These Circles explore Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and raise awareness of the prevalence of ACEs throughout society. We’ve found that sharing, addressing and examining the impacts of childhood trauma through open dialogue creates a tremendous opening for healing to begin. We also incorporate therapeutic modalities during circles that can be used at any time.
We have also run Compassion Trauma Circles in prisons and transitional housing centers with great success. To learn more about bringing Compassion Trauma Circles to a prison or transitional housing near you, please get in touch.
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.