Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course is an 8 Week program with 2.5 hour weekly classes, a 7 hour retreat day, course book and access to audio recordings to support you in establishing a daily mindfulness practice.
MBSR is the gold standard in secular, meaning non-religious, mindfulness education and support. Founded by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in 1979, MBSR has been the catalyst for the proliferation of mindfulness programs, in their many different forms, across the western world.
During this 8-week mindfulness training, you will learn ways you to ride the waves of life in a more resilient and responsive way, opening up the possibility for you to choose how you respond, rather than react to life’s stressors at home, school, work and in the community.
During the classes you will learn practical ways for enhancing your awareness and managing the pressures of life. You will learn and practice mindfulness meditations including the body scan, mindful eating, mindful breathing, sitting and walking meditation and gentle mindful movement exercises. There will be some short lectures, exercises to explore and transform patterns of thinking and feeling, and time for questions and discussion.
In your first class, you will receive a 100 page detailed course book to assist you in your learning and online access to audio recordings of guided meditation instructions, to assist your home practice. Please bring course book to each class.
The course is structured to help you engage in daily home guided meditation practices which are central to experiencing the sense of peace, joy and resilience that the program can offer. The skills and knowledge you will be developing can only be learned through direct experience over time created through the practice.
This eight week course includes a 7 hour retreat day, a time for you to immerse fully in the practices and tranquility of the meditations learnt during the 8-weeks.
The teacher of your course, is available between sessions by phone or email to support you in practicing the skills learnt in your weekly MBSR classes.
We aim to make the benefits of attending the MBSR course available to anyone, no matter their personal circumstances, therefore if you are experiencing genuine financial hardship, please contact us. For those who can afford the fee, we ask that you pay the full course fee.
In W.A. we have recommenced offering the full Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course in-person. The venue allows for comfortable physical distancing and we have found that the depth of connection in an in-person course is far greater than what is possible online.
The full course fee is $585, however, we do not want to exclude anyone from taking this course, and encourage you to be in touch to discuss payment plans or reduced course fees if you are experiencing financial hardship.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for TEENS
(13 to 18 years)
MBSR-T is an engaging 8 Week course in living mindfully for teens. Incorporating educational activities and the practice of skills for bringing mindfulness into their everyday lives.
Assisting teens to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and improve emotional resilience, communication and their ability to cope with the ups and downs of being a teenager.
They’ll participate in group activities, meditations, mindful movement & more.
- 8 Weekly classes of 1.5 hours each
- Course booklet
- Access to audio recorded guided home practices
- $295 Per Person (50% Discount for the sibling of a full paying participant)
Mindfulness Based Parenting
Join us for this inspiring 8-week parenting program integrating two evidence based programs, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Circle of Security Parenting. Participation has the potential to bring more ease and peace into your relationships with your kids and yourself. Couples who attend receive a 10% discount.
Includes 27 hours of face to face teaching, retreat day, course book & App.
This course is offered in conjunction with Openground Mindfulness Training.