Who is this programme for?
The programme is suitable for anyone wanting to bring an attitude and skill base of mindful recovery into their lives.
Whether that be recovery from addictions (process or substance) or from mental health, long term physical health, stress and anxiety, life crisis, or simply from habits and attachments that no longer serve you well.
What is the programme about?
This mindfulness programme is an approach developed at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington, for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours.
The 8-week program is designed to bring practices of mindful awareness to our attachments, trappings and tendencies of the mind.
With practices which are intended to foster increased awareness of emotional triggers, destructive habitual patterns, and “automatic” reactions that seem to control many of our lives. The mindfulness practices are designed to help us pause, observe present experience, and bring awareness to the range of choices before each of us in every moment. We learn to respond in ways that serve us, rather than react in ways that are detrimental to our health and happiness. Ultimately, we are working towards freedom from deeply ingrained habits and ways of being.
The primary goals are:
1. Develop awareness of personal triggers and habitual reactions, and learn ways to create a pause in this seemingly automatic process.
2. Change our relationship to discomfort, learning to recognize challenging emotional and physical experiences and responding to them in skilful ways.
3. Foster a non-judgmental, compassionate approach toward ourselves and our experiences.
4. Build a lifestyle that supports both mindfulness practice and recovery.