Hope and Healing for Indiana Prisons

October 10, 2022

Our new project with the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) has officially launched. Our first workshops, attended by over 50 incarcerated women, were held in person on September 8 at the Indiana Women’s Prison. Dr. Gordon and CMBM Faculty Member Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C led the workshops, supported by Madeline Welch, Program Manager, and Raquel McCarthy, Project Manager.

Participants shared stories of trauma, their desire for healing, and the connections that they find with one another. Their contributions demonstrated both the necessity of this program and the infinite potential for healing and growth in this community. 20 of those who attended will be selected to participate in our in-person Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine and Advanced Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine later this Fall. They will receive supervision and ongoing support as they facilitate groups for their peers this Winter.