Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (8 Weeks/9 Sessions)

This 8 weeks program is foundational to establishing and maintaining a regular daily practice that guides you through a personal investigation of how to maintain your wellbeing.

Becoming aware and naming the stress in our busy life, and then investigating it with awareness and acceptance, which is mindfulness, creates a path of understanding that is liberating. Stress is part of the human condition but depending on intention, attention and attitude it can be alleviated.

The program guides participants to discover for themselves the effects of mindfulness on their mind-body, and gain insight into the causes of their stress and its release. Waking up to life and to what it means to live fully, is based on self-discovery and a willingness to observe and to be present to each experience with acceptance as it unfolds in the present moment. Change itself and awareness of the relationship to these changes in mind, body and feelings are integral to this way of being. Find out more here: Six things to expect during an MBSR

Program structure:

  • Orientation session – individual Skype interview based on the Information Form
  • 8 sessions @21/2hrs each, once per week
  • 1 session – Guided Silent Practice – 9.30am – 4.30pm

A commitment to attendance at all sessions and to weekly practice for the duration of the program is encouraged and supported

  • Program dates:  October 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Nov 23 (Full day), 28, Dec 5
  • Day and time: Thursdays 6.00 – 8.30pm
  • Venue: Brighton Uniting Church 443 Brighton Rd Brighton 5048
  • Cost: $695

Please REGISTER here: Registration

Find out more about the MBSR program on the ABC Catalyst program aired on Feb 19 2019 through IView  The Mindfulness Experiment

The team from Catalyst at ABC Science filmed a wonderful group of people on their 8 week MBSR journey last year with Openground’s director, Timothea Goddard and while they learnt how to meditate, they were scanned and questioned and tested by a gaggle of scientists! The results are very interesting.