Foundations of Mindfulness (live on Zoom)

Course Overview

UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES OPENGROUND IS NO LONGER RUNNING THIS PROGRAMME. PLEASE CONTACT ADELE IF YOU WERE INTERESTED AS I MAY STILL RUN IT IF I HAVE ENOUGH INTEREST. 

This is a shorter, less demanding programme than MBSR for those who are seriously time poor, but wanting to undertake some serious mindfulness training. It is 5 weeks, 1.5 hours a week, with short practices and led by  Adele who is available to guide your journey in a hands on way.

The eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme and what it can open up in our lives is the gold standard in mindfulness training.  It is evidence-based and makes dedicated space and time for real growth. But we realise it doesn’t suit everyone to invest in this way, especially if you just want to dip your toe in.

Mindfulness is a term that is bandied around a lot. There are a lot of well-intentioned “mindfulness teachers” promoting their services with little or no training. Having a sub-optimal teacher can be at best a waste of time and at worse actually harmful and may put you off mindfulness for life. If you are interested in mindfulness you owe it to yourself to give yourself the best chance of success. MBSR teachers have rigorous and prolonged training so that they can help make this short five-week course a powerful doorway into the practice of mindfulness and how to embed it into your everyday life.

All of us struggle with something. Anxiety. Emotional eating. Smoking. Shopping. Self-judgement. Anger. Bad habits. Inability to switch off. Feeling overwhelmed. Whatever your struggle, change is possible. Some dedicated mindfulness training – coupled with the ideas that underpin the practice – can open up your self-knowledge and understanding and also give you the skills to help interrupt these not-so-helpful patterns. And therefore have the clarity to make better decisions. We hope this short five-week course will be a powerful doorway into the practice of mindfulness and how to embed it into your everyday life.

  • Interrupt your stress reactivity
  • Practice moments of calm and peace every day (even amidst the stress!)
  • Don’t believe everything you think about yourself or others
  • Feel more self-acceptance and curiosity
  • Experience more joy in everyday activities

Do contact Adele for a free E-book which covers some basics and will give you a good idea about the structure and content of this new programme.

If run, the cost will be $100 admin and teaching on a donation basis.  

What does it cover?

  • five 1.5 hour classes (any less would be a real rush)
  • mindfulness meditation and body awareness training
  • an exploration of your own patterns and how to transform them
  • good conversations about things that matter
  • scientific rationale for the practice
  • a weekly email and ongoing individual support from your teacher
  • access to Openground audio app for practise and a 60 page course book
  • a live weekly free practise group after you have finished the group

Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in this course. All welcome 

Course Schedule

TERM 2 2024 – Enrolments open soon
VIA ZOOM

Saturday 13th April 2024 3-4.30pm Sydney time
Saturday 20th April 2024 3-4.30pm
Saturday 27th April 2024 3-4.30pm
Saturday 4th May 2024 3-4.30pm
Saturday 11th May 2024 3-4.30pm

Please contact Adele if interested. The enrolment link is not currently working as due to unforeseen circumstances this course is no longer being run by Openground.

Especially if you’d like to discuss whether the course would be suitable for you.

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Course Attendance

Fundamentals of Mindfulness is run as 5 weekly online sessions of 1.5 hours. You will gain most out of the course by attending all sessions and committing to 15-20 minutes home practice daily. The Zoom sessions may be recorded, accessible for the group participants only.

See below for scheduled dates and times.

Course Fees

If run,  the standard fee on registration is $100. Teaching on donation. 

2024 Dates

TERM 2 2024 – Enrolments opening soon
VIA ZOOM

Saturday 13th April 2024 3-4.30pm
Saturday 20th April 2024 3-4.30pm
Saturday 27th April 2024 3-4.30pm
Saturday 4th May 2024 3-4.30pm
Saturday 11th May 2024 3-4.30pm