Dr. Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John M.A (hon.doc) is the award-winning author of 8 books, including Eight Step Recovery, Using The Buddha’s teachings to overcome Addiction, and there are 8 step recovery meetings in several continents. And she is the author of Detox Your Heart – Meditations for Emotional Trauma. In 2005 she co-founded the eight weeks course Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery MBAR. This is either a 4 weeks intensive course online or two hours a week for 8 weeks in-person course, for anybody wanting to enhance their recovery. And also there is a train the trainer component for those who would like to be facilitators of this course. Mason-John works as an inspirational public speaker on the field of Mindfulness Approaches for addiction and is a master trainer in conflict transformation and leadership skills. She is also an accredited Mindfulness Teacher, and Life Coach, and is She is delighted to be accredited as a Recovery Coach, as taught by Cali Estes, and hopes to contribute to the great work that the Academy offers.