Mindfulness courses

Come and experience the “real McCoy” of down-to-earth, accessible and transformative mindfulness courses with Openground.

We offer foundational training to get you started, ongoing practice groups and advanced graduate courses to help sustain and develop your skills.

Foundational Courses

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction brings the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life by teaching specific skills and practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Getting unstuck from depression and anxiety

MBCT is an adaptation of MBSR and focuses on specific patterns of negative thinking that people with depression and anxiety are vulnerable to. With help from the teacher, the group and the mindfulness training, you will develop proactive ways of getting unstuck from old patterns of relating to yourself, your energy, work and other people.
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Positive Neuroplasticity Training

Building healthier, stronger, wiser minds

We are delighted to again host the renowned neuro-psychologist and long-time Buddhist practitioner Dr Rick Hanson to Australia in 2018. He will be offering his accessible and engaging experiential trainings for the general public, as well as presenting a the inaugural Australian Meditation conference.
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Graduate Courses

Living with Wisdom and Compassion

An eight-week program for deepening your mindfulness journey

This program will revitalise your mindfulness practice, stimulate your curiosity about your inner life and build skills and practices which can be transformative within yourself and in relationships with others.
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Mindfulness Practice Groups

Rest and renew in good company

It can be hard to keep up a regular mindfulness practice by yourself! There are different options available in different states.
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What People Are Saying

I have learnt a lot about myself through the MBSR course. Coming from a place of feeling very disconnected to myself, I now feel I am engaged and listening to what I need, which then has allowed me to handle what life has to offer in a positive way.

Anonymous, 2018

Since doing your course (Living with Wisdom and Compassion) my major transformation has been in my daily work as a family doctor. Instead of being the best doctor I can so that patients will admire me and appreciate me I am aware that I am regularly “putting myself in my patients shoes.” I want their lives to be better and their suffering to diminish. Whether that is through my doctoring or something not related to me is not relevant.

 

 

Ingrid (GP), 2018

Understanding mindfulness has changed my life.

 

 

Lee-Anne , 2018

It was great to be able to explore the strength of compassion, both internally and externally, through Living with Wisdom and Compassion. This course builds on what MBSR began. While it had its challenging moments, I came away from it feeling stress-relief thanks to my heart softening yet strengthening. And from the ability to see that even though we are all unique individuals, and we may express ourselves in wildly different ways, we all have the same needs. The better I can get at understanding those needs the more effective I can be in helping myself and others. I highly recommend this course to everyone.

Lisa, 2018

Bravo Ingrid Jolley and Openground! Thank you for your soothing and strengthening MBSR course. I’m feeling grounded, curious and hopeful about the future. I have the tools I need to lead an authentic, fulfilling life. 

 

Roz , 2018