CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Beyond Recovery is currently delivering evidence-based programmes in category B and C prisons in the UK, in addition to working with community organisations and professionals who work within the Criminal Justice System.
We use a combination of teaching, group discussion and peer support to enable self discovery and connection with others.
Beyond Recovery is currently working in four English prisons:
HMP Onley, HMP Rye Hill, HMP Sudbury and HMP Nottingham
Beyond Recovery delivers a range of programmes:
Our Three Principles Programme consists of ten once per week three hour session which includes the following key modules: building rapport, exploration of “reality,” separate realities, exploration of thought and insight,
consciousness—where does it come from?, exploring feelings/moods/behavior, exploring innate health/natural intelligence, what is Mind?, exploring infinite potential, exploring mental clarity versus a busy mind, stepping into the unknown, implications of the principles for life in prison, and living outside of prison.
Our Foundation Programme, which is delivered either over three consecutive days or 10 weekly sessions, is an introduction of the Three Principles and teaches a simple understanding of how state of mind affects our reality and therefore our behaviour and how we can access our natural wellbeing and resilience.
Our Beyond Cravings Programme. This six week programme is designed to help participants understand the nature of cravings. Initially focused on smoking cessation, the programme can be used to help people struggling with any form of addiction.
Because of the profound changes in people who completed our sessions, we started a mentor programme, training prisoners to be peer mentors for further programmes.
It is now largely due to this initiative, and word of mouth among the prison population, that in one of our prisons we constantly have a waiting list of 50 to 100 men no matter how many programmes we put on. Many of those are on the list as a direct result of conversations they have had with peer mentors and previous participants, and changes they have witnessed in people.
Beyond Recovery staff and visitors also see the way people change in front of their eyes in a matter of days. They see people with problems that look overwhelmingly difficult become resilient, with potential for hope and change and connection.
The natural next step is the development of the Beyond Recovery Academy, an outreach programme for prisoners upon release.
THE THREE PRINCIPLES IN ACTION
Watch the video below to get a sense of the impact of our Three Principles Programme with prisoners at HMP Onley.
What I love most about Jacqueline is her unwavering passion and enthusiasm for the work she does and the people she works with. Jacqueline is dedicated to supporting not just the vulnerable but anyone who walks into her life. She’s a very genuine, very warm lovely woman and I’ve learnt so much about myself, about business and about working with others through working with Jacqueline.
I have worked with Jacqueline as a facilitator on the training we do in Prison in Onley, Rugby. I have loved working alongside Jacqueline, she has a wonderful ‘can-do’ attitude which is infectious. She encourages and develops us. Her work has had amazing effects on the prisoners and the staff and many of the staff already comment how much positive effect the work has had on the prisoners and their attitude day to day.
Beyond Recovery are revolutionising the way we understand and treat addiction and mental health. I can’t say enough good things about the incredible work they are doing, and this is just the beginning! Jacqueline is an inspiration. I am proud to be associated with Beyond Recovery and it is a delight and a privilege to work with her.