Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention – Spring 2018

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Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention – Spring 2018

Time: April 9, 2018 at 5:30pm to June 4, 2018 at 7:30pm
Location: Sogge & Associates Practice in Psychology
Street: 9 Lewis St, K2P 0S2
City/Town: Ottawa
Website or Map: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/m…
Phone: 6136563331
Event Type: addictions, relapse, prevention
Organized By: Marie-Eve Martel Doctoral Candidate and David Hesidence MSc RP
Latest Activity: Feb 6, 2018

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Event Description

MBRP (Bowen, Chawla and Marlatt, 2010) is a treatment approach developed at the Addictive Behaviors Research Centerat 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, starting on Monday, April 9th until Monday, June 4th (no class on Monday, May 21st due to Victoria Day). Centretown or Westboro location TBD.

To secure your spot in the course, a $100 registration fee is required (click on the Tickets link above), with the remaining amount to be paid by e transfer to info@drsogge.com no later than one week before the start of the course. Refunds available until 30 days prior to course start date. Receipts for insurance coverage by extended health insurance are offered at the end of the course.

If you have any questions about the class or to register by telephone, you may contact Sogge & Associates at 613 656 3331 or at info@drsogge.com.

*Students, please check with your insurance plan before registering for the course if you plan to seek reimbursement and if you are not sure if your insurance provider will cover this very valuable class. Student experiences with their insurance plans have varied in the past.  Most insurance companies in Canada, the US and abroad have a history of covering this course.

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