Healing the Most Traumatized Members of Our Society with Fritzi Horstman, Founder of the Compassion Prison Project
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Today’s Stories of Transformation guest is Fritzi Horstman.  She’s the Founder and Executive Director of the Compassion Prison Project.  Before that, she was a Grammy Award Winning producer of projects like HBO’s “The Defiant Ones” as well as dozens of television projects, documentaries, and several films.  


The mission of the Compassion Prison Project is to transform prisons and communities through bringing compassion, childhood trauma awareness, and creative inspiration to the men and women living behind bars.


An incredibly powerful video that demonstrates the amazing work of the Compassion Prison Project is called “Step Inside the Circle”, which has gone viral with millions of views. In the video, Fritzi leads an activity with 235 incarcerated men to bring healing and awareness to the fact that they were traumatized as children, and that they are not the monsters society thinks they are.


In this episode, Fritzi shares her own journey of realizing her childhood trauma and the transformation and healing that she experienced. She also explains the science behind how childhood trauma impacts the brain, and the lessons she's learned through working with incarcerated men about herself and what it means to be human, and what we can do to help.


We hope this episode brings healing and awareness to you, and that you will share this message with friends and family and spread the compassion.


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Produced by: Dana Drahos 
Edited by: Joseph Gangemi 
Digital Marketing by: Katherine An 
Theme music by: Qais Essar 
Artwork by: Masheed Ahadi 
Additional Music by: Philip Daniel Zach

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