Online Mindfulness in Recovery® Course with John Bruna

John Bruna shares an introduction the to MIR course

Upcoming Courses

September 23rd: For more information and registration, click here

October 5th: For more information and registration, click here.

We are excited and grateful to be able to offer this new online course with daily activities and teachings from our co-founder, John Bruna, and live sessions facilitated by our MLP certified teachers. With our online format, you can attend from wherever you are in the world.

This course supports:

  • People in recovery (all pathways, including 12-step)
  • Family and friends affected by addiction (receive the Family and Friends Guidebook to MIR) 
  • Clinicians, therapists, and addiction treatment professionals (serves as a prerequisite for the certification course). NAADAC professional development CEUs provided (56 hours). 

The Mindfulness in Recovery® Course will help you:

Develop more inner peace, resiliency, and joy in your recovery

Reduce stress and anxiety

Improve attention, mental stability, and focus

Acquire more emotional balance

Live with more meaning and purpose

Develop insight into personal habits and patterns, enabling healthier choices that support the life you want to live

Live weekly sessions

Exclusive course videos with John Bruna

Private online platform for course members

24 hour access to the course

3 Free Months of MIR membership for new members

Mobile and tablet friendly

Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery Cover

The course includes a copy of The Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery® or the Essential Guidebook to MIR for Family and Friends. 

About the MIR Course 

This is an eight-week course open to everyone for personal development and for those working with others in the treatment field. It is experiential and focused on helping participants cultivate a daily mindfulness practice that integrates the MIR skills into daily life. 

The course is interactive with live weekly sessions, daily activities and exercises from the Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery or the Family and Friends edition, videos, instruction with John Bruna, and interaction with others in the course on our private online platform (includes an app), and weekly live sessions facilitated by a MIR certified teacher. 

Everyone in the United States receives a copy of the Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery or the Family and Friends edition, and access to the private online course platform accessible by computer, tablet, or mobile phone. You are able to interact with others in the course on that platform and in the course sessions. 

*If you live outside of the USA, we will work with you to get you access to the guidebook. 

Questions: Email or call (970) 633-0163.

Upcoming Courses

September 23rd: For details and registration, click here

October 5th: For more information and registration, click here.

Cost and Registration

Price: $349 US. There is a $50 discount for members of the Mindful Life Community™ and Mindfulness in Recovery® Community. Contact us for your discount code.

Payment Plans and Scholarships: We always offer scholarships and payment plans. We never want anyone to not access our services due to financial difficulties. To apply for a payment plan or scholarship, click here.

Registration: Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with details for the course. Look for your Essential Guidebook in the mail unless you live outside of the United States. If outside the US, we will contact you about options.

*This course also supports family and friends of people affected by addiction. It is a valuable support for ACA, Alanon, CoDA


John presenting Mindfulness in Recovery® at the Aspen Institute

Reviews of courses with John

“John has a very compassionate, peaceful and engaging presence.  I felt very present and joyful all weekend.  The meditations were simple and enjoyable, and I feel like I can apply what we learned to my life in a practical way.  I also felt I made big steps in letting go of some old “stuff” that occupied my mind often, I did this without even trying.   Perceptions shifted, old baggage fell away.  That is awesome and quite amazing.”   –Patti Spadaro

“I look back on my 3 day Mindfulness Workshop and feel the benefits I received. Your approach is so peaceful, loving and motivates one with the feeling of “Yes, I can do that.”  I remember more than once, during another recent retreat, thinking, “This is what John was teaching, but John made it seem so much easier and attainable” and a 24 minute meditation to boot!  You have a marvelous gift for teaching and your talents inspire others to learn.  Thank you so much for the work you are doing.” David Karg, Naples, FL

“I benefited greatly, and so has my family, from my participation in the Mindful Life Program. In two days I learned the tools needed to begin to interrupt my lifetime of preemptive and reactive thinking.   In the month following, I have found some things easy to apply and others very challenging.  I continue to challenge myself towards that change though and that is due to the knowledge gained through John and the other participants.  Thank you, John, for the work you do and I look forward to participating in your future programs and offerings.” Amber Wolfrom, Findlay, Ohio

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! Graham Russell

“Every event I have hosted for John Bruna has had excellent reviews from attendees, the most commonly asked question is “when will he return?” John has a gift for teaching. If you are considering hosting John for your group – he delivers every time with humor and grace, leaving participants with a new view of themselves and the world.” Dr. Joan Coff

John Bruna

John Bruna is the co-founder of the Mindful Life Program™ and Mindfulness in Recovery®.  In addition to his extensive training and practice as a counselor, educator, and former Buddhist monk, John’s wisdom is drawn from his direct personal experience of transforming his own life from homelessness to a life of helping others. John has been in continuous recovery since August 1984 and is still very active in 12-step communities. 

John is the author of The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness, and the Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery. He is a highly regarded teacher who leads retreats, workshops, and trainings throughout the USA. John is especially known for his warmth, humor, and his ability to make the teachings accessible and practical.