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Mindfulness Courses - Melbourne

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an eight-week foundational mindfulness training happening in Melbourne 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 Melbourne courses fill up quickly.

Do be in touch if you need a discount.

Where can I do MBSR courses in Melbourne?

East Melbourne

Melbourne Centre for Mindfulness (MCFM): 16 Trinity Place, East Melbourne
Course day: Friday
Course time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Prana House: Level 1/885 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071
Course day: Thursday
Course time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm


Term 1 2022

Sessions       Thornbury
6.30 - 9pm

East Melbourne
(No course this term)

 1 10 Feb  
 2 17 Feb  
 3 24 Feb  
 4 03 March  
 5 10 March  
 6 17 March  
Day of Mindfulness 20 March  
 7 24 March  
 8 31 March  

Term 2 2020

Sessions       East Melbourne
6.30 - 9pm
 1 04 May 05 May
 2 11 May 12 May
 3 18 May 19 May
 4 25 May 26 May
 5 01 June 02 June
Day of Mindfulness 05 June
 6 08 June 09 June
 7 15 June 16 June
 8 22 June 23 June


Meet our Melbourne Mindfulness (MBSR) teachers

Nique Murch

B.A. Dip.,Adult Education, Feldenkrais Practitioner, Dip. Mime Mask and Movement

Nique has a rich background in adult education teaching movement, improvisation and critical literacies. She has practiced meditation in both Eastern and Western traditions over many years, experiencing first hand how effective ontological approaches can be in the management of stress and pain.  She has trained in Mindfulness-based interventions with Openground, the Centre for Mindfulness (University of Massachusetts) and Breathworks in the UK.  Nique has been facilitating MBSR since 2006, and tutors with the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australasia.  She also works with the Humour Foundation - gleefully practicing radical simplicity as an elder clown with people in group residences.

Ingrid Jolley

Ingrid is a dedicated practitioner and teacher of mindfulness, meditation and yoga. She began practising in 2001 which has inspired profound healing, growth and positive change within her life. She has a background in social work within the aged care, homelessness and disability sectors. In 2010 she had a career change and began working privately with individuals and groups using the practice of yoga therapy and meditation to empower them to live healthy and fulfilling lives. To complement her work Ingrid went on to train as an MBSR teacher with the Mindfulness Training Institute - Australia and New Zealand. She is extremely passionate about teaching MBSR and loves to create a safe and welcoming space for people to connect with themselves, others and learn the wonderful practice of mindfulness.

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