Mindfulness in Recovery® Facilitator Certification Training 

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 the client to integrate them with their personal values, cultural background, and spiritual beliefs. MIR uses the language of recovery in the curriculum to build connections to recovery communities and literature, the MIR skills integrate seamlessly with 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.  Learn more about MIR.

About the Trainers

John Bruna

John Bruna

Melissa Mose

Melissa Mose

MaryMike Haley

MaryMike Haley

Kevin Walsh

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 addiction 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 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 16-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.

Mindfulness in Recovery® Facilitator Certification Training

Program Overview

The MIR Facilitator Certification training is specifically for clinicians and professionals trained to work in the treatment field. It is open to those that are currently training in a recognized institution or at a treatment facility.

The training is experiential and requires the participants to develop and maintain a mindfulness practice throughout the training. Coursework includes self-reflection and journaling. You will be doing the same inner work that you will be doing with your clients. 

We are delighted to report that, to date, all of our training participants have reported that, in addition to adding to their clinical toolkit, they have personally benefited from the training, developing more resiliency, self-care, and well-being.  

The Training Structure

The training is facilitated online using the Zoom platform. Participants must be able to use video conferencing software effectively.  

Participants will develop a daily practice and work through the curriculum with their cohort, sharing their insights, and receiving feedback through our online discussion board.

Participants have a weekly call with a designated cohort member, receive mentoring with the instructors during online office hours, and attend online classes. 

Certification Benefits:

  • Listing as certified Mindfulness in Recovery® Facilitator on our website 
  • Membership in the MIR Certified Facilitator’s Community with access to ongoing support and resources
  • Mindfulness in Recovery® Community membership
  • Discount on MIR materials 
Training Outcomes
  • Direct experience in the application of mindfulness within a therapeutic process. 
  • 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
  • Training in integrating evidenced-based therapeutic modalities effectively into an individualized mindfulness program for clients
  • Knowledge of the diverse perspectives and definitions of mindfulness
  • Clarify the difference between mindfulness meditation and the practice of mindfulness
  • Understand the role of meditation in the practice of mindfulness
  • Training in multiple types and methods of meditation and application of best practices for specific meditations with individual clients. 
  • Training foundations of meditation and effective strategies for developing a consistent meditation practice
  • Upon satisfactory completion of the training, certification as a Mindfulness in Recovery® Facilitator

Training Prerequisites:

Certification, licensure, or currently nearing completion of education and training as a counselor, therapist, clinician, or addiction treatment professional (includes peer support specialists).

Satisfactory completion of the Mindfulness in Recovery® Integration Training.


$1,500 US for the training. The 2-day retreat is the participant’s responsibility. 

Payment plans can be worked out for approved applicants upon request. 

Our Next MIR Facilitator Certification Cohort Begins on March 28, 2021

Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery CoverThe MIR Facilitator Certification training emphasizes experiential learning. Participants will develop a personal mindfulness and meditation practice, engage in their own inner-work, and embody the skills they will be facilitating.

10-Week Training

Meditation and mindfulness training: Participants will work through the curriculum as a cohort, developing a daily practice, sharing their insights and reflections with each other on an online classroom discussion board.

Clinical Applications: Participants will learn how to integrate MIR  with CBT, DBT, MI, and 12 Step models. 

Participant commitments:

  • Daily practice
  • Posting and commenting in online discussions
  • Weekly peer calls (rotating with other cohort members)
  • Online classes every other week – meet on Sunday’s at noon Mountain Standard Time.

The next cohort will begin with an orientation session on March 28, 2020. The course concludes on June 10, 2021. 

All interested applicants need to complete the 14-hour prerequisite MIR Online Integration training. 

Program Cost: $1,500 US.

The program application is located at the bottom of this webpage. 

For more information, email info@mindfulnessinrecovery.com

Learn more about the Mindfulness in Recovery® Institute