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By Sam Himelstein, Stephen Saul

Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse therapy for Adolescents is a group-based curriculum incorporating mindfulness, self-awareness, and substance-abuse therapy recommendations to be used with children facing substance use. The evidence-based, how-to layout presents a curriculum for pros to enforce both in part, via picking out and selecting sections that appear correct, or in complete over a few weeks. every one consultation comes outfitted with transparent consultation agendas, instance scripts and speaking issues, what-if situations that deal with universal types of resistance, and non-compulsory handouts for every consultation. Sections conceal the most important ideas of operating with adolescents―relationship development, operating with resistance, and more―along with an entire curriculum. The ebook is a ordinary healthy for psychotherapists, yet dependancy counselors, institution counselors, researchers, mentors, or even academics will locate that Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse therapy for children changes the best way they paintings with younger people.

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When I wave this bone in the dog’s face, the dog can’t see anything besides the bone. When I wave it to the right, the dog’s eyes go to the right. When I wave it to the left, the dog’s eyes go left. When I throw it over there, the dog goes after it. The bone is the whole of the dog’s reality. So if I control the bone, I control the dog’s reality. But, with the lion, it’s different. When I wave the bone to the left and to the right, the lion’s eyes don’t track the bone. They stay glued right on me.

The breath is like an anchor on a ship. Just as the anchor keeps the ship in place in the ocean, the breath anchors our awareness to our body, to this present moment.  . And if the mind wanders, again, there’s no need to get frustrated, or annoyed, or to think you’re doing anything wrong. It’s the nature of the mind to wander. Just gently redirect your mind back to your breathing, taking deep breaths in and deep breaths out.  . [Ring bell] When you feel comfortable, you can slowly open your eyes, and come out of the formal meditation, expanding your awareness from your inner world to encompass the rest of the group.

Make sure you get actual acknowledgements from the youth after presenting the agreement of confidentiality. Don’t simply “talk at” the youth. Agreement 2: Respect. This agreement is disseminated to the group via a discussion concerning each one’s personal definition of respect. The purpose is to get everyone’s voice in the room and to define respect as a group. Again, simply listing “respect” as an agreement and not fully discussing it only glosses over this agreement and takes away from the essence of the activity.

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