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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictions: Volume I
by Devin Ashwood
This video set will give you an excellent foundation for mindfulness-based therapy—particularly with clients in recovery. Here, mindfulness experts Dr. Sarah Bowen and Devin Ashwood offer a rich overview and a live group process demonstration using tools from Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP).
In Volume 1, UK-based mindfulness expert Devin Ashwood introduces the video with an overview of MBRP’s goals and its mindfulness-based foundation. Based on the notion that people tend to relapse when they’re caught in “automatic pilot,” Ashwood’s facilitation is designed to support clients’ ability to identify, observe, and diffuse challenging internal states. From there, you’ll watch him lead two integral practices of an eight-week MBRP course. You’ll observe a very detailed “body scan” along with a guided visualization of “walking down the street,” and you’ll watch Ashwood conduct group inquiry around each activity. Commentary on the finer points of the method is offered throughout, outlining key concepts and noting places where practitioners can apply their own experience to the work.

What therapists are saying…

"These films offer a rare and valuable peek inside of MBRP sessions, providing practical insight into the skills and rationale 'behind expert facilitation. This is a much-needed and artfully created resource for both clinicians in training, as well as professionals looking to hone their skills."

-- Sarah Bowen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pacific University, coauthor of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention: A Clinician’s Guide

"These training videos provide an excellent introduction into how to bring a mindfulness based approach to working with relapse prevention for Addiction, both individually and within a group setting. They are skillfully presented by a trainer who has extensive knowledge of both the psychological and behavioral aspects of Substance Abuse and teaching Mindfulness based approaches. Through teaching mindfulness practices linked to common processes of relapse, the trainer demonstrates how to invite new perspectives and attitudes towards addictive behaviors that motivates change and develops mindfulness tools with which to respond and to maintain that change."

-- Jody Mardula, Senior Mindfulness Trainer; previous Director of the Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice, Bangor University; Head of Counseling & Training for CAIS the North Wales Drug & Alcohol Agency for 19 years
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Length of video: 1:09:09

English subtitles available

Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-468-1

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-468-0

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-469-X

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-469-7

Devin Ashwood has worked in a range of substance misuse settings and is currently program leader and lecturer in addictions counseling for the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies and the University of Bath. His specialties include mindfulness, interpersonal group therapy and cognitive therapy. He has been working in private practice as a therapist and supervisor for over ten years and has been delivering and teaching interpersonal group therapy since 2006. Devin’s work with the Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) authors Sarah Bowen and Neha Chawla has helped develop and deliver a version of MBRP compatible with rolling treatment programs as well as an advanced training pathway for mindfulness teachers. He has been practicing mindfulness since 1999 and has studied with, and conducted research at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice on the University of Bangor’s master’s program. Devin leads a number of meditation groups and retreats throughout the year including offering his time as a Buddhist Chaplain to the prison service.

CE credits: 1

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the theoretical underpinnings of MBRP
  • Discuss the core mindfulness practices of MBRP
  • Plan effective treatment utilizing mindfulness-based techniques

Bibliography available upon request

This course is offered for ASWB ACE credit for social workers. See complete list of CE approvals here

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Course Reviewed January 2024

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