This presentation will describe the preliminary results of an R34 funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (mPIs: Weinstock, Uebelacker). Anger dysregulation is prevalent in prison populations, contributes to distress and exacerbation of mental health problems, increases risk of aggression within prison, and may precipitate future criminal offending after release. A hatha yoga program may effectively target anger dysregulation within the prison setting. The purpose of this project is to develop and pilot-test such a program so that we may effectively help people in prison manage anger, improve their overall mental health, and decrease the risk of physical aggression in and out of prison.
Understand key terms and trends related to mass incarceration in the United States
Discuss factors that contribute to the disproportionate mental health burden among incarcerated and recently incarcerated individuals
Understand the rationale and design of the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind research study
Understand the goals and outcomes most appropriate for an R34-funded pilot trial