Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) is a novel treatment approach for people in recovery from addictive behaviors. Developed by the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington, it integrates mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral relapse prevention.
MBRP develops mindful awareness of triggers, seemingly automatic habitual patterns, and other addictive traps. It cultivates the ability to pause, observe the present moment, recognize that you have choices, and respond more skillfully—in essence, to change your relationship to discomfort. These practices can help you free yourself from deeply ingrained, often catastrophic habits while nurturing nonjudgmental compassion for yourself.
An aftercare program, MBRP is designed for people who have undergone initial treatment and who want to develop a lifestyle that supports wellbeing and recovery. Participants are expected to practice daily at home.
- Leaders: Jeffrey S. Kahn, PhD, CGP, DABPS, SPS Managing Director; Kerry Rasp, BA, MBSR, SPS mindfulness meditation instructor. Dr. Kahn practices mindfulness-based psychotherapy and co-leads the SPS Adult Alcohol and Drug Recovery Group. Mr. Rasp completed training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
- 6-week program; held throughout the year.
- Summit Psychological Services, 482 Springfield Ave., Summit.
- For more information, upcoming dates, costs, and registration, and to schedule a screening interview, call Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, (908) 273-5558 ext 111.