Unwind your mind.
Embark on a transformative journey towards greater well-being with our 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course.
Tailored for individuals seeking to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and balance, our MBSR course offers a comprehensive evidence-based approach to stress reduction and holistic well-being.
Here’s what you can expect:
Our MBSR course is crafted to meet individual needs, providing a personalised and supportive environment for your mindfulness journey.
Learn evidence-based mindfulness techniques to effectively manage stress and cultivate a greater sense of calm in your daily life.
Acquire a diverse set of mindfulness skills, including meditation, body awareness, mindful movement, and self-compassion proven to foster holistic well-being.
Explore practical applications of mindfulness in your everyday life, empowering you to navigate challenges with greater clarity and presence.
Benefit from the expertise of highly qualified instructors with a deep understanding of mindfulness practices.
Join a community of like-minded individuals on a shared journey towards enhanced well-being.
8 Week Course
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Come and experience Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – the internationally recognised gold-standard in mindfulness training.
MBSR courses run over eight weeks with 2.5-hour weekly sessions, as well as a full-day retreat and home practice. Backed by over 40 years of research, including in the fields of neuroscience and psychology, MBSR is proven to be effective.
So why 8-weeks? We’re all attracted to a quick fix, but real and lasting change takes time. True mindfulness involves transforming the habits of our mind and body, and this takes practice. See it as a way of getting your mind in shape and mindfulness exercises are your mental sit-ups.
Discover how to make positive emotional, psychological and physical changes in your life. Eight weeks of MBSR training and practice can lead to tangible and lasting changes in your career, relationships and overall wellbeing.
Upcoming MBSR Course Dates
Have a go at mindfulness
Got questions or like to know more about what’s involved in an MBSR course? Join our free, 30min online intro session.
We’ll explain what mindfulness is, have a go at a short practice and answer any questions you may have.
Register in advance via the links below, after registering you'll receive a confirmation email with information about joining the session.
Tuesday 20th Feb 2024 at 7.30pm, via zoom
Click here to register in advance
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course
28th Feb – 17th April 2024
With Jan Haworth
Wednesdays 6.30pm-9pm, Epsom, Auckland
Full day of Mindfulness Sat 6th April, 2024
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss payment options.
Over 40 years of research show that Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses, delivered by expert teachers, can help you enjoy life and reduce the effects of stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain.
Real and lasting changes in the brain have been demonstrated, particularly in the parts associated with memory, positive self-image and empathy. Mindfulness also helps you:
Feel calmer, more balanced and less reactive.
Increase focus and creativity
Be kinder to yourself
Cultivate a kinder, compassionate, and more accepting attitude towards yourself and others.
Boost energy and feel alive
Feel more vitalised, productive and engaged with life, and an increased sense of connection, meaning and purpose.
Physically & psychologically
A lasting decrease in symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, chronic pain and illness.
What we offer
Highly Skilled Teachers
Mindfulness Aotearoa is committed to teacher excellence and all our teachers are fully Certified or Registered MBSR teachers. Research shows that mindfulness practices are most effective when taught by a well-trained and experienced teacher.
Many people who use mindfulness apps, or try short mindfulness programmes without a properly trained teacher, just quit practicing after a while thinking “I can’t meditate”.
Our genuine, personal approach means our highly-trained, experienced, and dedicated teachers position you as the expert in your own wellbeing. Unlike self-help programmes you may have experienced, it’s not about fixing you. We’re here to help you engage with mindfulness practice in ways that can transform your life.
If you’re considering joining a mindfulness course, be sure to check out the qualifications of your teacher!
What we offer
Our immersive, eight-week course includes 27 hours of personal mindfulness training – bringing you intensive and lasting value which can impact all areas of your life – from your relationships, your work, your self-identity and wellbeing.
We want to make mindfulness practice as accessible as we can, so we can also arrange payment plans or a discount if you need a helping hand.
One-to-one with Dianne May
We are very excited to announce our new offering of individual mindfulness counselling sessions with Dianne May!
Exploring well-researched mindfulness tools and techniques for stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain or everyday problems.
Dianne has over 20yrs experience as a Counsellor, Mindfulness Teacher and Supervisor.
Cost per individual session: $100-120
Please contact Dianne to find out more:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 027 468 71491
Ready to invest in your well-being?
Enrol in Mindfulness Aotearoa’s MBSR course and embark on a path to reduced stress, increased resilience, and a more mindful, fulfilling life.
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We believe personal well-being, thriving communities, and the health of our planet are interconnected. For every participant in our courses, we partner with Trees that Count to plant a native tree, contributing to the restoration and biodiversity of Aotearoa New Zealand. Join us in cultivating mindfulness, reducing stress, and together, let's nurture both our minds and the Earth we call home.