Healing of Memories Workshop

In partnership with the Institute for Healing of Memories in Cape Town, South Africa, the CSJR is happy to be able to offer Healing of Memories workshops in Quebec.

These workshops have been recognized internationally for over 20 years  for their power to help individuals deal with trauma. The workshops bring people, who, aided by trained facilitators, use story-telling, artistic expression and other proven methods to reexamine their lives from a healing perspective.

Watch our 2020 educational video regarding our Healing of Memories workshops, made possible with the financial support for the FCVR.

In 2021, due to the pandemic, two workshops are given in a virtual format, via zoom. Places are limited to 12 participants. TThe workshop in English was held on May, 15th – 16th, 2021. Future workshop, held in French, will be on October 9-10. Register will be up shortly.

For Women and Men of any age (over 18) and from all walks of life and cultures, who seek healing for wounds caused by any kind of individual or collective violence, including racism, discrimination, intergenerational trauma, whether as victims, perpetrators or witnesses.

In the Press

Discover more about the workshop by listening to the testimonies (in French) of Patrick Byrne, facilitator , Catherine Ego and Julie-Ann Carpini,  in the broadcast Faire justice autrement à Radio VM, aired on 31 January 2016. Click here to listen (after 10:00).

This 15-minute video will make you better discover our South African partners.

To watch a video on Michael Lapsley, click here

Partners on This Project since 2016

CSJR is happy to work in partnership with the following organizations:

  • L’AFPAD – Association des familles de personnes assassinées ou disparues
  • Antennes de paix
  • Le RIVO – Réseau d’intervention auprès des personnes ayant subi la violence organisée
  • Traumatys

And the financial partnership of the following contributors

  • La Fondation Les Oeuvres Marie-Gérin Lajoie
  • Le Comité de Solidarité franciscaine
  • La Fondation de la famille Brian Bronfman
  • les Oblates franciscaines de Saint-Joseph
  • ACAT Canada
  • MCC-Québec

If you wish to become a partner, do not hesitate to contact us.

Healing of Memories workshops are a respectful, safe space. We pose questions for personal reflection that catalyze participants’ ability to get in touch with their feelings and ideas of identity, agency, justice, peace, healing, and reconciliation. The storytelling exercises and discussions raise consciousness of diverse experiences and challenges. We believe that when personal stories are heard and acknowledged, individuals feel healed and empowered. Through deep listening and meaningful sharing, human relationships can be transformed and restored.

Centre de services de justice réparatrice | 7333 rue Saint Denis, Montréal Qc H2R2E5 | 514 933-3737 | csjr@csjr.org 

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