Mindfulness Based Substance Abuse Treatment

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12 sessions that develop tools to deal with:
Addiction – Screen-time – Anxiety – Depression – Drama

MBSAT is evidence-based, humanistic, and fun. This cool approach teaches young people how to self-regulate while navigating the challenging influences of family, peer, and societal impacts. In learning these vital Social and Emotional skills, young people will gain self-awareness, heal their nervous systems, and learn how to make decisions they won’t regret.

Combined with our method, Four Roots for Growing a Human, MBSAT is used for addiction, challenging emotional patterns, physical symptoms of stress, behavioral and relational issues, and low-self esteem. Participants learn and practice tangible techniques to improve decision making.  They build deep and meaningful connections with themselves, their friends and peers, and the adults in their lives.

Our program offers practical tools for relaxing, letting go of stressors and conflicts, increasing self-knowledge, boosting feelings of well-being, and most importantly, healing feelings of isolation and disconnect.

Program Details

Early Spring Cohort: 3/11/21 – 4/29/21; T/Th from 3-5 PM
Late Spring Cohort: 4/19/21 – 5/27/21; M/W from 3-5 PM
Late enrollment accepted
Where: Gateway Mountain Center – 4Roots Wellness Center
10038 Meadow Way, Unit C Truckee CA 96161
Tuition Cost: Sliding scale $0 to $600
Contact: Nancy Minges nancy@sierraexperience.org

Curriculum Modules

  1. Introduction to the Program
  2. Mindfulness of Drugs and their Health Effects
  3. Reacting vs. Responding
  4. Mindfulness of Delusion
  5. Emotional Awareness
  6. The Brain and Drugs
  7. Mindfulness of Craving
  8. Mindfulness of Triggers
  9. The Family System and Drugs
  10. Mindfulness of the Peer System
  11. Mindfulness of the External Environment
  12. Closing Ceremony

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Meet your MBSAT Team

Nancy Minges – Wellness Program Director and sr. leader for Gateway Mountain Center. A 30-year teacher in mindfulness, yoga, wellness plans, holistic health, and the study of human consciousness. M.A. in Holistic Health Education, emphasizing transpersonal psychology. Co-developer of Whole Hearts, Minds & Bodies and our Four Roots for Growing a Human Method.
Greg Bernstein – An Emmy award winning filmmaker, Environmental Justice and Human Rights activist, peak experience mentor, and an addict in recovery. A sr. leader on the Gateway team, and long-term therapeutic mentor for Whole Hearts, Minds & Bodies.
Gamalier Gonzalez-Escobar – Mental Health technician, minor in nursing and psychology, Gami has been serving those in need since supporting a sibling with disabilities. A long-term, therapeutic mentor for Whole Hearts, Minds & Bodies.
Paige Lundquest – a graduate student in counseling psychology, certified in transformative, expressive art and a mentor for Whole Hearts, Minds & Bodies.
Jason Sheffield – Multi-disciplinary degree, emphasis in Communications & Business, Minor Addiction Treatment Studies, Peer Support Specialist Certificate, lead mentor for Whole Hearts, Minds & Bodies.
Eli Osborn – mentor for our Whole Hearts, Minds & Bodies program, a Truckee born mountain athlete and craftsman, and courageous commitment and lived experiences with his own recovery.
Zack Wise – a peer and a recent MBSAT teacher graduate, Zack brings lived experience of incredible courage, strength and healing from his recovery and rehab experiences.
Allie Donovan – A youth ski and mountain bike coach, graduate student in Marriage, Family, and Couples counseling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) trained, and a long-term therapeutic mentor for Whole Hearts, Minds & Bodies.
Darryl Neufeld – A mountain athlete, and an M.Ed. credentialed teacher, Darryl left the classroom to serve youth in outdoor environments; offering primitive skills, wilderness therapy expeditions, and therapeutic, nature-based mentoring. A therapeutic mentor for Whole Hearts, Minds, & Bodies.

Want to learn more about MBSAT?

For more information on the evidence for the efficacy of mindfulness-based substance abuse treatment models please refer to Sam Himelsteins’ website centerforadolescentstudies.com