Healing of Memories Luxembourg held its first virtual healing of memories workshop on 3 and 4 July 2021. Following the example of its sister organisations in South Africa, the United States and Canada, which began running such online workshops during the current pandemic, HOM-Luxembourg offered this smaller-format version – a two-hour session on the first evening and a five-hour one the next day. Participants are generally surprised at how intense the degree of empathy and sharing can be in this Zoom format, despite the conditions being quite different from the standard in-person version.
The workshop was led by Michael Lapsley (IHOM founder) from South Africa and a team of five other facilitators in Luxembourg and took place in English and French, with simultaneous interrpretation. Eight people, from a variety of backgrounds, had registered to take part and were thus able to engage in the healing of memories process, exploring the sometimes unavowed wounds of their past and taking a step on the way to healing. We wish them all well on their continued journey.