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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Courses - Wollongong

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an eight-week foundational mindfulness training happening in Wollongong 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 100 page course book

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 Wollongong courses fill up quickly.

Discounts if you need a hand


See below some payment options. (If you have access to assets, savings, shares, or property, can we ask you pay as much as you can, to support our mission.) Thanks! 

  1. $250 - Financially stretched
    I’ve got serious financial constraints but eager to participate.
  2. $495 – I’m managing but could do with a hand
    I am doing OK but need some support.
  3.  $695 – I can afford to pay the full fee
    I’ve some financial resources and am able to pay the full fee.

Please complete this questionnaire today if you need a serious discount and we will be in touch soon

Where can I do MBSR courses in Wollongong

Woonona

Woonona Medical Practice: 44 Hopetoun Street, Woonona NSW 2517

Meet our Wollongong Mindfulness Teacher

Dr Adele Stewart

Dr Adele Stewart - mindfulness (MBSR) teacher, WollongongDr Adele Stewart MBBS FRACGP has been a GP for about 30 years in the Illawarra. Adele is registered to provide focussed psychological strategies and practices in a trauma informed framework. She is trained in Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapy under Dr Russ Harris, Internal Family Systems therapy at the IFS institute, Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT) under Bruno Cayoun and Explain Pain with NOI. She did her first 10 day silent meditation retreat in 1987 and in the last 15 years or so has done yearly week long silent retreats and has been increasingly absorbed in yoga, qigong and mindfulness meditation practices. She offers a down to earth, engaging and compassionate attitude to teaching mindfulness. Adele is a certified MBSR teacher and trained MSC (Mindful Self Compassion) teacher. She finds these mindfulness courses as both a participant and teacher increase the meaning and richness of daily life as well as building a wonderful sense of connection. See her website Mindfulness & Pain Explained with Dr Adele Stewart for loads of free resources on mindfulness, self compassion and chronic pain, especially chronic pelvic pain.

 

Why learn with Openground?

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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! Contact Caroline at [email protected] if you would like a discount or to go on a payment plan.

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