Mindfulness for your organisation


Mindfulness is a "must-have": a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress.

Harvard Business Review, January 2015


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Why Openground?

Openground offers quality, competitive and flexible training solutions drawing on an experienced team of teachers across Australia. Whether your interest is in increasing performance and effectiveness, reducing stress, or building resilience, empathy and emotional intelligence, team building or leadership development, we can address all levels of training needs in business and government - from frontline workers to executives and leaders.

Our training uses the highly-regarded evidence-based MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) approach developed by the acclaimed Emeritus Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Our approach

Ours is a practical approach which trains attention, allowing people to cultivate awareness and enabling them to have more choice and take wise action in the world. Learning to practice mindfulness is empowering, as individuals go forward with skills, knowledge and wisdom for life.

The evidence-base for mindfulness is rich and scientifically-robust. Here are some highlights of the physical and mental health benefits:


Openground can offer your organisation ~

Introductory workshops

To introduce the practice of mindfulness to your staff or leadership group (2 hours to full day)

Customised in-house courses

Four, six or eight week in-house programs for a group of employees

Individual places in ongoing, public MBSR courses

Flexibly available, Australia-wide throughout the year - when needed by your staff. 

Discounts are provided for purchasing a package of multiple places that can be used flexibly by your organisation to support individuals who wish to learn this empowering method.

Leadership mindfulness retreats

Intensive training opportunity for individuals or groups of staff in an offsite location.


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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