A 4 Week Course with Vimalasara
4 July – 31 July, 2016
Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery MBAR is a mindfulness-based approach to promoting recovery from addiction and understanding relapse. Originally called mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP), the course was developed by Dr. Paramabandhu Groves (in collaboration with Valerie Mason-John).
This is a secular Mindfulness Course for anyone who has behaviour that is substance related or not, that brings temporary pleasure or relief. Or where one craves, acts out of the craving, and is unable to stop despite negative consequences. This course is also for professionals working in the field of addiction, and who would like to understand addiction through the Mindfulness lens, and may want to go onto do MBAR the train the trainer course that is delivered internationally.
Every week during the month of July, there will be a pre-recorded session, with suggestions of homework. There will also be an interactive session each week with Vimalasara, aka Valerie Mason-John, where you can speak with her online, ask questions, and explore each session in more detail.
All interactive session will be recorded too – so if you are unable to make them you can log on at another time.
Outcomes of the course
- Guided Meditations that you can download and keep
- Practise sheets to help explore pleasant and unpleasant events
- Learn to distinguish between thoughts and facts
- Learn to distinguish between thoughts and feelings
- Understand the vicious cycle of addiction
- Understand early warning signs in the body
- How to work with relapse
- Become more aware of the body, thoughts and feelings
Cost: $150 $200
Your payments helps us to offer a limited number of scholarships to people who do not have enough funds to make the total payment. We have kept the price low, so please give generously, and if you are needing financial assistance please email us at email@example.com
ABOUT VIMALASARA : Valerie Mason-John, aka ‘Vimalasara’, works in the field of secular Mindfulness, and is the co-designer of the MBAR course. She is the author of 8 books including Detox Your Heart, working with anger, fear and hatred, new edition published by Wisdom books 2017, and the co-author of the award winning book Eight Step Recovery – Using The Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction. She is one of few African Descent speakers and teachers leading in the field of Addiction and Mindfulness. She speaks and trains internationally on the theme.
She is also the co-designer of MBAR Train the Trainer, and this year it has already been delivered in Canada. In October 2016 it will be delivered in the UK, and in early December it will be delivered in Finland. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this training, or if you would like Valerie to deliver train the trainer to your organization or to come and speak.
Dates: 4 July – 31 July, 2016
Price: $150 $200 Your payments helps us to offer a limited number of scholarships to people who do not have enough funds to make the total payment. We have kept the price low, so please give generously, and if you are needing financial assistance please email us at email@example.com
Each Module will be made available at 2pm EDT, on the dates specified below. These can be viewed on demand any time after they have been released. The Interactive sessions are live and can be accessed on the dates and times specified below. These are an opportunity for you to engage live with Vimalasara and will be recorded and made available for those who cannot make them.
Module 1 – Monday 4 July Interactive 1 – Sunday 10 July (9am PDT, 12pm EDT, 5pm UK, 6pm CET) Module 2 – Monday 11 July Interactive 2 – Sunday 17 July (9am PDT, 12pm EDT, 5pm UK, 6pm CET) Module 3 – Monday 18 July Interactive 3 – Sunday 24 July (9am PDT, 12pm EDT, 5pm UK, 6pm CET) Module 4 – Monday 25 July Interactive 4 – Sunday 31 July (9am PDT, 12pm EDT, 5pm UK, 6pm CET)[/raw]