What Researchers say

"I come from a background in Forensic Psychology, where my focus has been primarily on Offending...

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Conclusions of Continuing Positive Change, an evaluation carried out in 2010 by a team of criminologists at Birmingham City University, looking at the longer-term impact on Good Vibrations participants:

"The key findings from this research suggest that Good Vibrations:...

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"Overall, what this report tells us is that participating in Good Vibrations can provide...

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"The report highlights the potential for arts-based programmes - such as Good Vibrations...

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Conclusions of Promoting Positive Change, an evaluation carried out in 2008 by the Centre for Criminal Justice Policy & Research, Birmingham City University:

"The key findings from this research suggest that six months after completing a Good Vibrations project...

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Extracts from All Together Now, an evaluation in 2007 of the therapeutic benefits of Good Vibrations, by Professor Alison Liebling at Cambridge University:

"(Good Vibrations) presented an opportunity for participants to reflect upon their lives without...

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"At other times, the Gamelan music produced by the participants carried meaning for them that...

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"Coming from lives often characterised by abuse, oppression, or lack of opportunity, an experience...

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"Increasingly, towards the end of the week, group members spontaneously and independently controlled...

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"The (project) provided motivation for the development of a respectful and focussed group environment,...

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"The manner in which the course was delivered may have helped to prepare vulnerable participants...

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"In many ways, the workshop increased women's interest in many things (including the music...

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Extracts from Breaking Down The Walls, an evaluation in 2006 of the educational benefits of Good Vibrations, by Professor David Wilson:

"Good Vibrations gets prisoners into the education department, many of whom would never have...

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"(Good Vibrations) encourages prisoners who have been isolated to develop social and group...

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"That (Good Vibrations) also facilitated the prison's achievement of a Key Performance Target...

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"It is quite clear that the project can play a major role in empowering prisoners to take their...

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