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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Content of the MBSR eight session programme

MBSR participants can expect to experience:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices.
  • Gentle streching and mindful yoga.
  • Group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life.
  • Individually tailored instruction.
  • Daily home assignments.
  • Guided meditations on CD and workbooks.

With focus on developing…

  • Recognition of the present moment
  • The breath as a place to come back to in moments of stress
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Understanding of stress physiology
  • The ability to recognize automatic mind and body reactivity to stress
  • Awareness of the link between stress and thoughts
  • Interpersonal mindfulness and mindful communication
  • Applying mindfulness to our daily lives
  • Mindfulness a part of your life

Who will benefit?

The MBSR Programme has benefited thousands of people around the world who report a variety of conditions and concerns including:

  • Stress Related Life Issues – Work, school, family, financial, illness, ageing, grief, uncertainty about the future and feeling ’out of control’.
  • Medical conditions – Chronic illness, chronic pain, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, coronary heart disease, asthma, skin disorders and many other conditions
  • Psychological distress – Anxiety, trauma, depression, fatigue and sleep disturbances
  • Prevention and Wellbeing – Enhancement of health and wellbeing that encourages a deeper sense of equanimity in ourselves and our relationships.

This programme is challenging and life-affirming. Participating in MBSR requires an ongoing commitment to yourself.

If you are willing to engage with actively cultivating your own health and well-being, we invite you to participate in a free introductory session to find out more about MBSR.



Date & Venues

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction 8 week programme


Coffs Harbour, Term 1

Commencing 7th February, 2018
Wednesdays 6pm to 8:30pm
Dates:                     7/2/18, 14/2/18, 21/2/18, 28/2/18, 7/3/18, 14/3/18, 21/3/18, 28/3/18
Day of Mindfulness: 17th March, 2018
Venue:                    Casuarina Steiner School, Gentle Street, Coffs Harbour
Cost:                       $495.00*
Includes workbook and guided mindfulness CDs.

Facilitators: Wendy Haynes and Lisa Brown

Bellingen, Term 2

Commencing 8th May, 2018
Tuesdays 6pm to 8:30pm
Dates: TBA
Day of Mindfulness: TBA
Venue: Northfarm, Hydes Creek Road, Bellingen

Facilitators: Wendy Haynes and Lisa Brown

Coffs Harbour, Term 4, 2018

Commencing 24th October, 2018
Thursdays 6pm to 8:30pm
Dates:                 24/10/18 to 12/12/18
Day of Mindfulness: 1st December, 2018
Venue:                    Casuarina Steiner School, Gentle Street, Coffs Harbour
Cost:                       $495.00*
Includes workbook and guided mindfulness CDs.

Facilitators: Wendy Haynes and Lisa Brown

* Rebates may be available for people referred by their GP or Insurance Company.
Some private health funds will also provide rebates.
There are some places available for people experiencing financial difficulty. We are also happy to talk about payment plans as needed.

To register use the form below, or for further information contact
Lisa on 0400491477.


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