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Mindfulness Course - Adelaide

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an eight-week foundational mindfulness training happening in Adelaide which is evidence-based, practical and empowering. As seen on Catalyst TV.

What is MBSR?

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the original evidence-based, user-friendly program that brings the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life by teaching specific skills and practices to help break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.

Openground is proud to be endorsed by Emeritus Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn – who developed MBSR at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 for people suffering chronic and acute stress, chronic pain and illness, and associated anxiety and depression.  As seen on ABC Catalyst TV.

What does it involve?

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an individual phone interview, and ongoing support from your teacher
  • a 2.5 hour class, over eight weeks, plus one full retreat day 

  • mindfulness meditation and body awareness training 

  • an exploration of your own patterns and how to transform them 

  • scientific rationale for the practice 

  • access to Openground audio app for practice and a 143 page course book

What are the benefits of learning mindfulness?

Supported by over four decades of rigorous, evidence-based research, the mindfulness training offered through this program is recognized for:

  • Enhancing mental and emotional well-being
  • Promoting a balanced nervous system
  • Boosting focus and concentration
  • Improving sleep quality and overall wellness
  • Reducing symptoms of negative thinking, fatigue, poor focus, muscle tension, and emotional sensitivity
  • Clarifying life goals, priorities, and personal purpose

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) can significantly aid in managing chronic pain and improving physical health beyond conventional treatments. Research indicates that participants in MBSR experience enhanced mental health, with reductions in anxiety, depression, and PTSD symptoms. Eight-week mindfulness programs also show benefits in cognitive and emotional domains, such as improving attention span and reducing repetitive thinking.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction helps you:

  • Redirect your focus away from anxiety cycles
  • Cultivate a calmer nervous system progressively
  • Navigate difficult emotions without overanalyzing or suppressing them
  • Gain insights into your mind's workings and intervene in limiting patterns
  • Confront fears and align actions with your values
  • Embrace the positives in your life
  • Embrace present moment awareness, enhancing mindfulness of your thought patterns. Soothe your nervous system and mind, learning to live more intentionally, reducing reactivity and negative self-talk. Understand the impacts of chronic stress, enhancing focus, productivity, and relationships.

What level of commitment is required?


To maximize the benefits of this course, wholehearted participation is essential. Just like training in sports or music, reaping the rewards of mindfulness necessitates regular practice and dedication. Enrolling in this course entails committing to daily mindfulness meditation home practice for 30 to 45 minutes six days a week (in addition to weekly classes and day-long retreats). Wholehearted dedication is the most effective path to discovering new potentials and fostering enduring changes from the core of your own life.

Come and see how this inspiring course can help you develop more mental, emotional, physical and psychological resilience and well-being.

Book early as our Adelaide courses fill up quickly.

Pricing and Scholarship places

  • Standard Rate $695
  • And we are delighted to offer discounted places for those who need  financial support to come along.  

If you have access to some financial security: through income, assets (savings, shares, property) and/or superannuation income we ask you to pay the full fee (or do a payment plan) as we need your support! 

If you are in financial need: unemployed, on a disability, have an illness, or are a student (with no support from parents) or have other financially stressful circumstances please be in touch to get a scholarship place.
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"I recommend anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of self, happiness, and life to experience this course. This can be truly life-changing."

Meet our Adelaide Mindfulness (MBSR) teacher

Cherise Vallet

Cherise began her personal practice of yoga and meditation around 20 years ago, during a time of great personal change and stress on all levels – mental, emotional, physical. The benefits that began to show up quickly convinced her that here is an approach available to anyone who can breath!

For the past 15 years, Cherise has been teaching yoga and meditation classes in the Adelaide and McLaren Vale regions, as well as in corporate settings around Australia.

Cherise is registered as a Senior Level teacher with Yoga Australia, and trained with the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia as a MBSR teacher. She has also attained a Graduate Diploma of Yoga Therapy, which has enabled her to bring the elements of yoga and mindfulness together to facilitate personal health and wellbeing goals with her individual clients.

Why learn with Openground

Timothea Goddard - Practice mindfulness with an experienced teacher

Personal attention and skilled teaching

Learning mindfulness with an experienced teacher can’t be compared with using an app. We take a genuine, personal approach and our highly trained and dedicated teachers go the extra mile to help you engage with your practice in ways that can bring real transformation.

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Evidence-based program

MBSR is an authentic, evidence-based program of mindfulness training, grounded in 39 years of research. Unlike many shorter mindfulness courses, which have no evidence of benefit, MBSR is globally recognised as the gold standard for mental and physical health in the field.

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Excellent value

Our immersive, eight-week courses include 28 hours of personal mindfulness training. Many short courses only give you a taste of mindfulness, and are actually more expensive than MBSR on an hourly rate basis. Our courses offer significant value, and we can also arrange serious discounts if you need a helping hand.

Mindfulness Course Discounts
Openground for all

We do like to offer discounts to Health Care card holders and others in genuine financial difficulty (eg for those with disability, unemployment, chronic pain, students with very little support from their parents, or other constricting circumstances). To keep the books balanced, we appreciate you paying the full fee if you can afford it! In some locations you can book in early to get a significant early bird rate.

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