Insight-Based Mindfulness Program

One of the exciting therapeutic components utilised and advanced by The PARC is its incorporation of insight mindfulness in a truly authentic manner. Originally, Buddhist thinking is the path into insight and the basis for relief of suffering (Grabovac, Lau, & Willett, 2011). Pain and distress have their roots permanence and impermanence of episodes that arise and pass. In this way, mindfulness helps us sort out what parts of suffering are ours and what parts are not ours to transcend and reframe our own consciousness to prevent unhealthy formations to such things as money, status, and drug use.

More and more western countries are understanding the use of mindfulness with clients suffering from distress intolerance, such as one finds in borderline personality disorder, and compulsive personality disorder. DBT (Linehan, 1993) has been useful in the past, however, the use of insight-based mindfulness promotes a different level of noticing and accepting urges to misuse addictive substances. In this way, cessation of use of drugs come about via the end of urges.

We incorporate the Insight-Based Mindfulness Program into the center — a radical departure from other treatment programs using past methodologies of mindful or CBT programming. Using this 8 session program over the client’s stay (2 sessions a week for four weeks) provides both a baseline measure of well-being and conceptualisation for the client and staff to assess client progress of integrating mindfulness.

It is a theoretical sound and practice based program that is shown to work effectively with international clients. Jarukasemthawee et al., 2019) has provided us with a post program evaluation replication study that serves as an instructional model to guide our research here at PARc. We are pleased to offer this state-of-the-art Insight-Based Mindfulness Program in recognising the changes it brings about for our clients who are challenged by the urge to use due to physical and mental suffering. Insight-Based Mindfulness provides the strength and tools to fend off compulsions to use.


Grabovac, A. D., Lau, M. A., & Willett, B. R. (2011). Mechanisms of mindfulness: A Buddhist psychological model. Mindfulness, 2, 154–166

Jarukasemthawee,S., Halford,W.K., &McLean, J.P.(2019, June17).When East Meets West: A RandomizedControlledTrial and Pre-to Postprogram Evaluation Replication of the Effects of Insight-Based Mindfulness on Psychological Well-Being. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.

Linehan, M. M. (1993). Cognitive behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder.
New York, NY: Guilford Press.

The PARC is a 12 Step (non-Religious) residential treatment centre for people struggling with addictions.

We use the 12 Step Program of Recovery because it has already been proven to work.

Our minimum stay is 28 days, though most of our Residents extend for 2 months. Some people commit to our full 12 week program, which we believe is the optimal amount of time to spend in rehab, if you have the luxury of spending that much time and money on yourself. 

We’ve kept the costs down to a minimum, without compromising on our great standards of care and comfort, in our efforts to serve as many families as possible. We hope that we’re able to work with you and your budget. Please speak to us to discuss your situation and we’ll do our best to accommodate your specific requirements.

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