About Renewal Lodge

“Love, Service, Excellence”

An Effective, Short-term Approach

While studies may suggest that more time in treatment often has better outcomes, not everyone can leave their life behind to enroll in a 90-day or more residential program. Through years of experience, however, our founder knew that it was possible to achieve the same success in a shorter time using a personalized approach and the right blend of therapies. Burning Tree Renewal Lodge was created as a place where this method of care could be put into practice. If you are seeking a recovery experience with a short-term timeline, particularly if you are not in a place in your life where longer residential treatment is a possibility, Renewal Lodge might be right for you.

Chance Lippert, LCDCI
"Renewal Lodge supports a message of compassion, caring, and support that is seen for our clients and staff."

~ Chance Lippert, LCDCI, Mindfulness in Recovery Certified Facilitator

What Makes Us Different

What sets Renewal Lodge apart from other treatment programs is an integrated treatment approach combining evidenced-based mindfulness and 12 step modalities. Both practices are implemented into Renewal Lodge programming to allow clients the opportunity to explore and develop highly effective actions supportive of quality, long-term recovery.

Discover the Renewal Lodge Experience

Dear Renewal Lodge Visitors,

My name is John Bruna, co-founder of the Mindfulness in Recovery® Institute, and more importantly, a grateful member of the recovery community. I am incredibly fortunate to have found my recovery in 1984. Of course, I did not achieve continuous recovery through willpower or my own efforts, but through the guidance and caring support of countless others that selflessly taught me how to live through the 12 Steps.

My journey of recovery brought this once homeless, shame-based, traumatized, insecure young man to a life far beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I discovered self-worth, the joy of helping others, the gifts of parenting and grandparenting, and most importantly the ability to live a meaningful and purposeful life with integrity.

One of the greatest gifts of recovery is that I have the opportunity to give back and help others discover their self-worth, dignity, and the skills to fully live lives that they find truly meaningful. This is the inspiration for developing the skills of Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) to meet the needs of new generations struggling with alcohol and other substance use disorders. MIR is a set of evidence-based skills designed to help people fully integrate their tools of recovery in ways that are personalized, practical, and in alignment with their deepest values.

While we train counselors and therapists throughout the United States and abroad, I personally have chosen to work directly with the amazing team and clients at Renewal Lodge to develop the model MIR 12-step program for the nation. I choose Renewal Lodge because of the vision of its mission and the dedication of its team. Renewal Lodge is an extremely rare environment in which the staff embodies the very mindfulness and 12-step practices and skills they offer their clients. The results have been beyond my expectations. It is an honor to be here and I treasure my personal time with every client I meet.

With Gratitude,

John Bruna
John Bruna
Director of Mindfulness
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