The MBSR program helps participants develop life long mindfulness skills that will enhance their wellbeing, resilience and quality of life, even when facing stress, illness, injury, relationship issues, or simply the challenging demands of everyday life.


  • Reducing stress that may relate to work, health, relationships or finances
  • Experiencing greater balance in life and becoming more present
  • Responding to life events with greater clarity and ease
  • Wanting to develop a regular Mindfulness Meditation Practice

MBSR History & Benefits

The MBSR Program was first developed by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This program is now highly renowned and taught all around the world supporting people to learn mindfulness skills to effectively manage their stress. The Program has undergone extensive research over the past 35 years, which has revealed significant benefits, including:

  • Improved capacity to deal with stress
  • Increase sense of meaning and purpose in life
  • Greater sense of wellbeing and increase in energy
  • A sustained decrease in physical and psychological symptoms
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Improved levels of attention, concentration and creative problem solving
  • Increase sense of meaning and purpose in life

The MBSR Program Includes

  • 8 Weekly sessions of 2.5hrs
  • 1 Full day silent retreat
  • Carefully guided mindfulness meditation practices
  • 45 minutes of daily home practice to support the process of cultivating mindfulness
  • Facilitated discussion, group activities and brief lectures
  • Exploring patterns of thinking, feeling and action, and the process of transforming them
  • Mindfulness Yoga and Movement
  • Daily home assignments


  • A safe and supportive environment to explore, learn and develop mindfulness skills
  • Comprehensive course book
  • Audio with 20 meditation tracks for your personal daily practice
  • Encouraging emails throughout the course

Course Outline

Dates: Thursday 29th April – 17th June

Time: 6.30pm – 9pm

Location: Prana House – Level 1/885 High St Thornbury

Day of mindfulness: TBC Sunday 9.30 – 4pm

This course is being offered through Openground. You can register below.


WEEK 1: Recognising the present moment
WEEK 2: Perception and how we make sense of the world
WEEK 3: Practice, Practice, Practice
WEEK 4: Investigating stressful experiences
WEEK 5: Finding another place to stand
WEEK 6: Interpersonal Mindfulness
RETREAT: The Day of Mindfulness Retreat
WEEK 7: Applying mindfulness
WEEK 8: Making Mindfulness a part of your life

Pricing & Registration

Standard rate:

$695 Includes GST

As this course is run through Openground. Follow this link to register. Once you register you will be contacted by Ingrid to arrange a short phone call to chat about your motivations and intentions for the program. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions about the program.