“Through this course, I learnt to respond to things and not to react to them. I feel calmer, more focussed and more able to cope with stress. This course has both big and small tips to be mindful and be in the moment. It helped me a great deal in managing my thoughts and situations.”
— Mark
“I have found that living in the moment has opened up so much time for me. Life is so busy, and I used to spend so much time overthinking the past and the future, and then trying to distract myself by watching tv and spending time on my phone. I really am living in the moment and I have found time to do some of the things that I have wanted to do for so long.”
— Elisabeth
“I’ve gained insight into how I respond and ways to manage my response, and I’m less reactive. I’m feeling calmer and more in control of my mind. I listen more to understand the other person. I’d recommend this course to anyone who wants to understand their own mind and thought processes and get more control in their life.”
— Sarah
I’d recommend this to anyone wanting down-to-earth tools to help them improve their relationship with difficult feelings. No silver bullets, no gimmicks, and free of religious undertones. I was suggested to do MBSR by my psychologist and my main hesitation was whether Mindfulness Aotearoa were a good outfit. I had Jan as facilitator and she’s excellent, I want to say flawless, in how she delivered the course.”
— Michael
“This course was like a treasure box of insight each week. Learning that mindfulness is not about fixing anything was a revelation. I’m using what I learnt each day in many different settings. It’s been particularly helpful at helping me learn to be kinder to myself & others. Family and friends tell me I’m calmer, striving less and smiling more. Jan puts in so much work & brings so much kindness & generosity to the experience you can’t help but want to learn from her.”
— Lou
“An incredible, meaningful and transformational programme with stunning programme design, knowledge, and delivery. Highly recommend.”
– Grace
Finding it hard to switch off?

Do you find you tend to overthink things, worry, overreact? Or perhaps you have difficulty sleeping well at night, feeling overwhelmed and anxious? 

Congratulations on being human!

We all face challenges in our lives from time to time, plus the stressors and strains of modern life can take their toll on our wellbeing.  But you can discover more calmness and freedom in your life (even amongst the chaos!),

Calmness and freedom

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 anxiety, chronic pain and stress.

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:


Manage stress

Feel calmer and less reactive.

Improve sleep

Learn how to wind down, let go and reduce ruminating.

Boost energy

Feel more vitalised, productive and engaged with life.

Increase focus and creativity

Increase your awareness, concentration and creative problem-solving.

Physically & psychologically:

A lasting decrease in symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, chronic pain and illness.

Achieve wellbeing and balance

Mindfulness cultivates happiness through kindness, acceptance and compassion towards yourself and others.

Feel alive

Increased sense of connection, meaning and purpose.
*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.  If you’re considering joining a mindfulness course, be sure to check out the qualifications of your teacher!  Click here, to find out all about us.

ONLINE Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course
22nd Mar – 10th May 2023

With Dianne May

Wednesdays 6.30pm-9pm, Online via zoom
Full day of Mindfulness Sat 29th April
$600* - Early bird discount $550 (register and pay before 22nd Feb)

*Please get in touch if you would like to discuss payment options.

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, bust some myths, have a go at a short practice and answer any questions you may have.


An 8-week course, with the amount of hours of practice and class time required, is not easy for people to take on. Yet it allows one to delve into the experience and experience what this new practice entails and what benefits it has to offer. You would not get this immersion and experience from a shorter course. On that basis, I would highly recommend it. It was presented in an easily accessible way. There is nothing about it that you won’t understand, nothing that will clash with your religion or culture. And it will provide you with a toolkit of practices to support you in everyday life, in the good days and the bad days. 

Ini Gunn

Ready to join in?

Register here

MBSR is an intensive 8-week course, including over 27 hours of instruction and coaching on mindfulness.

We ask that participants make a commitment to daily practice of 20-40mins between sessions.  We appreciate that it’s often difficult to carve out extra time for something new in lives that are already very busy and crowded.  However, the commitment to spend time in between the sessions will mean that you will gain the maximum benefit from the course.

Register below to join the many thousands of people who have experienced the benefits of MBSR across the world.

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