MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION – MBSR – COURSE

Reduce and manage your stress, anxiety and depression with the evidence-based, world-renowned, eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course.

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) is an evidence-based, therapeutic stress-reduction program that was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Having been widely researched over the last 40 years, the MBSR has been scientifically proven to help with a range of physical and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression and chronic pain.

MBSR participants advise of a radical shift of experience, management of emotions and out-of-control thoughts, even altering the sensation of pain.

You Get Scientifically Proven Results

  • Learn to manage and reduce your stress and anxiety
  • Improve your working memory, gaining clarity with a calmer mind
  • Improve your physical health with a better immune function, improve sleep practices, healthier heart
  • Reduce your acute and chronic pain.

The Research is Clear: MBSR Improves Your Mental and Physical Health

Reduce Your Stress

Reduce and manage your stress, anxiety and depression.

Research indicates that MBSR leads to significant reductions in stress, with effects lasting well beyond the conclusion of the program (Hofmann, Sawyer, Witt, & Oh, 2010).

Enhance Your Mental Health

Equip your self with powerful tools that regulate your nervous system.

Many studies of mindfulness to date have reported on correlations between self-reported mindfulness and psychological health in adults (Brown and Ryan, 2003, Chadwick et al., 2008).

Improve Your Wellbeing

Improve your quality of life and physical health with evidence-based practices.

MBSR has been linked to lower blood pressure, improved sleep, and reduced chronic pain intensity (Kabat-Zinn, 2003).

Studies found that MBSR reduces self-reported levels of anxiety), depression (; anger (), rumination (), general psychological distress, including perceived stress;  “. Source of research.

Over 27 Hours of Live Instruction With Registered MBSR Teacher, Anne Rodgers

All MBSR teachers undertake long term, indepth training, including supervision before being certified to offer the course.

Anne is a fully qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher. She is a senior teacher with Mindfulness Works Australia, having extensvie experience in delivering Australia’s number one mindfulness course.

Anne also holds a Diploma of Management, a Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing and is a registered Hatha Yoga Teacher. Anne dedicates herself full-time to continuing education and training of business professionals in well-being using mindfulness.

As a successful business leader, Anne turned to mindfulness to support her own mental health and to cope with the rigours of business. She 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. She is keen to share her profound learnings and experience with others who may be treading a similar path of self-doubt, lack of worth and untapped talent and who want to live life with more happiness and less stress.

“Anne empowers her students to discover, revel and enjoy the emotions, the psychological and physiological benefits of mindfulness. Her exercises and resources make it easy to continue practicing mindfulness in daily life.” — Christopher Wainwright

“Led by Anne Rodgers, I quickly realised this lady knew her subject. I highly recommend this course to those journeying through healing, or who are searching for a more peaceful existence. Useful techniques for reducing stress were shared. Anne was methodical in ensuring the learning was directional, easily understood and relevant.” — Jenni Lee

You Get Over 27 Hours of Instruction, Learning and Guidance

Initial One on One Consultation – 15 Minutes

Prior to beginning your course, you will receive a 15-minute initial consultation with your course facilitator, Anne Rodgers.

Eight Two and a Half Hour Classes – Total 20 Hours

Over the course of 8 weeks, you will learn scientifically proven mindfulness based tools to manage and reduce stress, anxiety and depression. You will be supported to embed these in your daily life so you can  enjoy the mental health and physical benefits as soon as possible.

Full Day Retreat – 7 Hours

Your course includes a full day retreat, giving you an opportunity to practise mindfulness in depth.

What You Will Learn On This MBSR Course

Session 1: Mindfulness Fundamentals: Understand the principles of mindfulness, including the importance of living in the present moment and adopting a non-judgmental stance towards your thoughts and experiences.

Session 2: Perception and Creative Responding: Learn various meditation practices such as focused attention on breath, body scan meditation, and loving-kindness meditation, helping you cultivate awareness and calmness.

Session 3: Mindfulness of the Breath and the Body in Movement: Explore gentle yoga and mindful walking as ways to connect mindfully with your body, enhance physical awareness, and reduce tension.

Session 4: Learning to Respond Instead of React: Gain insight into your personal stress triggers and responses, and learn how mindfulness can shift your approach from reactive to more reflective and deliberate.

Session 5: Dealing with Difficult Emotions or Physical Pain: Develop strategies to manage difficult emotions and thoughts, enhancing your ability to face life’s challenges with equanimity and compassion.

Session 6: Mindful Communication: Practise mindful listening and speaking to improve communication with others, fostering deeper connections and reducing misunderstandings.

Session 7: Integrating Mindfulness into Daily Life: Discover practical ways to incorporate mindfulness into everyday activities, helping you maintain a mindful attitude and reduce stress in daily life.

Session 8: A Mindful Life: Engage in personal reflection and journaling to deepen self-understanding and encourage continuous personal development.

Day Retreat: A day retreat is run between sessions 6 and 7. This is an immersive opportunity for you to deepen your mindfulness practice in the safety and supportive environment of your own home. This retreat includes sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, and gentle yoga exercises.

What You Receive With The Course

Initial One on One Consultation

Pre-course one on one session with the teacher, Anne Rodgers

27 hours of in-depth tuition

27 hours of tuition in a small group. Live, interactive and online

Full day immersive mindfulness experience retreat

A full day mindfulness retreat is included in your course. This is an opportunity to explore mindfulness in a fully immersive experience, whilst being guided and supported by each other and your expert teacher.

Tools to support your mindfulness practice

A comprehensive 100 page guidebook and tailor made app are included for you to keep for life.

Course completion certificate

Attending an MBSR course requires commitment and is both an achievement and life-changing experience. To acknowledge this, all course graduates receive a MBSR course certificate, outlining the hours of attendance and confirming the completion of the course.

100% money back guarantee

If you attend all sessions, and the retreat, and have not had any benefit, let us know and we will refund you in full.

Course Limited to 15 People – You Get The Best Learning Environment

The course is restricted to a total of 15 participants. This means you get the best learning environment and personalised attention from your facilitator, Anne Rodgers.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

May 2024 Course – Live and Online Via Zoom

$550 for full course, including day retreat

BOOK NOW: 14 Places Left (maximum 15 people)

Dates: Saturday 11 May – Saturday 29 June. 1.00PM – 3.30PM AEST. (Eight Saturdays)

Day retreat (included in course): Sunday 16 June 10.00AM — 5.00PM AEST

Online and Live Delivery: The course is delivered live and online via Zoom. It is the same Zoom link for the entire course. The Zoom link is available upon registration.

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Questions about the course? Please feel free to text or ring the course teacher, Anne Rodgers — Phone 0438 199 174

100% Money Back Guarantee

If you attend all sessions of this course and find you have not had any benefit, we will gladly refund you 100%.

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MBSR Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced mindfulness and meditation practitioners. Complete, initial instructions will be provided to everyone.

If all participants in your course agree, then the class will be recorded and made available for participants only. However if any person does not want the classes recorded, then they will not be to preserve safety and confidentiality.

We offer refunds up to 7 days before the course starts. After that time, no refunds are available. However if you complete the full course, attending all sessions and the retreat and feel you have not had benefit, then we will refund you in full.

The Zoom link for the course becomes available to you once you register. You will also receive reminder notifications before the courses starts with instructions on how to access the Zoom link.

This course is delivered 100% live in a virtual classroom environment with Zoom. There are no pre-recorded elements.