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Mindfulness Relapse Prevention

This course is not available. Please contact us for more information.

8 session evidence-based practice focused on teaching mindfulness.

  • 75 US dollars
  • Residential Facility

Course Description

Session 1: Automatic Pilot and Mindfulness Awareness. Discussion and practices around the concept of “automatic pilot” and how we behave unconsciously or out of habit without full awareness of what we are doing. We introduce body scan meditation in order to begin to bring attention to how the body reacts to stress. Session 2: New Relationship with Discomfort. In this session, we learn to experience triggers and cravings without immediate reaction. We study and discuss the specific sensations, thoughts, and emotions that often accompany cravings or reactivity. Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable. Session 3: From Reacting to Responding. This session focuses on creating “sober space” as a way to expand our mindfulness skills using formal mindfulness practices to cope with daily situations we experience. Introduction to formal sitting meditation. Session 4: Mindfulness in Challenging Situations. This session focuses on being present in situations or with people who previously associated with substance use or other reactive behaviors. Identifying individual relapse risk and exploring ways to cope with the intensity of feelings that come up with these high-risk situations. Session 5: Acceptance and Skillful Action This session focuses on accepting unwanted thoughts, feelings, and sensations as a way of moving through them or past them. Understanding that acceptance of present experiences is an important foundation for truly taking care of ourselves and seeing more clearly the best course of action to take. Session 6: Seeing thoughts as Thoughts In this session we further explore awareness and its relationship to thinking. We focus on recognizing thoughts for what they are, versus assuming they are an accurate reflection of the truth. Session 7: Supporting and Sustaining Well-Being This session focuses on personal warning signs for relapse and how to best respond when these warning signs arise. This includes a broader discussion of lifestyle choices, balance, kindness toward ourselves and others , and the importance of nourishing activities as part of a full, healthy life. Session 8: Social Support and Continuing Practice In this final session, we review skills and practices learned in this course and discuss the importance of building a support system. We reflect on what we have learned and share our individual plans for incorporating a mindful practice into daily life.

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  • Residential Facility

    14849 Los Gatos Boulevard, Los Gatos, CA, USA


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