Join us for one of our trainings in the philosophy and application of Mindfulness in Recovery® and become a member of the Mindfulness in Recovery® Clinical Community.
About Mindfulness in Recovery®
Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) was developed by John Bruna. Drawing from 34 years of continuous recovery, experience as an addictions counselor and educator, and training he received during his years as an ordained Buddhist monk, John was in a unique position to extract the best practices from authentic sources through personal experience to develop this highly effective mindfulness program.
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 in the language of recovery and 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.
MIR blends seamlessly across all current recovery pathways and especially well with the 12-Step approach. There is also a MIR Community that provides daily ongoing support with an app and members are beginning to start meetings in different parts of the country.