Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

Preventing Addiction Relapse (8-week class)

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) teaches skills for sustaining a successful recovery from addictive behaviors.  No mindfulness or meditation experience is necessary. 

It works best for people who are actively engaged in or have completed a treatment program for their addictive behavior. 

MBRP was developed by the Center for Addiction Studies at the University of Washington & integrates the best research for addiction treatment with proven mindfulness strategies.

What to expect:

  • Each 2 hour session offers relapse prevention education and first hand experiences in different formal and informal mindfulness practices. 
  • Small class sizes allow for individual attention and support. 
  • You’ll receive your own Home Practice Manual and downloadable guided practice recordings to help you establish effective relapse prevention strategies. 

Free orientation classes (required) 

  • A free orientation class will be required before attending the class. These will announced as the date of the class approaches.

The free orientation class provides an overview of the course and allows you to experience a few of the practices so that you can get a feel for the material before the class begins. You must attend one of the orientation classes to be able to take the course. If you are unable to make one of these times, please contact us to make separate arrangements.

Schedule and Details:

  • When: The class will be held on a weekday evening from  6–8 pm. The next class will start when enough people are signed up.
  • Where: Portland Psychotherapy, for directions click here
  • Price:
    • Early registration price — $375


The facilitator: 

Denise Gour, LCSW has been a licensed therapist since 1999.  She specializes in mindfulness approaches to treating stress, depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors.  Denise has led MBRP groups and trained MBRP therapists since its early inception in 2010.  She continues to work closely with the original research team, testing program effectiveness in a variety of settings.  MBRP is proven effective for addictions that include alcohol, drugs, and problem gambling.  


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