Mindfulness in Recovery®

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 you to integrate the program with your personal values, cultural background and spiritual beliefs. MIR focuses on developing mindfulness skills that can be incorporated into daily life that are practical, universal, and based on the recovery lifestyle.

Three Ways to Engage

  • Join the Mindfulness in Recovery® Community with mobile app for daily training and support!
  • Buy the book and learn the seven skills!
  • Find an MIR meeting near you!

Mindfulness in Recovery® Community

  • Every day we are in recovery, we have an opportunity to become the person we truly want to be. 
  • Discover the tools and a supportive community to make the most of every day of recovery.
  • Daily mindfulness activities and guided meditations accessible via computer, smartphone or app.
  • Weekly online meetings, so you can attend from anywhere.

Mindfulness support, teachings, and connection 365 days of the year, available 24/7 Ongoing daily support as you live your life A supportive community as you cultivate new habits Connect with the app, by email or online Guided meditations, events, and guidance Weekly themes & daily inspiration Deepen your attention, values, wisdom, compassion and strengthen your recovery

The Mindfulness in Recovery® Community is an inclusive recovery support group, open to anyone with a desire for recovery. We welcome everyone and support all paths of recovery and spiritual traditions. Many of our members have long-term recovery in 12-step communities and many attend other recovery communities or seek alternative support systems. We do not promote any particular faith or belief system. It is our firm conviction that everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, or orientation, deserves to live a meaningful and happy life in recovery. This is a place where we can all support each other in developing the skills of living mindfully so we can better use our tools of recovery. 

Mission – To remove the barriers that can prevent people from finding recovery and grow a worldwide and inclusive recovery support community. We  provide our members with guidance, skills, activities, and a supportive environment to cultivate mindfulness in their daily lives, empowering them to make healthy choices that are in alignment with their personal values and beliefs so they can live fulfilling lives in recovery.

We provide daily lessons and activites based on the seven skills of Mindfulness in Recovery® via our online community and app. We have a weekly online meeting and some physical meetings are being started around the country. 

Our MIR Community App

The Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery

Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery Coverby John Bruna

The Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery is a complete mindfulness and recovery curriculum that is accessible, practical and aligns seamlessly with all pathways to recovery, including 12-Step programs, to provide life skills that support a fulfilling and meaningful life in recovery. The Guidebook helps you develop the seven skills of living mindfully in recovery with lessons, meditations, daily practices, and reflections. It is an invaluable resource to help you cultivate resiliency, discover your inner potential, and develop a consistent practice to engage more productively and joyfully in your life of recovery.

Mindfulness in Recovery® Meetings

Our community is growing and members have requested to start meetings. There are both in-person and online meetings in various locations. We are happy to let you know that we are already aware of the meetings listed at the link below. If you would like to start one, please contact us. 

Guided Meditations We offer a range of meditations that address attentional balance, as well as contemplative meditations which help cultivate healthy mental and emotional states. If you are new to meditation, we recommend that you read the article “The Four Keys to Living Mindfully” in the MLP Mindfulness Library.
For access to more meditations, become a member of the Mindfulness in Recovery Community.

NEW – Online Mindfulness Course with John!

Four Keys of Living Mindfully Course HeaderFour Keys of Living Mindfully online course – While meditation is one key to a mindful life, there are other keys that provide more clarity and meaning to one’s life and relationships. In this course, you’ll identify the four keys of mindfulness. You’ll learn how to develop the skills to integrate these four keys in your daily life and gain insight into how these mindfulness practices can offer you a greater sense of well-being, resiliency, and a deeper sense of meaning for your life.

Whether you’ve been practicing mindfulness for a long time, or just starting out, this course will offer you specific tools and relevant teachings. No prior study of mindfulness or experience in meditation is required for this course. If you have been practicing mindfulness and meditation already, this course will deepen and enhance your practice. Learn more. 

John’s TEDx Talk


Make a donation if you can

Please consider helping us grow our Mindfulness in Recovery® vision all over the world by making a donation.

*Donations are not tax-deductible and will only be used to support our mission of providing mindfulness programs and resources to as many people as possible.