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Making Mindfulness Meaningful with John Bruna and Mary Mike Haley

September 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

- Free

Making Mindfulness Meaningful: Establishing Traits that Support Long-Term Recovery

Join us at the Third Street Center in Carbondale, Colorado for this insightful and pragmatic mindfulness training with John Bruna and Mary Mike Haley. Participants will receive a certificate for 3 hours of professional development and all proceeds will be donated to A Way Out to support all of the good work they are providing to our community. This training is open to the whole community. You do not need to be a therapist to benefit from it. 

Cost: By donation (any amount). We will collect donations to A Way Out at the event. You can register below, space is limited. 

About the training: All too often, mindfulness is watered down to simple practices and exercises to become more present in the moment and more aware of one’s bodily sensations. While these practices are valuable and can provide some temporary release from stress and rumination, often they are isolated from how we live our lives and other therapeutic processes and healthy habits that promote well-being. Developing the skills of living mindfully empowers you and/or your clients to develop long-term traits that allow them to integrate them into daily life in a practical and sustainable way. 

About the Trainers

John Bruna

Mary Mike Haley

John Bruna is the co-founder of the Mindful Life Program™ and of Mindfulness in Recovery®. John has been in continuous recovery since 1984, had successful careers in addiction treatment and as an educator prior to spending over six years as an ordained Buddhist monastic. Drawing from his extensive training and personal experiences over three decades, John has become a leading voice in the field of mindfulness, authoring The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness and The Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery, as well as presenting at TEDx and conferences throughout the country. John is for his warmth, humor, and ability to make teachings practical and accessible. 

John will be presenting at the A Way Out Symposium in September and at NCAD West in October. 

Mary Michael Haley, MA, LAC, RPT, CSAT – Mary Mike is the clinical director of Aspire Recovery for Women. She has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for over twenty years, specializing in family issues, addiction counseling, and post-traumatic stress. For Fourteen years Mary Mike was a senior lecturer of Sociology at Western State Colorado University. She is also the co-founder of Living Journeys, a non-profit organization helping individuals and families living with cancer in the Gunnison Valley.

Mary Mike will be presenting at Compassion Fest in August. 

Training Outcomes:

  • 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
  • Clarify the difference between practices that develop a trait and those that produce a state
  • Identify strategies to effectively use mindfulness to integrate other evidence-based therapeutic modalities into a client’s treatment plan.



September 13, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT


Mindful Life Program
Aspire Recovery for Women


Third Street Center
520 S. Third Street
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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