Mindfulness Reduces Domestic Violence

According to a recent report from NPR, the state of Iowa has adopted a new mindfulness-based intervention for domestic violence. The state made this shift after a pilot study of 1,353 offenders...

Free in Captivity: How meditation got me through a 25-year prison sentence

The specter of depression accompanied me in my prison experience from the very beginning. It was always there, just over my shoulder, at the edge of my consciousness, a black hole of despair and...

Path of Freedom Reports from the Field

As prisoners adopt practice supported by our Path of Freedom (POF) Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence program, it helps reduce reactivity, increase positive feeling and develop skills that...

“Life Changing”

This heart-warming letter was given to one of our Path of Freedom facilitators by a participant:  

Dreaming the Next World

“I’ve learned how to hold my seat in my dreams. Like when I used to run away from things chasing me, now I face them. Somehow I know it’s a dream and I know that I can ‘hold my seat’...

Yoga Studio Brings Mindfulness & Meditation to Women Behind Bars

Yoga is a practice that helps millions throughout the world through physical, spiritual and mental discipline and is now bringing mindfulness to an unlikely group of people, helping them...

Roundup of US (State & Federal) Prison Reform News

State New initiatives by criminal justice groups will target state-level reform, where 86 percent of U.S. prisoners are held. Urban Wire: States spearhead ambitious criminal justice reform...

Project Wheel House Aims to Change Trajectory of At-Risk Women with Yoga & Mindfulness

Shelters and prisons are two places you might least expect to encounter women perfecting a “tree pose” or “lotus position” — two common yoga movements. But...

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look At The Neuroscience Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it,...
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