Quieting the Hungry Ghost: Overcoming Reactive Emotions and Behaviours with MBRP

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Drug and alcohol relapse rates are extremely high.  It is estimated that 60-70% of those in early recovery relapse during the first 30-180 days.  Inpatient alcohol/drug recovery programs often do little to address the many issues that contribute to these relapses.

People leave treatment programs and return to their families, jobs, and living situations – only to be confronted with emotional and behavioural triggers to relapse.  This results in escalated conflicts with family and friends.

In this webinar, Dr. Richard Fields will discuss the application of Mindful Behavioural Relapse Prevention (MBRP) for both substance abuse and emotional recovery.  You’ll learn how to identify and deal with reactive emotions (anger, criticism/blaming, impatience) and reactive behaviours (controlling, passive-aggressiveness, defensiveness, and aggression). You’ll also learn how to combine MBRP with mindfulness and compassion skills while treating individuals early in recovery;  you will be able to identify emotional “triggers” and develop effective coping strategies to reduce relapses and improve the connection for stronger and more supportive relationships with friends and family.

Hope, purpose, and a renewed optimistic attitude are a major part of this relapse prevention process.  For without hope, love, and connection, recovery is often fragile and brittle.  Relapses occur when the individual feels disconnected and hopeless and is unable to raise their bottom or envision a better sober way of living and loving.

It is not easy.  Too many individuals in recovery may be sober, but live a life of rigid black and white thinking, with little improvement in their relationships.  Learning how to truly respect, love, and connect with family, friends, and colleagues is an essential element in relapse prevention.

By using Mindful Behavioural Relapse Prevention, you will be able to give patients the skills they need to pursue a happier, healthier, and more spiritual/love-connected life.

At the conclusion of this three (3) hour webinar, you will be able to —

  • Identify the 3 goals of relapse prevention and describe how it relates to the stages of recovery
  • Identify “triggers” to both alcohol/drug and emotional recovery
  • Guide clients to develop more hope, purpose and meaning in their lives
  • Identify strategies to apply mindfulness and compassion skills for emotional recovery
  • Classify high risk relapse behaviours and the importance of recovery-prone support and connection

Richard Fields, PhD, is the founder/director of FACES Conferences, which has provided conferences for mental health professionals for over 30 years.  He has over 35 years of experience as a therapist specializing in recovery and relapse prevention.

Richard is author of Drugs in Perspective, 52 Compassion Quotes and Practices, and the children’s book The Amazing Adventures of Max the Mindful Mouse.  He currently maintains a coaching concierge online practice specializing in Emotional Recovery.

For more information, see: drfields.online

Time Topic Covered
1st hour
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2nd hour
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15 Minute Break
3rd hour
  • TBD

This training offers 6 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Attendance showing the hours completed will be distributed either following the Live Broadcast or with On-Demand registration (On-Demand participants must pass a post-webinar attendance quiz).  A CE package will be available which includes the full webinar description and details, the speaker’s CV and references.

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Webinar Rate $132
Dedicated Learner Rate $112.20
Whole Enchilada Rate Included

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February 26, 2021 1:00 pm
February 26, 2021 4:15 pm