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November 1-3, Healing of Memories Workshop

In 2013 The Institute for the Healing of Memories (IHOM) and Spirit in the Desert presented the first ever Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans. Since then we have held 2 to 4 workshops every year. This workshop in November is open to any gender and for veterans and 1st responders.

The November workshop begins with dinner on 11/1/19 at 6pm, and ends at 2:30pm on 11/3/19. We will fill up quickly, CALL SOON!

IHOM trained facilitators will lead this veteran’s and 1st reponder healing workshop, developed by the Institute for the Healing Of Memories. It provides a safe place to explore personal histories and gain insight and empathy for themselves and others in response to the emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses, moral injury, and trauma.

The retreat begins with an opportunity for participants to meet with each other and continues with storytelling, discussions and sharing of experiences in small facilitated groups. There will be an emphasis on safety, respect, and confidentiality. Due to the generosity of underwriters, this program is FREE to all Veterans. Note that this retreat does not include spouses, children or friends of veterans.

What to expect when you attend a Healing of Memories workshop retreat:

The Concept: The workshop developed by Father Michael Lapsley and the Institute for the Healing of Memories (IHOM) is a response to the emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances. It provides a safe place for participants to explore personal histories and gain insight and empathy for themselves and others.

Workshop Goals: Participation provides a safe experiential and interactive way to overcome anger, loss, grief, and guilt, and can be one step on the journey to healing and wholeness. It contributes not only to personal healing, but also to the healing of interpersonal relationships.

The First Night – The First Step: You can check into your room at 3pm or after. We begin with a 6pm welcome dinner. The Opening Session introduces the workshop concepts and provides an opportunity for participants to meet with each other.

The Next Day: Storytelling & Discussions Continues. Individuals have time to share their experiences in small facilitated groups with an emphasis on safety, respect and confidentiality. There will be time for quiet personal reflection and integration. Tonight is for relaxing together.

The Final Day: The Journey Continues with storytelling and group discussion. The group now shares experiences, common themes and lessons learned. We have taken the first step on this journey of healing…and it is now time to look to the future! Workshop ends at 2pm.

Registration

Generous underwriters have made this healing workshop possible for all veterans. Please note that this is for veterans/1st responders only, not their spouses, children, or friends. All information is kept securely confidential. Service animals that are certified/trained with accordance to the ADA guidelines are welcomed. Please inform upon registration if you have a service animal. 

This class will be limited to the first 20 attendees will fill up quickly. Please register NOW!

To Register Call: (480) 488-5218 and ask for Cyndy, or  (651) 687-9767 for Mike Wold, IHOM No. America Program Manager