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Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR) Training for Health Professionals and Mindfulness Teachers 


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 a course in your institution as part of your work practice or at your local Buddhist centre.

·        Understand the nature of addiction 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.

 

Dates: 24 - 26 March  2017 | 9:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: London Buddhist Centre, Bethnal Green
Trainers: Valerie Mason-John and Luke Doherty.
Cost: £600 hight waged/organizations or £500 medium / £350 students*

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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.

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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.

If you have a question or would like more information about the training  please email eightstepsrecovery@gmail.com

Endorsements 

"Vimalasara Mason-John is one of the most profound teachers of our time. She leads her studies with love, compassion and lived experience. Her teachings will change the way you see and treat yourself and other living beings." Dr Neil Stephenson - medical doctor and runs a addiction clinic in Norway.

 “This fascinating course led by Vimalasara gave us a great insight, on both a practical and theoretical level, of the various ways in which mindfulness techniques can be used to help others recover from addiction – and more importantly stay inrecovery. I would highly recommended it to any professional  working in the healthcare or substance misuse field.” Liam Watson (MSc, BSc (hons), PGDip), Director, Drugstraining.com

As part of the training you will receive:

·         A PDF manual of the course with handouts for participants.

·         Downloads of the guided meditations.

·         A copy of Eight Step Recovery.
 

 

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This intensive NON residential training, takes place: 

 

Dates: March  Friday 24th - to Sunday 26th 2017

Times: 9:30am – 5:30pm daily.

Venue: London Buddhist Centre, 51 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 0HU

Trainers: Valerie Mason-John and Luke Doherty.

Cost: £600 hight waged/organizations or £500 medium 

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*For £350 low income concessions contact luke@lbc.org.uk to book

 

More info on the trainer TEDx Talk

Valerie Mason-John (Vimalasara) is co-founder of Healing and Insight and co-author of “Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction” 

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