Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention was developed at the University of Washington’s Addictive Behaviors Research Center to help teach individuals recovering from addictions how to utilize mindfulness skills to avoid relapse.
Through MBRP, our clients learn to observe addictive triggers, foster awareness about their emotional states, and recognize their ability to choose before acting on a compulsive craving. At Full Heart Recovery, we help our clients realize that by remaining mindful and assessing their options they can alleviate the suffering of active addiction.
We find that MBRP is most effective for individuals that have already established sobriety and wish grow in their recovery though the development of deeper awareness and cultivation of compassion for themselves and others. Many of our clients eventually incorporate mindfulness practices and MBRP skills into their lifestyles as a way to reduce stress, live a balanced life, and pursue their genuine desires.