Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) is an eight-week series of two-hour sessions, teaching a mind-body approach developed specifically for people recovering from alcohol, drug & process addictions.

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) is an eight-week series of two-hour sessions, teaching a mind-body approach developed specifically for people recovering from alcohol, drug & process addictions.

MBRP combines research-supported and clinically-proven methods, combining Relapse Prevention Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), which is the work of Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. MBRP is a structured series of sessions with specific content and each session teaches mindfulness meditation, breathing, and cognitive-behavioral relapse prevention strategies and techniques that quickly and reliably allow one to access a calm body and quiet mind. Each session also includes Relapse Prevention Therapy, a cognitive-behavioral approach that focuses on skills training for successful change in dealing with urges, cravings, and internal and external triggers. External triggers can often be simply avoided once they are identified, but internal triggers, such as negative mood states must be skillfully worked with as they arise, since they can’t simply be escaped. RPT teaches skills for dealing with both, and mindfulness itself is an effective practice for coping with internal triggers.

The course aims to support your sobriety. You can cultivate a radically transformed perspective, to allow you to realistically face sobriety, rather than practice “white-knuckle” abstinence. Participants will be expected to practice the skills at home between sessions, and will be given instructional CD’s to support their home practice.

The Group is facilitated by Mandy Johnson and Toni Shaked. Mandy is a SACAP Coach & Facilitator, with and undergraduate degree from UCT in Industrial Psychology and Sociology. Mandy is in long-term recovery from Codependency, and offers a personal approach and compassionate understanding. She is a Director at the Institute for Mindfulness South African and has completed her Post-Graduate Certification in Mindfulness-Based Interventions at Stellenbosch University through the Faculty of Medicine. Toni Shaked is a Clinical Social Worker in Private Practice. She has over 16 years experience in the recovery field and has run her own Rehabilitation Facility in Plettenberg Bay for many years.

Medical aid remuneration is available but it is is scheme dependent and variable.

Venue: 7 Albany Road, Sea Point.

Times: Monday Evenings from 17h30 to 19h30.

For More Information Contact: Mandy Johnson cell: 082 568 4806 or e-mail: mandy.j@telkomsa.net

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