Awake in this moment
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
Are you stressed and can’t find any way to beat that sinking or churning feeling that you have inside?
If we let unwanted stress go on for too long it strips us of our life force, our energy… even our dreams.
There is a really effective way to deal with stress.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is the original group mindfulness experience where you’re giving mindfulness not just your passing interest, but a real chance to bring kind-hearted attention into everyday life, to cope better with stress, feel better and live the life that you want.
The stress-busting, habit-forming Group MBSR Course now $555 (Earlybird $505)
Includes 27 hours of direct course time, eight 2 1/2 hour group sessions and a one day mindfulness retreat filled with rejuvenating practices for mind body and spirit including led restorative and yin yoga. We also offer great price reductions for full-time students, for those with a health or seniors card, or current mental health care plan. Get in touch today to find out more!
Do you really need a 27 hour mindfulness course to get a handle on stress?
Neuroscience researchers suggest that mental stress often involves long term habits of mind, maybe stretching back a lifetime! Are these going to change in a jiffy? You may feel some ease straight away but long lasting change comes with application – just like when we go to the gym for the first time.
Ready to register for MBSR?
When considering MBSR mindfulness – even in a busy lifestyle – ask yourself how important is my health, happiness and peace of mind?
MBSR is a comprehensive highly experiential immersion in mindfulness. That’s why we feel that you need eight weeks and 27 hours of learning, trying it out and best of all – finding out you’re ‘doing’ mindfulness without even thinking about it!
Gold standard research suggests that it takes this long to change stressful mental habits like over-thinking, worry and negativity, and to replace them with positive calming ones like clarity, peace of mind, acceptance, focus, creativity – all mind states that come when we take the time to make mindfulness a well-being habit.
The Brisbane MBSR course is facilitated by an internationally-accredited mindfulness teacher.
Alison Keane is one of a small number of Australian mindfulness teachers accredited to facilitate MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine Healthcare and Society. The CFM is actively involved in establishing global teaching standards in mindfulness. Alison is also a clinical psychotherapist and senior hatha yoga teacher (Yoga Australia). When you really immerse yourself in mindfulness it can get really fascinating. It’s important to have someone alongside you letting you know that you’re really doing okay and giving you heaps of support and encouragement.
Upcoming MBSR Course Dates:
Bookings close: Oct 5
Earlybird Price: valid until Aug 12
- Session 1: October 7
- Session 2: October 14
- Session 3: October 21
- Session 4: October 28
- Session 5: November 4
- Session 6: November 11
- Full Day: November 17
- Session 7: November 18
- Session 8: November 25
Bookings close: January 25
Earlybird Price: valid until December 2
- Session 1: January 27
- Session 2: February 3
- Session 3: February 10
- Session 4: February 17
- Session 5: February 24
- Session 6: March 2
- Full Day: March 8
- Session 7: March 9
- Session 8: March 16
Bookings close: April 25
Earlybird Price: valid until March 2
- Session 1: April 27
- Session 2: May 4
- Session 3: May 11
- Session 4: May 18
- Session 5: May 25
- Session 6: June 1
- Full Day: June 7
- Session 7: June 8
- Session 8: June 15
Helpful things to know about the Brisbane MBSR Course:
How is the MBSR different from other mindfulness courses?
While some mindfulness courses make a lot of promises about the benefits of mindfulness, the positive participant outcomes of MBSR are based on solid empirical research spanning more than four decades.These include the ability to cope more effectively with stress, an increased ability to relax, more positivity and heightened energy levels.
It’s longer and more comprehensive than many other courses.
MBSR is an eight week educational course, with nine sessions in total and a one day mindfulness retreat – 27 hours of direct hands on training and support with an experienced mindfulness practitioner and teacher.Why eight weeks? Research suggests that it takes this long to change stressful mental habits like worry or negativity and to learn a positive calming ones like mindfulness and selfcompassion.
The Brisbane MBSR course is facilitated by an experienced mindfulness teacher who has been facilitating MBSR in Queensland since 2007.
What happens in an MBSR course?
Do you need to have experience in meditation or be good at yoga?
Is there any support once I have completed an MBSR course?
What time is MBSR and where does it happen?
6pm Mondays at 24 Elouera Rd Ashgrove. The MBSR One Day Mindfulness Retreat, an integral part of the course curriculum, is held on Saturdays or Sundays and presently happens at the Mt Glorious community hall and nearby rainforest and village green. (Mt Glorious is about 40 minutes drive north west of Brisbane).
What happens once I register for MBSR
The MBSR course may not be suitable if you are experiencing severe anxiety or depression. If in doubt consult your doctor or health care provider.
What if I can’t get along to an evening MBSR course?
MBSR has been brilliant. I feel great! I now have the tools to deal with stress when it arises. I’m so proud of myself for doing it, and I believe that mindfulness has, and will continue to change my life
Mindful wellbeing for everyone
Our goal is to keep the group MBSR Course accessible to everyone who can benefit. Health care card-holders, Seniors, those with a Mental Health Care Plan, full-time students and those experiencing financial hardship are welcome to get in contact with Alison to discuss a discount or payment plan.