Anyone can learn and practice mindfulness. It’s simple yet challenging. 
You can practice it anywhere, anytime… and the results can be life changing.

Sydney Mindfulness Training offers mindfulness training to individuals and groups in both the private and corporate sectors. A core programme is the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program in which participants are taught, encouraged and supported to be "fully present in the here and now, being in touch with what is going on inside us and around us". 

Mindfulness is easy to understand conceptually but more challenging in practice. The course, underpinned by research and theory, is structured around experiential exercises. This gives participants a real insight  into what it feels like to be mindful.

Rita draws on 20 years of experience to present  an 8 week course, in a lighthearted and fun environment, that gives participants a sense of the wonderful life changing benefits of living mindfully.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program 2019


Mindfulness is a non-judgmental approach to paying attention to the present moment. By practicing mindfulness you can change the way you think about your experiences and therefore cope more effectively with everyday stress, including anxiety, chronic pain or mild depression. MBSR teaches us how to bring mindfulness (awareness) into each day so as to better cope with the inevitable ups and downs of life. It incorporates techniques such as meditation, gentle yoga and mind-body exercises to help people cope with stress.

The MBSR program involves 8 two and a half-hour sessions plus one full day session, taking place over eight weeks.  This highly participatory, practical course includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation

  • Gentle stretching and mind-body awareness exercises

  • Group discussion aimed at increasing awareness in everyday life

  • Essential daily home practices that concretise the benefits

  • Techniques that can be practised anywhere, anytime, to fit into your lifestyle.

  • Workbook, selected readings and a series of guided meditations

 

Early Bird Sale
575.00 675.00

26 February - 16 April 2019
Tuesday evenings: 6:15 - 8:45 pm
One full-day event: Saturday 6th April
Waverley Library, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Limited Places. Early bird offer closes January 10.


Rita helped plan, organize and run a day-long retreat around Detachment for us. She guided us through a variety of mind-body practices that explored Mindfulness meditation and being in the present moment. Rita helped us find a superb venue (Nielsen Park) for the event. The feedback from participants in the event found Rita to be an exceptional facilitator and teacher.
— Sudhakar Chandra, Technical Program Manager at Google Australia
Rita’s training had the perfect balance of information, instruction along with experience and practise. The 2 hours flew by helped by Rita’s easy and humorous style and really interesting and stimulating content. The whole team took so much from it and look forward to practising the techniques!
— Carrie Barker, Partner at the projects*
The mindfulness techniques [presented] have enabled staff to manage their anxious state appropriately before attending to an emotionally elevated consumer. It was definitely worthwhile and the knowledge we have received could be utilised both personally and in our workplace when supporting our consumers.
— Nadine Kosseifi, MIssion Australia
We invited Rita to talk to our team about mindfulness in a hospitality environment and how to be fully present with your customers. Rita was able to engage group with an insight look at their everyday activities - motivating our staff to get more out of their day and ultimately giving us an inspired workforce. Very hard to find with a workforce made up of part-timers using the vocation as a stepping stone. Wonderful and inspiring session was true shift in consciousness!
— William Petersen, Owner at Infinity Bakery
The ‘Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction’ course opened a new life journey for me. From feeling stressed at the end of a long day I now have more balance in my life. I’ve learnt a meditation technique that relaxes my thoughts, I sleep more easily, and I can push out negative thoughts so I have the energy to focus on more positive behaviours. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction has taught me to feel more complete with my own company.
— Arlene Normand, Dietician
A great way to expand ones minds horizons. Important in teaching me to be aware of emotions and thoughts as they occur.
— Amanda K
Life changing. I have opened up avenues – spiritual, physical, that help me to undertake and learn a more meaningful life.
— Ella L
I learnt so much from the course through experiencing the practice and getting in touch with my body sensations and impulses. In other words the course helped me get out of my head! Taking MBSR approach has helped me immensely to become more aware of my thinking and to wake up to my unconsciousness around my body. I have more peace and my compulsions are at this moment in time non-existent. I know to stay free of these I need to keep practicing, however if they do return I have a way through. I have other supportive behaviours in place now, I believe due to mindfulness training.
— Rosie R
Thank you for showing me that I was already holding some nice seeds. Thank you for teaching me a way to plant and water them.
— Jordan W
It has been a great help during a difficult time in my life, helping me deal with my anxiety, anger etc.
— Samantha K
Subtle changes of behaviour- focus and mindfulness. Feeling more centred and aware and knowing.
— Gary L
Like returning home after being away for a very long time.
— Jordana R
I am more mindful during the day. I find myself checking in with myself often.
— Mary W
What I have learnt has undoubtedly changed my perspective on life. It has helped me deal with unexplained anxiety and allowed me another viewpoint to deal with everyday life. I am glad I decided to do it, who knows where I would be now without it?
— Nigel P