A unique series of events with four of our storytellers who have grappled with shame. These conversations explore their lives and the insights they have gained as they continue to find a way to navigate their relationship with shame. This is an opportunity to bring language to what is rarely spoken about as it often lies in a place of secrecy and silence.

This conversation will explore how different the experience of shame can be for men in prison and how shame can be so enmeshed with trauma that it becomes unrecognisable.

I knew the word shame but never understood it. If someone said I should be ashamed or do I feel shame I would push it off by blaming a world that always blamed me.
GETHIN JONES

About the guest

Gethin Jones was a repeat offender who spent his youth in and out of care homes, secure units and prisons, until the year 2000 he embarked on a journey of change and ultimately self-forgiveness.

Today Gethin is founder of Unlocking Potential  devoting his time to supporting those trapped within the criminal justice system. Gethin does this by training staff to be more humanistic and he also influences the senior leaders and politicians within the Ministry of Justice.

Event details

In conversation with Gethin Jones

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Time: 18.30 – 19.30 BST – to see what time this will be where you live click here

Ticket price: £6 – if you can pay more, then please do add a donation.
The price of the ticket includes access to the recording of the event for one week after.

Location: Your living room (via zoom)…

TICKET SALES WILL END AT 16.00 BST ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT

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About the host

Sandra Barefoot has worked for over 13 years leading our prison programme RESTORE. Her extensive experience in facilitating group processes exploring trauma and pain led her to question with colleagues the vital place shame plays in how we see ourselves and others.

Sandra’s exploration of shame has led her to understand how vital the place of finding a new language to be able to explicitly speak of shame. In hosting these conversations, she hopes to explore the complexity of how this language shapes itself within our lives and provides us with the ability to strengthen our resilience from shame.

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