Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course

@JCU Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)


Dr Sharn Rocco (pictured) will be teaching this world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course in Townsville soon. Registration closes 8 April.

Attend one class per week for 8 weeks.

If you're often worrying, rushing, feeling overwhelmed or overworked MBSR will help.

Designed by experts at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, more than 30 years ago. Research has repeatedly shown that completing the 8 - week MBSR course improves concentration, memory, impulse control, emotion regulation, immune function, sleep quality, pain management, decision-making and relationship skills.

An acclaimed mindfulness and meditation teacher, and former JCU lecturer, Sharn trained to teach this course in 2012 and has since taught MBSR in Townsville, Taree, Forster and New York. Here's what some of what people have said about their experience:

…extremely helpful, particularly in giving me strategies to use to manage troubling thoughts and emotions. …well structured …A wonderful way to learn about myself …to learn techniques to cope and grow. – Bruce, Engineer

An incredible journey, …amazing. …I've learnt much about myself and how to recognize those things that do not serve me well, especially my response to stress and anxiety. …making changes and living more mindfully …noticing so many benefits, as are those close to me. – Julie, Speech Pathologist

I learnt a lot of patience. …MBSR taught me to reflect in the moment instead of reacting which supported me not to take things personally. I liked to use a variety of resources …reading and listening to other practices …I found it very helpful and would encourage others to complete the course. – Sarah, Occupational therapist

…for me it was quite revolutionary at times particularly in its positive effect on my work and on my self-confidence.  Overall I found it calming and helpful for combatting stress and seeing everyday dramas as just that rather than career or life-defining moments. – Daniel, Freelance writer

For me the MBSR course was worthwhile for several reasons: the personal insights; the teaching about mindfulness practice; the opportunities to practice in a group, without distractions; having two and a half hours each week set aside for mindfulness; knowing there were ongoing exercises each week and the chance of reporting on the week strengthened the motivation to actually do it. – Kathryn, Teacher/Librarian


Date: Begins 13 April

Time: Wednesdays 5.30 - 8pm

Location: Discovery Rise, Multi-D Gym, Interprofessional Clinic, Clinical Practice Building 500 (Townsville campus)

Contact: Dr Sharn Rocco

Email: info@mindfulworks.com.au