These are run by a Mindfulness Teacher, just like the face to face courses, but instead of being in the same room, you join the course with a video link via your computer, tablet, iPad OR from your phone. Your Mindfulness Teacher will either text or email you a message with the details on how to link in for the session. If you don’t have internet or a computer, you can join in with a phone. More information and a calendar of available courses is provided below.
Learn Skills to Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Depression & Increase Wellbeing
Our Mindfulness Programs are aimed at reducing stress, anxiety and depression and increasing the wellbeing of all adult Tasmanians. Participants report feeling less reactive, calmer and with a greater understanding of themselves and how to respond to life’s challenges. In the 2 hr sessions each week for 8 weeks, participants practice self-regulation (settling) and insight (awareness) skills through mindfulness, experiential activities and discussions. Between sessions participants are supported to practice and implement these skills daily.
Courses are run throughout the year in small groups with people linking in from their own home or office using a computer, tablet or phone to connect with the teacher in a “live online” format. The teacher will guide practices and exercises and there are opportunities to discuss and ask questions.
Courses are free and supported by Primary Health Tasmania under the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks Program, however eligibility requirements apply. They are designed for adult Tasmanians experiencing or at risk of mild to moderate stress, anxiety or depression. If more serious issues are being experienced such as traumatic responses, suicidality or psychosis, significant substance use, if people are in the middle of a life crisis or aren’t able to be in a group environment, then we suggest talking to your GP about one to one support or therapy till you’re ready to join a program with us.
Please see below for more information on the different courses and use the “Find a Course or Event Near You” calendar at the bottom of the page to see what courses are available in your region.
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MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) – Over the 8 week course, participants develop skills in identifying early signs of stress. Our programs support people to move to ways to reduce this and improve their wellbeing. Research shows that this course can be beneficial for those experiencing stress, anxiety, chronic pain or depression.
MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) – Is similar to MBSR but with a more targeted focus on depression, and prevention of further episodes. Participants will practice mindfulness as a way of recognizing habits of thought, body, emotion and action, and of responding in new ways. Research shows that in many cases this course has the same efficacy as taking anti-depressant medications and enables us to engage in our lives to the fullest extent.
Apply for an online course
- If no spots are available, you can join our waitlist by submitting an application and we’ll let you know as soon as one becomes available.
- Complete our Application Form to submit your details.
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Fill out the application form and select “Waitlist for next online course”.
Thank you for your interest in attending a Mindfulness Program. Before we can book you in, an application form needs to be completed so we can ensure you are getting the right course for your current needs. To apply, please fill in the form below and we will be in contact with you. If you would prefer to chat, please call us on 0488 064 228.
Please note: these funded courses are available for Tasmanian adults (over 18) and are not suitable for those seeking professional development. Click here for professional development.