Mindful Place Counseling & Stress Reduction Denise Gour, LCSW 503.860.1227
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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention - MBRP
Preventing Addiction Relapse
An 8-week class & full day retreat

     Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) teaches skills for sustaining a successful recovery from addictive behaviors .  It works best for people who have completed a treatment program and/or have at least thirty days of abstinence from their addiction .  Developed by Drs. Alan Marlatt, Sarah Bowen, and Neha Chawla at the University of Washington, MBRP integrates proven cognitive behavioral prevention tools with effective mindfulness approaches used in both Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression.
What to expect.  A free orientation interview is required for anyone interested in the class.  Each 2 hour session offers relapse prevention education and first hand experiences in different formal and informal prevention meditation and mindfulness practices.  Small class sizes allow for individual attention and support.  You'll receive your own Home Practice Manual and two CD's to help guide you in creating a daily routine outside of class.  Dress in loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy - MBCT
Preventing Depression Relapse
An 8-week class & full day retreat

     Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an 8-week class, developed by psychologists Mark Williams, JohnTeasdale, Zindel Segal in collaboration with Jon Kabat-Zinn.  It is a well established, clinically tested curriculum proven to significantly prevent and/or reduce the frequency of depression relapse.  It works best for people who have undergone treatment for depression and are not currently experiencing a depressive episode. 

     MBCT practices heighten awareness of the unconscious ways negative thinking and behaving can lead to depression relapse.  As awareness of these negative patterns increases, it becomes easier to stop their influence before they take over.  With practice, it becomes possible to put the brakes on automatic reactions that typically lead to depression relapse.  MBCT graduates become adept at consciously side-stepping the downward spiral of automatic reactions, mindfully following the more even path of well-being.   

What to expect. Each 2.5 hour session offers education in depression relapse prevention and first hand experiences in different formal and informal meditation and mindfulness practices.  Small class sizes allow for individual attention and support.  You'll receive your own Home Practice Manual and two CD's to help guide you in creating a daily routine outside of class.  Dress in loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.

 Mindful Place Counseling & Stress Reduction
Denise Gour  503.860.1227 
dgour@mindfulplace.com