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Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery – Train the Trainer

Mon 6th Nov, 2017 - Wed 8th Nov, 2017

£400 - £700
Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery

Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR) is a mindfulness-based secular approach to preventing relapse and promoting recovery from addiction. The training will cover mindfulness and meditative techniques including three minute breathing space, four basic needs of the heart, body scan, and working with difficulties within the context of mindfulness.

Aimed at people working in the field of addiction who either have an experience of meditation or an understanding of mindfulness, this three day course will introduce a range of MBAR models such as the vicious cycle, fact and interpretation, triggers and high risk situations. The training will also include personal reflection and rehearsal time of part of the course.


As part of the training you will receive:

• A PDF course manual with handouts for participants
• Downloads of the guided meditations
• A copy of the Eight Step Recovery publication

The three day non-residential course will be led by Dr Valerie Mason-John MA (hon doc).

About Dr Valerie Mason-John

The course will be delivered by Dr Valerie Mason-John, an award winning co-author of Eight Step recovery – Using the Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction and Detox your Heart – Meditations on Emotional Trauma. She is one of the leading African descent voices on mindfulness and addiction

She is also the Chair of Vancouver Buddhist Centre and has pioneered Recovery Mondays in the city of Vancouver, and across the USA and UK. She regularly leads retreats for the twelve step community and other recovery communities in Canada. She has been in recovery from bulimia / anorexia nervosa for nineteen years and has lived a clean and sober life since 2002. She recovered by using meditation and diligently worked a recovery programme.


Vimalasara Mason-John is one of the most profound teachers of our time. She leads her studies with love, compassion and lived experience. Her teachings will change the way you see and treat yourself and other living beings.” Dr Neil Stephenson, a medical doctor running an addiction clinic in Norway.

This fascinating course led by Vimalasara gave us a great insight, on both a practical and theoretical level, of the various ways in which mindfulness techniques can be used to help others recover from addiction – and more importantly stay in recovery. I would highly recommend it to any professional  working in the healthcare or substance misuse field.” Liam Watson (MSc, BSc (Hons), PGDip), Director, Drugstraining.com

Who is this course for?

The training is suitable for health care providers working in the field of addiction in its broadest definition and/or for people who are familiar (or trainers) with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness for Depression approaches. Group skills and teaching skills are preferred but not a requirement.

Booking your place

• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now or scroll down to find booking cart
• Or phone 0161 834 9232 to pay with a card, or call in and pay with cash or card
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before making your booking
• Questions? 0161 834 9232 or info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk


Mon 6th Nov, 2017
Wed 8th Nov, 2017
£400 - £700


Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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Who's Attending

3 people are attending Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery – Train the Trainer

  • Paul Marks
  • Mary Carley
  • Helen McKrell


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