About the Training
MBAR is a mindfulness-based approach to preventing relapse and promoting recovery from addiction. Originally called mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP), the course was developed by Dr. Paramabandhu Groves (in collaboration with Valerie Mason-John). Dr Groves has led it at Breathing Space and in the NHS since 2005. Valerie Mason-John has also delivered the course in the UK, Europe, Mexico, Canada and USA.
The course can be delivered 2 hours a week for 6 to 8 consecutive weeks. The training will cover mindfulness and meditative techniques including three minute breathing space, four basic needs of the heart, body scan, and working with difficulties in meditation. MBAR models such as the vicious cycle, fact and interpretation, triggers and high risk situations will be introduced. There will also be personal reflection and rehearsal of parts of the course.
Who is the Training for?
The training is for experienced meditation practitioners, people with an understanding of mindfulness, and health care providers working in the field of addiction. Group skills and teaching skills preferred but not an absolute requirement.
Outcomes of the Training
Understand the MBAR course and be able to co/facilitate the course in your institution as part of your work practice or at your local Buddhist centre.
Deliver segments of the course in a group or one to one setting.
Understand the nature of addiction, triggers, and compulsive behaviours and how it relates to your own life.
Understanding of meditation and mindfulness in relation to addiction.
Identify your existing skills in working effectively with mindfulness for addictions and compulsive behaviours and increase your confidence in applying them.
To make the most of this training it is helpful if you can take part in a MBAR course as a participant. (This is not compulsory). I will be delivering an online 4 week course the month of July. Click MBAR for more information.
If you have a question or would like more information about the training please firstname.lastname@example.org