John Bruna is the co-founder of the Mindful Life Program™ and of Mindfulness in Recovery®. John has been in continuous recovery since 1984, had successful careers in substance abuse treatment and as an educator prior to spending over six years as an ordained Buddhist monastic. Drawing from his extensive training and personal experiences over three and half decades, John has become a leading voice in the field of mindfulness, authoring The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness and The Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery, as well as presenting at TEDx and conferences throughout the country. John is for his warmth, humor, and ability to make teachings practical and accessible.
Melissa Mose, M.A. Ph.D. (c) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been in private practice for 25 years. She primarily treats anxiety, addiction, and trauma using Internal Family Systems, ACT, and CBT. Melissa began to study meditation thirty years ago, is a certified MLP mindfulness teacher, and has a meditation and mindfulness practice that supports her daily life, her recovery, and her work with clients. She is the proud mother of a 17-year-old daughter with whom she loves to hike, read and listen to music.
MaryMichael Haley, MA, LAC, RPT, CSAT – MaryMike is the clinical director of Aspire Recovery for Women. She has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for over twenty years, specializing in family issues, addiction counseling, and post-traumatic stress. For Fourteen years Mary Mike was a senior lecturer of Sociology at Western State Colorado University. She is also the co-founder of Living Journeys, a non-profit organization helping individuals and families living with cancer in the Gunnison Valley.
Kevin Walsh, MD is a physician who has been In clinical practice for over 30 years. He started his career as a primary care physician before becoming an Addiction Medicine specialist at Kaiser-Permanente in 1999. In addition to clinical practice, Kevin has been active in clinical education, teaching other healthcare professionals communication skills, Addiction Medicine, and pain management. He has had a daily mindfulness practice since 2009 and has been an MLP-certified teacher since 2018. Kevin is deeply committed to helping others learn, understand, and practice mindfulness to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.