Mindful Recovery

8 Saturdays | 3rd Aug - 21st Sept | 2.30-5pm
In person Breathing Space

Our Mindfulness based Addiction Recovery programme has helped hundreds of people free themselves of unhealthy habits. Whether this is a cycle of workaholism, sugar cravings, or you need a digital break but can’t stop checking your phone; Mindful Recovery will help free you from unhelpful patterns of behaviour.

Mindfulness Based Recovery is based on 3 key principles which build cumulatively over 6 weeks of the course. First, we develop awareness of our thoughts, feelings, emotions. Secondly, we learn to be with difficulty rather than resorting to an unhealthy habit or addiction. Third, we learn to make wiser choices, and take back control of our lives. We learn to watch out for the triggers to our addictive behaviours before they get too strong, and give ourselves a fuller, richer life. 

This course is suitable for those experiencing unhealthy habits, compulsions and addictions. It is not suitable if you are in early stage withdrawal or you are in active addiction from substance abuse. Please email if you need to check if this course is for you. 

The programme was founded by Breathing Space founder: Dr Paramabandhu Groves, a former NHS consultant psychiatrist; and Recovery Trainer and Therapist Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John.

The course includes a free copy of Paramabandhu and Vimalasara’s 8 Step Recovery Book. 

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Aryavandana works for Breathing Space and oversees the online programme. She is an artist, a mindfulness practitioner and an accredited coach. She enjoys seeing participants benefitting from the tools, and sharing the tools with their friends, family and co-workers. 

Danadhara co-leads the London Buddhist Centre’s 12-step and Buddhism group. He’s a recently ordained Buddhist and lives with his family in east London. He’s interested in encountering life with mindfulness, meditation and compassion.

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