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 2, Dr. Sarah Bowen begins with an overview of her research and the three primary foundations of MBRP. Based on the idea that people tend to relapse when they’re feeling something they don’t want to feel, the method offers a well-rounded set of skills designed to support clients’ ability to identify, observe, and diffuse challenging internal states. From there, you’ll watch Ashwood facilitate key sections of an eight-week MBRP course. You’ll witness the practices of “urge surfing,” the “mountain meditation,” and the “SOBER breathing space,” among others, and you’ll see multiple demonstrations of how to lead group inquiry around each activity. Ashwood also provides useful commentary throughout, describing his goals and noting places where practitioners can make the methods their own.
Length of video: 2:05:13 For personal use only; multi-user (group/institutional) version is also available to order.
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.