Mindfulness Meditation

Rediscover Who You Are

Our residential rehab model incorporates evidence-based therapies, 12 Step philosophy and medical care.

Helping Beat Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Mindfulness aims to treat the following conditions:Mindfulness Meditation helps to treat stress, anxiety, depression and compulsive behaviours.

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Compulsive behaviours.

Hyperarousal and flashbacks can be alleviated with mindfulness techniques and reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and also reduce physical pain.  

Mindfulness in Relapse Prevention

Patients are given the opportunity to learn how to recognise and regulate their cravings and the associated thought processes leading to cravings. These tools can be used in aiding relapse prevention. 

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How Mindfulness Meditation Works

Focusing on the here and now and acknowledging and accepting thoughts and feelings as they present is at the heart of mindfulness. Patients become skilled in recognising and detaching from negative feelings, rather than seeking a release via damaging behaviours, leading to a higher level of self-awareness.

Mindfulness and the Brain

Scientific research has shown that mindfulness can thicken the right pre-frontal cortex of the brain, the part most damaged by alcohol and drug abuse, and the area responsible for awareness, creativity, well-being and decision making.

Over 40 Years of Experience Treating Addiction

Evidence-Based Therapy In Relaxing, Comfortable Surroundings
  • How to Access Rehab With Health Insurance

    For those experiencing existing mental health conditions in Ireland, there are private medical insurers who can help you cover treatment. As addiction experts, we know that receiving the appropriate care and support when you have a mental health disorder is pivotal to attaining long-lasting recovery. Below, we will go through the various health insurance options to help you understand your options when it comes to seeking private residential care for substance abuse. Please note that there is no guarantee that you can be covered for all addiction problems as policies are always assessed on a case-by-case basis. Find Out More

  • My Loved One Doesn’t Want Help, What Do I Do?

    You can’t force someone to go to rehab. A person must be ready to commit to treatment if they want to get the most out of the programme. However, there are ways in which you can encourage someone to enter rehab, one of these ways is via an intervention with a trained interventionist, who facilitates an honest discussion between family members and the individual. This is something Smarmore Castle can arrange – contact us today.

  • Which Drugs Does Smarmore Castle Detox From?

    We offer detox from any drug, whether they are illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, ketamine; or prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines or zopiclone, oxycodone, zolpidem, klonopin, methadone, cannabis; and legal drugs such as alcohol.

  • How Long Is the Treatment Programme?

    Our treatment programme starts at 4 weeks and is flexible in length, giving you the opportunity to extend for a longer period if you need it.

  • Do You Treat Dual Diagnosis?

    Yes. All patients are reviewed by a consultant psychiatrist in the first week and we can diagnose and provide treatment for a number of co-occurring mental health conditions.

  • Do I Need to Be Abstinent Before Admission?

    Our medically managed detoxification with 24/7 medical cover means that we can perform complete and complex detoxes at Smarmore Castle. You don’t need to be abstinent before arrival.

  • How Do I Get To Rehab Safely?

    Smarmore Castle is one hour north of Dublin international airport, please speak to our advisors if you require collection from an airport.

    We can also arrange a ‘sober transport’ service with a trusted driver, from anywhere in Ireland or Northern Ireland, at an additional cost.

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