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

Rob Canton is Professor in Community and Criminal Justice at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Before joining De Montfort, he worked in the Probation Service for some 20 years in a number of diff...
May 12, 2021
We are very excited by this episode and had a great time meeting our two guests from the USA. Food is central to our existence, health and wellbeing. All of us. Leslie Soble is a research fellow for t...
May 5, 2021
"In this episode David and Naomi talk with Sarah Peyton a neuroscience educator, constellation facilitator, Nonviolent Communication Trainer and author of Your Resonant Self and Your Resonant Self Wor...
April 28, 2021
Roland Woodward is a chartered forensic psychologist and has more than forty years’ experience of working in the criminal justice system, most of it within the prison service. Roland worked at HMP Gre...
April 21, 2021
Dr Gerard Drennan Ph.D. is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, who holds the post of Head of Psychology & Psychotherapy in the Behavioural & Developmental Ps...
April 14, 2021
Our guest has been described as “one of the most important artists working across arts and health right now.  His ground-breaking work has huge potential for impact across life sciences and is a testa...
April 7, 2021
Rob Hadley is an independent research consultant who has conducted research with the Open University and Manchester Metropolitan University where he is an associate lecturer. His research concerns the...
March 31, 2021
Rowan Mackenzie is both academic and practitioner. Her doctoral research on Creating Space for Shakespeare with Marginalised Communities considered how Shakespeare can be appropriated by people with l...
March 24, 2021
This short conversation gives David and Naomi a chance to talk about their first ten podcasts and the great conversations they have had with their generous collaborators.
March 19, 2021
In this conversation Lawrence gives a fascinating description of the therapeutic community at Wormwood Scrubs prison which closed soon after the death of Dr Max Glatt. He goes on to give us insight in...
March 17, 2021

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