by Devin Ashwood
This video set will give you an excellent foundation for mindfulness-based therapy—particularly with clients in recovery. Here, mindfulness experts Dr. Sarah Bowen and Devin Ashwood offer a rich overview and a live group process demonstration using tools from Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP).
In Volume 1, UK-based mindfulness expert Devin Ashwood introduces the video with an overview of MBRP’s goals and its mindfulness-based foundation. Based on the notion that people tend to relapse when they’re caught in “automatic pilot,” Ashwood’s facilitation is designed to support clients’ ability to identify, observe, and diffuse challenging internal states. From there, you’ll watch him lead two integral practices of an eight-week MBRP course. You’ll observe a very detailed “body scan” along with a guided visualization of “walking down the street,” and you’ll watch Ashwood conduct group inquiry around each activity. Commentary on the finer points of the method is offered throughout, outlining key concepts and noting places where practitioners can apply their own experience to the work.
Length of video: 01:09:09