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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

Courageous Citizenship: Redeeming the Past and Building the Future

October 9, 2012

Havel Symposium Lecture University of St. Thomas St. Paul, Minnesota October 9, 2012   Fr. Michael Lapsley presenting Havel Lecture at Havel Symposium, St. Thomas University, St. Paul, Minnesota October 9, 2012.

Pain Knows No Boundaries: An Interfaith Journey of Healing and Hope (United Theological Seminary)

October 4, 2012

Adil Ozdemir, Muslim Christian Dialogue Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning United Theological Seminary New Brighton, Minnesota October 4, 2012   Speaking at Interfaith Dialogue United Theological Seminary October 4, 2012 Fr. Michael Lapsley with Rabbi Adil Ozdemir, Muslim Christian Dialogue and Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at…

United Nations Book Launch, September 27, 2012

September 27, 2012

Father Lapsley UN Book Launch – Redeeming the Past, 27 September 2012 from Healing Memories on Vimeo.

Healing of Memories in Hawaii

August 23, 2012

Healing of Memories in Hawaii It may seem curious that the Institute for Healing of Memories found its way to the Hawaiian Islands. Glenda Wildschut, IHOM Board member, provided the connection. She came to Honolulu in 2007, at the invitation of Church of the Crossroads, United Church of Christ, to deliver the church’s bi-annual Watada…

Healing Memories For Veterans in Minnesota

August 21, 2012

Healing Memories For Veterans in Minnesota The Minnesota Healing of Memories organization began in 2008 as part of a grassroots effort, the Warrior to Citizen Campaign, which met to address veteran reintegration issues at the Humphrey Institute’s Center for Democracy and Citizenship. A sub group, the Healing of Memories Working Group was formed. This working group…

Forgiveness Project

August 20, 2012

Fr. Michael Lapsley with Louisa Hext, The Forgiveness Project

Portland, Oregon Book Launch, August 5, 2012

August 5, 2012