. And in the eleven years, at least, that this gross misconduct has been underway, I’m the only person who has blown the whistle. Cult doctors, cult lawyers, Esoteric dentists, cult psychologists (LOL) and various registered and unregistered healthcare practitioners, all of whom know better, have taken these workshops, know what Serge gets up to and given this wholesale molestation a free pass. And not only that, conspired to silence and intimidate the one person who has publicly outed it.
Worse, all UM followers have allowed this to continue, and have subjected their daughters, friends, partners, sisters and mothers to this harm, and have the GALL to call this vile abuse ‘healing’ and ‘medicine’. No UM followers have addressed the issue of Serge Benhayon having adolescent girls stay for extended periods in his home – knowing he inappropriately touches women and with a large percentage of followers in possession of photographic evidence of it. Seriously, what a bunch of ignorant, entitled, abusive arseholes! Toxic, arrogant, damaging hypocrites, and calling ME a bully and trying to shut ME down.
Where are you now Dr Eunice Minford, Dr Howard Chilton (whose wife and daughter are in the cult), Dr Anne Malatt (with daughters), Dr Samuel Kim (whose wife is in the cult) and Dr Maxine Szramka? Why don’t you write about the benefits of genital palpation performed by unqualified numbskulls on the Medicine & Serge Benhayon site? You’re happy to plug Serge’s other bullshit, so why not that? How about you, Sarah Davis, champion of free speech, barefaced bullshitter and Esoteric Women’s Health pimp? And Rachel Hall, amateur relationship counsellor, Esoteric dentist and harebrained apologista? And Sarah Cloutier, who was behind the cult petition to stop the abuse of women in the media, but not to stop the abuse of women in the cult? I would love to meet with any and all of you and have you look me in the eye and tell me all of this is okay with you and safe and legitimate therapy, particularly for victims of abuse. And then we can talk about the underaged girls staying in Serge’s house. Let’s do it on camera. I’ll supply the TV crew.
And I’d especially invite you, Paula ‘anonymous, I’m not on the payroll, cult lawyer’ Fletcher, now that you accidentally outed yourself on the blog yesterday. Paula also wrote a spirited cult apologism disguised as a defence of women in a love blog propaganda post last year and is currently working her little heart chakra out trying to shut me down, whilst making a living helping cult members take out baseless AVOs and divorce their so called ‘loveless’ spouses.
UniMed’s aggressive push into the women’s health market
To add insult to abuse, the cult timed what they thought would be shutting down our blogs with a renewed and aggressive push into the lucrative women’s health market, where they’re sure to recruit any number of new victims. First was the series of unregistered International Women’s Day Events to launch Natalie Benhayon and Esoteric Women’s Health Pty Ltd’s ‘Our Cycles App’, a menstrual and moon cycle app, which comes with a such an extensive set of disclaimers (not to be used as a fertility planner etc.) it’s useless for anything but self-loving hypochondria. In other words, it’s another handy little profit making device, like clearing symbols and breast cream, that keeps followers atrophied minds busy in a state of dissociative denial. Anything but confront the fact they’re in a self loving, funds draining, sexually abusive, home wrecking death cult.
There’s also this charming little venture – The Girl to Woman Project – assisting girls in making the transition to womanhood – with help from Serge, I suppose, whose current wife moved into his home when she was 13. They don’t mention that in their publicity, or post the photos of him gripping women’s genitals.
Will the regulator regulate?
Within hours of these images landing in my lap, I’d sent them in a complaint to the HCCC, and flipped them to the state and federal health ministers and a bunch of other concerned parties who will be taking an interest in what the HCCC does this time.
Unfortunately, by now, I have little faith in the HCCC. Although this is incontrovertible evidence of abuse, and incontrovertible evidence that this abuse is being taught to hundreds of Esoteric ‘students’, I have a sinking feeling the Commission will do as they’ve done before and tell me they can’t act unless I provide names and addresses of victims or produce corpses and donate one of my kidneys. In which case, it’ll be another case of campaigning for legislative change – again.
The Universal Medicine cult is that sick, they’d regard that as a victory and carry on sexually abusing followers as usual. Including their own daughters.
No shame. No conscience. No remorse.