mission of the Prison SMART Foundation, Inc., is to sponsor and facilitate
a unique stress management and rehabilitative training program designed
for inmates, residents of halfway houses, and those on parole and probation,
as well as at-risk youth, victims of crime, law enforcement officers
and probation staff.
the program primarily serves the prison population, it is the intention of the
Prison SMART Foundation, Inc., to continue to serve all populations that invite
their servicesprograms are offered to at-risk youth, victims of crime, law
enforcement officersas and when funds permit.
The proper breathing
techniques taught by Prison SMART Foundation volunteers help participants to reduce
and manage their stress levels in order to help them think more clearly and improve
their actions. As a result, they enjoy increased self-esteem and self-empowerment.
Thousands who have completed the Prison SMART Foundation's stress management programs
are living testaments to its mission.
The Prison SMART Foundation, Inc.,
provides the vision and resources necessary to accomplish its mission, using the
talent and dedication of a committed corps of volunteers.
have been offered to more than 3,000 participants in the United States. Benefits
include the following:
Increased self esteempractical conflict
resolutionalternatives to violent behavior.
Enhancement of the
Twelve-Step recovery work and personal counseling.
prevention of drug dependence.
Preventive programs offered to youth consist of alternatives to
drugs and alcohol, support in seeking solutions to their problems from within
themselves and not exploring the avenues of drugs and violence.
Prison SMART also addresses the specific needs of the victims
of crime and supports them in their own personal recovery. Many victims of crime
experience post traumatic stress from past events. The program increases self-confidence
and eliminates anxiety, relieves depression and initiates restful sleep.
are the words of a beneficiary of this program:
comes a time to be whole, now is the best time I can think of to realize this.
I am at a crossroads in my life, and I have come to the decision that I want to
enrich, enhance, and beautify my life as well as other lives that I come in contact
with. My experience in this practice of the Healing Breath is and will be a great
tool and method to help me in my life.
Then dynamics of these techniques
have made an instant impact in my life. I feel much more in tune with my true
nature, and hopefully with time I will be consistent and completely united with
the natural order of life and nature.
Even through life's challenges
a person can be elegant and purposeful without guilt, that is my desire. Thanks
for a way to achieve this.