Being Well in Suffolk

Addiction

The following practitioners can help you with addiction

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Anything in our lives that has the power to alter our mood can become addictive. All 'addicts' are chasing an emotional high - whether it is alcohol, other types of substance misuse, eating disorders, sexual behaviours, or even compulsive shopping.

In the early stages of addictive behaviour we are trying to increase feelings of pleasure through carrying out certain behaviours. These actions progressively become more a part of everyday life. Even when we are not indulging in the addictive behaviour, a lot of time may be taken up with thinking about 'acting out' or resisting acting out. Sometimes the desire for the emotional intensity of the high is so intense that it blots out our need for intimacy and closeness with others, which can have strongly negative impacts.

One of the first actions we can take to modify our addictive behaviour is to  externalise it - to move out of the 'trance' that the desire for the behaviour causes. We need to acknowledge to ourselves (and appropriate others) that there is a problem and we genuinely want to change it... to wake up out of our trance and fall out of love with the addictive life style. 

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We offer the following services that can help with addiction

Mindfulness Day retreats

The Day Retreats coincide with the ending of the 8 week courses; for current course participants it's an opportunity to consolidate learning with sustained periods of continuous practice. Previous course graduates and other folks experienced in the mindfulness perspective are also welcome to join us.
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Mindfulness Drop-in group

Monthly mindfulness practice re-charging sessions in Woodbridge
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Person-centred therapy

Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client’s process of self-discovery.

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CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment taking a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
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M'fulness Course Woodbridge

Group trainings dedicated to cultivating a personal/professional mindfulness practice
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Mindfulness Course Ipswich

Group trainings dedicated to cultivating one's personal/professional mindfulness practice
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We have a number of events that could help you with addiction

Mindfulness Drop-in group
Mindfulness in the presence of like-minded others
Monthly mindfulness practice re-charging session in Ipswich
2018 Dec 19
Wed - 19:00 to 20:30 Online Discount
The 8 week Mindfulness training course
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Inspired by the original MBSR training program & further informed by an adaptation of MBSR known as the MBCT this is a professional standard, bootcamp opportunity to develop your own daily practice for personal or professional development
2019 Jan 14
Mon - 19:00 to 21:00
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15% off
The 8 week Mindfulness training course
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Inspired by the original MBSR training program & further informed by an adaptation of MBSR known as the MBCT this is a professional standard, bootcamp opportunity to develop your own daily practice for personal or professional development
2019 Jan 15
Tue - 17:30 to 19:30
More InfoEarly Birds get
15% off
Day Retreat for Mindful Practitioners
Deepening in practice - a day of sustained engagement
A day for coming back to yourself
2019 Mar 02
Sat - 10:00 to 17:00