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Groups for adults.

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Group

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.

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Mindful Therapy Group

Most of us live "in our heads": dwelling on the past, worrying about the future, judging situations, avoiding the "bad," pursuing the "good." Mindfulness is the opposite: being fully present in the moment and gently accepting all feelings and sensations. Practicing mindfulness can help you relax, focus, and cope more effectively with problems. It can help relieve depression, anxiety, and chronic pain, according to research.

In the Mindful Therapy Group, you will learn how to accept your feelings without judgment, become alive in the present moment instead of existing on "auto-pilot," replace worry and avoidance with choice and possibility, and take action aligned with your values. As part of this training, you will learn how to meditate.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Group

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is taught worldwide and was featured on the PBS special Healing and the Mind. MBSR was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, author of the bestselling books Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness and Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life.

MBSR teaches mindfulness meditation, mindfulness yoga, and mindful living. The majority of graduates report lasting benefits: less pain, greater ability to cope with pain and stress, greater ability to relax, and more energy and optimism. Some say their life has been profoundly changed.

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Adult Psychotherapy Group

This group is open to adults working on personal growth and development. This shared goal creates a space of empathy, honesty, and support. Frequent themes include coping with stress, communicating with others, nurturing relationships, improving work satisfaction, achieving goals, and fulfilling dreams. The group focuses on replacing self-defeating patterns with healthier alternatives.

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482 Springfield Avenue
P: (908) 273-5558
F: (908) 273-3355
94 Valley Road
P: (973) 857-8857
F: (908) 273-3355

Summit Psychological Services, P.A.
Jeffrey S. Kahn, PhD, CGP, DABPS, Managing Director
Alison W. Johnson, PsyD, Director

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