The Mindfulness Project offers residents of Melbourne the opportunity to take part in the classic 8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. Developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and taught around the world, the MBSR mindfulness course has been featured on Oprah, practiced at Google, and talked about at TED

More than three decades of research has found that the majority of people who complete the 8-week MBSR course report:

  • Increased energy and enthusiasm for life
  • A lasting ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations
  • Major improvement in anxiety, depression,  sleep disturbances, relationships and productivity
  • Lasting decreases in difficult physical and psychological symptoms
  • Reductions in pain levels with an enhanced ability to cope with enduring pain


MBSR does this, in part, by helping us to:

  • Increase our sense of peace, clarity, and well-being
  • Learn to respond more calmly to life events
  • Foster a more positive state of mind
  • Live more fully in the present, rather than in the past or future
  • Cultivate compassion for both ourselves and others
  • Observe with kindness and without judgement, our thoughts and emotions
  • Recognise our negative habits, patterns, and beliefs


Weekly sessions include:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Instruction and support for daily home practice, which includes guided relaxation & meditation practices, reading, written reflection exercises, practice CDs, and a home practice workbook.

Are you ready to give this life-changing practice a go?