How much would you invest to change someone's life?

The Problem

On average, 75% of offenders will go on to re-offend within two years. So imagine a development programme that engages, inspires and compels individuals to make meaningful and sustainable change in their lives.

"There is nothing about a caterpillar that tells you it's going to become a butterfly."

This belief drives The Chrysalis Programme, and helps us to provide a guide for change that goes beyond rehabilitation, and into engagement and re-integration.

Our Research - Early Years Development

Physical or psychological trauma in early childhood can have a direct impact on brain development. It can stunt thinking, and be detrimental to emotional skills.

These experiences are reinforced by the reaction of the adults in the child's life, whether those reactions are positive or negative.

Through such trauma, many grow up ill equipped. They have poor decision making and interpersonal skills, and display anti-social behaviour. An inability to communicate effectively, alongside low self-esteem and low basic employment skills can lead to further isolation or feeling disadvantaged.

Our Research - Positive Reinforcement

Our rationale is that positive reinforcement, in the form of education and training is more likely to achieve improved behaviours, and sustained positive change.

"Punishment is NOT simply the opposite of positive reinforcement; positive reinforcement results in lasting behavioural modification, whereas punishment only temporarily changes behaviour and presents many detrimental side effects."
B.F. Skinner - Psychologist

Our Solution

The Chrysalis Programme helps people learn how to do things differently, and better. We create capability.

Our unique approach, The Chrysalis Programme, is a world class Personal Leadership and Effectiveness Development Programme. Chrysalis aims to stimulate peoples thinking, attitude, social capability and capacity.

We enable those that work with us to think more positively, creating self-esteem, self-belief, self-confidence, self-motivation and hope.

Essential Life Skills

Many employers feel that there is a capability gap with many new recruits simply not being work-ready.

One of our aims at the Chrysalis Foundation is to provide individuals with the right interpersonal skills, communication, social and self awareness skills and attributes.

We call them Essential Life Skills, some practical real world experience of applying them, so increasing their employability and potential retention in the workplace

Our Aims

  • Delivery of a innovative development programme that engages, inspires and compels individuals to own and drive personal change in their lives
  • To create increased capability in attendees through innovative learning & attainment of a recognised qualification
  • To make a contribution/demonstrate a relationship to reduced levels of reoffending for attendees of The Chrysalis Programme (frequency & severity)
  • Improving access to employment - working with business, voluntary sector, public sector & families of offenders and those at risk of offending to help the provision of stable and supportive jobs

Our Outcomes

With a 94% attendance rate, 90% completion rate, and 75% of participants obtaining a level 2 qualification, the effectiveness of the Chrysalis Programme is clear.

Beyond the statistics participants experience greater self-confidence, alongside improved interpersonal and communication skills. They put these tools to use by seeking out further education, employment and not re-offending.

Our Team

Helping to create a protected stage of development.

David Apparicio

David Apparicio

Jo Apparicio

Jo Apparicio

Charlie Eckton

Charlie Eckton

Ruth Hazell

Ruth Hazell

Patricia Knightley

Patricia Knightley

Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood

Simon Burman

Simon Burman

Gerry O'Neill

Gerry O'Neill

Shannon Pywell

Shannon Pywell

David Heslop

David Heslop

Luc Floreani

Luc Floreani

John P. Barnes

John P. Barnes

Case Studies

Find out how The Chrysalis Programme has been effective in driving change.

Get in Touch

If you'd like to learn more about The Chrysalis Programme or would like to implement it at your organisation, or you are someone that would like to own and drive positive change in your life, please get in touch.