Power of Mindfulness Leaders Retreat

A transformative four day residential program


We invite organisational leaders to explore mindfulness meditation training in the context of leadership excellence.

In a small group setting, leaders are guided through a series of systematic mindful leadership practices, leadership excellence reflections, and everyday applications. As we explore mindful leadership, we learn to cultivate our ability to focus, see past our own filters, be more innovative and ride the waves of change, and embody compassion.

This retreat can be customised for your organisation.

We are taking expressions of interest for this transformative four-day retreat to be held early in 2017.


Why four days?

In this fast-paced culture of no time, when we seek clarity and connection, insight and peace of mind, when we wish for greater energy reserves to draw upon, we often hope to acquire them in no time, on the fly, a quick idea to be gulped down, a new insight, a technique, a wonder pill. This is all fantasy. 

If we never learn to stop and listen deeply to ourselves, if we never take a time which is truly for ourselves, a time out of time, how likely is it that we will have a chance to taste something deeper and truer than what we already know?

The learning that can unfold in these four days propels its own continued growth — not uncommonly, for the rest of one’s life — once you’ve had a taste of mindfulness in this setting and see how it might be cultivated.

We are taking expressions of interest for this transformative four-day retreat to be held early in 2017.



What People Are Saying

I have learnt a lot about myself through the MBSR course. Coming from a place of feeling very disconnected to myself, I now feel I am engaged and listening to what I need, which then has allowed me to handle what life has to offer in a positive way.

Anonymous, 2018

Since doing your course (Living with Wisdom and Compassion) my major transformation has been in my daily work as a family doctor. Instead of being the best doctor I can so that patients will admire me and appreciate me I am aware that I am regularly “putting myself in my patients shoes.” I want their lives to be better and their suffering to diminish. Whether that is through my doctoring or something not related to me is not relevant.



Ingrid (GP), 2018

Understanding mindfulness has changed my life.



Lee-Anne , 2018

It was great to be able to explore the strength of compassion, both internally and externally, through Living with Wisdom and Compassion. This course builds on what MBSR began. While it had its challenging moments, I came away from it feeling stress-relief thanks to my heart softening yet strengthening. And from the ability to see that even though we are all unique individuals, and we may express ourselves in wildly different ways, we all have the same needs. The better I can get at understanding those needs the more effective I can be in helping myself and others. I highly recommend this course to everyone.

Lisa, 2018

Bravo Ingrid Jolley and Openground! Thank you for your soothing and strengthening MBSR course. I’m feeling grounded, curious and hopeful about the future. I have the tools I need to lead an authentic, fulfilling life. 


Roz , 2018