Your Stress Reduction and Wellbeing Enhancement Toolkit

Learn advanced, modern strategies to manage and reduce your stress and anxiety.

Prioritise your own needs and put in place effective strategies for your own self-care.

Respond rather than react

Learn powerful ways to give yourself more mental space, so you are less likely to react in stressful situations. Reduce outbursts, anger and feelings of being our of control. Put yourself back in the driver’s seat using the power of positive psychology and mindfulness.

Knock stress and anxiety on the head

Implement evidence-based strategies to reduce stress and anxiety. Learn the theory and then put them into practice immediately to get the results.

Go easier on yourself – you deserve a break

Prioritise your own wellbeing and self-care. Ensure you are able to top up your own tank, before filling others. Clearly identify your own needs and what matters most to you and put guardrails in place to support this over the length of the course.

Included with Mindfulness 2.0

LEARN TOOLS TO DEVELOP A REGULAR MEDITATION PRACTICE:  Support your intention for a regular meditation practice with practical suggestions and with a group of like-minded individuals.

4 x 60-MINUTE CLASSES ONLINE VIA ZOOM OR IN-PERSON:  Enjoy a full hour to explore and share your mindfulness practice.

EXCLUSIVE GUIDEBOOK:  Receive a digital guidebook to keep. This includes weekly assignments, lots of articles and a reading list.

A UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO MINDFULNESS:  Learn practical and effective ways to promote feelings of safety, satisfaction and connection in your life.


Each Mindfulness 2.0 course runs for four weeks. There is one 60-minute session per week. Each session is at the same time and on the same day of the week. Zoom details are provided upon registration.

The Mindfulness 2.0 course is $125.  This includes all four sessions. Times are AEST. Click “Register” to see your local time.

Course Outline

Week 1
Focus and Awareness

  • Quick recap of the major elements of the Mindfulness Works Introductory course
  • An exploration of focus and awareness as the twin aspects of Mindfulness
  • Choice-less awareness guided meditation
  • Questions and discussion

Week 2
Mindful Intention  and Equanimity

  • The power of intention
  • Inner calm and equanimity
  • Mindful movement guided meditation
  • Questions and discussion

Week 3
Mindfulness in Relationship and
Feeling Tones

  • Mindfulness in relationship to us, others and life
  • Greater awareness of your feelings
  • Working with conflict
  • Questions and discussion

Week 4
Compassion and
Authentic Happiness

  • What does it mean to be truly happy?
  • Accepting the ups and downs of our human experience
  • Self-compassion and self-love

Mindfulness 2.0 Accredited Facilitators

Anne Rodgers

Formerly Managing Director of Starcom, a global media and communications agency, Anne turned to yoga and mindfulness to support her own mental health and to cope with the rigours of business. Anne was so taken with the benefits of mindfulness with her own wellbeing, she took a great leap of faith and changed her life’s direction to share her passion with others.

Anne now supports people to deal with the pressures of daily life through mindfulness-based practices; guiding her clients to replenish and regenerate the mind-body emotion connection with emphasis on breath awareness and balancing the nervous system.

Anne not only holds a Diploma of Management, she is a registered Hatha Yoga Instructor and has completed a Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. She is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction facilitator from the Jon Kabat-Zinn lineage.

Anne’s own happiness is supported by her personal practice of yoga, daily mindfulness practice, Argentine tango and Latin dancing.

Annie Harvey

Teacher, tutor, speaker and wellbeing coach since 1999, Annie works one-on-one and in workshops to help with stress management and encourage people to live their life with purpose. Trained formally in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Annie believes that living a life on purpose whilst using mindfulness skills in everyday life, is the only way to experience real joy and success.

Annie was introduced to mindfulness when going through a difficult time in her life. She began studying and practising mindfulness and meditation as well as devouring hundreds of personal development books.  These practices had a profound impact on her life and she wanted to share the skills with others. She hopes that teaching mindfulness within her community will provide an opportunity for people to experience moments of calm, joy and connection in this busy digital world that we all live.

Annie attends silent retreats in Thailand and Australia. Both lifelong learners and travellers, Annie lives with her husband Mark and their labradoodle, Meg, near the beach in Glenelg. They are also both trained Laughter Yoga Leaders which always provides a good conversation starter. Visit Annie’s website The Still Effect.

Helene Orr

Wellbeing and leadership specialist, mindfulness and yoga teacher and founder of consultancy, Insight Governance, Helene teaches and coaches groups and individuals how to manage the demands of contemporary life for greater ease, resilience and life purpose.

Her teachings are informed by her own experiential practice in a variety of yoga and meditation styles as well as formal teacher training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness and Compassion and Yoga as well as academic studies – Master of Health and Social Wellbeing (Nan Tien Institute) and Bachelor of Applied Biology (UTS) and a career in senior leadership roles in the public and NFP sector.

With an interest in mind body science and wellbeing since her teenage years, Helene has been prompted to explore challenging situations throughout her life, usually after unpleasant emotional and physical symptoms, through the use of embodied yoga, mindfulness, compassion and boundless heart practices with profound impact. Her desire is to impart her knowledge and understanding to her students and clients and assist them in using their inner resources to achieve balance and perspective in their health and mental wellbeing for greater ease, connection and joy in their lives and communities.

Visit Helene’s website

Michelle Ryan

Michelle believes that we, as humans, truly need to return to ourselves to find inner peace and clarity. When in a mindful state, she considers that we naturally and positively influence the World around us.

In the 90’s Michelle commenced her path of self-discovery out of curiosity and the need to manage the anxiety she often felt about the future. Her medium of discovery at the time was reading books, journaling and intermittent Yoga.

Since this time, and particularly in the past five years, she’s participated in various meditation and yoga retreats. These experiences have assisted to alleviate the stress that came with the responsibilities of running a family and a business.

During her career, you’d find Michelle often listening intently to customers, friends, neighbours and family and learning of their stories. Talking with others about their lives has been her happy place.

Having had 25+ years in Human Resource Development and Management, she’s returned to her authentic creative self and love for the esoteric.

She meditates most days to remain present, preferring to live in the ‘now’ instead of being on autopilot and missing the life in front of her – an on-going learning journey. Her favourite possessions are her singing bowls, which she often plays to find inner calm.

Michelle is currently focused on her family of five (includes a fur baby) with a lovely husband, a son working in Real Estate and a daughter in her second year of university. She loves painting, nature and snorkelling.

In addition to qualifications held in Business related areas, Michelle has a Diploma in Integral Sound Healing (Group work) and is a qualified Laughter Yoga facilitator.

Her intention as a Mindfulness Works Australia facilitator is to help her participants find personal peace and calm during what is an interesting time to be living.

Course Designed By Glenda Irwin

Mindfulness 2.0 has been designed by senior Mindfulness Works facilitator, Glenda Irwin. Glenda has brought her experience, qualifications and passion as a mindfulness educator, business woman, coach and parent to create this powerful and unique course. In particular, Glenda has created the course to:

  • Support you in developing a regular formal meditation practice
  • Learn and practise practical ways of increasing wellbeing and feelings of self-acceptance
  • Understand the psychology and neuroscience behind mindfulness and its effectiveness
  • Create a sense of support with an experienced teacher and like-minded practitioners in the course.

Glenda has trained with Amy Saltzman (USA ‘Still Quiet Place’). She is the creator of ‘Mindful Colouring for Kids’.  Glenda is a director of Mindfulness Matters – teaching mindfulness to organisations and the general public. Glenda is also trained in  ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Her principle teachers are Joseph Goldstein, Rick Hanson, Dr Paul Gilbert and her own son, Cameron Irwin.

Refund and Transfer Policy

  • Full refunds are available up to one week before a course starts.
  • Free transfers to other courses are available up to one week before a course starts.

How long is each weekly class and what happens?

Each class is 60 minutes long. There will be a guided meditation for a period that will include meditation instruction. After the meditation and instruction, there will be a talk or discussion. This includes a question and answer time.

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for any of the following:

  • People who have completed the Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation 4-week course or who have existing mindfulness and meditation experience.