A willingness to attending all eight sessions and the half day retreat will ensure the greatest opportunity for maximum benefit from the MBSR program

Online Program Cost
$540 / person

If you are experiencing financial hardship please contact us to discuss concession rates or payment plans.

Dates for MBSR Program for:

Term 4, 2020 Oct/Nov

Daytime Course

Tuesdays mornings 9.30am – 

12 noon

Week 1: October  6
Week 2: October 13 
Week 3: October 20
Week 4: October 27
Week 5: November 3
Week 6: November 10
Half day retreat: Sunday November 15  9.00am – 1pm
Week 7: November 17 
Week 8: November 24

Evening Course

Wednesday evenings 6.30pm to 9pm

Week 1: October 7
Week 2: October 14
Week 3: October 21
Week 4: October 28
Week 5: November 4
Week 6: November 11
Half day retreat: Sunday November 15   9.00am – 1pm
Week 7:  November 18
Week 8: November 25

Venue for both MBSR courses including half day retreat: Zoom Online


MBSR was established in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The program was developed for people suffering chronic illness and stress that was not responsive to conventional medical treatment. MBSR introduces participants to a range of mindfulness practices that foster awareness, acceptance and compassion towards their own internal experiences including thoughts, emotional states, body sensations and behaviours. There has been a significant body of research that demonstrates the wide-ranging benefits of MBSR.

Mindfulness Based Stress reduction (MBSR) is an eight week experiential program. In this course you will learn to cultivate life long tools that will help you live more fully with resilience and to manage better the challenges and demands of everyday life.

This program offers guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, gentle mindful movement of the body, dialogue and discussion in a group setting.

The MBSR online program involves:

  • 2½ hour classes online once a week for eight weeks and a half day retreat online.
  • Guided mindful meditation
  • Mindful movement practices
  • An exploration of the effects of stress on the body and mind
  • Learning tools for applying mindfulness in everyday life
  • Provides opportunities to discuss what has been experienced in the class and in home practice.


Please provide your name and the course you are interested in to enquiry@mcfm.com.au We will send you a registration form and answer any questions you may have.

Venue for both MBSR courses including half day retreat: Zoom Online

How will MBSR benefit me?

  • Improved resilience in the face of stress
  • Greater sense of meaning and purpose in life
  • Increased sense of contentment with life as it is
  • Greater levels of attention and concentration
  • More self compassion
  • Greater capacity for creativity and problem solving
  • Improved immunity
  • Diminished suffering from pain and anxiety
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 note so that you can enroll in a future course. Please email the teacher of your course as soon as you are aware that you cannot continue and your situation can be reviewed.


Courses occasionally run over school holidays and on public holidays. Please check your availability at these times.