Revitalise my MBSR - one day workshop

Sydney 25th September, 2016

with Timothea Goddard

Refresh - Revitalize - Rejuvenate - Invigorate - Enliven


It is hard to verbalise the surprisingly profound impact this experience (so much more than a course) has had on me. It has been so complete—spiritually, emotionally, professionally and intellectually.

Patrick 2016


Patrick's experience is a common one when people come to MBSR.

 However MBSR offers a rich and complex range of teachings and perhaps  the course should be eight years long, not eight weeks!

This Revitalise my MBSR workshop has been designed to reconnect us with the liberating aspects of the program with different focuses being offered from time to time.  This coming Sunday the focus will be on understanding the rationale of the practice and working with unruly emotions to help us feel more confident about how to apply our practice in everyday life.

It differs from the Day of Mindfulness as the day will not be in silence and there will be opportunity to discuss and explore specific challenges in life, and how to draw on the practice to meet those challenges. The group will have a maximum of 16 people.

Just like in the MBSR course we will use practice, discussion, poems, didactic teaching and all the marvellous moments that arise when a group of people gather to commune whole-heartedly - to reconnect with the rationale and the precious transformational experience of practicing mindfulness together.

Register here

Course locations

Please either select a location from the dropdown or enter a location in the field to see if we have a course available.

Mondays 6.30pm - 9:00pm
The Buddhist Library
90 Church Street, Camperdown
Bondi Junction (Night)
Tuesdays 6.30pm - 9:00pm
Loft and Earth
70 Bronte Rd, Bondi Junction
Bondi Junction (Day)
Wednesday 10:00am - 12:30pm
Loft and Earth
70 Bronte Rd, Bondi Junction
Thursdays 6.30pm - 9:00pm
139 Artarmon Rd, Artarmon
Northern Beaches
Mondays 6.30pm - 9:00pm
Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club
Surfview Road, Mona Vale
Armadale (Day)
Tuesdays 10.00am - 12:30pm
Chi Flow Yoga  
Suite 3A 727 High St, Armadale
Moonee Ponds (Night)
Wednesdays 6.30pm - 9:00pm
Moonee Ponds Mind Body Health
23 Gladstone St, Moonee Ponds
Hawthorn (Night)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Melbourne Centre for Mindfulness
16 Trinity Place, East Melbourne

What will you be learning in the course?


Focus and presence

Cultivate more concentration and capacity to be in the moment with what matters to you most, here and now.

The practice helps interrupt endless rehearsing the future and rehashing the past and to arrive in the moment, again and again.

Savour your precious life.
Stop procrastinating.
Become present with loved ones and your work


Emotional calming

Reduce reactivity, learn to befriend your emotions and to express them in ways that set clear and caring boundaries.

The practice helps to digest difficult emotions and cultivate more positive states including calm, interest, warmth, vitality and compassion

Dissolve anxiety and irritation.
Find more peace and ease.
Understand the process of your own mind


Clarity and wisdom

See your patterns and values with more clarity so that your actions can be more beneficial to yourself and others

The practice helps to grow confidence in building new habits and more choice in responding to challenges

Be curious.
Recognise your situation.
Act with courage.

I haven't done MBSR. Can I still come?

The workshop will assume some experience of mindfulness over time and is not for complete beginners to the practice.  Eight week courses like MBSR, MBCT or MiCBT would be good preparation.

However if you have practiced consistently over some or have attended silent mindfulness meditation retreats this would also equip you in coming along.

Some themes we might offer - tell us what you would like!

We are interested in offering specific themes in these day-long workshops.  Some ideas are:

  • Revisting the rationale of the practice: theory and experience
  • Boundaries in relationships
  • Freeing up the breath through movement and awareness
  • Thoughts: the stories we tell ourselves
  • Using journaling in practice
  • Stepping out of the technology trap
  • Exploring impermanence
  • Compassionate living
  • Ageing 
  • Living well with pain and illness

We would love to have your input on what you would like. Do email Timwith your ideas.


What People Are Saying

I gained a lot from this course! I would definitely recommend it to friends and already have. I hadn’t been feeling ‘myself’ at the start of the course, and hadn’t been for almost a year. I had long term RSI which has gotten better in the 8 weeks – not 100% yet, but better than 6-8 months of physio beforehand! I feel myself again, and friends and work colleagues have noticed I seem happier, less stressed and I feel able to cope with stresses easier.

Tracey, 2017

Inner strength, confidence through knowing myself better, a more positive view of my future knowing that all I need is to turn into my pain and remember it will pass

Anna, 2016

It has definitely changed relationships in my life. Also it has helped me deal with confrontation a lot better. It has helped me become a lot more task focussed and given me the skill to see where my mind often wanders and why it goes to certain places. Loved the course and would recommend it to everyone.

Lacee, 2015

The course has made me feel a lot calmer in a busy life. It has reminded me to stop and smell the roses. It has taught me that awareness – is just that – not complicated! That meditation is not about stopping all thoughts but acknowledging them and letting them pass and then focussing back on the here and now.

Lisa 2016

It is hard to verbalise the surprisingly profound impact this experience (so much more than a course) has had on me. It has been so complete—spiritually, emotionally, professionally and intellectually.

Patrick 2016