Prisons in UK
November 11th, 2021: sees the launch of Mindspace in Prisons with twenty-two sponsored copies of Guide to the Mindful Way of Life, delivered to Oakwood Prison in Wolverhampton.
March 12th, 2022: for the first time since Mindspace in Prisons was launched, an in-person Meditation class was delivered yesterday inside Oakwood prison to a group of men and several staff members.A guided practice lasted twenty minutes, incorporating a series of mindful meditation practices. Following this, there was guidance on how to use the book, Guide to the Mindful Way of Life to self-guide and help others outside the sessions. It was a very positive first session, and there will be another in-person session in May. This work is crowd-funded, with the opportunity to sponsor copies of the book Guide to the Mindful Way of Life, which is sent into prisons.
March 16th, 2022: Third printing of Guide to the Mindful Way of Life arrives from printers in Poland.
April 21st, 2022: There have now been fifty copies of Guide to the Mindful Way of Life sent to prisoners in Oakwood Prison. Sponsor a copy below so we can send more copies.
Scheduled – May 27th, 2022: the next in-person Meditation class scheduled for Oakwood Prison
How it Works?
Mindspace in Prisons starts with prisoners reading the book ‘Guide to the Mindful Way of Life’. The book is designed so the reader can self-guide through the mindfulness exercises presented and learn to take care of their mental health. This unique format enables authentic experience to arise while reading, and releases the dependency on an external trainer or a teacher.
The text reveals eight mindful themes which empower prisoners to live in the present moment. By integrating the instructions with their daily activities, they will be able to develop the confidence needed to establish a mindful meditation practice, and consequently enjoy all the mental health benefits from the training.
The eight mindful themes are:
Mindful Listening – Introduction to Mindfulness and Improving Attention
Mindful Body – Learning to Live in the Moment and Increase Flow
Mindful Breathing – Discovering Meditations to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Mindful Mind – Developing Emotional Intelligence and Stillness
Mindful Movement – Establishing a Flowing Mindfulness Practice
Mindful Eating – A Tasty Session, Using Mindful Eating Exercises
Mindful Sleep – How to Fall Asleep Peacefully and Wake up with Positivity
Mindful Heart – Improving our Relationships with Mindfulness
Following time spent with the book, there will be the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a discussion along with the chance for in-person training based on the text to clarify the practices. This live training will encourage a more profound experience of the subject matter.
To bring this to your prison, please get in touch to discuss opportunities.
If you work within a prison or know anyone currently in prison and would like them to benefit from this service, please also feel free to get in touch.
Please considering sponsoring copies of Guide to the Mindful Way of Life below if you would like to get involved. Your sponsored book/s will be given to prisoners; helping them learn to take care of their mental health and contribute significantly to their personal development.
Sponsor – Guide to the Mindful Way of Life
Sponsor a copy/copies of Guide to the Mindful Way of Life. If you would like to add a message and your name inside the book, please let us know in the notes section of your order.