Join CPP Founder Fritzi Horstman and guests as they discuss the objectives and approaches involved in bringing trauma awareness and compassionate healing to the forefront of public conversation. We recently interviewed Chris…

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Mark Moskowitz Returning Home

Mark Moskowitz had a 28-year career in finance including a time owning his own hedge fund. During a spiral in his life, Mark found himself pleading guilty to wire fraud for taking $700,000 of the funds assets. He was sentenced to 33 months and went to Otisville Federal Prison. It was there that he learned about his trauma as a child that led to a life of low self-esteem and poor decision making.

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Warden Brian Koehn on a Zoom call

Brian Koehn is the founder of Social Profit Corrections, a nonprofit organization. He has over 28 years of experience in the field of private corrections serving in various leadership roles, including 14 years as a Complex Warden and Warden at five separate facilities, managing contracts in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the United States Marshal Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, multiple States, detention and county jails.

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Man (Dr. James Doty) standing in a living room with a smile

James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. Dr. Doty works with a variety of scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism. He is also a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland.

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Image of Eldra Jckson III (credit: Marla Aufmuth / TED)

Eldra is a writer and sought after public speaker on the topics of at risk youth advocacy, effective criminal justice, rehabilitation and turning around toxic masculinity. He was incarcerated at New Folsom Prison when he founded Inside Circle and began the inner personal journey that eventually led to his release in 2014 and his current leadership role. Eldra has dedicated his free time on the outside to serving at risk youth, acting as a facilitator, trainer and mentor.

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