Healing of Memories Mini-Workshop, Twin Cities Nonviolent, September 24, 2018

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Healing of Memories Workshops

The Concept

Everyone has a story to tell and every story needs to be heard, acknowledged and respected. The workshop provides a safe space where people can begin the journey of acknowledging and letting go of that which is destructive in their lives and incorporating from the past that which is life giving. This is the first step in personal healing and wholeness as well as healing of interpersonal relationships.

An Overview

This workshop is designed to help you remember and examine life experiences, especially traumatic ones, which negatively affect your life. The process involves telling your story in a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental space without roadblocks like shame, guilt or the fear of hurting a loved one. When your story is heard, acknowledged and honored, you can take one step toward healing those memories.

This workshop is one step on the Healing Journey 

Day 1 – The First Step

  • Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Overview of workshop process

Day 2 – Storytelling and Discussion

  • Remembering life events
  • Storytelling in small facilitated groups
  • Discussion of common themes, feelings
  • Evening gathering to relax  

Day 3 – The Journey Continues

  • Weaving experiences together
  • Creating symbols of peace/hope
  • Honoring the workshop experience
  • Taking a step towards healing

Collaborating Organizations and Churches:

  • ARC Retreat Center
  • Coming Home Collaborative
  • Every Church a Peace Church
  • Loyola Spirituality Center
  • Mary Alphonse Bradley Fund
  • Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church
  • Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
  • Mount Olive Lutheran Church
  • Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg University
  • Spirit of Hope Catholic Community
  • Minnesota Healing of Memories and the ARC Retreat Community are in partnership to help advance the missions of both organizations. As part of this partnership, Healing of Memories workshops are offered at the ARC Retreat Center.



Margaret Fell is the Regional Coordinator for the Institute for Healing of Memories in Minnesota. She has worked with Fr. Michael Lapsley and the Institute for Healing of Memories since 2007. She was one of the founding members of a working group of the Minnesota’s Warrior to Citizen Campaign, which has offered Healing of Memories workshops for veterans since 2009.  She served as Chair of the Institute for Healing of Memories-North America from 2011- 2014 and has been a Healing of Memories workshop facilitator since 2011, and Lead Facilitator since 2014. Margaret is an Episcopal priest. She holds a BA degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary/Seabury Western Theological Seminary. The focus of her ministry is working with Healing of Memories workshops.

Phone: (612) 518-6808