December 5, 2014 - December 7, 2014
Fri, Dec 5 – 3pm
Sun, Dec 7 – 2pm
Margaret Fell 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. Margaret is an Episcopal priest. She also retired in 2013 from the federal government after 32 years of service. She was a confidential assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture and later joined the staff of President Carter’s Assistant for Women’s Affairs. She served as an Assistant Circuit Executive with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta and later with the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul. She was also a project manager for the United States Bankruptcy Court, managing the court’s transition from paper to electronic filing of court documents. 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.
In 1990, Father Lapsley, an Anglican Priest, lost both hands and an eye as a result of a letter bomb sent to his home during his involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. Accompanied by prayers, love and support from around the world, he then began a journey from victim to survivor to victor. He worked with South Africa’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission and later founded the Institute for the Healing of Memories. He works globally in areas of conflict with those who experience violence of many kinds. Father Lapsley will be joined by U.S. based facilitators trained by the Institute for the Healing of Memories. www.healingofmemories.co.za
Institute for Healing of Memories
Healing of Memories FREE Workshop for Veterans Only
The workshop developed by IHOM is a response to the emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances. The expenses are underwritten by generous donors so this workshop is FREE to all Veterans!
Fr. Michael Lapsley, Facilitators: Margaret Fell & Sheila Laughton
For Veterans ONLY – no spouses/family/friends may participate or lodge with the participant. Here are the details:
The Concept: The workshop developed by 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.
What to Expect
*Room check-in begins at 3pm, actual program starts with Dinner at 6pm
The First Night – The First Step
Begins with a 6pm welcome dinner. Opening Session introduces the workshop concepts & 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 & confidentiality. There will be time for quiet personal Reflection & integration. Tonight is for relaxing together.
The Final Day: The Journey Continues. Storytelling & group discussion continue. The group now shares experiences, common themes & lessons learned. The first step has been taken on the rest of the journey and it is now time to look to the future! Ends at 2pm.
Please register online. No payment is required. For Veterans ONLY.