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Mindfulness Courses - Brisbane

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an eight-week foundational mindfulness training happening in Brisbane 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?

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 Brisbane courses fill up quickly.

Do be in touch if you need a discount.

Flexible Payment Options:

To make the decision to register for the Brisbane Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course easier, we've introduced a very flexible payment policy! You can register now with just a deposit of $100, come to the first session to get a taste of the course, receive all the course materials, and meet the facilitator and the other people interested in doing the course.  You then have until the second session to try out the mindfulness practices and read the course book, and decide if you want to continue with the course.  When you do continue, you will receive an invoice for the remainder of the course fee which you can pay off either in one lump sum or in weekly or fortnightly instalments. The full fee for the course is $585, and discounts are possible for those experiencing financial hardship.


Where can I do MBSR courses in Brisbane?


Soul Space: 23 Parker Street Newmarket, 4051


Term 1 2022

Session   Newmarket (Tuesdays) 6.30 - 9 pm
Session 1   01 Feb 2022
Session 2   08 Feb 2022
Session 3   15 Feb 2022
Session 4   22 Feb 2022
Session 5   01 Mar 2022
All Day   Sunday 6 Mar 
Session 6   08 Mar 2022
Session 7   15 Mar  2022
Session 8   22 Mar 2022

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.

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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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