Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) is a training course integrating empirically supported interventions from Dr. Alan Marlatt’s Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT), Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Zindel Segal and colleagues’ Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This program was specifically created for clients in recovery from substance use disorders, and is designed to prevent relapse for those who have undergone inpatient or intensive outpatient treatment.
The MBRP curriculum integrates mindfulness meditation practices with cognitive-behavioral strategies to support clients’ recovery. The MBRP skills help participants learn to recognize and stay with discomfort (physical, cognitive and emotional) as opposed to reactively reaching for a “fix.” Combining mindfulness and relapse prevention cultivates heightened awareness of both internal and external triggers, while promoting vital lifestyle modifications for a healthy life of recovery.
In this course, you will learn:
Develop an awareness of personal triggers and habitual reactions, and create a pause in this seemingly automatic process.
Change one’s relationship to discomfort by recognizing challenging emotional and physical experiences, and responding in skillful ways.
Foster a nonjudgmental, compassionate approach toward oneself and one’s experiences.
Build a lifestyle that supports mindfulness practice and recovery.