WELCOME TO THE CIP PROJECT
Self Development Retreats & Workshops in Devon
The CIP Project is a not-for-profit organisation based in the beautiful Devon countryside at our 25 acre outdoor retreat centre.
We are a registered Community Interest Company 12446394 and are accredited as a genuine social enterprise. The Social Enterprise Mark is an independent guarantee that we put the interests of people & planet above shareholder gain. We have been externally assessed against sector-agreed criteria and have proved our commitment to using profits and income to create benefits for society and the environment.
Whatever difficulties or problems you may be facing in life, we offer a safe space for you to share, and to be heard. The tools and methods we provide are techniques that have worked in the lives of our facilitators and our founders.
Change is Possible.
Who are the CIP Project?
Michael Maisey created the Change is Possible Project after turning his life around following being sent to prison as an angry young man of only 16 years old.
His story is inspirational and is detailed in his bestselling book Young Offender, and more recently in a TEDx talk in 2022 Uncaged: From Prison to Purpose.
We believe that each and every person can benefit from taking part in one of the Community Workshops. From those wanting to go on a journey of self-discovery to become a better person, those dealing with a lack of connection with those they love, or for those needing help dealing with grief, addiction, trauma, childhood trauma, poor mental health, or are struggling following being released from prison. You are all welcome, bar none, and we promise you will be glad you came.
Can you support our work?
We provide practical support for those most in need, including ex-offenders, with bursary spaces for our Community Workshops. These are often people struggling with depression, battling addiction or struggling to come to terms with current or childhood trauma.
We also deliver workshops in prisons aimed at helping prisoners to foster resilience and gain emotional intelligence and perspective. This in turn helps their relationships with those closest to them, helps reduce isolation and reduces violence. We then provide ongoing support following release in the form of online and in person groups.
If you feel you would benefit from our support services, then please visit our Free Support Services page.