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Valarie Mason-John

Valarie Mason-JohnValerie Mason-John (aka Queenie) is an award winning author of seven books and several plays. She is ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Community. She pioneered Recovery Mondays in the city of Vancouver and regularly leads retreats for the 12 step community and other recovery communities in Canada. She also delivers the MBRP for Addiction course in Canada, designed by Dr Paramabandhu Groves.


She has been in Recovery from Bulimia/Anorexia Nervosa for 15 years – and has lived a clean and sober life since 2002. She recovered in the rooms of meditation and has worked the 12 step program diligently and sponsored many people in this tradition. She brings her professional experience as a master trainer, combined with her mindfulness practice and experience of being in a 12 step program to create the conditions to help people recover from addictions and compulsive behaviours. She is known as the Bully Doctor and is a master trainer and life coach in the field of addiction, conflict transformation, restorative justice and leadership skills. She offers her recovery.


Her book, Detox Your Heart: Working with Anger, Fear and Hatred, was reproduced as an e-publication and e-course in 2013.


She is the co-author of Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction.

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