01 August 2021: Chairman of Broken Movement Trust, Jacob Leo Skilling grew up in a chaotic family environment laced with domestic violence and surrounded by gang affiliates. His high school years were occupied by drugs and alcohol, physical violence, vandalising and burning houses. He was eventually kicked out of school and not long after served two terms in prison for violence. On release, Jacob entered Odyssey House’s drug and alcohol treatment programme, where he began a long and rocky road to recovery.
He speaks with Hamish Coleman-Ross and psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald on breaking childhood patterns of trauma, institutionalisation and the transformational power of forgiveness.
With thanks to NZ on Air.