You Can Even Have the Bottom Bunk

At the final session of a Path of Freedom course, facilitators often give out certificates and reflect with participants about the experience. The following report from a facilitator on the last...

Working with Pain & Anxiety

One unit in the Path of Freedom curriculum shares how participants can use mindfulness to grapple with physical and emotional pain. A prisoner in a recent class on pain entered complaining about...

I can’t believe I tackled my Grandmother . . .

Learning to meditate and reflect on things we’ve done when triggered, sometimes illuminates situations we aren’t proud of or feel regret about. And grappling with finding a path to...

We’re all a bunch of angry guys….

A prisoner in one of our Path of Freedom (POF) classes last week said: “We’re all a bunch of angry guys locked up together. (The compassion exercise) let me drop my judgments and get...

Reversing the negative psychological effects of prison through mindfulness

Just four months in prison can negatively affect a person’s cognitive abilities and impulse control, according to findings published in Criminal Justice...

Mindfulness in Prison and Beyond

In this two-part Tricycle Talks episode, learn about Fleet Maull’s tireless dedication to helping prisoners access meditation, and go behind the scenes with him on a retreat to train the next...

Locked Up & Coping with the Holidays

Holidays can be hard to cope with, especially when you are in prison and far from family and the comforts of home. Prisoners in our classes report that mindfulness helps.  Susan, our POF...

Yoga Isn’t Just for Tea Drinkers and Trend Seekers

“Keeping people locked up forever does not promote public safety in any way. People are coming out so damaged because it’s so damaging to be in prison — so you’re creating problems that did not...

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...
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