Follow Us

Stay in touch with us on social media!

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Google+

  • LinkedIn

  • YouTube

  • Pinterest

  • Instagram

CookiesWe use cookies to enhance your experience and the functionality of our website. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More

CookiesWe use cookies on our website. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More

Receive your Free copy of our new e-Booklet: 12 HeartMath® Tools for Reducing Stress and Staying Balanced Learn More

Research Library
Publication

Learning Within a Prison Environment: Will Emotional Intelligence Training Benefit Female Inmates Participating in a Work‑Based Education Program?

    • Published: 2008
    • L.G. Bosteder, Ed.M., and S. Hargrave, Ed.M.
    • Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon State University, Oregon, March 2008.
    • Download the complete paper, click here.

Abstract

Many of the women who enter prison have emotional self-management difficulty. Often they come from dysfunctional or abusive backgrounds, and have abused drugs and/or alcohol to manage their emotions. The highly charged emotional environment of a woman’s prison is augmented by the already inherent struggles of prison life, the loss of most freedoms, and nearly all privacy. Learning and acquiring new skills in a workbased program is frequently inhibited as a result of this emotional chaos. Emotional education and heart coherence skills practiced from HeartMath have shown obvious benefits to student learning, emotional self-management, behavior, and relationships with only 10 weeks of training.