Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans & First Responders

Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans & First Responders

Army veterans saluting the flag illustrates Healing of Memories Workshop at Spirit in the Desert

NOVEMBER 18-20, 2022

Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans & First Responders

The Healing of Memories workshop is a safe place for participants to explore personal histories and gain insight and empathy for themselves and others.

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.

Linda Rich is a Healing of Memories Retreat Leader

About the Retreat Leader

Linda L. Rich, DCSW, LSW, CSAC has been an Institute for Healing of Memories facilitator since 2010 and chairs the board of IHOM-NA. As a social worker she has worked in a wide range of addiction treatment, mental health and medical programs. She served in military hospitals with the American Red Cross in Vietnam and in the U.S. She believes deeply in each person’s capacity to heal and to help others heal the wounds of the past. Linda is a member of a Just Peace, Open and Affirming United Church of Christ congregation, Church of the Crossroads.

Linda received the Distinguished Service to the Community Award from Wesleyan College in 2019.


Friday – Sunday, November 18-20, 2022
Program begins with dinner at 6:00 pm


FREE to Veterans and First Responders


Call (651) 687-9767
Mike Wold,
U.S. Navy vet & workshop coordinator or

Call (480) 488-5218
Spirit in the Desert