Episode #4, Joe Bailey: Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane "Transforming Corrections and Inmates in Recovery" with Jacqueline Hollows, Derrick Mason, Pete Mears, and Omar Wilson, Airdate: July 20th, at 1 PM (CDT)
We have four powerful guests featured in my upcoming book “THRIVING IN THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE, UNLOCKING RESILIENCE IN TURBULENT TIMES” appearing live on our podcast. Here’s a small introduction to each.
Jacqueline Hollows (aka MamaJ) is the founder of Beyond Recovery, a facilitator and speaker.
BR’s mission is to revolutionize the way addictions, mental health, and offending behavior are viewed and treated. Through sharing an understanding of how our experience of life is created from our own minds, the pioneering work that BR does has the potential to reform the criminal justice system from the inside out.
Derrick Mason is a director, facilitator, and speaker
He first came across Beyond Recovery during his time in HMP Onley, taking the course purely to improve his chances of getting to open prison! He was so impacted by his experience that upon release from prison in August 2018 he got a job and started building good family relationships with his partner and children. When he hit a low spot in May 2019, he contacted Jacqueline and was invited to speak at a global conference about his transformative experience.
loves to share and help others. He has spent a lifetime suffering in a dark, lonely place and trying to escape the devil he thought was inside him. For 25 years he tried to escape through drink and drugs, even though the breakdown of his marriage, and eventually couldn’t see any other way out resorted to jumping off a bridge. Fortunately, he was saved by a passing policeman and is here to tell his story.
Omar Wilson is a director, facilitator, and speaker
He grew up in Manor Park, East London. At a young age, he was diagnosed with ADHD & Dyslexia. Growing up in a single-parent household with his two siblings plus a low income. Omar thought having money would help change everything and because of his disability education was not an option. The only role model he had was killed when Omar was 13. With no guidance but what was in front of him …DRUGS. Omar was part of one of Newham’s (in London) biggest drug organizations for almost 10 years. As a result of this, he was sent to HMP Onley where he found Beyond Recovery.
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