Our mindfulness programs are run throughout the year. Please call our friendly receptionist for further information on the times and how to enrol.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR)
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program was design by Dr Jon Kabat Zinn and Dr Saki Santorelli at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. It has been scientifically proven to help with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and a variety of other ills of modern day life. People also often enrol in an MBSR course to discover a new direction in their life, or to come to terms with the loss and change our lives inevitably involve.
Participants in the program learn various mindfulness meditation and movement skills.
The programme consists of eight weekly group sessions led by a facilitator, CD’s of guided meditations, and specific exercises for home practise and study. There is also a day long retreat around week 5 or 6 of the course.
“MBSR has changed my life. It has reminded me of my passion for yoga, introduced me
to meditation (which I’ve always thought would be impossible for a person like me).
I’m much more connected with my body and myself in a way I haven’t been before. Now I see life as just moments. Present moments are all we have. And that we are the authors
of our own story, of which we are solely responsible for. It has definitely started a
new chapter in my life. It brought me much more than I was looking for.” – Luciana, past MBSR participant.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
The program was developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale. The MBCT programme was designed specifically to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and has shown to be highly effective for anxiety, stress and a variety of other conditions as well.
The program helps people identify their thinking habits and chart awareness around working with negative thoughts and emotions. For more information about this program, see the MBCT website
Mindfulness-Based Functional Therapy (MBFT) for Chronic Back Pain
The Mindfulness Based Functional Therapy program was developed by Rob Schutze and other Curtin University researchers to treat chronic back pain. The program targets physical and emotional functioning using movement retraining exercises and meditation exercises that build present-focused, non-judgmental awareness.
Mindfulness-Based Childbirth Education
Mindfulness- based Childbirth Education (MBCE) was developed by Dr Jean Byrne, Yvonne Hauck and Colleen Fisher. The programme was designed specifically to help first time mothers and their birth support person to increase mental health resilience and as a way of preventing post-natal depression, maternal dissatisfaction with labour and maternal stress, which is linked to a range of negative child development outcomes.