Welcome to our podcast, “Compassion in Action”.

Founder Fritzi Horstman and thought leaders from multiple arenas discuss the objectives and approaches involved in bringing trauma awareness, trauma-informed prisons, trauma self-care and compassionate healing to the forefront of public conversation. Our inaugural episodes feature guests including Emily Evans, LMHC, author and international consultant Dr. Stephanie Covington PHD as well as CCARE founder and renowned Professor of Neurosurgery, Dr. James Doty and internationally renowned speaker and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté.
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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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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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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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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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