Mindfulness Program

Borden Cottage Mindfulness

At Borden Cottage, our Mindfulness Program integrates the ancient wisdom of mindfulness practices with modern scientific research to offer a comprehensive approach to treating substance use disorders. We understand the complexities of substance use disorders and their profound impact on individuals, families, and communities. Through our evidence-based mindfulness program, we aim to empower individuals to navigate the journey of recovery with resilience and well-being.

Borden Cottage Mindfulness

The program includes:

Mindfulness Practices

  • Meditation: Participants will learn various meditation techniques to cultivate present-moment awareness and develop concentration.
  • Breath Work: Breath awareness exercises will be taught to regulate the central nervous system and manage stress responses.
  • Yoga: Gentle yoga sessions will help participants connect with their bodies, release tension, and improve physical and mental well-being.
  • Art Therapy: Creative expression through art will be used as a tool for self-discovery, emotional processing, and mindfulness practice.

Cognitive Education

  • Understanding Substance Use Disorders: Participants will learn about the neurobiology of substance use disorders, the stress response, and the mechanisms underlying craving and relapse.
  • Mind-Brain Connection: Education on the relationship between mindfulness practices and the brain will be provided, emphasizing the role of mindfulness in regulating emotions and behavior.

Skill Building

  • Emotional Regulation: Techniques for identifying and managing difficult emotions without turning to substances will be taught.
  • Coping Mechanisms: Participants will develop healthy coping strategies to deal with triggers and cravings, incorporating mindfulness into their daily lives.
  • Self-Awareness: Through mindfulness practices, participants will deepen their self-awareness, gaining insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

The benefits of our program include:

  • Reduced Risk of Relapse: By developing mindfulness skills, participants will learn to manage cravings and cope with triggers, reducing the likelihood of relapse.
  • Improved Emotional Well-being: Enhanced emotional regulation and self-awareness promote greater emotional balance and resilience.
  • Enhanced Self-esteem: Through mindfulness practices, participants will cultivate self-compassion and acceptance, boosting self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Sustainable Recovery: Our integrative approach equips participants with lifelong tools for maintaining sobriety and promoting overall well-being.

At Borden Cottage, our Mindfulness Program integrates the ancient wisdom of mindfulness practices with modern scientific research to offer a comprehensive approach to treating substance use disorders. We understand the complexities of substance use disorders and their profound impact on individuals, families, and communities. Through our evidence-based mindfulness program, we aim to empower individuals to navigate the journey of recovery with resilience and well-being.

Treatment Approach