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Ide Maria Helander, Vice-Chair of Suoma Sami Nuorat, describes her experience at a Healing of Memories workshop and how the methods she learned can help her people.

In communities victimized by war everyone has been wounded by the conflict.  Antti Pentikainen who works with the UN to reach out to tribal and religious groups have found our methods vital in bringing about healing and reconciliation.

"I had an opportunity to seek help and I had an opportunity to surrender and when I did I found healing of memories."

--David Campbell, Gulf War Veteran

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Fr. Michael Lapsley’s Memoir,
Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer
Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu

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Research

Tabak, L. (2011). A thematic analysis of participant experience in the healing of memories collective, subclinical trauma treatment Psy.D dissertation). Retrieved from Dissertations & Theses: Full Text (Publication No. AAT 3475512).

Niuodusenga, A., & Karakashian, S. (2009). Programme evaluation of Healing of Memories workshops. [Research report written for the Institute for Healing of Memories]. Retrieved from http://www.healingofmemories.co.za

Nathan, C. (2009). Forgiveness as it relates to personal and social trauma: The impact of an intensive Healing of Memories workshop (Psy.D. dissertation). Retrieved from Dissertations & Theses: Full Text (Publication No. AAT 3376867).

Kayser, U. (2000). Creating a space for encounter and remembrance: The healing of memories process. [Research report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and the Institute for Healing of Memories].
Retrieved from http://www.csvr.org.za/wits/papers/paphom.html

News

Healing of Memories Workshop for Arizona Veterans and First Responders, November 3-5, 2017

August 1, 2017

  The Healing of Memories Workshop is returning to the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree to for Veterans and First Responders on November 3-5, 2017. The workshop has been conducted for over 160 Arizona veterans during the last three years and is now being made available to both veterans and first responders…

Healing of Memories Workshop for Arizona Veterans October 6-8, 2017

August 1, 2017

The Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans is returning to the Franciscan Renewal Center on October 6-8, 2017. The workshop is designed for veterans and is free of charge for them, including all meals and two nights lodging. It begins with dinner at 6pm on Friday, October 6 and ends at 2pm on Sunday, October…

Healing of Memories Workshop for Women Veterans, April 7-9, 2017

February 19, 2017

Announcing the first Healing of Memories Workshop for Women. It will be held at the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, AZ on April 7 – 9, 2017. The workshop is devoted to women vets only and will provide them with a safe experiential and interactive way to address anger, loss, grief, and…

Healing of Memories Workshop for Spouses and Significant Others of Veterans, March 31-April 2, 2017

February 19, 2017

The Franciscan Renewal Center Veterans Ministry is sponsoring its third residential Healing of Memories Workshop for the Spouses and Significant Others of Veterans on March 31 – April 2, 2017. The workshop is not a couples retreat, but is devoted to the spouses and significant others of service members and veterans and will provided them…

Promote Healing This #GivingTuesday

November 29, 2016

  Dear Friends,   We are so grateful for your generous support and encouragement, which has enabled us to provide tools for healing for so many across the country this year.   The questions with we engage participants at the beginning of each workshop are more relevant than ever, for example:   What effect did…

Fr. Michael Lapsley leads HOM workshops in Chattanooga, TN, with "Healing on Both Sides"

October 28, 2016

Father Michael just completed two successful workshops in Chattanooga, TN, coordinated by Rev. Cathy Harrington. Participants included members of the Healing on Both Sides group, who have lost children from gang violence, police officers, social workers and therapists. Here is an article that appeared in anticipation of his visit. Thank you to all who made these programs…

“One Love: Festival of Healing” 24 – 25 September Paarl Arboretum, Cape Town, South Africa

August 4, 2016

The “One Love: Festival of Healing” is part of Project Arboretum initiated by Cammissa Solutions to address social, economic and environmental justice issues in Paarl. The project also aims to build the skills of especially young people and provide sustainable economic development in the area. The project is supported by the Drakenstein Municipality and will contribute to…

Healing Journeys: Responding to the World Map of Pain International Conference

August 4, 2016

Healing Journeys: Responding to the World Map of Pain International Conference 21 – 23 September 2016 Cape Town, South Africa The Institute for the Healing of Memories will be hosting its fifth International conference, “Healing journeys: Responding to the World Map of Pain” September 21 – 23 at the Welgelee Conference Centre in Paarl. The conference will bring together healing…

Institute for Healing of Memories and Conscientious Projector Presents “In Our Son’s Name” Film Screening and Discussion

May 26, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 7pm – 9pm All Saints Church, Sweetland Hall 132 North Euclid, Pasadena, CA  91101 The documentary film, In our Son’s Name, follows Phyllis and Orlando Rodriguez over more than a decade as they struggle with grief and search for meaning after their son, Greg, is killed in the World Trade Center on September 11,…

Fr Michael speaks at the UN on April 26 2016 about Healing of Memories

May 10, 2016

Father Michael at the United Nations panel on “Atrocity Crimes, Transitional Justice and Healing of Memories”: organised by the World Council of Churches together with South Africa’s Permanent Mission to the UN.