International Training course: Introduction to Healing of Memories

August 13, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Cape Town
South Africa

InterCape Town, South Africanational Training course

“Introduction to Healing of Memories”

Course Leader – Fr. Michael Lapsley

Duration:                                                             13th August – 23th August 2015 (10 days)

Location:                                                             Cape Town, South Africa

Language of facilitation:                               English

Closing date for applications:                    1st July 2015

Course fee:                         

USD 1,000 (include workshop accommodation, meals, training material, transport and all excursions related to the course)

The Institute for the healing of Memories seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. Our work is grounded in the belief that we are all in need of healing because of what we have done, what we have failed to do, and what has been done to us.

Specifically the course aims to introduce participants to:

The Healing of Memories healing process and methodology.

The fundamentals of Healing of Memories practice.

Programme include:     

An Introduction to the philosophy and work of the Institute of the Healing of memories.

Participating in a Healing of Memories workshop and the Second phase of the workshop dealing with anger hatred and forgiveness.

Healing of Memories pedagogy and praxis with special reference to people living with HIV/AIDS, people in prisons, refugees and post war trauma.

Visiting a local community and explore models of community healing.

Sharing models of self-care.


Fr. Michael Lapsley, founding member and Director of the IHOM will be the lead facilitator on the course. IHOM facilitators take a participatory approach, emphasising experiential learning. In addition to the full-time tutors, resource specialists from external institutions will conduct sessions on particular topics.


 The course is open to participants of all faith traditions, ideologies, cultures and sexual orientation. If you have special needs that you fear may affect your participation please let us know. Every effort will be made to accommodate these needs.


A non-refundable deposit of US$ 500 is required to secure a place upon acceptance.

Fees must be paid in full one month before the start of the course. The cancellation fee of 25% is applicable up to 2 weeks before and thereafter will be 75%.

A list of accommodation options will be made available to participants upon acceptance to the course. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. The course fees include the cost of the residential Healing of Memories workshop.

We suggest participants should allow US$ 250 to cover personal expenses within South Africa and need to arrange their own medical insurance.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they have all necessary funds before travelling to South Africa.


Limited funds are available to support those unable to raise the full fees. Scholarships will be awarded primarily on the basis of the context the applicant and their need for such training.  Other factors taken into account include prior experience, diversity of applicants (age, gender, nationality, experience etc) and the demonstrated commitment and motivation of applicants.

For further information on IHOM and the “Introduction to Healing of Memories” course please contact:

Fr. Michael Lapsley SSM,  Fatima Swartz by visiting the website.



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