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NCJ Number: 148923 Find in a Library
Title: Holistic Health in Prison (From Locked Up: Body, Mind and Soul: American Correctional Health Services Association 1994 Multidisciplinary Training Conference, P 50-56, 1994 -- See NCJ-148921)
Author(s): T Thompson; W Palmer; A Nagy; G Nagy
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Health Services Assoc
Dayton, OH 45401
Sale Source: American Correctional Health Services Assoc
11 W Monument Avenue
P.O. Box 2307
Suite 510
Dayton, OH 45401
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes the nature of holistic health programs and discusses the experience of two Federal correctional institutions, the men's facility FCI Bastrop and the women's facility FCI Dublin.
Abstract: Holistic health programs address the whole person, promoting the person's physical, emotional, and spiritual health and sense of well-being. These programs also promote the values and experience of inner peace and freedom, emotional control, integrity, kindness, and personal responsibility. Thus, they contribute to health promotion, disease prevention, passive security within the prison, and the reintegration of inmates into society. The program at Bastrop includes large group experiences as well as many small groups on topics that include relationships, addictions, meditation, yoga, and physical fitness. The program at FCI Dublin is operated by volunteers and offers 30 hours of classes per week, plus special workshops on meditation, conscious embodiment, conflict resolution, stress management, somatic education, parenting skills, and creative expression. Central to holistic health programs are the main principles of conscious embodiment. These include the habit of interest, intuition, splits, awareness of being unified, irimi (entering), and facing fear. Note and 14 references
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): Inmate health care; Offender mental health services; Self-help therapy; Volunteer programs
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