Intro to MBRP

Intro to  Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention


Friday July 22, 2011

7:00 – 8:30 pm

With Denise Gour



Relapse Prevention (MBRP;
Bowen, Chawla and Marlatt, 2010) is a novel treatment approach developed at the
Addictive Behaviors Research Center
at the University
of Washington, for
individuals in recovery for addictive behaviors


In this interactive, highly experiential workshop Denise Gour introduces
key elements of the MBRP program.  MBRP
is designed to bring practices of mindful awareness to individuals suffering
from the addictive trappings of the mind. MBRP practices are intended to foster
increased awareness of triggers, habitual patterns, and “automatic” reactions
that seem to control many of our lives. These practices cultivate the ability
to pause, observe present experience, and bring awareness to the range of choices
before each of us in every moment. Ultimately, we are working towards freedom
from deeply ingrained and often catastrophic habits.

Donation Only – everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay.


Denise Gour is a licensed therapist
in Portland, Oregon where she specializes in
mindfulness-based treatment for depression, anxiety, and addiction recovery.  She established the first Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)
course in Portland
where she continues teaching clients in both residential and out-patient
treatment settings. Denise completed her Professional MBRP Training with founding
researchers G. Alan Marlatt, Sarah Bowen, and Neha Chawla.  Working in close collaboration with these and
other researchers, Denise is helping conduct two current studies testing MBRP
efficacy with addictive behaviors, including problem gambling.

In addition to her MBRP
training, Denise completed her Professional Training for Mindfulness Based
Stress Reduction with MBSR founder Jon Kabat-Zinn and recently completed the
Advanced Teacher Training Intensive for Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for
Depression (MBCT).  She enjoys teaching
mindfulness to private clients and workshop participants, as well as facilitating
all three Mindfulness-Based courses throughout the year.

This evening will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029