Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is widely recognised as the world’s gold standard mindfulness training. It is an evidence based in depth 8 week mindfulness program which enables you to work skilfully with the challenges and stress in your life. 

You will learn a range of mindfulness meditation skills. You will also learn to recognise habitual, unhelpful reactions to difficulty and learn instead to bring an interested, accepting and non-judgmental attitude to all experience, including difficult sensations, emotions, thoughts and behaviour. This is a life changing shift for many participants:

“This course has changed my life. I feel like I can find peace and calm whatever the challenge is now” Arthur Cheung, 2022

‘I have learnt so much. I am not afraid of anxiety any more’ Participant 2022

Experience in the practice of mindfulness meditation sits at the core of this program. The course enables participants to experience the benefits of mindfulness meditation with a strong dash of science delivered in a grounded, guided structure. 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.

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.

“This course was outstanding and totally exceeded my expectations. 

I felt supported, held, valued and cared for. I really enjoyed the science behind mindfulness because it explained so much of why I think and feel the way I do”  Mel Wise 2022

‘I have a better understanding and skills to manage my pain and trauma and to get the most out of life. I enjoyed all of it and highly recommend it’  Participant 2022

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.

‘All of it was so useful and everything came together at the retreat’, 2022 participant

Teacher: Your teacher 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.

After you register Megan will be in contact with you to arrange a short individual pre-course meeting. You will also receive course details in your registration email.

‘Megan is an amazing teacher. Insightful, caring, compassionate, understanding and supportive’ 2022 participant

‘Many things she spoke about resonated and were really powerful. I also appreciated how she made herself available’

‘Megan you are awesome, seriously great stuff! – Tone, Expertise, understanding’ 2022 participant

After you register Megan will be in contact with you to arrange a short individual pre-course meeting. You will also receive course details in your registration email.

Payment information

If you can, we would appreciate it if you could pay the standard fee. If you are experiencing severe financial hardship we are happy to offer a reduced price – please select this option below. If this is still unaffordable, please email megan@simplymindful.com.au 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.

The Health Professional Special price is offered in celebration of Mental Health Month and is especially for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists and health professionals of all kinds.

Class dates

  • Class #1
    Monday October 10, 2022
    6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #2
    Monday October 17, 2022
    6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #3
    Monday October 24, 2022
    6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #4
    Monday October 31, 2022
    6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #5
    Monday November 7, 2022
    6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #6
    Monday November 14, 2022
    6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • All Day Silent Retreat
    Sunday November 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Class #7
    Monday November 21, 2022
    6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #8
    Monday November 28, 2022
    6:15 pm - 9:00 pm


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

Details Price Qty
Early bird registration - if you register and pay in full by 26th September 2022 $695.00 (AUD)  
Health Professional Special - for Health and Mental Health Professionals $645.00 (AUD)  
Full course fee - if you register after 26th September 2022 $795.00 (AUD)   Goes On Sale
Tuesday September 27, 2022
Reduced Registration Financial Hardship $595.00 (AUD)  
Previous Graduates - Revisit MBSR $595.00 (AUD)