The Locked up Living Podcast

How do people survive living and working in challenging organisations? There are few peace-time environments that pose as much risk and danger as forensic institutions yet people and groups find ways to navigate the difficulties of existing within these systems and even manage to flourish and grow. Listen to Locked up Living with David Jones and Naomi Murphy who have decades of managing this experience talking to a broad range of guests who have a rich variety of encounters with some of the most oppressive institutions. Learn about some of the challenges to human integrity and hear some important lessons in maintaining the well-being and resilience of individuals and services in heart-warming stories about survival and growth when facing adversity in harsh places.

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In this weekly podcast we will be exploring a key issue such as:

- How activities such as therapy, arts, education, yoga and mindfulness contribute to well-being?
- How do you preserve your own wholesomeness when steeped in the darker aspects of human nature?
- How do you prevent your own traumatisation when listening to accounts of trauma?
- How do you effect compassionate change and guard against society’s wish to punish?
- What can we learn from those who don’t survive the system?
- What are some of the moral dilemmas in engaging with institutions associated with oppression?
- How do you keep psychologically safe in the face of threat and danger?
- What undermines and turns a project toxic?

We’re really looking forward to exploring these issues to deepen our own understanding and find ways to enable our own knowledge and growth. We hope you will be curious enough to join us too.
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Episodes Date

Dr Christina Straub’s interest is centred around qualitative social research in general and prison research in particular. She graduated as a Cultural Scientist (MA) at the European-University-Viadrin...
October 27, 2021
 Lydia Guthrie is a trainer, group facilitator and supervisor, working in criminal justice, mental health and social work settings. She spent ten years working for the Probation Service in a range of ...
October 20, 2021
Luisa specialises in the anthropology of intimacy, violence and law and has been conducting  compassionate, collaborative, engaged anthropological research in Sierra Leone since 2011 and in Germany si...
October 13, 2021
We are fortunate that there are people looking at parts of our criminal justice system which otherwise can be easily overlooked. Jayne Price is one of those people and here she describes her work stud...
October 6, 2021
Simon Partridge describes himself as a disillusioned ex-analysand. He is a great thinker and talker and a freelance writer/researcher. He has covered: community broadcasting; devolved politics; the Br...
September 29, 2021
Some events are so painful, so shocking that they are difficult to think about, to face up to. This conversation is inevitably tainted with the horror at Utøya ten years ago this summer but Knut focus...
September 22, 2021
Michael West CBE joined The King's Fund as a Senior Fellow in 2013. He is Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University, Visiting Professor at University College, Dublin, and...
September 15, 2021
Dr. Baz Dreisinger is a great speaker and Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York;   Author of the critically acclaimed book Incarceration Nations: A Journey to ...
September 8, 2021
Earlier this year the British Psychological Society expelled its President Elect Professor Nigel MacClennan who had been elected on a reformist platform. This brought to the surface serious issues abo...
September 1, 2021
Sarah Paget has been the Programme Manager for the Community of Communities, a quality network for Therapeutic Communities at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement, since ...
August 26, 2021

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