Exeter Intrepid Explorer’s talks are in partnership with University of Exeter Global Systems Institute and are held on the last Thursday of each month. Have a drink and listen to some tales behind field research and expeditions.
Using Mindfulness In Kenyan Prisons
Dr. Inma Adarves-Yorno is a mindfulness meditator, TED speaker, researcher, and trainer. She has witnessed the transformational power of mindfulness when aligned with a meaningful social identity. In this talk, Inma tells the fascinating story of the successes and failures of a mindfulness movement in Kenyan prisons.
“Prisons and hospitals have something in common in Kenya: you never know when you are going to end up in one”. The conditions in Kenyan prisons are very poor.
The first part of Inma’s story will focus on the largest maximum security prison where the ingenious mindful leadership programme was born: inmates were transformed onto mindful leaders. She will also talk about disappointing long term impact in a female prison, where ‘mindful screaming’ was born and a seemly great failure in the worst prison in Kenya. Inma details how mindfulness is now moving beyond prisons walls to elsewhere in Kenyan society.
Tickets are available in advance, with an allocation held back for on the door of the night of the talk.