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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.

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Chris Wilson’s Master Plan

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. https://youtu.be/gLG-Lb_PoxI We

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Dr. Gabor Maté on stage (https://drgabormate.com)

A Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Maté

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. https://youtu.be/e2rdXV2iY_w April

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Dr. Jay Faber drjayfaber.com

A Look at Brain Health and Healing with Jay Faber

Dr. Jay Faber is a clinical and forensic psychiatrist, child psychiatrist, and adult psychiatrist at Amen Clinics. He has more than two decades of experience in Child Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, and Adult Psychiatry and Pharmacological Management, treating patients in clinical private practices in Colorado, California and Georgia.

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Mark Moskowitz Returning Home

Returning Home with Mark Moskowitz

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

The Vision of a Compassionate Prison with Brian Koehn

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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Compassion and Connection with Betsy Polatin

Betsy Polatin is a professor of the Alexander Technique at Boston University College of Fine Arts, and on the faculty of The Opera Institute. Having taught worldwide for over thirty years, Betsy is a specialist in working with actors, musicians and other performers.

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

The journey of compassion with Dr. James Doty

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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Fritzi Horstman Interviews Stephen Porges

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)

Inside the Circle with Eldra Jackson III

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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Author, Donna Jackson Nakazawa, smiling

Fritzi Horstman interviews Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award winning journalist, an internationally recognized speaker whose work explores the intersection of neuroscience, immunology and human emotion. Her mission is to translate emerging science in ways that help those with chronic conditions find healing.

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Dr Joe Dispenza via LondonReal.tv

Fritzi Horstman interviews Joe Dispenza

Dr. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a Doctor of Chiropractic. His postgraduate training includes the fields of neuroscience and neuroplasticity, quantitive electroencephalogram EEG measurements, epigenetics, mind-body medicine and brain heart coherence as a researcher, lecturer, author and corporate consultant. His interests lie in demystifying the mystical so that people have all the tools within their reach to make measurable changes in their lives.

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man speaking, Bessel Van Der Kolk

Fritzi Horstman interviews Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., is the President of the Trauma Research Foundation, Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School and author of NYTimes Bestseller “The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

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Dr. Bruce Perry, co-author of "What Happened to You?" with Oprah, on our podcast, Compassion in Action

Fritzi Horstman interviews Dr. Bruce Perry

Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions. His work on the impact of abuse, neglect and trauma on the developing brain has impacted clinical practice, programs and policy across the world.

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Fritzi Horstman interviews Kim Gorgens

Dr. Kim Gorgens is a Professor of Psychophysiology Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychology of Criminal Behavior at University of Denver. She manages a large portfolio of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) related research and has lectured extensively on those issues including a 2010 TED talk on youth sports concussion, a 2018 Ted talk on brain injuries and criminal justice, several NPR spots and an interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper.

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Dean Williams, Executive Director of Colorado Department of Corrections

Fritzi Horstman interviews Dean Williams

Dean Williams was appointed Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections by Governor Jared Polis on January 8, 2019. Prior to joining the Colorado DOC, he was the Commissioner of Corrections in Alaska where he oversaw the operation of community jails, halfway houses, pretrial and sentenced facilities, probation, parole and pre-trial efforts in the state.

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Fritzi Horstman

Founder and Executive Director


Fritzi Horstman is the Founder and Executive Director of Compassion Prison Project. She is a Grammy-award winning producer for her work on “The Defiant Ones”, has been a producer and post-producer on dozens of television projects and documentaries and has directed several films. She believes it is urgent to bring humanity and compassion to those living behind bars and these acts will help transform our society. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Vassar College.