Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention - 8 week course

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Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention - 8 week course

Time: April 30, 2018 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church
Street: 120 Lisgar street
City/Town: Ottawa, ON
Website or Map: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/m…
Phone: 613-656-3331
Event Type: addictions, relapse, prevention
Organized By: Dr. Marie-Eve Martel (Sogge & Associates Practice in Psychology)
Latest Activity: Apr 8

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Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention - Spring 2018

MBRP (Bowen, Chawla and Marlatt, 2010) is a treatment approach developed at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington, for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviors.

The program is designed to bring practices of mindful awareness to individuals who have suffered from the addictive trappings and tendencies of the mind. MBRP practices are intended to foster increased awareness of triggers, destructive habitual patterns, and “automatic” reactions that seem to control many of our lives. The mindfulness practices in MBRP are designed to help us pause, observe present experience, and bring awareness to the range of choices before each of us in every moment. We learn to respond in ways that serves us, rather than react in ways that are detrimental to our health and happiness. Ultimately, we are working towards freedom from deeply ingrained and often catastrophic habits.

MBRP is designed as an aftercare program integrating mindfulness practices and principles with cognitive-behavioral relapse prevention. In our experience, MBRP is best suited to individuals who have undergone initial treatment and wish to maintain their treatment gains and develop a lifestyle that supports their well-being and recovery.

The primary goals of MBRP are:

1. Develop awareness of personal triggers and habitual reactions, and learn ways to create a pause in this seemingly automatic process.

2. Change our relationship to discomfort, learning to recognize challenging emotional and physical experiences and responding to them in skillful ways.

3. Foster a nonjudgmental, compassionate approach toward ourselves and our experiences.

4. Build a lifestyle that supports both mindfulness practice and recovery.”

More information on MBRP available at http://www.mindfulrp.com/

This course will be taught by David Hesidence, MSc, RP, and Marie-Eve Martel, PhD (c).

The course will take place on Monday evenings (7:00 - 8:30pm), starting on April 30th until June 10th (no class on Monday, May 21st due to Victoria Day). Register now. Spaces limited. 

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