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MIR Facilitator Certification

Our Next MIR Facilitator Certification Cohort Begins on May 16, 2021

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This is a 4-week course covering the integration of MIR into the therapeutic process. Participants must complete the MIR course prior to registering for this course. The certification course prepares participants to:

  • Lead meditation
  • Facilitate MIR process groups
  • Integrate MIR with other treatment modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interview, and 12 step approach. 
  • Integrate MIR in individual, group, outpatient, and residential settings 

The next cohort will begin with an orientation session on May 16, 2021

All interested applicants need to complete the Online Mindfulness in Recovery® Course.


Program Cost: $1,000 US.

Dates: The next certification training will begin on May 16th.

Applications will be available to participants in the MIR course.

For more information, email

Learn more about the Mindfulness in Recovery® Institute

Online Mindfulness in Recovery® Online Course with John Bruna


The Mindfulness in Recovery® Course is a new 8-WEEK online course open to anyone.

We are excited and grateful to be able to offer this new course with our co-founder, John Bruna! This is truly a precious opportunity to learn from an authentic, warm, and accessible teacher who embodies the wisdom he shares. With our online format, you can attend from wherever you are in the world. 

About the MIR Course 

This is an eight-week course that begins with an opening session on Thursday, April 8th, followed by weekly sessions on Thursday evenings. In between sessions, there are videos with instruction from John and exercises from the Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery

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Everyone in the United States receives a copy of the Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery and access to the private course online community platform accessible by computer, tablet, or mobile phone. You are able to interact with others in the course on that platform and in the course sessions. 

*If you live outside of the USA, we will work with you to get you access to the guidebook. 

In addition to John, there will be other certified MIR teachers in the course to support you.





Course Schedule

May 11th: Facilitated by Melissa Mose

Live Session Times: Tuesdays at 6 pm Pacific Time, 7 pm Mountain Time, 8 pm Central Time, 9 pm Eastern Time (1-hour sessions). The last session is on July 6th. 

Price: $349 US. There is a $50 discount for Mindful Life and Mindfulness in Recovery Community members. Contact us at for your discount code. 

Payment Plans and Scholarships: We always offer scholarships and payment plans. We never want anyone to not access our services due to financial difficulties. To apply for a payment plan or scholarship, click here.

Registration: Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with details for the course. Look for your Essential Guidebook in the mail unless you live outside of the United States. If outside the US, we will contact you about options.

To learn more about the MIR Course, click here

Questions: Email or call (970) 633-0163.

Mindful Living Skills

Mindful Living Skills Webinar – April 2021


The Mindful Life Community™ is excited to announce our next Mindful Living Skills webinar: Connection and Community

There’s a potent synergy between mindfulness and connection that we’re excited to explore in this month’s webinar. Join us as we engage in a lively conversation about how our mindfulness practice leads us to towards meaningful connection and community supports our mindfulness practice, regardless of being online or in person. What skills can we bring to enhance this and after a year of the pandemic, what skills might need a tune up? Our panelists this month are MLP Instructor and Executive Director Laura Bartels, MLP co-founder Mark Molony, Mark Summa, an engaged and appreciated community member and Vanessa Kettering, MIR Institute Advisory Board Member. Sharing personal experience and stories, we invite you to come with your thoughts and questions to create an engaging, community experience for all who attend!

Register today to save your spot! 

The panel for this month’s webinar

Laura Bartels, Executive Director of Mindful Life Program™

Mark Molony, co-founder of Mindful Life Program™

Mark Summa, engaged and appreciated community member

Vanessa Kettering, Mindfulness in Recovery® Institute Advisory Board Member

Our monthly webinars bring Mindful Life Program™ founders, teachers, and guests together in a collective conversation on key aspects of practice. Join us to learn, explore, and have a chance to ask questions during these live events. 

The webinars are open to anyone, so feel free to invite friends. They are free to members of the Mindful Life Community™ and Mindfulness in Recovery® Community. If you’re not a member of either, register for just $10.

This event has limited seats available. After checkout, look for an email with your personal link to the webinar.

Already a member?

Register at no charge from the Event link within your community. For ease, we’ve copied them below!

Mindful Life Community™

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