Half Day Workshop for Clergy and Lay Professionals
The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and St. Francis Community Services, in partnership with the Institute for Healing of Memories – North America (IHOM-NA), will offer a half-day mini workshop on Thursday, November 8, from noon to 5 pm at St. James Commons (65 E. Huron St., Chicago).
The workshop, co-facilitated by Healing of Memories founder Father Michael Lapsley, is intended for clergy and lay professionals who are interested in learning about the Healing of Memories methodology, which address emotional and spiritual wounds and seek to break cycles of suffering, anger and violence.
The event is open to 20 participants and is generously funded by St. Francis Community Services. A $15 fee is requested to cover the costs of lunch and supplies. Please register online to secure your spot in the workshop.
Those who are unable to attend but want to learn about upcoming Healing of Memories events may email Courtney Reid.
About the Institute for Healing of Memories – North America
The Institute for Healing of Memories-North America is an affiliate of the Institute for Healing of Memories in South Africa, founded by the Rev. Michael Lapsley to promote healing and reconciliation in the post apartheid years. In 1990 he survived a letter bomb sent by the apartheid regime, and has since devoted his life to facilitating the healing of others. He began the Healing of Memories methodology while working at the Trauma Center for Victims of Violence and Torture in Cape Town, South Africa, which supplemented the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, headed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who continues to be a patron of the Institute.
About the Rev. Michael Lapsley
The Rev. Michael Lapsley was born in New Zealand, joined the Society of the Sacred Mission and was sent to South Africa in 1973. There he became active in the anti-apartheid movement, ultimately joining the African National Congress. After surviving an assassination attempt, he returned from exile to found the Institute for Healing of Memories in Cape Town.