Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP; Bowen,
Chawla & Marlatt, 2010) is a novel treatment approach developed at
the University of Washington for individuals in recovery for additive
behaviors. It is patterned on the basis of Jon Kabat-Zinn's
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Zindel Segal and colleague's
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive therapy for depression. It integrates
practices that cultivate mindful awareness, with cognitive-behavioral
relapse prevention skills.
MBRP practices are intended to increase awareness of internal and
external triggers, habitual patterns, and seemingly "automatic"
reactions. These practices further cultivate the ability to pause,
observe present experience, and bring awareness to the choices available
to each of us in every moment. MBRP is best suited to individuals who
have undergone initial treatment and are committed to maintaining
treatment gains and to develop a lifestyle that supports recovery and
The primary goals of the program are:
To develop awareness of personal triggers and 'automatic' reactions, and learn ways to create a pause in this process.
To shift our relationship to discomfort, by learning to
recognize and "be with" challenging physical and emotional states and
responding to them in skillful ways.
To foster a nonjudgmental, compassionate approach towards ourselves and our experiences.
To build a lifestyle that supports both recovery and mindfulness practice.
February 21, 2013-April 11, 2013
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information or to register.
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