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NEWS

Although Beyond Recovery was only founded in 2014, we have already developed a wide range of work inside and outside of the criminal justice system and developed dozens of individuals committed to change society.

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EVENTS

Beyond Recovery is passionate about people seeing the infinite potential of themselves and taking inspired action for societal change. Why not get involved in our Wisdom Entrepreneurs or MindSpa programmes.

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VLOG

Our founder, Jacqueline Hollows, regularly shares updates and key learning in a series of video newsletters. Follow the link below to get a unique insight into Beyond Recovery’s work.

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4 weeks ago

Beyond Recovery Journal

It was the third week at Nottingham Prison. The third group we have run there, the third lot of men and the third pairing of facilitators. Susan Marmot joined me this week and Liliana Bellini brought her beautiful presence to the room, as an observer, a helper, a sweet guide. Alan Milledge, always present and making things look smooth and taking the many operational issues off my mind was also able to sit in group, to connect, to bask in the space. I was sitting in that overheated group room and reflecting on the impact this week.
“What do you think?” said Susan. We were both sitting in our blue facilitator polo shirts, dark jeans and sturdy boots with our prison belts wrapped around our waists. The prison belts have a pouch for the large keys that unlock the many gates we have to go through each time we leave the unit; the keys are attached to the pouch by a long metal key chain; the belt also contains a clip which can hold the walkie talkie radio. The keychain clinks and jingles when we are moving about and sometimes gets caught in door handles and gaps in chairs. We had the big red door open to let in some cool air, as the March wether still warrants the prison heating on full and the thick radiator pipes run along the wall in a double whammy of hot and stifling air. We could hear the busy noise of the prison regime, men getting their dinner, shouts and complaints, laughter and banging. The blue carpet is now covered in pigeon poo as the pigeons come in through the tiny gap in the open windows and sometimes can’t find their way back out! I was staring at a little white feather on the floor. “A little heavier this week” I said.
We had an amazing group. Lots of insights again, some of the men from the last two weeks getting even deeper in their understanding. Some new men settling down so quickly and so well. S who has been on every programme so far suggested 30 seconds silence to start the group. Perfect. I let them have a minute and all minds settled into the room. All minds were listening and together. All minds connecting. We could have gone longer, some of the men had their eyes closed and were very content in that space. The silence in their minds reflected in the room. Me too. Susan as well. We could have just sat for a long time and let the space do the work. And at many points during this group we did. Just space. Just listening.
S started having empathy. He wasn’t very pleased about it. He told us how he always thought people were ‘idiots’ or he would think ‘so what’ when he heard a sad tale or even a disaster. All of a sudden he has empathy, he is now feeling for the people who are talking or who he sees on television. He resonates with them and feels for them. He realised that it wasn’t just this programme that helped him, that he was already pointing in the direction of ‘bettering himself’ but the programme seems to have brought it all to life for him.
It’s funny when I say programme because what is it really? Not a lot of teaching. Mainly just deep listening and pointing in a direction. I was moved by the men, as I always am. And I was moved by Susan, her first group in Nottingham and she saw that the reason they are all responding to it so quickly, so easily is because they have never had anyone tell them what’s right with them, no one has tapped them on the shoulder and said “there it is, you have got it”. Many other insights were shared about improved relationships with wives and apologies given to officers and sleeping better and not worrying about sleeping and seeing more options when people step back. Many gems. Much to celebrate. But also much pain. Many stories of grit and heartache, of abuse, torture, loathing. Many discussions of mental health issues, of suffering. We listened. We all listened. There wasn’t two facilitators in the room. The room was full of facilitators. “Love and Listening” said Susan. A who had come in bouncing and wild and loud and agitated, was sat to our left. Unshaven, wearing his grey t shirt and sweatpants, holding onto his blue plastic prison cup and slumped down in his chair. Insight eyes all sparkling and interested. “Easy as F***”, he said.
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1 month ago

Beyond Recovery Journal

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TESTIMONIALS

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.

Anna Debenham

Three Principles Coach/Trainer

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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.

Susan Marmot

Three Principles Practitioner

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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.

Paul Lock

Founder, Innate Thought

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