Mindfulness in Recovery® Institute

Training and resources for the first fully integrated mindfulness program specifically designed for addiction treatment and recovery

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Discover the MIR difference, establishing practical skills that are individualized, empowering your clients to integrate the specific therapeutic tools you offer them into their daily lives in ways that support and sustain their long-term recovery.   

Rather than focusing only on teaching clients mindfulness techniques, MIR is an integrated approach that focuses on developing the mindfulness skills that increase their ability to put into practice the therapeutic tools you offer them. 

    • MIR integrates seamlessly with your other evidenced-based treatment modalities.
    • MIR connects with all pathways of recovery, including 12-step. 
    • MIR uses the everyday language of recovery in the curriculum to build connections to recovery communities and literature.
    • The MIR Community offers a continuum of care that supports clients beyond treatment.
    • Wrap around services for the family with our Mindful Life Program™ resources. 

The Mindfulness in Recovery® Institute provides trainings, certification programs and continuing education for clinicians and addiction treatment professionals and programs in the methodology, practice, and implementation of the seven skills of Mindfulness in Recovery®.

Join the MIR Clinical Community by training with the institute and receive ongoing support, discounts on all MIR materials and MIR Community memberships.

Our Team

John Bruna

John Bruna, Co-Founder

MaryMike Haley

MaryMike Haley LAC, Faculty, Clinical Director of Aspire Recovery for Women

Kevin Walsh, MD., Addiction Specialist, MIR Trainer

Melissa Mose

Melissa Mose LMFT, Program Director

Vanessa Kettering, PhD., Program Research and Evaluation

John Bruna on Mindfulness in Recovery

Mindfulness in Recovery: Myths and Benefits of Mindfulness in Addiction Treatment, Keynote at A Way Out Symposium, Aspen Institute, September 12, 2019

Mindfulness in Recovery®

Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) is a client-centered, strength-based, accessible and comprehensive mindfulness program designed specifically for recovery. It incorporates the most used evidence-based therapeutic modalities – MI, CBT, DBT, ACT, and 12-Step Approach with mindfulness skills. MIR supports all recovery pathways using an individualized, mindfulness curriculum that empowers the client to integrate it 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 principles and practices can be integrated seamlessly with your current treatment modalities 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.