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Mindfulness Courses - Brisbane

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

What is the MBSR Course?

Openground’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course is a practical and engaging training program equipping you with tools for responding to stress more effectively and cultivating greater balance, wellbeing and ease.

In signing up for the course, you will engage in:

  • a one-on-one phone session with your teacher
  • 8 weekly classes for 2.5 hours, plus a day’s silent retreat
  • yoga, movement and embodiment trainings
  • tools for identifying and changing habits of mind and body
  • presentations on relevant theory and group discussions
  • one-on-one support, feedback and tailored practice options from your teacher
  • scientific research on mindfulness
  • establishing your own daily practice

Is it for me?

This secular program, informed by insights drawn from eastern and western science, psychology and philosophy is open to all and highly accessible. You don’t have to believe in anything to practice mindfulness. Just come and give it a try!

What will I take away from investing in this program?

An investment in this program, both financial and more importantly, in terms of your own time and attention, will equip you with integrated skills for taking a stand in your own life; for living with greater clarity, resilience, integrity and focus.

 When it comes to meditation and mindfulness, The MBSR Course has one of the largest bodies of evidence-based research behind it: over 40 years of studies detailing some of the following outcomes:

  • increased capacity to manage stress and respond to physical, mental or emotional challenges
  • increase in overall wellbeing, steadiness and contentment
  • decrease in actual stress symptoms and in reactivity
  • flexibility in both mind and body
  • emotional healing and regulation
  • increased energy and efficacy in life and in daily tasks
  • health benefits including immune system function, cell repair and digestion
  • improved problem-solving, motivation and concentration

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 Brisbane?


Soul Space: 23 Parker Street Newmarket, 4051

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Meet our Brisbane Mindfulness Teacher

Mary McIntyre

B.A​ ​.(Bus), Dip. Couns, Cert Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work, Cert IV Architecture, MA​CA II

mary mcintyre copyMary has practised meditation since 1988, primarily in the Insight tradition and later in other lineages. She came to appreciate firsthand the clinical application of mindfulness meditation for anxiety, pain and stress and has facilitated  Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction groups since 2011. She is a certified teacher with MTI, Mindfulness Training Institute - Australia New Zealand . Mary is passionate about how we can achieve optimal inner and outer health through body-mind practices. She works as a counsellor / somatic psychotherapist in Brisbane and supports trainee mindfulness teachers in honing their craft.

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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