Mission

The Institute for the Healing of Memories seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations.

We are a non-profit organisation committed to:

  • facilitating the healing process of individuals and communities in South Africa and internationally
  • remembering the apartheid years and healing the wounds
  • redeeming the past by celebrating that which is life giving and laying to rest that which is destructive
  • working in partnership with others who share our vision

To realise our goals we:

  • Offer healing of memories workshops, seminars and talks.
  • Use our learning and experience to develop methods and processes for dealing with potentially destructive emotions such as anger, hatred and guilt and for making possible reconciliation and forgiveness.
  • Seek to be fully inclusive and respectful of diversity and of different cultures, faith communities and belief systems

Our work is grounded in some core principles. We believe all people:

  • are spiritual beings and of infinite worth
  • share responsibility for the past and for shaping the future
  • are capable of being both victim and victimiser
  • should face history and face themselves