Our Workshops

KwaZulu Natal Workshops Schedule 2016

KwaZulu Natal Workshops Schedule 2016

Healing of memories workshops

Our workshops provide a safe space where individuals can tell their stories in an atmosphere of confidentiality and respect. When our stories are shared, acknowledged, and reverenced, participants can take one step towards healing and wholeness.

The institute offers weekend, second phase and a Re-union workshops as a packages on the One Step towards Healing.

Weekend Workshop

It is two and half residential workshop. Often held from Friday night until 1 pm on Sunday. The power of the workshop lies in their experiential nature. There are no observers; everyone participates fully, including facilitators. The emphasis is on people’s emotional and personal rather than intellectual and rational, responses. Drama and art are used to aid self-awareness and encourage openness. Through sharing their unique and interconnected stories, participants are enabled to move towards individual healing and collective understanding. These processes prepare the ground for a wider and continuing practice of self-knowledge and mutual concern and care as participants return to their home and communities

Second phase Workshop 

This is a follow up workshop. Only participants who attend the weekend workshop can be part of the workshop. It is a one day workshop. It is an experiential workshop focused on the following: dealing with Anger, Overcoming Hatred and Struggling with Forgiveness.

Re-union Workshop

This workshop is also a follow up workshop. Participants who have being on the weekend and the second phase workshop are encouraged to attend and invite someone who never being on the weekend and second phase workshop. It is a three hours workshop where participants share their healing journey experience. 

Target groups

HIV/AIDS groups

Participants who are Suffers of HIV/AIDS and those who are affected thus not only have to deal with the physical challenges of the disease and the consequential impact of their income and living conditions, also the psychological and emotional consequences that may have more abiding consequences on their capacity to rebuild their lives


Many people who live in exile carry painful memories and experiences from their earlier life, the emotional burden of which are exacerbated by experiences of rejection, prejudice and loss of identity in their new country.

Women and care-givers

This workshop is for mothers, grandmothers, aunts, daughters and other care-givers. While much is expected of them, they usually receive little support and often themselves victims of discrimination or abuse.


This workshop is for inmates. Prisoners rarely have access to types of restoratives justice Programmes that enable them to take responsibility for their behavior and acknowledge the pain and suffering they have caused.

Faith groups

All the faith can be part of this particular workshop for healing and Reconciliation between divided communities.


This workshop is for people who are in the military based or ex-combatants.


This workshop involved young people and adults. It allows participants to learn from experience and the richness of each generation.

Healing of memories workshop for Youth

This is for young people, in order for them to become tomorrow’s conciliators and agents of positive change. 

Workshop of the year 2016 (all workshops are open to public expect prison, ex-combatants and Military workshop)

12th -14th Feb Ashdown community in Pietermaritzberg African Enterprise
18th -20th March (HIV /AIDS) Infected and affected in Eshowe Aloe Guest house
1st -3rd April Restoring Humanity (Youth) Concord
15th -17th April Migrants and South Africans Tre-Fontane
20th -23rd April Hospital Nurses( Newcastle) Pax Christie
3rd -5th May House Mothers (CADWAHC) Catholic Archdiocese of Durban Welfare and Health Commissions Tre -Fontane
8th -10th June Ethembeni Place of Hope Africa Enterprise
28th -30th June Youth (Restoring Humanity) Concord
1st – 3rd July Interfaith community Skogheim Christian Center
5th -7th Aug Shintsha Health initiative & KRCC in Eshowe Aloe Guest house
2nd -4th Sep HIV/AIDS Chesterville, Mariannridge, Lamontville, Isipingo Concord
7th – 9th Oct CADWAHC (Catholic Archdiocese of Durban Welfare and Health Commissions Tre -Fontane
4th – 6th November CLRDC (Community Law & Rural Development Centre Concord

Contact person: Bridget Phillips

Office telephone: + 27 31 310 3558

Email: [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