Healing of Memories Workshops have been provided in Arizona since 2013, in partnership with the Franciscan Renewal Center and Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center. The workshops are offered to address the emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances. Thanks to grants from the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation the workshops are provided free of charge.
The 3rd Healing of Memories for Spouses and Significant Others of Veterans Workshop in Arizona was held at Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ on March 31 – April 2, 2017. It was another successful workshop with 12 attending – 11 women and 1 man with a variety of ages. The workshop was led by Margaret Fell and Sheila Laughton with additional facilitators Kathleen Garast, David Campbell, Annemarie Patterson and Sandi Howlett.
The 11th Healing of Memories for Veterans Workshop in Arizona was held at the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, AZ on April 7-9, 2017. For this workshop we only invited woman veterans. It was a real success with 18 women veterans attending from all eras including Vietnam, First Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The workshop was led by Margaret Fell and Sheila Laughton with additional facilitators Zoe Wild, Annemarie Patterson and Sandi Howlett.
The 12th Healing of Memories for Veterans Workshop in Arizona was held at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale Arizona on May 12-14, 2017. It was a success with 21 participants (16 men and 5 women) representing Vietnam, First Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The workshop was led by Father Michael Lapsley with Kaya Ncosani, Bob Phillips, David Campbell, Zoe Wild and Sandi Howlett facilitating.
Mike Wold is the volunteer regional coordinator for the Healing of Memories Workshop in Arizona. He is a US Navy Vietnam veteran who has led and been involved with organizations serving deployed military personnel, veterans and their families for over eight years. He is a successful organizational development consultant, coach, teacher and facilitator with more than 15 years of experience in these areas plus 25 years experience in management and project management in the private and public sector.
Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center www.spiritinthedesert.org
Franciscan Renewal Center http://www.thecasa.org