Central Fallacy of all Prison Programs
Prison inmates are prepared and ready to participate in education and work programs
Why is MBSR relevant to prison?
Feelings of discomfort are the foundation of one’s developing unskillful habits. The inability to sit with this discomfort leads to:
One can learn not to react to discomfort through:
Research shows that changing deeply ingrained habits requires:
From The Center for Mindfulness website: Research has “consistently documented MBSR as highly effective in teaching participants to become more responsible in the management of their own health, vitality and healing … and has shown dramatic decreases in anxiety, depression, hostility and the tendency to somatize… and an increased ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.”
In simple words: to engage competently in life.