Healing of Memories Workshop for Healthcare Workers

Healing of Memories Workshop for Healthcare Workers

JUNE 9-11, 2023

Healing of Memories Workshop for Healthcare Workers

The Healing of Memories workshop is for healthcare workers who have experienced emotional, psychological and spiritual distress – in their personal or professional lives. This workshop provides a safe, confidential environment, the ideal setting to help participants take the necessary steps toward healing.


Listening to others share their struggles, concerns, and hopes made me feel I am not alone.

Healing of Memories (HOM) workshops by the Institute for Healing of Memories were designed to respond to emotional, psychological, and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances. Since 1998, the HOM workshop, a 2½ day experiential healing process (NOT a tool-kit workshop), has been utilized worldwide in multiple contexts. For example, in response to the pandemic, IHOM began offering Healing of Memories workshops for healthcare workers to meet their immediate and long-term healing needs. As a result, participants find support, healing, increased trust, empathy, hope, relief, reassurance, and a sense of belonging.

Raves for Healing of Memories Workshops for Healthcare Workers

  • I felt connected and grounded.
  • It was a healing experience.
  • This helped me to release weighted emotional baggage, which will help me be a better nurse.
  • The highlights for me were the reflective questions, the art “project” and the connections made.
  • All of the facilitators have their hearts in the work.
  • The workshop was encouraging and re-affirming. Thank you.

About the Facilitators

Lori Rubenstein is retreat leader for Healing of Memories at Spirit in the Desert

After starting her career as a successful family law attorney, Lori Rubenstein, JD, PCC, came to the understanding that the well-being of divorced families was clearly not the task of the legal system. She realized that she was like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole as a divorce attorney. Instead, she chose to follow her own mission – empowering people to heal from their relationship wounds, eventually becoming a certified coach. While seeking that goal, she learned that forgiveness truly is the cornerstone of all healing. On a personal level, Lori has been twice divorced and today is happily remarried. Her children are grown and she lives a life filled with love and laughter, walking her talk and always striving to make a difference in the world.

In addition to her private practice, Lori is a facilitator for Healing of Memories North America, teacher of Divorce Recovery Coaches for Impact Coaching Academy and is a facilitator for Northern Arizona Restorative Justice. Lori was a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children, is an Ambassador for Shared Hope International, a member of the Sedona Advocacy Team for FCNL (Friends Committee on National Legislation) and was a member of the board of the Sedona International City of Peace. She has a unique ability for holding sacred space for people to heal and mend their past, and to transcend their own “stories.” Inner peace, she teaches, starts with self-love, acceptance, non-judgment and self-compassion. She is the author of three transformational books, including the bestselling Forgiveness: Heal Your Past and Find the Peace YOU Deserve.

Pamela Cornwell Chambers

Pamela Cornwell Chambers has been involved with HOM since 2017 and a facilitator since 2019. As a licensed clinician, Pam has worked with programs involved in child welfare, behavioral health, prevention of child abuse, early childhood mental health, and transitional care for elderly. Traumatic experience has been a common theme throughout her work, helping others recognize the impact that experience has had on their life. Pam has witnessed firsthand the relief and healing that starts by sharing your story with compassionate others.


Friday – Sunday, June 9-11, 2023
Program begins with dinner at 6:00 pm


FREE to qualified Healthcare Workers


Click red button above, call 480.488.5218 or email info@spiritinthedesert.org to apply for this FREE weekend workshop at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, Arizona. Space is limited. Applicants will be contacted well in advance to confirm their participation.

Workshops for Women Veterans

In addition to those workshops for Health Care Workers and Veterans and First Responders, Spirit in the Desert and the Institute for Healing of Memories began workshops for women veterans only in 2017. Why? To answer a “call” from so many women in the military who have been subjected to Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The statistics on this kind of trauma are astounding and heart-wrenching; the fact is that it happens not just in combat overseas and far from home, it is also right here on our military bases, and it affects women of all ages, all ethnicities, and all ranks. Click here for some of the latest information released on MST and other abuses women experience in our military.