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.