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

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. 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 Trevor Heldt. Trevor is an experienced facilitator of our MBSR Program, and has led a number of Simply Mindful retreats and graduate practice groups. After you register Trevor will be in contact with you to arrange a short individual pre-course meeting. You will also receive course details in your registration email.

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

Trevor you are an absolute star, everything was so well run. Your calming energy, grace and sense of humour…’ Katie Thomson 2022

‘Trevor was great – thank you! Patient, wise and created an inclusive and open environment’,  2021 Participant

‘Trevor your lessons, warm approach and patience were all wonderful’, Adrian Hearne 2021

‘Thanks Trevor for the great teaching and safe space. I got so much out of this training’ 2021 participant


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
    Wednesday October 19, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #2
    Wednesday October 26, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #3
    Wednesday November 2, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #4
    Wednesday November 9, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #5
    Wednesday November 16, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #6
    Wednesday November 23, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • All Day Silent Retreat
    Sunday November 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Class #7
    Wednesday November 30, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Class #8
    Wednesday December 7, 2022
    6:30 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 5th October 2022 $695.00 (AUD)  
Health Professional Special - for Health and Mental Health Professionals $645.00 (AUD)  
Full course fee - if you register after 5th October 2022 $795.00 (AUD)   Goes On Sale
Thursday October 6, 2022
Reduced Registration Financial Hardship $595.00 (AUD)  
Previous Graduates - Revisit MBSR $595.00 (AUD)