Institute for Healing of Memories Advance International Training Course 2016

“Advance Healing of Memories Training”

Course Leader – Fr. Michael Lapsley


Duration: 11 August – 21 August,  2016 (10 days)

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Language of facilitation: English

Closing date for applications: 25th of July 2016

Course fee:

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:

  • Facilitating / co- facilitating Healing of Memories workshops and second phase workshop

  •  Theory and practice of the history of the healing of memories workshop design and   training

Programme include:

  • Exploring the philosophy and work of the Institute of the Healing of memories and national healing frameworks

  • Advance Healing of Memories workshop skills training with a focus on listening skills and giving and receiving feedback.

  • Explore themes of restorative justice, healing and social cohesion.

  • Visit a local community and explore models of community healing.


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 following applications will be considered:

Applicants who has attended the first and second phase Healing of Memories workshop.

Applicants who had completed the International Introduction to the Healing of Memories training will be considered for the training.

Applicants who had participated in a training of trainers workshop.


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


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

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Fatima Swartz

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