Welcome session is optional
We explore group expectations, ice breakers and the foundation practice of the 3 minute breathing space, AGE.
Session 1 – Becoming Aware
We become aware of the body, thoughts, feelings,and triggers that lead to addictive behaviour.
Session 2- Vicious Cycle
We look at the habitual cycle of addiction, and how we can step of the Vicious Cycle.
Session 3 – Accepting Experience
We become aware of habitually turning away from experience with blame, self pity, distraction. We learn to be with our internal barometer, which is a host of pleasant, unpleasant and neutral feeling.
Session 4 – Thoughts are not facts
We become aware of automatic thinking, and learn that our thoughts are not facts.
Session 5 – Taking Care of Myself
We become aware of early warning signs in the body that alarm us that we are at risk of using, of picking up our choice of distraction. And we create an Emergency Action Plan, to help us when we are at risk.
Session 6 – Keeping the practices going to stay on the path of recovery
We focus on recovery by reviewing what happens in a relapse. We also review things that we have learned on the course to help us keep abstinent and give us sobriety of mind.
Closing Session – Optional
This session can be helpful because endings are often a trigger that can sabotage an individuals recovery. We explore endings and encourage people to use some of the tools they have learned on the course in this session.
Facilitators of this course can be contacted at MBAR Facilitators