The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is an inspiring 8-week program which will help you to develop more mental, physical and psychological resilience.  This course has been shown to help alleviate a wide range of physical and psychological difficulties, increase wellbeing and enhance performance and engagement in work and life.  

The MBSR course was first developed by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. It has been widely researched over the past 30 years and is at the cutting edge of integrative and preventative medicine.

In late 2018, ABC’s Catalyst team invited a group of 15 ordinary Australians to take part in a mindfulness experiment to see if undertaking the MBSR course could help treat conditions like chronic pain, stress, anxiety and depression that effect millions of us. 

To watch their journey and see how the eight week MBSR course changes people’s lives and brains check this out : ABC’s Catalyst

What you can expect:

an individual phone interview, and ongoing support from the teacher

a 2.5 hour class, over eight sessions, plus one full Day of Mindfulness

mindfulness meditation and body awareness training

an exploration of your own patterns and how to transform them 

scientific rationale for the practice 

access to audio app for practice and a 100 page course book

When: Monday evenings from 6.30pm – 9pm. Commencing in Term 2, 2023.

Where: To be confirmed closer to the date.

Registration fee:HCC Concession $499 or $469 early-bird. Full $599 or $569 early-bird. 20% off fee for return students/ graduates.

If you currently have a mental health care plan with your GP you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate. 

For further information and details to register contact Kate Skilbeck, psychologist, on 0408540895 or email