Can anyone meditate?
Meditation is not about feeling a certain way. It’s about feeling the way you feel. It’s not about making the mind empty or still although stillness can arise with regular meditation. Meditation is about letting the mind be as it is and knowing something about how it is in this moment.
Is mindfulness for everyone?
Participating in an MBSR course requires that you commit to regular weekly attendance and the daily home practice to fully benefit from the program. If you are experiencing drug or alcohol addiction, thoughts of suicide, severe anxiety or are receiving psychiatric care, please consult us or your doctor before enrolling.
What is the average size of a class?
The average size of our classes is between 10 – 18 people.
I can’t afford the full course fee. Do you offer payment plans or discounts?
We aim to ensure that the MBSR program is as accessible as possible. For this reason we offer some discounted places and payment plans. Please email us and we can discuss your options.
There are other mindfulness courses that are cheaper and shorter. Why should I choose this one?
Many courses are now being offered in “mindfulness” are “based on MBSR” or “based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn”. These courses are often taught by people with very little personal experience or mindfulness practice themselves. These teachers may have little or no training in MBSR. These courses are often shorter and have no proven efficacy.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has been the longest standing secular mindfulness program that has undergone research that demonstrates greater well-being and clarity in every day life for participants. Our teachers have committed themselves to training, attending regular retreats and regular professional development in Australia and overseas. They have a regular mindfulness practice.
What is the refund policy?
If you withdraw from the course after week 1 you can obtain a refund less $50 admin fee.
Cancellations are possible five days prior to the commencement of a course or workshop, however a $25 processing fee applies in all cases.
If you are unable to complete the course due to serious illness or other crisis we are happy to review these circumstances and may provide a credit so that you can enrol in a future course. Please email us as soon as you are aware that you cannot continue and your situation can be reviewed.