The Healing Journeys: Responding to the World Map of Pain International Conference

The Healing Journeys: Responding to the World Map of Pain International Conference

The Institute for the Healing of Memories will be hosting its fifth International conference, “Healing journeys: Responding to the World Map of Pain” September 21 - 23 at the Welgelee Conference Centre in Paarl.

The conference will bring together healing of memories practitioners and allies from different countries and contexts we have worked with through the years.

People living in, and having lived through different experiences of pain caused by individual and collective traumatic conditions will share their stories.

Healing practitioners, academics, artists from diverse backgrounds will share their experience, knowledge and collective wisdom to give guidance on ways we can respond to the individual and collective pain in the world. 

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
where does it hurt?it answered
and whispered
Warshan Shire

The scale of human pain has never been greater. The onslaught on the resilience of the human spirit never more intentional. It calls for a collective ethical, moral and spiritual response to sustain hope to create a more compassionate, just and caring world.

Please visit the website for updates on conference programme and Conference Registration fee. South Africa @ R1500 and International @ $150USD (includes conference material, lunch and teas)

Please complete a registration form online or submit to [email protected]

The conference will be followed by the in- augural One Love: Festival of Healing 24 -25 September at the Arboretum in Paarl.

The conference is made possible by the generous support of Trinity Church, Wall Street.

For more information contact Eleanor at + 27 21 683 6231/[email protected]

About Us

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.

Contact Us

  • Institute for Healing of Memories
    5 Eastry Road, Claremont,
    Cape Town, 7708, South Africa

  • +27 21 683 6231