Mindfulness & Recovery: Working with Meditation, Recovery & Addiction
Fridays evenings beginning September 16th through December 9th
7:00pm - 8:30pm.
*No meeting on October 28th
*You may attend all the evenings or attend as you are able.
This workshop will incorporate mindfulness in working with aspects of recovery & addiction and 12 step study to encourage participants to practice the recovery with greater mindfulness.
Each week there will be a 20 minute period of silence/meditation, a speaker sharing their experiences, and strengths in working through recovery and time for group sharing.
You do not need to have a mediation background or be in recovery a 12 step program to participate in this workshop. Beginners and longterm practitioners are welcome.
Group facilitator Carole P. is a long time meditation practitioner and 12 step recovery participant who has brought these two aspects into healing her addictions.
This workshop is offered on a dana/donation basis.
Study on the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation with addiction: Beyond its use in reducing depressive acuity, research additionally supports the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation upon reducing cravings for substances that people are addicted to. Addiction is known to involve the weakening of the prefrontal cortex that ordinarily allows for delaying of immediate gratification for longer term benefits by the limbic and paralimbic brain regions. Neuroimaging of those who practice mindfulness meditation has been shown to increase activity in the prefrontal cortex, a sign of greater self-control.