The positive impact of Presence in our daily lives makes it the most important thing that can happen in a lifetime. 

 

How will it change your life?

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MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION

 

The 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course has brought mindfulness meditation into the medical mainstream and has changed tens of thousands of lives for over three decades. 

Scientific research from medical centers all over the world suggests that training in mindfulness and MBSR can positively and often profoundly affect participants' ability to reduce medical symptoms and psychological distress while learning to live life more fully.

The predominant skill learned is the inquiry tool mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is a way of Being that when incorporated into daily life, offers the opportunity to break unskillful, habitual ways of relating to ourselves and the world around us, offering different ways to respond to stress and suffering. In this way, the ancient practice is one of self-discovery, rooted in the simple but profound assertion: That every human Being has the ability to develop the mind’s inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and to cultivate the compassion and insight necessary to care for oneself and beyond. 


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Scientifically validated

Rewires brain anatomy and connectivity supporting emotional intelligence

Non-religious

Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms

Simple, practical techniques

Benefits all minds and bodies, yes, even chattery and stiff or painful ones!


Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life, mastering your own responses in any situation. It is a gift to be able to give yourself – more resilience and flexibility, and ultimately more freedom
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
 

THE 8-WEEK COURSE

 

In this engaging and playful 8-week, 9-session mindfulness training program from our Brunswick studio in Melbourne, you will learn to access and cultivate your natural capacity to take care of yourself and rediscover your own inner resources for coping, growing, and healing.

The practical skills learned may be likened to that of sewing and building your own emergency parachute -ensuring that we have a sturdy resource (resilience) ready and waiting for when life’s challenges present themselves. 

Through the combination of ancient wisdom and 21st century science, we will explore the interplay of the mind/body connection and you will learn to integrate mindfulness and meditation practices into daily life, leading to greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.

The opportunity for transformation and a shift into an open-hearted mindfulBeing, is available to each one of us.

 

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The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment
— Pema Chödrön
 
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INVESTMENT

Course prices include detailed course manual, guided meditation audio files, a mindfulness day retreat and ongoing invitation to future day retreats

EARLY BIRD

Thirty days prior to course commencement

$540

FULL FEE

* Health care card holders may be eligible for a discounted rate

$590

If you are ready to open towards a new way of relating to yourself and others, one which fosters greater emotional, physical and psychological resilience, I invite you to join us on this stirring course

MEET NICOLE

Nicole is a qualified MBSR and MBCT facilitator through Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia and has been delivering mindfulness interventions since 2014. Nicole brings a unique combination of insight and humour to her teaching. She is dedicated to both the science and experience of the body-mind connection, particularly the interface between pain and suffering and the arising potential for insight and growth.

As a physiotherapist, Nicole has specialised in the fields of neurology and pain management for the last 12 years. Currently, Nicole provides consultation at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. This includes running mindfulness sessions for people experiencing persistent pain and the comorbidities of pain such as depression, anxiety, stress and sleep disturbance.

Nicole has been nurturing a personal mindfulness practice since 2004 and has undergone intensive training in retreat centres throughout Australia, England, India, and Sri Lanka. She is passionate about supporting others to overcome physical and mental suffering, to cultivate self-compassion and to create more space and peace in their lives.


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Australian Pain Society 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting

"Mindfulness, yoga and beyond: how to integrate mindfulness into a multidimentional pain management approach"

 
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