WELCOME TO THE CIP PROJECT
Discover Personal Growth Workshops in Devon
Welcome to the CIP Project, an amazing non-profit nestled in the luscious Devon countryside at our 25-acre retreat centre.
We're registered as a Community Interest Company (12446394) and are a certified social enterprise that puts people and our planet above all other priorities. Our Social Enterprise Mark is proof that we're committed to using our profits and income to create positive changes in society and the environment, following sector-wide criteria.
No matter what life throws your way, our doors are wide open to provide a safe and supportive space for you to share your story and be supported. Our facilitators' and founders' proven techniques and tools will empower you to take charge of your life and make the changes you want to see. Remember, Change is Possible, and we're here to make it happen!
Who are the CIP Project?
Michael Maisey's story of redemption and transformation is truly remarkable. After serving time in prison as a troubled 16-year-old, he turned his life around and created the Change is Possible Project. His journey is detailed in his bestselling book, Young Offender, and more recently in a TEDx talk titled "Uncaged: From Prison to Purpose" in 2022.
We are proud to offer Community Workshops that can be beneficial for anyone looking to enhance their personal growth and development. Whether you're seeking to improve relationships, struggling with addiction, dealing with trauma or mental health issues, or transitioning back into society after incarceration, we welcome you with open minds and hearts. Join us and discover the power of transformation with the Change is Possible Project.
From Prison to Purpose
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.
Our income from trading underpins our charitable work, so why not sign up to one of our transformational workshops delivered in the Devon countryside? Or you could simply donate.
If you feel you would benefit from our support services, then please visit our Free Support Services page.
Upcoming Events & Workshops
- At CIP we draw inspiration from our native Celtic traditions, but have our roots in the Lakota tradition of sweat lodges. Our founder is an initiated Lakota Sundancer. We use knowledge from many sources, but the main source is the inner primordial knowledge and wisdom which exists within us all.