Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans & 1st Responders
November 2 - November 4
Fr. Michael Lapsley will be leading this workshop!
We are so excited to have the founder of this workshop, Fr. Michael Lapsley, with us again in 2018! Usually he gets to the USA from South Africa once yearly, so this is a real treat! Our veterans and 1st responders will enjoy meeting and learning from the man who developed a truly healing and life-changing experience! We are grateful to donors/corporations that could help make this happen.
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.
The November workshop begins with dinner on 11/2/18 at 6pm, and ends at 2:30pm on 11/4/18. We are filling 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.
Generous underwriters have made this healing workshop possible for all veterans. Please note that this is for veterans only, not their spouses, children, or friends. All information is kept securely confidential. This class will be limited to the first 18 attendees and it is filling up quickly. Please register NOW!