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The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

MBSR is an 8-week group course which progressively teaches you meditation and mindfulness so that you can wind down unwanted stress in your life in healthy life-affirming way.

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 over and over in everyday life, to cope better with stress, have more energy and positivity and take care of yourself better.

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.

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 payment plan.

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How is the MBSR different from other mindfulness courses?

MBSR has been well-researched

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. 

Because MBSR runs for eight weeks and within this 27 hours of group contact time it is more comprehensive than short courses, promising much but due to the time constraints, delivering little.

In our MBSR Course you will receive training and support in session and between sessions from an internationally accredited mindfulness practitioner and teacher with extensive training in Australia and overseas (Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society). Learn more about Alison here

Why is eight weeks so important? Neuroscience suggests that with your determination and regular practice it takes this long to make a positive impact on stressful mental habits like worry, over-thinking or negativity and to learn positive new mental habits like mindfulness and self-compassion.  

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!

What happens in an MBSR course?
Throughout MBSR you will be consciously and systematically working with your own stress – and the challenges and demands of your everyday life. Sessions include lecture information about stress physiology and wellbeing, a variety of progressive mindfulness practices, some discussions and practices and exercises to do between sessions. Your teacher will create a safe and supportive environment for this work.
Do you need to have experience in meditation or be good at yoga?
No, it doesn’t matter if you have never tried meditation. Or even wonder whether you’ll be able to!  One of the foundations of mindfulness is having a ‘beginner’s mind’ – coming to each meditation as if it was your first! As our teacher is an experienced hatha yoga instructor there is some gentle mindful movement in MBSR. This includes learning to walk mindfully. Instruction is given thoughtfully and carefully to ensure everyone is safe and getting the most out of the experience.
Is there any support once I have completed an MBSR course?
The 8-week MBSR course provides the tools to begin your mindfulness journey.However you might also like some on-going support to help you keep things going. As an MBSR ‘graduate’ you will be able to arrange private one on one meetings with your MBSR teacher. Or, you might like to register to join one of our Brisbane or online MBSR on-going learning and support groups and forums when they happen.Living a mindful life, and the discoveries and awakening that come with this are further enriched by attending the regular MBSR Full Days or even doing the MBSR course again at some stage. In recognition of your commitment to a mindful life we provide a special ‘Past Participant Refresher’ price should you wish to engage in the full MBSR group course again.
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
Once you have completed registration you will be contacted by your teacher. This is a good opportunity to ask any questions that you might have and to discuss your reasons for doing Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (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?
We’d love to find another way for you to experience MBSR and the benefits of making mindfulness meditation a habit in your life. For people who cannot make the MBSR training in person or who would like a one-on-one experience, we also provide our MBSR training course in Brisbane or via Skype. Or we can tailor a private introductory mindfulness package regardless of whether you are just starting out on your mindfulness journey or already an experienced practitioner.

Upcoming MBSR Course Dates:

Sessions Held: 6pm Mondays
Location: 24 Elouera Rd Ashgrove
Bookings close: January 25
Earlybird Price: valid until December 2
Session Dates:
  • 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

To register for this course CLICK HERE

Sessions Held: 6pm Mondays
Location: 24 Elouera Rd Ashgrove
Bookings close: April 25
Earlybird Price: valid until March 2
Session Dates:
  • 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

To register for this course CLICK HERE

Client Comments:

MBSR helped me to improve my relationship with my spouse, with my kids, with family and friends, with colleagues, clients and staff but the improvement in my relationship with myself was the most important

Rav, MBSR July 2019

Whether new or already practising mindfulness meditation. I would highly recommend attending Alison’s MBSR Course for her expert insights and guidance.

Alison Lampe, MBSR July 2019

My sleep and general sense of well-being have improved significantly. I feel more ‘ready’ for the day and am much happier.

anon, 2019

I came to MBSR seeking a quick fix and have come away realising that mindfulness is a life journey….I now have the skills to start that journey Annette, QLD

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

Sarah, Brisbane