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Who is LITT? - Debbie Dixon
WHO IS LITT? LiTT is an organization that recognizes the power of love to heal and overcome adversity. With a focus on woman and children who have been or are currently being compromised and are feeling trapped by their circumstances and have developed patterns of negative thinking, low self esteem, unhealthy lifestyles, addictions or abuse, we wish to provide them with the tools to change their thinking, shift their consciousness and heal their lives through the “Realizing Your Dreams” programs Having come from abusive relationships, addictions, sex-trafficking, lack of self worth, incarceration I not only relate to and understand the feeling of “Me against the world” and how dreaming about a better life gets lost when you are concerned about your next meal. The very programs I am offering to these woman are the same things that saved my life and pulled me from the trenches into a life filled with joy, infinite abundance, love and happiness! HOW DO WE INTEND TO DO THIS? Teaching Mindfulness through meditation and breathing practices Give tools for healing old wounds and breaking harmful subconscious patterns through the realizing your dreams program Continue a relationship where they have access to classes either online or in person to continue to reinforce the tools they are learning to use… Ultimately elevate consciousness through love, community and connection THE PROBLEM AS WE SEE IT Lack of rehabilitation programs It is easy to fall into the system (jail, sex-trafficking, Drugs, abuse, poverty, lack, fear) and very difficult to find your way out. People stuck in survival rarely have the means or extra money to spend on healing, inspiring, empowering or educating themselves towards a better life Almost half of the women in the nation's jails and prisons say they were physically or sexually abused before their imprisonment, according to a report released by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics on April 11. A third of the women in state prisons, a quarter in local jails and a fifth of the women in federal prisons said they had been raped before their incarceration. Women in the nation's prisons and jails reported higher levels of abuse as children than women in the general population. More than a third of female state prison and jail inmates said that they had been abused as children, as did about 14 percent of male inmates. The report noted that in the general population, estimates of physical or sexual abuse as children ranged from 12 to 17 percent for females. For prisoners who had spent part of their childhoods in foster care, the rate of abuse was even higher. 87% of the female prisoners who had spent the majority of their childhood in foster care or institutions reported abuse. Many of them may have been removed from abusive homes. The new study draws a strong link between prior abuse and violent crime. Among female offenders, 45 percent of the abused and 29 percent not abused had served a sentence for a violent crime. A history of substance abuse was also higher among inmates who reported an abusive background. Illegal drug use and regular drinking …