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...

As My Time Grows Short . . .

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,...

For the First Time, Washington Prison Inmates To Teach Mindfulness to Others Behind Bars

Four Washington state prison inmates are making history by becoming the first inmates certified to teach Path of Freedom, an emotional intelligence program based on mindfulness meditation. As...

Correctional Officer Suicide Rate Rivals That Of Vietnam Vets

Far too often society focuses on the lives of those behind bars, and rarely on those who work inside correctional facilities. Prison is a tough place not only for inmates, but also for those who...
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