Ancillary Programs

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention


In 2007, A Positive Alternative participated in a Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention pilot project through the University of Washington Psychology Department. The project is headed by one of the most internationally well known and respected researchers and authors within the Addiction field, Professor G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D. (Please see his book Mindfulness for Addiction Problems).

Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our clients, we have added a Mindfulness component to all of our programs. Mindfulness has been shown to be highly effective in preventing relapse to addictive behavior.

Mindfulness classes teach a basic set of practical skills in deliberately noticing what is going on both in and outside the body. This gentle, non-judgmental awareness leads to a greater tolerance of all forms of discomfort or unhappiness.

Practicing Mindfulness promotes new thought patterns that typically lead to renewed vitality, sense of personal power and a highly improved ability to avoid relapse.


“The intensive program is wonderful. I loved getting to know the other women and providing/receiving support.”

— Female, 35

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If you would like more information about our program or would like to arrange for an appointment please call 206-547-1955.

Please note—we are available by appointment only and groups are not open to the public. Please call us to set up an appointment to learn more about our program or to visit our offices.

Our program is located in a Historic Seattle Community Center in Wallingford—surrounded by 11 acres of gardens and park.

A Positive Alternative
4649 Sunnyside Ave N Suite 200
Seattle WA 98103

Located at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford
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