Maleny QLD 4552

ABN 77596737339

Certified Mindfulness Teacher

Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Mobile: 0401 624 757

email: astrid@openground.com.au

  • Facebook Social Icon

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

8-week Course

As featured on ABC Catalyst recently, and now on ABC iView...

The next MBSR course will start on Monday 14th October 2019 at Buderim

 

 

 

This course, originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, is THE original mindfulness course that has been changing people's lives all over the world and exciting science in the process. Nearly four decades of scientific research has found the way mindfulness is taught in this course to be highly effective in helping people get the full benefits that are possible from practicing mindfulness.

The Mindfulness Experiment
MBSR on ABC Catalyst iView.jpg

ABC Catalyst recently followed a group of 15 people doing the MBSR course. You can watch their inspiring journey on ABC iView (Click on the image to watch).

What will you learn?

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course brings the principles of mindfulness into everyday life by teaching specific skills and practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.

The wide range of benefits people report from doing this course tend to fall into three categories:

  • More emotional balance: being less reactive, managing emotions more easily; being more in touch with emotions and feeling more comfortable with them; able to utilize the signals that emotions give you. People struggling with anxiety, depression, stress and stress related health issues report a lot of benefits from doing the course. 

  • Increased focus and presence: being present for your life, your loved ones, your work, instead of living on autopilot, lost in over-thinking. Being able to appreciate the simple pleasures of everyday life, not letting life pass you by. Feeling less overwhelmed by a busy job and being able to function more effectively.

  • More clarity and better choices: being more in touch with the real You, your values, and what matters to you most. Being able to make wiser, more conscious choices in interactions with others, at work and around self-care.

 

What does the course consist of?

The course consists of 8 weekly sessions of 2.5 hr, a one day retreat, an inspiring and easy to read 100+ pages course book, access to a range of guided mindfulness meditation practices, emails with additional information, individual support where needed - and your commitment to creating a happier life for yourself, by practicing mindfulness meditation every day!

Weekly sessions offer a supportive, safe and stimulating environment, and are a combination of guided mindfulness practices, psycho-education, group discussions and exercises. 

Cost: flexible payment options!

 

To make the decision to register for the course easier we've introduced a flexible payment policy.

You can register now with just a deposit of $50, and secure your place. You then come to the first session, where you will get a taste of the course, receive all the course materials, and meet the facilitator and the other people interested in doing the course.  You then have until the second session to try out the mindfulness practices and read some of the course book, and decide if you want to continue with the whole course. 

When you do continue with the whole course, you will receive an invoice for the remainder of the course fee which you can pay off either in one lump sum or in weekly or fortnightly installments.

The full fee for the course is $425 / $350 concession.

Further discounts are possible for those experiencing financial hardship - just contact us to discuss! We really want to keep this course accessible to anyone who could benefit.