Mindfulness In Recovery from Addiction
One of the first steps in working with addition is to discover the emotional cause and the dis-ease of the present moment, whether it is fear, trauma, or depression or dissatisfaction with life. On this one-day workshop, learn how to apply core teachings from mindfulness, compassion-based approaches, DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients integrate practical techniques into a recovery lifestyle.
Mindfulness In Recovery will demystify Mindfulness and provide accessible practices that can be used on a daily basis to regulate attention, mood, distress, and cravings.
This workshop will help you apply learning and skills to:
- Understand how Buddhist foundations and practices of mind complements the 12-step recovery process through acceptance and intention for calm, clarity and connectivity.
- Apply interventions from Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention to manage cravings, moods and negative thinking including the 3-minute SOBER breathing space, urge surfing and right intention.
- Improve self-compassion and self-care through practical exercises to aid the recovery process.
- Utilise powerful attachment-based interventions as an effective alternative to the familiar modes of confronting denial that often fails and triggers relapses.
- Integrate contemplative practices for changing the brain through safely adapting body-based tools like breathing, movement, sensory practices, and visualization and tailor this approach to the unique needs of each client and their clinical diagnosis.
- Engage with the neuroscience of addiction and recovery that helps to rewire the reward circuitry and the importance of attention, emotional regulation and impulse control.
- Identify various models of addiction and trauma processing and how these models can assist in the treatment process. Learn about dopamine and addiction and soothing the brain’s threat system.
Date & Time: Saturday, 23 February 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Venue: The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8
Presenter: Gerry Cunningham, MIAHIP
Cost: €50 including notes, tea/coffee and certificate of attendance.
Contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org | T: 087-7989 301
About the Presenter:
Gerry Cunningham came to study psychotherapy at postgraduate level (Dublin City University) from an academic background firmly rooted in the humanities (MA in Spirituality, BA in Philosophy). He has been extensively trained in Mindfulness-based approaches and cognitive behavioural therapy (PG Diploma in CBT, University of Oxford, Masters in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, University of Oxford). Gerry is a qualified clinical supervisor and child and adolescent psychotherapist (Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling, University of Cambridge). Gerry worked in a community-based counselling centre for six years counselling issue of addiction, trauma, harm-reduction, and crisis intervention.
New Training Course:
Mindfulness and the 12 Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment.
A new 12-week mindfulness programme for clients in recovery from addiction which offers a fresh and creative approach in developing a spiritual path through the Buddhist practice of present moment awareness, acceptance, and self-compassion. Over the course of twelve weeks, participants will learn practices to enhance recovery and under that, the Buddhist teachings are intrinsically intertwined within the 12 Steps. This programme includes the core practices from Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) and is open participants with at least two years sobriety. Commencing Thursday 28 March from 7:00 pm to 9: 30 pm for 12 weekly sessions and a one-day retreat. Cost €395 including workbook, notes, recovery cards, consultation and day of retreat. Further details available from: mindfulnessclinic.ie
The Mindfulness Clinic, 10 Merrion Square, Dublin 2