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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors : A Clinician's Guide - Sarah W. Bowen

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

A Clinician's Guide

Paperback Published: 9th November 2010
ISBN: 9781606239872
Number Of Pages: 179

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This authoritative book presents an innovative relapse prevention program that integrates mindfulness practices with evidence-based cognitive and behavioral strategies. Clinicians get essential information and materials for implementing the approach with their clients. In eight carefully structured group sessions, participants gain awareness of their own inner experiences, step out of habitual patterns of thought and behavior that can trigger relapse, and acquire concrete skills to meet the day-to-day challenges of recovery. User-friendly features include detailed guidelines for facilitating each session, scripted examples of guided meditations, and more than 20 reproducible handouts and forms. This book will be important reading for clinical psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, and other clinicians who treat clients with addiction and substance use problems.

"Here is a book that contains both an evidence-based program and an invitation to explore a wholly new way of dealing with addictive feelings and behaviors. It is based on many years of painstaking research on the factors that help or hinder the long journey to recovery after addiction. It explains in helpful detail the demands and huge potential of the mindfulness approach for clinicians and clients. This book will be an inspiration to all who read it, and transformative for those who practice it." - Mark Williams, University of Oxford, UK "I'm very impressed by the systematic approach to recovery that Marlatt et al. offer. This book gives clear guidance on how to blend mindfulness, a sometimes vague topic, with addiction treatment, a notoriously slippery enterprise. The result is an invaluable resource, well researched and practically oriented. I'll be using this book in my own teaching." - Kevin Griffin, author of One Breath at a Time "Mindfulness is the single most powerful tool available for those seeking freedom from addiction. Drawing on their notable wealth of research and clinical experience, Marlatt et al. have created a groundbreaking relapse prevention program. For any therapist drawn to the practice of mindfulness, this guide provides a clear, accessible, and sensitive way to engage clients in a process of deep transformation and healing." - Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance

IntroductionPart I. Conducting Mindfulness-Based Relapse PreventionPart II. Facilitator's GuideSession 1: Automatic Pilot and RelapseSession 2: Awareness of Triggers and CravingSession 3: Mindfulness in Daily LifeSession 4: Mindfulness in High-Risk SituationsSession 5: Acceptance and Skillful ActionSession 6: Seeing Thoughts as ThoughtsSession 7: Self-Care and Lifestyle BalanceSession 8: Social Support and Continuing Practice

ISBN: 9781606239872
ISBN-10: 1606239872
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 9th November 2010
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 26.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.42