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Autumn Update

We loved everything about our Fundraiser on Nov 7th. The evening was such a wonderful culmination of a really big year for The Insight Alliance. Thank you to all who came out to support us, we really appreciated it. If you weren’t able to attend, here is a short video and a few photos to give you a taste of the evening.

In other news, our Insight to Wellbeing program at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility will be highlighted on OPB’s ‘Think Out Loud’ this Friday (29th) at 12:00 pst and again at 8pm (rebroadcast)

Host Dave Miller and his team joined us for one of our classes and interviewed the participants. The women spoke beautifully and candidly about their experiences.

We hope you can tune in. We will send a link in our next email.

From all of us here at The Insight Alliance we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27th, 2019|

Insights from Prison – Overcoming Tourettes

October 29th, 2019|

Some weeks ago, on a boiling hot Wednesday evening, I was leading one of our groups in the mens prison. One participant, JH,  was getting really restless and agitated as the room was pretty toasty. To be fair it was bloody hot. 28 men in a room with no [...]

Fall Newsletter and Ted Talk!

October 15th, 2019|

We’ve had a wonderfully busy and eventful summer/fall here at The Insight Alliance. Here are a few of the highlights: -We just completed our first 10 week program at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility which was a great success. At the end of the 10 weeks the youth felt more [...]

Our research with Pacific University and the DOC

September 16th, 2019|

When we met with Coffee Creek Correctional Facility 2 years ago, they told us we would need to do a research project to show the efficacy of our program. We took that to heart and formed a partnership with the PhD professor, Dr Sarah Bowen, from the Psychology Department [...]

Don’t Take your Business Personally with Barb Patterson

September 16th, 2019|

Barb Patterson and I have a great conversation about what it took to start The Insight Alliance and working in prison. - In a word - 'Don't Take your Business Personally'. Here is what she had to say! "Anna Debenham is the Founder of The Insight Alliance. The [...]

Prison Podcast #3 Meet Eve

August 13th, 2019|

This is the third of our prison podcast excerpts. Meet Eve. Eve is a transgender woman doing time in a men's prison. This comes with its own challenges as you can imagine. Having gone through our program and continued with our mentor training Eve navigates the ups and downs [...]

Prison Podcast #2 Meet Damien

July 30th, 2019|

Following on from last week's podcast snippet with Angel, meet Damien. Damien is a war veteran, in prison for a shoot out with some police officers. He has seen enormous transformation coming through our program and in this 10 min podcast excerpt he talks about what that looks like. [...]

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