Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 Week Course

Term 2 commences Saturday 9 May 2020
Mona Vale on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Cost and registration
Enhancing emotional calm


Increase your capacity to shift from stressful states of body and mind into feeling calmer and more at ease.

Develop your ability to recognise, befriend and digest difficult emotions.

Experiencing increased focus and vitality


Bring greater focus and concentration to all your daily activities, learn to recognise when and how to pause, relax and recharge.

Understand ways to bring more joy and happiness into your life.

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Consciously respond to life skillfully and creatively rather that reacting out of habitual patterns – even in challenging situations.

Live more in the present and engage with what is important and meaningful for you, right now.
Connecting with yourself and others


Cultivate an honest, friendly and caring relationship towards yourself.

Explore and nourish your authentic qualities of kindness and compassion so that even in stressful situations you’re able to respond and act in a way that is skillful and beneficial to yourself and others.
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is a practical, user-friendly and evidence-based course

First developed in 1979 by Emeritus Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The MBSR course has 39 years of research behind it and is globally recognised as being at the forefront of body/mind approaches to wellbeing, personal development and transformation.

On the 19 Feb 2019, Catalyst ABC TV +iview screened the “The Mindfulness Experiment”, a documentary showing the positive outcomes of 4 participants attending an MBSR course. The documentary shows how the participants were struggling with a variety of challenges including chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and bereavement. After completing the course participants talk about their improved physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The program also shows the scientific evidence supporting their positive changes. Click here to view the “The Mindfulness Experiment”.

In the course you will also be learning:

• the basic neuroscience and psychological underpinnings of mindfulness
• the physiology and psychology of stress and ease
• how to be with thoughts and emotions that arise while practicing mindfulness
• how to build your own regular mindfulness practice

The course consists of:

• 8 x weekly 2.5 hour classes
• One-day Mindfulness Program
• 110 page course manual
• Audio tracks of all the practices for your daily home practice
• Individual support from your teacher

Term 2

Date: Saturday 9 May to 27 June 2020
Time: 2 pm to 4.30 pm
Venue: Yoga and Health Collective, Suite 36-38, 12-14 Waratah St, Mona Vale
All Day Mindfulness Program: Sunday 14 June, 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
Further inquiries, cost and registration