MBSR - The Original Mindfulness Course


The original eight week mindfulness based stress reduction programme designed and developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Oasis Center for Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

MBSR is considered by many to be the gold standard of mindfulness provision
— Jamie Bristow - Director, The Mindfulness Initiative


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR™) courses equip participants with tools and compassionate self awareness so they can manage issues and emerge from the difficulties of the modern world with dignity, strength and resolve.

Learn how to take better care of yourself through the interplay of mind and body - and mobilise your own inner resources for coping, growing and healing.

Structure and Certification 

MBSR™ training takes nine weeks from start to finish and results in certification under the CFM (Centre for Mindfulness) MBSR™ pathway.




Increased awareness & concentration

A quieter mind

Enhanced wellbeing

New ways of coping with:

medical conditions (e.g. tinnitus, insomnia)
physical pain
mental suffering

Taking better care of yourself

Scientifically proven health benefits

A stronger sense of balance


What is Mindfulness?


“Mindfulness practice means...

“...that we commit fully in each moment to be present.”

— Jon Kabat-Zinn - Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

"Mindfulness asks us...

“...to simply see, to open to ourselves and, in so doing, to open to the world, learning to be with whatever presents itself.”

— Saki Santarelli - Director, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Clinic


Time Commitment

1 x Free Orientation Class (2hrs)
8 x Weekly Classes (2.5hrs each)
1 x All Day Class* (7hrs)


* The All Day Class usually takes place 1000-1600 on a Saturday


Module Outlines


Free Orientation Class

If you are able to make the time commitment but ultimately you are undecided, attend the Orientation Session where you will discover:

  • the history of mindfulness

  • how to practice awareness of breath

  • what kind of format the classes will take

  • more detail on the time commitment you will make

  • the parameters under which Participants learn together

  • the risks and benefits of the course

The Orientation Class will end with a Q&A and brief individual interview.

Attendance at the Orientation Class does not constitute a commitment to pay or take part in the rest of the course but you should be aware of the time commitment and be prepared to pay the fee before the first class.