We’re all ‘addicts’. We all experience the compulsion to push away negative experience, grasp after what feels good and make the mundane more interesting.  And we all have our go-to ways of doing this – our crutches, that help us ‘fix’ our experience. 

In this masterclass Benedict takes as  our point of departure the assumption that the more acquainted we are with our own addictions and compulsive behaviours the better we can support others around theirs. 

We’ll begin by discussing what Buddhist and mindfulness-based psychology have to say about craving and desire and explore how these phenomenon play out in our own lives. We’ll explore how we can bring this understanding to clinical work, in particular, helping clients/patients identify triggers, work with cravings, and manage the relapse cycle.

The session will be experiential in nature and we’ll be navigating the terrain through two key mindfulness practices from the MBRP programme* – the SOBER Breathing Space and Urge Surfing – which you can take away with you, to practice for yourself  and/or with your clients. 

*Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addiction Behaviours

Who is this event for?

Mindfulness teachers, counsellors and psychotherapists, medics, social workers, addiction support workers and anyone in the caring professions who might work with those struggling with addiction.

What participants will gain

  • Discover an alternative perspective on addiction from Buddhist/mindfulness-based psychology
  • Become more aware of your own addictions and compulsive behaviours and feel more confident supporting clients/patients around theirs
  • Learn about mindfulness-based approaches to addiction recovery including the three key concepts from an eight-week MBRP course: triggers, cravings and the relapse cycle.
  • Experience two key mindfulness practices from an eight-week MBRP course to take away with you to practice for yourself and/or with clients/patients.

How to join

When you book you'll receive a form to submit, this will allow us to email you a link for the online video calls platform Zoom. When you receive the link - simply click on it at the start time to join the online video call. Click here for a short video on how to use Zoom.


When: 8th September 2021

Time: 10am - 12pm UK time (see this Time Zone Converter for your time zone)

Where: Online video platform, Zoom.

Your Masterclass Leader

This event will be led by experienced Breathworks teacher Benedict Hoff. 

Benedict is an integrative therapist, Breathworks mindfulness teacher, trainee clinical sexologist and a former Clinical Lead in mental health. He has developed and co-delivers a Public Health England-funded mindfulness-based addiction recovery programme for the sexualised use of drugs and alcohol amongst gay men on behalf of sexual health charity Spectra.

Mindfulness in the Workplace associate Ben - Breathworks


Individual £37
Concession £27


There are a limited number of concessionary places which are available to people in financial hardship. As a guide we suggest this applies to people with an income of less than £17,000 a year, or less than £20,000 if you live in London. If your annual income is higher than this and would like to discuss your eligibility for a concessionary place for other reasons, please contact us.

Please note that we usually record our online CPD events for training purposes and so that we can widen the pool of people we can make the learning experience available to after the event. If you don't wish to be recorded, please feel free to switch off your video and/or audio during the event.

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Individual - Masterclass - Adict 8Sept2021

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