Testimonials 

 

Feedback is important.  Here are what some of our clients have said about the quality of our teaching and engagement.

  Following the successful implementation of the transformational eight week mindfulness program in the UK Parliament, I’m excited Openground is bringing this program to organisations and government in Australia. I have great confidence in Openground and its teachers to uphold the integrity of this program. We have found that these programs can only be taught well by professional mindfulness teachers with significant depth of personal mindfulness practice and training – a foundational principle we share with Openground. They too endorse the criteria for mindfulness trainers laid out in the international Good Practice Guidelines for teaching mindfulness. Knowing the quality of work of Openground, as I have for the last 6 years, I look forward to following the successful unfolding of this program in Australia.

Professor Mark Williams, Oxford University, founder of MBCT and Peace in a Frantic World program


  I have known Timothea for many years now. Her trainings are real pleasure to attend. She is able to convey complex insights about mindfulness in a simple and highly accessible fashion, and in my view is one of the leading trainers and facilitators in this area. I have found her trainings to be extremely valuable in both my work and personal life, and I have no hesitation at all in highly recommending her work to you.

Dr Anthony Grant Director, Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney


  I’d like to say that Libba practices what she preaches. Though, because of her practice, preaching is redundant. What a relief! I’ve seen this in her sessions. Her practice is part of her delivery, and the effect this has on even the most ‘executive’, is of profound value. In an industry where 'mindfulness’ is in danger of becoming a commodity - Libba Granger is the real deal.

Dr K Huth, Org Psych Executive Coach


  Timothea ran a two day workshop for forty clients and ten staff of Anglicare in Burnie Tasmania on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and left an indelible and profound impression. Her approach to teaching mindfulness was conducted very mindfully so not only was information conveyed, it was also modelled. Timothea was extremely sensitive, paced the seminar according to the needs of the group and balanced the need for understanding with practical mindfulness exercises. Tim was patient and related in a sensitive and caring way and shared from her own life experience which helped participants to connect with her. She is able to tailor solutions to deliver mindfulness programs that match the needs of clients with an arsenal of resources and strategies. We would have Timothea back in a heartbeat.

John Clark, Education Manager, Anglicare Tasmania


  LIbba’s delivery of the message of mindfulness is done in a completely gentle and non-judgemental way. Her life experience as a parent in a modern day busy family, psychotherapist and having worked in the law and litigation for many years enables her to value add to the understanding of the pressures of our daily lives. One of her real gifts is compartmentalising the issues that are the melting pot of our thoughts and emotions. It seems to come very naturally to her. The course itself requires considerable openness and so for me the fact that it was done with natural humour and good grace made it so much easier. I cannot recommend Libba and the course strongly enough. A game changer.

Gary Green, Partner, Pikes & Verekers Lawyers, Sydney, Australia


 


 

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