Stress Reduction for Families/Friends in Addiction

Stress Reduction for Families/Friends in Addiction

280.00 425.00

STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 18, 6:30- 8:00pm

Addiction is a family disease. But sometimes it feels like you’re all alone. If you are a family member or close friend of an addicted individual it’s likely that you too suffer emotionally and physically as you try to cope with the rollercoaster life in addiction.

But everyone needs to heal, not just the addicted person. Not only will it improve your health but give you a foundation of coping skills from which to help your loved one.

That is why I am offering this very special group for the first time in the TriState.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) groups have been used for decades to help people with depression, anxiety, chronic pain and other forms of stress. This group, MBSR for Families and Friends in Addiction is a course exclusively for family members and friends of an addicted individuals.

This program will take the foundations of MBSR and address them from the perspective of the challenges you are currently facing, providing you with the knowledge and skills to face the uncertainty of addiction from a space of strength and compassion. So that you too find healing on this journey.

This 8 week course will begin after New Years. Early Bird pricing is now in effect. SPACE IS LIMITED!! Pricing options will allow for a significant discount ($87) if more than one person is attending from a family unit. Use discount code MBSRFAMILY when registering another person from the same family unit. Each person must be registered separately. The discount code can only be used after the purchase of one full price admission. If you prefer two installment payments for full price admission please email Mark via contact page or

The group will run from January 14 through March 4 at Good Therapy.

11438 Lebanon Rd, Unit H, Sharonville, 45241. Entrance to business park is 1/4 mile south of Sharon Woods entrance DIRECTLY ACROSS from large red SORA’S sign.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has been around for decades. But for the first time in the TriState I am offering an MBSR 8 week course exclusively for family members and close friends of someone struggling with addiction. (This particular course is not for the addicted individual. I will be offering a separate course, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for individuals in recovery.)

8 weekly group sessions lasting 1.5 hours

  • How to live in the present moment.

  • Prevent emotions from running your life and making everything worse.

  • Learn how to meditate, and how meditation helps you personally and helps you communicate with your loved one. Yes, everyone can learn.

  • Reduce anxiety and depression.

  • Increase self-compassion.

  • All in the context of dealing with addiction.

The goal of this course is to teach the foundational attitudes and benefits of living mindfully and apply those directly to the challenge of dealing with an individual struggling with addiction. You can’t help that person without coming from a position of personal strength and balance. The course will teach individuals how an addicted individual thinks and why what you're currently doing isn’t working (and won’t no matter how many times you do the same thing.) We will combine this knowledge of addiction with traditional MBSR teachings in a supportive, nonjudgmental environment. In addition I will invite you to a private Facebook group exclusively for current and future members of this course for ongoing support and education between sessions, and after you complete the course. You will then be a source of support for future participants in this course, strengthening a sense of community.