Spectra have launched a new Mindfulness-Based Chemsex Recovery Programme funded by Public Health England’s HIV Innovation Fund, for gay and bisexual men (cis and trans) and men who have sex with men.
Have chems, alcohol or other substances taken over your life? Do you struggle to have sober sex and/or assert your sexual boundaries?
MBCR is an intensive recovery programme where you’ll harness the power of meditation to achieve lasting change.
It is non-judgemental, secular, evidenced-based and open to men 18+ who identify as gay or bisexual and have sex with men.
Over the course of four, half-day retreats on alternate Saturdays you’ll:
- Establish a daily meditation practice to rebalance your life and support recovery.
- Develop awareness of triggers: learn how to work with urges and compulsions.
- Learn how to respond skillfully to challenging thoughts, feelings & emotions without medicating against them.
- Foster a non-judgemental compassionate relationship with yourself and others.
The six-week courses will be held on alternate Saturdays at St Anne’s Soho, 55 Dean Street, London beginning in May, with several prior taster sessions, the first of which will take place on Monday 22 April 6-7.30pm.
An interview about the programme appeared in this week’s edition of Boyz magazine. http://www.boyz.co.uk/1434/mobile/index.html#p=28