If you've struggled with addiction - to alcohol, drugs, or any other substances or behaviours - you may have found that it's easy to kick the habit in the short term, but much harder to 'stay stopped' long term. The good news is that there are several ways that can help tackle this problem.
Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR) is one of them. MBAR (previously known as MBRP) is meditation-based course with elements of cognitive behavioural therapy, which helps you become more aware of the habits of thinking that can lead into addictive behaviour. Breathing Space runs MBAR courses as our main course for addictive behaviour.
Another approach is Kindness Behaviour Training (KBT), which works with meditation, positive psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy etc. This course can function either as a follow-on course for someone who have attended an MBRP course, or as a different approach for someone with no previous experience.
MBAR Training for Health Professionals
A three day training for health professionals in Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR).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.