Biodanza SRT: educational challenges in prison

Authors

  • Roberta Rosa
  • Mattia Caterina Maietta

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7346/-feis-XX-01-22_15

Abstract

The contribution highlights how the educational intervention of Biodanza SRT, a pedagogy with body mediation oriented to the education of wellbeing, through an Embodied Training aims to reinforce and develop life skills in prisoners: skills, competences and personal strategies (protective factors) useful to consolidate a mode of positive coping thanks to which it is possible to effectively face the demands and trials of daily life and laying the foundations for the construction of a future life project. Emotional education, as an indispensable complement to cognitive and metacognitive development, facilitates the development of personal empowerment, the acquisition of Best Practices useful for encouraging inmates the development of possible protective factors and the acquisition of tools and personal resources for deal with stressful events and prevent or combat unease, risky behaviors and functional deviations for the reintegration into society of ex-prisoners, once they have left the criminal path. Pursuing explicit attention through an educational intentionality capable of investing in educational practices capable of generating tangible changes (especially in the long term), developing the enhancement of talents and personal and social success, concretely helps to stimulate in prisoners that sense of responsibility facilitating the “reprogramming” of a life path again.

Published

2022-01-31