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Recovery Groups
"A Ten Week Relapse Prevention Group"

Mindful Recovery is a relapse prevention educational group based on the principles of the Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) curriculum developed by Sarah Bowen, Neha Chawla, and Alan Marlatt out of the University of Washington. MBRP is a very effective recovery program that integrates powerful mindfulness and meditation skills with empirically supported cognitive-behavioral strategies and strong relapse prevention techniques supported by ongoing research.

Mindful Recovery offers a ten-week, ongoing educational format that is designed to help group participants develop a new relationship with addictive behaviors through mindfulness and other awareness practices. Group members can attend just one series of the ten sessions or repeat them as often as they would like.

Mindful Recovery provides an open, engaging, and non-judgmental place for group members to learn new skills and practice them while receiving important support and feedback from group facilitators and other group members
. Some of the skill-based outcomes of this group include: 
  • Developing new skills for working with cravings
  • Focusing on preventing relapse behaviors and the thinking that goes with it
  • Empowering greater choice making that leads to new behaviors
  • Learning mindfulness skills and other relapse-prevention techniques
  • Practicing effective exercises that can be used at home, work, and daily life
  • Integrating this material into other relapse prevention approaches including step-work, abstinence-based, and harm reduction-based models 
Please note that Mindful Recovery is not designed to be an intervention for people who are actively using or abusing drugs, alcohol, or behaviors, but it is a place for people who are in early to middle recovery or who are looking for an aftercare program to support their early recovery. 

Mindful Recovery 
group is facilitated in an easy, engaging, and interactive style that encourages honest sharing and sincere support and collaboration amongst group members. The group facilitators are master's level counselors or interns with training in addiction and recovery, group facilitation, as well as mindfulness based relapse prevention (MBRP).

 group consists of 15.0 contact hours over the course of ten weeks. The investment for this series is $450.00 ($45.00 per group or $30.00 per hour). Because the group size is limited, participants accepted into the group are asked to pay for the whole series and not per group, though payment plans can be established to spread the cost of the series across the groups.  

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"Recovery begins by embracing our pain and taking the risk to share it with others. We do this by joining a group and talking about our pain."

- John Bradshaw,
Addiction Counselor and Educator


 Group Dates
    Mindful Recovery Groups

    Mindful Recovery Groups meet weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm over the course of ten weeks. Group membership requires meeting with one of the group facilitators ahead of time in order to ensure the appropriateness of fit for each group participant as well as for the group as a whole.

    Once a prospective group member and the group facilitators have met and agreed that the Mindful Recovery Group is a good fit for both the prospective group member and the group, each new group member will be asked to make a commitment to attending the full ten-weeks of the Mindful Recovery Group.

    Each Mindful Recovery Group
     is limited to a maximum of eight participants per series in order to support continuity and safety among the groups members. One series of groups is offered each quarter of the year with start dates in:
    • January
    • April
    • July, and
    • October
    Because groups are limited in size and fill up quickly, we encourage prospective group members to be sure to make arrangements to meet with one of the group facilitators well in advance of any of the listed start dates.


     Registration Information

    • Dates for 2016
      • First Quarter
        • January 13 through March 16, 2016
      • Second Quarter
        • April 6 through June 8, 2016
      • Third Quarter
        • June 29 through August 31, 2016
      • Fourth Quarter
        • September 28 through December 7, 2016
    • Dates for 2017
      • First Quarter
        • January 11 through March 15, 2017
      • Second Quarter
        • April 5 through June 7, 2017
      • Third Quarter
        • July 5 through September 6, 2017
      • Fourth Quarter
        • October 4 through December 13, 2017
    • Time
      • Wednesday Evenings
      • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Ten-Week Series
      • 1.5 Hours per Group
      • 15.0 Contact Hours
    • Where:
      • Noeticus Office
      • 190 East 9th Avenue
      • Denver CO 80203-2744
    • Cost
      • $450.00 per session
      • $45.00 per group
      • Some financial assistance is available for eligible participants
    • Registration Information
      • Please contact our Mindful Recovery Facilitators to complete the group information session and to register.
      • 303-399-9988 x 606
      • Click HERE for a flyer
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