FREE Workshop for Veterans

Healing of Memories Workshop for Arizona Veterans and First Responders

The Healing of Memories Workshop is returning to the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree November 2-4, 2018. The workshop has been conducted for four years, and is available at no cost to veterans, first responders (police, sheriff, fire and EMS personnel) and retired first responders. Like veterans, first responders often suffer from traumatic memories of their experiences. The workshop includes all meals and two nights lodging, beginning with dinner on Friday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m., and ending on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.

The Healing of Memories Workshop was created by Father Michael Lapsley, an Anglican missionary priest, who while in Zimbabwe in 1990 suffered the loss of his hands and the sight in one eye from a letter bomb that was sent to him by a supporter of the pro-apartheid government in South Africa. After a long recovery, Father Lapsley dedicated his life to helping victims of emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances, and he will be leading this workshop.

Veterans, first responders and retired first responders may find out more information about the workshop by contacting Mike Wold at  or calling (651) 687-9767, or Cyndy at (480) 488-5218. Space is limited to the first 20 first people who register.

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HOM for Vets Sept 2016