“Introduction to Healing of Memories”
Course Leader: Fr. Michael Lapsley
Duration: 29 March – 7 April, 2016 (10 days)
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Language of facilitation: English
Closing date for applications: 27th of February 2016
USD 1,200 (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:
• T he Healing of Memories healing process and
• T he fundamentals of Healing of Memories practice.
• A n Introduction to the philosophy and work of the
Institute for Healing of Memories.
• Participating in a Healing of Memories workshop
and the Second phase 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.
• E xploring themes of forgiveness, reconciliation and
• Visiting a local community to explore models of
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
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.
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
For further information on IHOM and the “Introduction to Healing of Memories” course please contact:
Fr. Michael Lapsley SSM [email protected]
Fatima Swartz [email protected] /