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This website is designed to help mindfulness teachers with experience in addictions teach MEAR, a rolling mindfulness programme for people in the early stages of recovery from addictions. Here you will find all the information you need to teach the programme, with downloadable session plans and handouts for participants.

If you’re interested in where this programme came from, have a look at the background and development section to see the rationale and how it’s come about.

Before teaching you might like to read Teaching the Programme, as there are some overarching principles in there and a helpful overview.

Then have a look at the Session Walkthrough, to get a feel for the programme and how a session works.

Under Session Plans and Handouts you find each session covered individually. On each session’s page you’ll find brief intentions and notes, and links to download everything you need to run that group. If you’ve also read the walkthrough, they should be easy to follow and self-explanatory.

If you prefer, you can download and print the whole programme. It can be useful to have at hand in a folder with the groups in separate poly pockets, so you can just pull one out when you want to run it.

There is extra information and downloads in the resources section, and details of research will be available when it’s been completed.

If you have any queries, suggestions, or just want to say hi, do get in touch on the email below.

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