Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
The 8-week mindfulness training program that supports positive change in your body and mind and heart.
8 weeks x 2.5 hour classes + A "Day of Mindfulness"
22 October – 10 December 2024 (weekly classes) + Sunday 1 December (full day)
Woodcroft-Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre, 175 Bains Road
The program that started the Mindful revolution…
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based, practical and empowering program that brings the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life. You will learn specific skills and practices to build your innate capacity to break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and other 'life-aches'.
This course provides an in-depth approach to shifting your habitual thinking mind into a new and freer framework.
Learn skills that will help you navigate the everyday challenges of life, relationships, illness, pain, lack of focus, burnout – all of the everyday stressors that occur in our busy world.
With mindfulness meditation practices and gentle movement as the core of this life-enhancing program, you will learn simple and highly effective ways to take better care of yourself towards the living of a healthier, more skilfully responsive life.
As televised on Catalyst on ABC television – this is THE program that provided evidence-based research demonstrating the measurable benefits of MBSR.
I am pleased and proud to be offering this program through Openground Mindfulness, one of Australia's earliest and most recognised mindfulness-skills training organisations.
Haruki, Y., Ishii, Y., and Suzuki, M., Netherlands, 1996
This Program is for you if ...
A bit about me – Cherise Vallet
I came to Australia from Canada in 1989, on a personal adventure quest. Along the way, some difficult life circumstances led me to taking up a regular practice of mindfulness and yoga in 1998. Truly, this ongoing practice has sustained me through thick and thin over the intervening years.
The internal changes I’ve experienced were (and continue to be) compelling, and have led me to teacher training in yoga and its therapeutic application; and to Mindfulness Meditation training. Specifically the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, which has a very particular, evidence-based curriculum.
I am a member of Meditation Australia, as well as a registered teacher of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course, through Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia. I am also a senior registered teacher with Yoga Australia. I specialise in teaching meditation techniques that support calm, resilience, and healthy choices in living. These include Mindfulness Meditation practices, specific breathing techniques, and therapeutic yoga.
What Others Are Saying...
"The Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) course opened a portable toolkit that I never fully understood I (already) had. Cherise’s broad experience and inclusive approach combining simple yoga and guided meditation gives life and context to the structured elements of the course. The insights shared and establishment of regular practice has been both challenging and profoundly rewarding.
It’s a toolkit for life."
"I really loved the MBSR course, and Cherise was a fantastic facilitator. Her calm, warm and thoughtful approach was really appreciated. She was able to lead the group through not only the mindfulness practices, but the theory and group conversations. I would definitely recommend MBSR to anyone who is interested, has the opportunity and wants to invest in themselves."
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Your Investment to Enrol
Join in this comprehensive Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program to participate in 26 hours of class time, plus the establishment and development of your lifelong practice of Mindfulness
Please Note - if financial constraints are too great to invest this full amount in your training, please contact the registrar at Openground to discuss options for payment, or reduced payment.
As part of international guidelines for this program, a pre-enrollment interview is part of the process. This gives us a chance to discuss aspects of the program and how I may support your participation as well as any questions you may have. Once I have received your registration, I will contact to you arrange this interview. Looking forward to connecting soon.