How does this work
How it works
Prison S.M.A.R.T teaches participants how to use their breath to reduce the accumulated effects of stress and negative emotions. The cornerstone of the program is a breathing technique called Sudarshan Kriya. Prison S.M.A.R.T aims to reduce recidivism and end the repeated cycle of violence and abuse. Without tools to process past trauma and present stresses, incarcerated individuals often cope with their negative emotions such as anger, guilt, mistrust, and frustration with unhealthy behaviors and attitudes – including violence, addiction, apathy or lethargy.
The program offers practical methods for participants to transform these negative emotions for true rehabilitation, and develop the core human values innate in all human beings, such as service to others, compassion and teaches essential life skills that enable individuals to accept responsibility for past actions and to handle future con ict and stressful situations successfully.
A team of dedicated volunteers train the participants, nurturing them gently through the contents of the course. The results are visible in the prisoners’ positive feedback and appreciation for things most of us take for granted, such as the ability to sleep. This indicates a restful mind which is one of the key factors to reintegrate peacefully into society.