MBSR 8-week Program Details - Mindful Wellbeing - Evidence-Based Results for Today
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The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8-week Program Details

The course consists of the following:

  • a 2.5 hour class once a week for eight weeks plus one full day retreat
  • mindfulness meditation training
  • yoga and body awareness training
  • exploration of patterns of thinking, feeling and action, and how to transform them
  • brief talks and discussions
  • individual feedback and support
  • scientific rationale for the practice
  • your commitment to daily homework practice using audio support and course book

You will be offered a systematic training in mindfulness – learning how to cultivate an observant, accepting and compassionate stance towards your thoughts, emotional states, body sensations and impulses. Specific information about stress physiology, emotion regulation, cognitive behavioural strategies, interpersonal communication and implementing self-care will be given.

Structure of weekly classes

The emphasis in the classes is on experiential learning – practicing becoming more mindful, rather than on theory. A weekly class usually starts with practicing various mindfulness meditation techniques and often also some gentle mindful movement practice. We then explore together how everyone is doing with practicing mindfulness at home and applying the principles in daily life. Each class also has a few topics that will be explored with brief lectures, group discussions and short exercises.

Day of Mindfulness

Between sessions 5 and 7 (this varies slightly) there will be a full Day of Mindfulness. This day is like a mini-retreat, and is dedicated to the practice together of various mindfulness meditation practices and mindful movement. The day is mainly conducted in silence, apart from guidance by the teacher. The Day of Mindfulness is an important and integral part of the course, and many participants report gaining a lot of benefit from it.

Course graduates can participate free of charge in any Day of Mindfulness that is held after their course has finished, as a way of refreshing your connection with the mindfulness practices and with yourself.

Details of Upcoming MBSR Programs

Weekly MBSR Classes

Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
Teacher: Heather Albrecht
Venue: Buderim, Sunshine Coast, Qld
Day of Mindfulness Venue: TBD, Sunshine Coast, Qld

Registration, Cost and Enrolment

COST
The full cost is $425 (including GST)
Concession $350 (including GST)

Early bird Special: Full cost $400, Concession $325 if paid in full at least four weeks before the first class.

For repeaters, the course fee is $250 and $220 Concession.
Fees are due prior to the commencement of the course. Please talk to me if you need a payment plan.

Check with your accountant for tax deductibility.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

By EFT via internet banking (Account details below)
Please record your surname in the reference field.

Account details
Account Name: Heather Albrecht
Bank: ING Direct
BSB: 923 100
Account No: 64667425

REFUND POLICY

We are confident you will find the course engaging and that you have enrolled knowing that the course invites your self-exploration.

Fees will be refunded (less $50) after one class, if you decide the course is not for you. After this class, fees are not refundable.

If you are unable to complete the course because of serious life disruption (e.g. due to serious illness or family crisis) we are happy to review these extenuating circumstances and at our discretion may provide a credit note so that you can enrol in a future course.

BRIEF PHONE INTERVIEW

Once you have registered, I will phone you to have a brief discussion. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the program and to speak about any specific needs or intentions you have in approaching the MBSR course.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All written and verbal information that you share will be regarded as confidential and treated with respect.

REGISTER

Register by sending an email to heather@mindfulwellbeing.com.au indicating which Term you wish to enrol in and I will be in touch with more details.

Please call Heather with any questions you have about the program on 0417 263 780.