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.

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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
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What will you be learning in the course?

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 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