Announcing an in-person Healing of Memories Workshop for All Veterans. It will be held at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ on May 13-15, 2022. The workshop will provide the participants with a safe experiential and interactive way to address anger, loss, grief and guilt. The workshop is free of charge to any service member or veteran, including all meals and two nights lodging. It begins with dinner at 6pm on Friday, May 13 and ends at 1pm on Sunday, May 15. Veterans who have attended this workshop say that it was a major step in their healing from their psychological and spiritual wounds. Transportation will be provided to those who need it.
In order to ensure the safety of the participants and facilitators at this workshop, we will be following the CDC COVID Guidelines. In an abundance of caution to protect the participants, some of whom may have underlying health issues, we will be asking participants to either show proof of vaccination or, if unvaccinated, proof of a negative COVID test within 48 hours of arrival. All participants will be provided their own private rooms.
The Healing of Memories Workshop was created by Father Michael Lapsley, an Anglican missionary priest, who in 1990 suffered the loss of his hands and the sight in one eye from a letter bomb that was sent to him in Zimbabwe by a supporter of the pro-apartheid government in South Africa. After a long recovery from the bombing, Father Lapsley decided to dedicate his life to helping victims of emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances.
Any service member or veteran who is interested in the workshop may find out more information or register free for the workshop by contacting Mike Wold, US Navy Veteran and workshop coordinator, at 651-687-9767.