Why Openground?


Less hype.  More traction.  

There has been a rapid proliferation of different mindfulness-based offerings in Australia as mindfulness practice emerges as a highly beneficial process for improving well-being, engagement and effectiveness.  

For over a decade, Openground has been offering quality, competitive and flexible mindfulness interventions drawing on an experienced team of teachers across Australia. We can address all levels of training needs in business and government - from frontline workers to executives and leaders. 

Our training programs are renowned for being inspiring, accessible and effective as -

  they are grounded in both the science and the wisdom traditions that underpin this work;

   we empower people to do enough practice to actually make a difference; and

   all our teachers have in-depth training and abide by the International Good Practice standards.  They embody mindfulness practice as a central pillar of teaching, rather than just being able to talk about it.

Openground's work is built around a well-researched core of interventions (springing from the US, UK and Europe) which have developed over the past 30 years and we have strong links to world leaders in the field.  We highly value the science of mindfulness but understand that however exciting and motivating the science can be, it is the practice that makes the difference - to the person and the organisation.  We understand a lot about helping people transform their unhelpful cognitive, emotional and behavioural patterns by co-creating the optimal conditions for people to explore, learn and grow.


What we offer

We would be delighted to collaborate with you in designing something that doesn't just tick the boxes but actually meets your needs and are happy to provide a detailed proposal.





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