Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for Addictions Recovery

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Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for Addictions Recovery

Time: October 21, 2015 at 5:30pm to November 11, 2015 at 7pm
Location: PranaShanti Yoga and Meditation Centre
City/Town: Ottawa
Website or Map: http://www.drsogge.com
Phone: 613-656-3331
Event Type: mbrp, for, addictions, recovery
Organized By: Mr. David Hesidence - Addictions Counsellor, Sogge & Associates Practice in Psychology
Latest Activity: Sep 24, 2015

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The Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) group will be led by David Hesidence (Registered Psychotherapist, Addictions Counsellor) and Kathryn Palmer M.Ed. (Supervised Practice, Clinical Associate) and supervised by Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych. (Clinical Health Psychologist). MBRP is based on the Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention protocols of Alan Marlatt et al. (Bowen, Chawla and Marlatt, 2010) of the University of Washington Addictive Behaviors Research Center. The MBRP group is appropriate for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviors.

This experiential group is designed to cultivate practices of mindful awareness in individuals who have suffered from addictive tendencies of mind and behaviour. 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 serve 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.

The primary goals of MBRP ar:

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.

Similar to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for depression, 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 wellbeing and recovery.

The MBRP group will meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the PranaShanti Yoga Centre, beginning on October 21, 2015 and running for 8 weeks until December 11, 2015.

A FULL-DAY silent practice “Mindful Awakening Urban Day Retreat” is included after session 4, and will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

COST: $595, which includes course handouts and practice MP3s, and full-day retreat.

To apply to participate in the Autumn 2015 MBRP program, please call Laurie at Sogge & Associates Practice in Psychology at (613) 656-3331 or contact laurie.howe@drsogge.com

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