Mindfulness in Recovery® Online Integration Course


Fulfills Prerequisite for the Mindfulness in Recovery® Facilitator Certification Training

 Mindfulness in Recovery®

Given our current situation with the outbreak of COVID-19 and the increased demand for MIR trainings, we are now offering the MIR Integration training online. This is a 14-hour training offered over a two-week period with direct supervision and interaction with our co-founder, John Bruna.

Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) is a skills-based, accessible and comprehensive mindfulness program designed specifically for recovery. It supports all recovery pathways using an individualized, mindfulness curriculum that empowers your clients to integrate MIR with their personal values, cultural background, and spiritual beliefs. Using the language of recovery in the curriculum to build connections to recovery communities and literature, the MIR skills can be integrated seamlessly with your other evidenced-based treatment modalities (CBT, MI, DBT, 12 Step) providing clients with the skills to put the therapeutic tools you are offering them into practice.

Many mindfulness programs focus on learning mindfulness techniques and exercises that can offer clients tools to become more present, reducing stress and reactivity, and increase their ability to make healthier life choices. However, all too often, even with the best programs and trained professionals, these tools are not integrated into an ongoing lifestyle that will support the ongoing practice required to develop long-term traits that support their recovery. They become a set of tools that fall by the wayside, only to be picked up in times of duress, if at all. 

MIR focuses on developing mindfulness skills that can be incorporated into daily life that practical, universal, and based on the recovery lifestyle. In this way, clients develop a way of living mindfully, with skills that support their recovery, based on their personal values and belief system.

*This training fulfills the prerequisite for entry into the Mindfulness in Recovery® Facilitator Certification Program

The MIR Integration Training outcomes:

  • Practical and effective strategies to integrate the Mindfulness in Recovery® methods and practices into the therapeutic process for the treatment of addiction, co-occurring disorders, and family support strategies
  • Identify evidenced-based therapeutic modalities that link effectively to an
    integrated, individualized mindfulness program for clients
  • Knowledge of the diverse perspectives and definitions of mindfulness
  • Clarify the difference between mindfulness meditation and the practice of
  • Understand the role of meditation in the practice of mindfulness

Participant Benefits:

  • Certificate of 14 hours of professional development training in MIR. We are a NAADAC approved education provider.
  • Training fulfills a prerequisite for entry into Mindfulness in Recovery® facilitator certification program
  • Membership in the MIR Clinical Community
  • The Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery® 
  • Enrollment in a 28-day online meditation training course
  • One month of Mindfulness in Recovery® Community membership
  • Discount on MIR materials 

Program Structure:

  • The training is delivered via online videos and assignments that participants can access any time of day using the Canvas online classroom platform. 
  • This is a 14-hour training offered over a two-week period with direct supervision and interaction with our co-founder, John Bruna.
  • There is not a specific class time. There is a daily lesson and assignment that can be completed each day at a time that is convenient for you from wherever you are. John Bruna reviews each assignment and provides feedback.  

More Information: For specific questions about the training, contact us at welcome@mindfullifeprogram.org. 

John Bruna presenting at the A Way Out Symposium at the Aspen Institute. 

John Bruna is the perfect example of a coherent teacher! He presents material in a clear and understandable way, while also living as the embodiment of the principles that he teaches throughout his Mindfulfuness in Recovery Program. Every time I interact with him, the principles that I thought I understood, become increasingly clear! I am grateful for having the opportunity to learn from him and for the impact that he has had on our trauma-integrated addiction treatment program. Initially, he worked with our staff on their own personal development of a mindfulness and meditation practice, which also helped them to understand the value of mindfulness meditation in the addiction recovery process! As a result of that work, two of our therapists have completed the Mindfulness In Recovery Facilitator Training. This has allowed our program to integrate the Mindfulness in Recovery Program into our daily treatment schedule.

Michael Barnes, Ph.D., MAC, LPC, DAAETS
Chief Clinical Officer
Foundry Treatment Center

“Mindfulness in Recovery has been an incredible addition to our treatment program.  MIR provides our clients with a practical resource that acts as a bridge to twelve-step facilitation and instills positive daily habits and routines.  Our clients are not only learning how to meditate, but they’re learning important tools and skills that help them stay sober and live a life in alignment with their values. It’s been invaluable.”

Stefan Bate, MA, LAC
Chief of Clinical Operations
Jaywalker Lodge

More Testimonials

Carrie Cook

“This was an amazing course to be apart of. It is a perfect fit for the work we do as clinicians in substance abuse. I hope to continue to use the tools gained in this course to help others.”

Tim Byrum

“Growing up in the shadow of dualistic organized religion, my thoughts regarding meditation and mindfulness amounted to a 15 minute time in the morning. After embarking on the journey to become a therapist, I realized there was so much more to mindfulness as a practice. Through taking the course as well as the timely and effective feedback from John, my view of mindfulness as a way of “being” has transformed my personal life, my path in recovery from substance abuse, and my clinical practice. In addition, the presentation style allows for the fabric of my particular faith to be woven seamlessly into the practice of mindfulness in recovery. If you are on the fence, take the course now. You won’t be disappointed!”

Brenda Cline

“John has a gentle wisdom and is a wonderful teacher providing feedback and reflection that is knowledgeable and inspiring!”

Michael L.

“This class helped open my mind to reflection and address the challenges in my life. John took the time to provide personalized and meaningful feedback. Much appreciated!”

Nicola Churcher

“I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. It is thought-provoking, interesting, and provides relevant, useful tools both for self-growth and in practice with others. John is so knowledgeable, supportive, and engaging in his delivery and feedback – highly recommend the course.” 

Kevin Johnson

“The MIR two-week training course gave me a real start to my journey into mindfulness. I have seen it already start to impact my life in more ways than one.”   

Lynn Meaney

“Taking this course I have experienced lasting and profound changes that are not only beneficial to me but others as well.”

Upcoming Courses:

Email admin@mindfullifeprogram.org to be notified when registration is open. 

Due to these unprecedented times and the demand for this training, we want to do our part by offering this training at as low rate as possible. Some limited scholarships are available. 

Course Fee – $199 US