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Joe Bailey (author of Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane) is dedicated to helping you nurture and grow your natural resilience.

Resilience in Action: Transforming Corrections and Inmates in Recovery

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.

Director, facilitator and speaker

Derrick Mason

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 for 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.

Since then, he’s become a director with Beyond Recovery, he is also now on the board of directors of the 3 Principles Global Committee and is co-founder of Beyond Truth.  Derrick co-facilitates a BR Virtual Impact Program in the community and presents on webinars and radio programs.

Director, facilitator, and speaker

Omar Wilson

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 organisations for almost 10 years. As a result of this he was sent to HMP Onley where he found Beyond Recovery.

Omar became a BR Peer Mentor helping to facilitate groups. Since leaving prison he has worked closely with Beyond Recovery at HMP Nottingham and online, in addition to working with young people affected by crime and has now become a Director at Beyond Recovery with the blessing of MamaJ

He is one of the founders of Beyond Truth.

Founder of Beyond Recovery, a facilitator and speaker.

Jacqueline Hollows (aka MamaJ)

Jacqueline Hollows (aka MamaJ) is the founder of Beyond Recovery, a facilitator and speaker.

BR’s mission is to revolutionise the way addictions, mental health and offending behaviour 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.

Jacqueline is an author of research papers evidencing BR’s approach and is a regular contributor for a prison newspaper: InsideTime (readership c60,000).

Jacqueline is passionate about uncovering the potential in people who have been marginalised and eliminating the stigma human beings suffer as a result of mental health issues. She is an author and is working on her second book Mind Beyond Bars – Stories of Transformation and What They Mean for Humanity which describes some of the wonderful changes she has seen in people who have been in prison and charts her journey from a trauma filled childhood to becoming a pioneer in the world of prison reform.

Pete Mears

Pete Mears 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 threw 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.

Pete has now realised the irony that the very thing he was trying to escape was himself! He didn’t know he had a choice to be how he wanted to be. He felt negative much of the time and now he realises that is all down to Thought.

Now he can see a way of welcoming negative thoughts in as there is something to be learned from everything.

He has been sober and most importantly happy for 9 months and he wants to share his inner joy with others to spark the light in them. His message is that “you are not alone” and “the solution is simple”.

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Episode #3 Podcast: Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane: Resilience in Action: Healing from Chronic Illness and Feeling Safe in an Insecure World.

In Episode #3 our guests Chana Studley and John El-Mokadem shared their stories of transformation in dealing with chronic pain and chronic illness, as well as surviving the recent conflict in the middle east. Chana and John demonstrate the power of understanding the nature of resilience and the power of transformation.

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Upcoming Speakers Include:

August 10, Resilience in Action:
Transforming Communities at High Risk
–Joyce Davis (Bronx), Lloyd Fields ( South Carolina), Cynthia Stennis (Miami, Florida)August 31st, Michael Neill:
Coach, Trainer, Author (“The Inside-Out Revolution”), and Consultant Michael Neill who wrote the forward to my new book

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More About Joe

At the age of 40 I reluctantly began writing about my approach to the Three Principles of Psychology at the request of a publisher.

Since then, I found that writing books to be just another way I can continue to help people find true happiness and peace of mind.


I hope this newsletter will serve you as an essential guide to a RESILIENT LIFE that includes:

  • Happiness
  • Connection
  • Prevent Stress & Burnout
  • A Sense of Purpose
  • Freedom from Addiction, Depression, Anxiety

In 1980, I was fortunate to learn of a paradigm shift happening in psychology. It was in its infancy but showed promise in illuminating the constant principles behind all human experience–whether in people with mental dysfunction or very successful people who were functioning at levels of creativity, resilience, performance, and success.

For more information about me, my mission to be a guide to growing your natural resilience, or my books and videos go to:

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More Books by Joe Bailey

JOE BAILEY: WHY I WRITE BOOKS. At the age of 40 I reluctantly began writing about my approach to the Three Principles of Psychology at the request of a publisher.

Fearproof Your Life:How to Thrive in a World Addicted to Fear… More

The Serenity Principle:Finding Inner Peace in Recovery… More

Slowing Down to the Speed of Life:How to Create a More Peaceful, Simpler Life from the Inside Out… More

The Speed Trap:How to Avoid the Frenzy of the Fast Lane… More

Slowing Down to the Speed of Love:“I believe this book has the capacity to touch something inside you–deep enough to help you make significant, positive changes in your life.” –from the Foreword by Richard Carlson… More

Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane

Unlocking Resilience in Turbulent Times

What is the Transformation Principle?  This principle is a realization of the fundamental way our mind works that brings about a “transformative resilience” that radically shifts the way we understand ourselves and our chaotic world. It creates an inner strength and self-confidence, enabling us to see it is our thinking that creates our experience and the quality of our lives.

Burnout prevention and resilience in a changing world. As a leader in the field of addiction therapies and strategies for overcoming fear and burnout, Joseph Bailey has piloted a number of programs on transformative resilience at the Mayo Clinic, The University of Minnesota Medical School―Center for Spirituality and Healing, addiction treatment centers, and healthcare facilities. Thousands of students, clients, and professionals have been inspired and educated by his Transformation Principle. He has provided his program of practical tips and proven methods to first responders and a variety of professions including businesses, social service agencies, hospitals, universities, and school communities.

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