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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 warmly welcomed.
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Residential Retreats

Residentials: long weekend, and 7 day silent led retreats in nature
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M'fulness DropIn Woodbridge

Monthly mindfulness practice re-charging sessions in Woodbridge
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Mindfulness Course Ipswich

Group trainings dedicated to cultivating one's personal/professional mindfulness practice
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Mindfulness Drop-in Ipswich

Monthly mindfulness practice re-charging sessions in Ipswich
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Mindfulness Course (online)

Group trainings dedicated to cultivating a personal/professional mindfulness practice
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This is a short-term and goal-oriented treatment based on a practical approach to problem-solving. It aims to change the way we feel, by changing the patterns of thinking or behaviour that underlie our difficulties.
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