This is an excellent course – that can be purchased at any time of the year. Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Addiction and Compulsive Behaviours
Hi I’m the current President of the BRN – and this is our Bi-Annual Summit – where we aim to bring together as many people who are part of the Buddhist Recovery Movement. This includes, lived experience, thinkers, leaders, teachers, facilitators, and anyone interested in adopting Buddhist Recovery as part of an existing or alternative program. More details about this year’s theme will be listed in February/March. For more info – email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Back By Popular Demand – Vimalasara offers us another retreat on the theme of vision and transformation. Together we will explore 8 steps specifically created for overcoming our addictive and compulsive behaviors.
The perfect boot camp, to help re-charge your recovery and help cultivate sobriety mind, with the teachings of the four noble truths, and loving kindness. It’s possible to break the vicious cycle of stinking thinking, addictive and compulsive behaviors. The Buddha taught everything changes, a reminder that nothing stays the same. Come sit with me and in the words of Bob Marley “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.”
Join me on this day-long – and have a glimpse of freeing yourself from mental slavery with the inhale and exhale.
Marcus Garvey and Bob Marley both knew that it was possible to “Free ourselves from Mental Slavery, and none but ourselves can free our minds”. They were freedom fighters, and still, they did not put the blame on others.
Garvey knew that transformation of any situation must come from our personal work. This is what the Buddha taught, the reformation of the human mind.
Together during this daylong program, we will explore the power of the breath, and the challenging task of coming home to the body. Come see for yourself, and have a taste of freedom on this daylong.
Keynote Speaker – at New York State Recovery Conference – The Listening Body – Mindfulness Approaches for Addiction
Plus 2 workshops
THE JOY OF RECOVERY – it doesn’t have to be a drag
(A course for those in recovery, struggling in recovery, related to people in recovery, working in recovery, and for those of you who want to let go of a bad habit.)
Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR) is a secular mindfulness-based approach promoting recovery from addiction and working positively with slips and relapses. It was developed by Dr. Paramabandhu Groves in collaboration with Valerie Mason-John. Originally influenced by the mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP), Dr. Groves and Mason-John saw a need, based on their own research, for a focus on the aspect of recovery. MBAR was also initially based on the work of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression authored by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, and John D Teasdale.
Groves and Mason-John hope that their course Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery will help clients focus more on their recovery. Dr. Groves has led the course at the UK National Health Service, and Breathing Space, since 2005. Valerie Mason-John has also delivered the course in the UK, Europe, Mexico, Canada, USA, and India.
Dr. Groves and Mason-John provide the Train the Trainer course for professionals, medical, health and addiction workers, and mindfulness teachers so they can deliver the MBAR 8-Week Course. Valerie Mason-John also offers the MBAR Online Course as a 4-week intensiv