UPCOMING CLASS IN SAN JOSE
Maintain sobriety and increase well-being with
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)
Mondays January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 2014
1101 S Winchester Blvd, Suite N265
San Jose, California 95128
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MBRP is a psycho-educational class specifically created for people in recovery from substance use and other addictive disorders, designed to help prevent future relapse. The MBRP curriculum integrates mindfulness meditation practices with cognitive-behavioral strategies to support clients and promote vital lifestyle modifications for a healthy life of recovery. The program teaches effective skills to reduce stress, manage urges and cravings, and cultivate compassion and acceptance. Participants are expected to do daily home practice.
This five-week MBRP course is a modified version of the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), an empirically proven intervention created by Sarah Bowen, PhD and Neha Chawla, PhD at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center.
All participants must have at least 30 days of active sobriety and commit to attending all five classes.
Class size is limited to 10 participants.
Course fee: $300.00
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required to secure your place.
Please register early as the class will fill quickly.
For questions contact:
Lisa Dale Miller, LMFT, SEP
Why use a mind/body approach for relapse prevention?
Mind-body approaches recognize a person’s innate healing abilities
- Illness provides some people with an opportunity for personal growth and transformation
- Mindfulness meditation, yoga, and chi gong address lifestyle imbalances while deepening and strengthening overall global coping strategies
What is Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT)?
- A cognitive-behavioral approach which assumes addictive behaviors are learned behaviors
- RPT focuses upon the following interventions
- Awareness of triggers for addictive behaviors such as urges, cravings, interpersonal conflict, social pressure, and negative emotional states
- Cognitive-behavioral skills training for successful change in thoughts, feelings, and behavior
What is Mindfulness?
- Develops a curious, non-judgmental, acceptance of whatever one is experiencing moment to moment
- Being with the moment frees us from rigid attitudes, cognitions, behaviors, and lowers reactivity
- Cultivates letting go of desired outcome to more easily tolerate pain without the need to avoid or fix it