Our mission is to support rehabilitation and reduce violence in the criminal justice system, aiding recovery from addiction by teaching iRest (Integrative Restoration) Non-dual meditation skills.

Thrive Inside helps residents and prison staff to develop unique skills for feeling safe and calm in any situation, to make better decisions, and to live a life with meaning and purpose.

We currently work with residents and staff at HMPPS Lewes and Rochester.


We also work alongside people working a 12 step programme of recovery and other mens groups offering shadow meditation workshops to help fund our work. 

Thrive Inside instructors teach a form of meditative self-inquiry, or mindfulness, called iRest (or Integrative Restoration). iRest is a structured, 10-step form of mindfulness training, which has been adapted for vulnerable populations that may have experienced traumatic life events and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

iRest Yoga meditation is approved by the United States military as a complementary approach for dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

iRest is an evidence-informed approach: its safety and efficacy have been evaluated in more than 30 studies, most of which were experimental trials.

"Working with Paul and iRest literally changed my life! 
— Resident, HMP Lewes