Mindfulness in Recovery® Training

for Clinicians and Addiction Treatment Professionals


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Learn how to integrate Mindfulness in Recovery® into your treatment model. 

Discovery the MIR difference, establishing practical skills that are individualized and support long-term recovery.   

The MIR training includes membership in the Mindfulness in Recovery® Clinical Community.

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.

Training Outcomes:

  • Practical and effective strategies to integrate the Mindfulness in Recovery® methods and practices into the therapeutic process for the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders
  • Identify evidenced based therapeutic modalities that link effectively to an integrated, 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 foundations of meditation and effective strategies for developing a consistent meditation practice

Participant Benefits:

  • Certificate of 14 hours of professional development training
  • Training fulfills a prerequisite for the pathway to become a certified Mindfulness in Recovery® mindfulness teacher
  • Membership in the MIR Clinical Community

Registration Includes:

  • Mindfulness in Recovery® Workbook
  • Enrollment in a 28-day online meditation training course
  • One month of Mindfulness in Recovery® Community membership
  • Discount on MIR materials and resources 

Jayme McCormick

“This training is the beginning to a new way of life for me. I am excited to use what I have learned in both my professional and personal life.” 

Leslie Turner

“The experience I have gained through this training is immeasurable. I highly recommend this training!” 

Mandy Owensby

“It is rare that a clinical training tool can provide both a foundational practice for working with clients as well as a tool of true self-care for the practitioner.” 

Judith Johnson

“The Mindfulness in Recovery training is relevant and timely. I believe it is one of the mission components in addiction treatment today.” 

About the Presenters:

John Bruna

Stefan Bate

Stefan Bate

John Bruna, author of The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness, and the Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery, is the co-founder of the Mindful Life Program˜ and Mindfulness in Recovery®.  John has 34 years of continuous recovery, has had successful careers as both a counselor and a teacher, and spent over 6 years of his life as an ordained Buddhist monk. He is known for his warmth, humor, and ability to make teachings practical and accessible. He is a leading voice in the field of mindfulness, leading workshops and trainings throughout the USA. 

Stefan Bate holds a master’s degree in applied psychology from Regis University, is a licensed addiction counselor in the state of Colorado, and has specific interests in addiction treatment, trauma informed care, mindfulness practice, dialectic behavioral therapy, clinical supervision and 12-step facilitation.  In his professional career, he has had the privilege of working with men in recovery as a recovery coach, therapist, and executive director. Currently Stefan is serving as the Chief of Clinical Operations at Jaywalker Lodge in Carbondale, CO.

Upcoming Trainings


Denver, Colorado – Hosted by Sandstone Care

Dates: January 4th and 5th – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Cost: $449 – Earlybird rate, $349 through December 16th.  


Location: Sandstone Care, 2100 S Cherry St #204, Denver, CO 80222

More Information: [email protected]


Costa Mesa, California – Hosted by Balboa Horizons

Dates: March 1st and 2nd – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Cost: $449 – Earlybird rate, $349 through January 31st.  Space is limited and registration is first come, first serve. 


Location: Balboa Horizons, 129 Cabrillo St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

More Information: [email protected]