Mindfulness Meditation Specialist

Satori Recovery Center

Addiction Treatment Centers & Dual Diagnosis Treatments located in Laguna Beach, CA

Beyond detox and abstaining from drugs or alcohol, recovery requires sufferers to address the motivations behind their dependency. At Satori Recovery Center in Laguna Beach, California, the team specializes in mindfulness meditation, helping patients develop skills to address the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to relapse. To learn more about mindfulness meditation, call the center or book an appointment online today.

Mindfulness Meditation Q & A

What causes a relapse? 

In many cases, someone who relapses on drugs or alcohol is reacting to a stressful or emotional event. For many people, emotional distress can cause an almost immediate craving for drugs or alcohol. Addressing stressful events and the thoughts that lead to cravings can help you avoid relapse. Mindfulness meditation is a tool used to help you develop healthier ways to address emotional discomfort and establish long term recovery. 

What is mindfulness meditation?

Mindfulness meditation or Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) is a way of intervening during times of emotional distress to allow yourself to make healthier choices. Mindfulness meditation teaches you to identify the thoughts in your mind that may lead to cravings.

Acknowledging these thoughts allows you to understand the motivations behind your cravings and the best ways to shift your behavior. Mindfulness meditation helps you acknowledge negative or stressful emotions and empowers you to tolerate these feelings without the use of drugs or alcohol. 

At Satori Recovery Center, mindfulness meditation is the foundation of its residential treatment and ongoing care programs.

How does mindfulness meditation work?

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention helps you understand the role thoughts play in your addiction and develop a number of skills essential to a successful recovery. First, MBRP helps you develop an awareness of your triggers and habitual behaviors. With mindfulness practice, you learn ways to intervene with the thoughts that lead to habitual behaviors and relapse, giving you the power to make healthier decisions. 

Next, mindfulness meditation aims to shift your relationship with discomfort. For many patients, emotional distress is a primary factor in their addiction and relapses. Mindfulness meditation teaches you how to cope with discomfort and respond in skillful ways.

Mindfulness meditation typically involves 20 to 30-minute group sessions. During the meditation practice, the Satori Recovery Center team performs several exercises and discussions to explore the relationship between habitual reactions and relapse. 

At Satori Recovery Center, the team helps you develop a nonjudgmental, compassionate approach towards your recovery. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention is an evidence-based approach that helps you foster a better understanding of yourself and your addiction. 

To learn more about mindfulness meditation, call Satori Recovery Center, or request an appointment online today.