Courses and sessions
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the original and most scientifically-proven mindfulness programme. In this user-friendly course, you will learn practices and principles to help you cultivate your own inner resources for focus, calmness and coping. From that place, you can discover greater resilience and growth.
MBSR is a profound experiential course that runs over a whole term. It has helped many thousands of people develop their emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing. People have found the course helpful in coping with issues in many aspects of their lives, such as distress, illness and relationships, as well as the challenges of everyday life.
Research has shown measurable benefits lasting after MBSR courses - see information
about the evidence-base below.
MBSR course details
8 x weekly 2.5 hour group** sessions, in Remuera at the Contemporary Yoga Centre plus a day of mindfulness at a beautiful retreat venue.
Mindfulness meditation and body awareness training.
Noticing your patterns, and how to transform them.
Audio recordings and comprehensive course notes.
Doing this course you will get 30 hours of contact time, plus two one-on-one phone calls, plus my availability outside of sessions. Size of group 12 or under which ensures you will be well supported during the course. ** it is a group course but its your choice if/when you contribute.
MBSR course: Term 1 has commenced:
Includes retreat Sunday March 20 9.30 - 4
Free intro session: mindfulness & MBSR:
Sunday 18 April 3pm, Remuera.
Term 2 MBSR: starts 10 May
8 x Mondays 6.30-9pm & retreat day
Meditation evening sessions:
Zoom: 2nd Tuesday of each month
In-person: 3rd Tuesday
Register by email (no sessions mid Dec - mid Jan)
Experienced meditators may come and join the retreat day.
MBSR course cost
Course cost: Payment can be made by weekly instalments of $75 over 9 weeks. Total cost $675*
If two places are booked, a 5% discount is offered.
Early Bird Rate: If a deposit of $75 is paid well in advance, the course cost reduces to $600 (the remainder of which can be paid in 7 weekly instalments)
*If you are experiencing genuine financial hardship that would stop you doing the course, please talk to me about a discount.
Evidence supports the benefit of mindfulness to health and wellbeing, with results showing positive effects on several aspects of whole-person health. This includes the mind, the brain, the body and behaviour, as well as a person’s relationships with others. Mindfulness has also shown to help with a number of conditions, including stress, anxiety, depression, sleeping problems, addictive behaviours and physical problems, like hypertension, heart disease and chronic pain.
- UK Govt: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
The benefits of mindfulness meditation include increased concentration, productivity, physical and psychological resilience and the ability to respond skilfully to stressful situations. Meditation is also effective in decreasing depression, physical pain, emotional reactivity and the reliance on unhealthy coping behaviors.
- Harvard University (which offers MBSR courses to both students and staff)