mindfulness based relapse prevention (MBRP)


Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention was developed by 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 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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”image” parallax_style=”vcpb-default” bg_image_new=”93|http://www.fullheartrecovery.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/mindfulness.jpg” bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_override=”ex-full”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”750″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]


Mindfulness training is based on ancient Buddhist models of human suffering and that has proven to be an effective evidence-based intervention utilized in the treatment of addictions. At Full Heart Recovery our       therapists integrate mindfulness practices in order to teach individuals how to detect and modify their relationship to automatic thought patterns; urges and cravings.  In utilizing mindfulness we find that individuals who struggle with addictions learn how to maintain attention on their immediate experience and cultivate an attitude of acceptance toward that experience.

Recent neurobiological research findings have suggested that Mindfulness training may alter brain activity in neural networks that are instrumental in the maintenance of addictive behaviors. In essence, the more an individual is able to attend to their present internal and external experience, the less likely they will be to resort to habitual, maladaptive sexual behaviors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”26″][vc_column_text]mindfulnessfooter

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