Mindfulness In Recovery® Institute
Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) Programs
Training for Treatment Providers and Mental Health Professionals
Welcome to the Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) Institute. We appreciate your time and want to thank you for the good work you do helping others find their recovery. We know how challenging and rewarding it is and hope we can help you continue to help others in sustainable and meaningful ways.
MIR is an integrated approach that focuses on developing the mindfulness skills that increase your client’s ability to put into practice the therapeutic tools you offer them, empowering them to more effectively live a healthy, self-directed life in alignment with their deepest values and flourish in their recovery.
We train, counselors, therapists, and substance use disorder treatment professionals to practice and implement MIR practices and skills into their own lives as well as with their clients. It is clear that professionals with direct experience of these mindfulness practices are significantly more effective in helping their clients integrate them into their recovery program.
We offer comprehensive programs for treatment centers, mental health providers, and individual professionals. We have online and in-person trainings, including a certification program, and ongoing support and resources.
Learn about Our Programs and the Impact MIR has at Renewal Lodge
On January 20th, we hosted a virtual open house with special guest, Peter Piraino, CEO of Burning Tree. In the video you will learn about our Institute, the different approach of MIR, trainings and resources, our new MIR provider program and the direct experience that Peter shares having MIR at Renewal Lodge.
About Mindfulness In Recovery®
Mindfulness In Recovery® (MIR) is a client-centered, strength-based, practical, and comprehensive mindfulness program designed specifically for recovery. It incorporates the most used evidence-based therapeutic modalities – MI, CBT, DBT, ACT, and 12-Step Approach with mindfulness skills.
MIR supports all recovery pathways using an individualized, mindfulness curriculum that empowers the client to integrate it with their personal values, cultural background, and spiritual beliefs. Using the language of recovery in the curriculum to build connections to recovery communities and literature, the MIR principles and practices can be integrated seamlessly with your current treatment modalities providing clients with the skills to put the therapeutic tools you are offering them into practice.
Many mindfulness programs focus on learning mindfulness techniques and exercises that can offer clients tools to become more present, reduce 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 are practical, universal, and based on 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.
“Mindfulness is much more than present moment awareness; mindfulness includes and facilitates the cultivation of concentration, wisdom, and the ability to make healthy choices that foster genuine happiness and a meaningful life.”
John Bruna, co-founder of Mindfulness In Recovery®