The Healing of Memories Workshops
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Everyone has a story to tell and every story needs to be heard, acknowledged, and respected. This is the first step to personal healing as well as healing of interpersonal relationships. By exploring and acknowledging the emotional wounds carried by nations, communities and individuals, the workshop enables people from diverse backgrounds to confront sources of alienation and conflict.
The program aims to equip young people with the capacity and skills to address actions and attitudes that harm or destroy human dignity in their community, and to re-draw damaging patterns of behavior. Making it possible for them to put forward solutions to problems facing themselves and their communities, that can contribute to building a more humane and non-violent society and respect for the human rights of all.
The program provides a platform where residents can exchange ideas, initiatives and plans in order to build solidarity across race, class, ideology, gender, generation other potential conflict lines. It is also the process of building peace, understanding reconciliation, human rights and transformative justice, and to facilitate a wider dialogue.
By exploring and acknowledging the emotional and spiritual wounds carried by nations, communities and individuals, the Healing of Memories workshop seeks to decisively break the destructive cycle of suffering, anger and violence that can disfigure societies.
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.