Practical, accessible, and effective mindfulness tools designed specifically for recovery.  

The first fully integrated mindfulness program specifically designed for addiction treatment


Mindfulness taught and integrated into daily life using the language of recovery

Mindfulness in Recovery® Treatment Center Programs

Mindfulness in Recovery® was developed by our co-founder, John Bruna. Drawing upon his 33 years in recovery, experience as a substance abuse counselor, educator, Buddhist monastic, and mindfulness teacher, we have integrated the tools and resources of mindfulness into a practical format that is highly effective for people in recovery. 

Our integrated program is practical, accessible and is designed to be implemented with both 12-Step focused programs and alternative recovery programs.  We provide training and curriculum that can be tailored to your specific treatment model and philosophy. 

“Mindfulness in Recovery has been an incredible addition to our treatment program.  MIR provides our clients with a practical resource that acts as a bridge to twelve step facilitation and instils positive daily habits and routines.  Our clients are not only learning how to meditate, but they’re learning important tools and skills that help them stay sober and live a life in alignment with their values. It’s been invaluable.”

Stefan Bate, MA, LAC
Chief of Clinical Operations
Jaywalker Lodge

We have two levels of participation to offer:

Become a Mindfulness in Recovery® Certified Center

Mindfulness in Recovery®­­ Certification – Your program can become a Mindfulness in Recovery® certified treatment center. This includes training and implementation of mindfulness curriculum that can be specifically integrated into your treatment center’s program. This level of collaboration includes the following:

  • Our Mindfulness in Recovery App

    We train your staff in the principles and skills of Mindfulness in Recovery® so that they can effectively integrate them into your specific treatment model.

  • We facilitate the MLP Mindfulness Foundation course for your staff. This is an intensive 20-hour course. 
  • We will train a designated staff member/s to be a Mindfulness in Recovery® treatment coordinator for your program.
  • Implementation of our Mindfulness in Recovery® Workbook.
  • We provide your staff with memberships in the Mindfulness in Recovery® Community.
  • We provide program implementation support for a period of one year. 
  • Upon satisfactory implementation, your program will be listed as a certified Mindfulness in Recovery treatment center.

*February, 2018 – Jaywalker Lodge completed the certification process and is our 1st Mindfulness in Recovery® Certified Center!

Integrate Mindfulness in Recovery® Curriculum

Mindfulness in Recovery® Program Integration – We provide training for your staff to integrate mindfulness practices into your treatment program to help clients establish a daily practice utilizing the Mindfulness in Recovery® curriculum and community support. This level of collaboration includes the following:

  • Staff training in the foundations of mindfulness and meditation.
  • Mindfulness in Recovery® Workbook implementation training.
  • Support in integrating the seven skills of living mindfully in recovery into your program. 
  • Program specific guided meditations. 
  • Development of daily mindfulness tools that are program specific.

In addition to working collaboratively, providing training, curriculum, and support, we also offer a year of continuum of care support through our Mindfulness in Recovery® Community. 

Mindfulness in Recovery® Community Memberships for Treatment Centers and Therapists

Our community provides your clients with a year-long continuum of care resource. Upon joining the community, your clients will become members and receive access to all of our Mindfulness in Recovery® resources and meditations. This includes clear direction and guidance for establishing a daily practice and a wide range of guided meditations focused on themes of recovery and developing mindfulness.  

  • Guided meditations on our app

    Members receive daily lessons and mindfulness activities via email and easily accessible on the mobile app.

  • Each daily support email contains a description of the skill, a daily inspiration, reflection, and specific activity for the day that corresponds to the mindfulness skill of that week.  
  • Each week is focused on a specific skill of living mindfully.
  • Members have access to our full library of guided meditations.
  • Members receive access to our Mindfulness in Recovery® Community app that connects them to other members of our recovery community. Members are able to message each other, share their inspirations, experiences, epiphanies, struggles, and successes. The app also provides members with direct access the meditation library, event calendar and member homepage.
  • Members will also be able to participate in our online meetings and meditations. All of our online meetings are recorded and archived in the member section of our website so they can be viewed later.
  • All enrolled clients will receive a Mindfulness in Recovery® Journal to support their practice during their first 4 weeks.

NEW – Mindfulness in Recovery® Workbook by John Bruna

The Mindfulness in Recovery® Workbook provides your clients with the skills and support to make the most of your life in recovery.

The workbook is a complete mindfulness and recovery curriculum that is accessible, practical and aligns seamlessly with 12-Step treatment programs, enabling both 12-Step and non 12-Step treatment centers to integrate a comprehensive mindfulness program into their therapeutic milieu. The Mindfulness in Recovery® Workbook helps your clients develop the seven skills of living mindfully in recovery, with lessons, meditation, daily practices, and reflections. The workbook is an invaluable resource to help your clients cultivate resiliency, discover their potential, and develop a consistent practice to engage more productively and joyfully in their recovery.  

Director of Programs, Marial Martyn PhD

Meet Marial Martyn

Our director of programs, Marial Martyn, has a PhD in psychology with a specialization in health psychology and is a licensed clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience.

Marial is also a certified teacher with the Mindful Life Program. She appreciates its comprehensive approach to mindfulness practices which lend to personal transformation and living a meaningful life.

For more information on our programs, contact Marial at  (970) 510-0229 or [email protected] 

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