COVID Safety plan: We recommend you register soon to avoid disappointment, as class sizes are limited in line with social distancing requirements. We will inform you in the week before starting of any hygiene and social distancing requirements and other important course information. If you have questions, specific needs or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us: or 0490354900. Our preference is to run face to face courses in our lovely venue, the Gathering Place. If required due to lockdown courses will transfer online.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is widely recognised as the world’s gold standard mindfulness training. It is a comprehensive in depth 8 week mindfulness program focused on working with the challenges and stress in your life wherever you find it.We have been teaching MBSR in the Canberra region since 2004 and have pioneered this work in Australia along with friends and colleagues in Sydney and Melbourne.

Experience in the practice of mindfulness meditation sits at the core of this program. You will learn about the practice of mindfulness meditation, ways of integrating mindfulness into your daily life and working with difficult thoughts, emotions and behaviours and stress physiology. The course enables participants to experience the benefits of mindfulness meditation with a strong dash of science delivered in a grounded, guided structure.

MBSR is the well researched program developed in 1979 by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. It has been featured twice on Catalyst, the ABC Science Program – The Mindfulness Experiment in 2019 and Meditation: Can it really change you? in 2016 and also in the 2020 film ‘My Year of Living Mindfully ‘. Research on the impact of mindfulness on health, mental health, performance, relationships and wellbeing is now prolific and growing exponentially. Much of this research has been based on or inspired by the 8 week MBSR program.

To benefit fully from the program it is important to make a commitment to attend all classes, including the all day retreat, and to undertake a daily meditation practice for the eight weeks.

Teacher: Your teacher in term 1 will be Megan Layton. Megan is the Director of Simply Mindful and an experienced Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, Yoga and Meditation teacher and Mental Health Social Worker working with individuals and groups to help them thrive. She has been teaching MBSR to the general public, organisations, workplaces and individuals with Simply Mindful for 10 years and is a long-time practitioner and teacher of yoga and meditation.

Payment information

If you can, we would appreciate it if you could pay the standard fee. If you are experiencing financial hardship we are happy to offer a reduced price – please select this option below. If this is still unaffordable, please email and let us know what you can afford.  The reduced fee for financial hardship is for those seriously affected  COVID-19, health care card holders, full time students and pensioners.

Class dates

  • Class #1
    Wednesday February 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Class #2
    Wednesday February 16, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Class #3
    Wednesday February 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Class #4
    Wednesday March 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Class #5
    Wednesday March 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Class #6
    Wednesday March 23, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • All Day Silent Retreat
    Sunday March 27, 2022 - Wednesday March 30, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Class #7
    Wednesday March 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Class #8
    Wednesday April 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm


4 Bancroft St, Dickson, Australian Capital Territory, 2602, Australia

Details Price Qty
Early bird registration - if you register and pay in full by 3rd Feburary 2022 $695.00 (AUD)  
Full course fee - if you register after 3rd Feburary 2022 $795.00 (AUD)   Goes On Sale
Friday February 4, 2022
Reduced Registration Financial Hardship $550.00 (AUD)  
Previous Graduates - Revisit MBSR $550.00 (AUD)