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® Program Integration

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, 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 instills 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

“I’m a happy camper, engaged with my Mindfulness in Recovery daily practice. The tone of the dialogue and the tools available are just right for me. I feel a reassuring cadence between the messiness of my hectic travel calendar and the daily routines in MIR that keep me grounded regardless of the time zone or zip code. After a month of focus and self-discipline, I find I now actually look forward to my morning routine… and that, lo and behold – I do periodically reflect on my intentions and values throughout the day.” 

Bob Ferguson

Founder – Jaywalker Lodge and Alpha 180

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.  

Melissa Mose

Meet Melissa Mose

Our director of programs, Melissa Mose, M.A. Ph.D. (c) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been in private practice for 20 years. She primarily treats trauma, addiction and anxiety disorders. Melissa began to study meditation thirty years ago and has a meditation and mindfulness practice that supports both her daily life and her work with clients. She is the proud mother of a 15-year-old daughter with whom she loves to hike, read and listen to music. 

For more information on our programs, contact Melissa at  (818) 564-7498 or [email protected] 

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