Foundation in Mindfulness

Course Overview

The Foundation in Mindfulness Course is an introductory program ideal for adults with no prior knowledge of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation, and wish to learn skills to be more present, calm, and mindful. Overall the program can assist with reducing stress, improving sleep, relaxation, and enhancing overall well-being.  The course is non-religious and informed by scientifically validated programs and practices. Please scroll down for further details. Graduates of the Foundation course can also purchase a 4-session voucher to attend future sessions over the following year. See below for further details.

Foundation Course Dates and Enrollment for 2017

Click on the “Enrol Now” link in the table below for the course you wish to attend and follow the instructions for on-line registration and payment. Cost: $250 for a standard registration. Full-time students and concession card holders can apply for a $50 discount. Most major credit cards are accepted. Applying for a discount: you will need to contact us before enrolling in order to obtain a discount/membership number that you enter during on-line payment to receive your discount.

 

 
Course Start Date Duration Time Enrol & Pay
Foundation March 8th 4 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm Completed
Foundation May 3rd 4 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm Completed
Foundation June 7th 4 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm Closed
Foundation July 5th 4 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm Enrol Now
Foundation August 2nd 4 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm Enrol Now
Foundation September 6th 4 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm Not open yet
Foundation October 4th 4 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm Not open yet
Foundation November 8th 4 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm Not open yet

Course Details

The course involves 4-weekly sessions that are 1.5 hrs in duration and occur on a Wednesday evening. Most courses commence on the first Wednesday of every month, excluding December and April. Session times: 630pm to 8pm. Venue: 203 Bagot Road, Subiaco Community Centre. Parking: there is some limited street parking or across the road at Crossways Shopping Centre. It is optional to purchase some practice CD’s at the door ($10). However, purchasing CDs is not absolutely necessary as we provide free on-line guided practices in our Resources – Downloads menu option page. Note: places are limited, so please enrol to secure a place. Also, please read our Cancellation Policy and What to Bring sections at the bottom of this page.

The course starts with learning the basic practices and knowledge in a friendly and supportive learning environment. We encourage people to do some home practice between sessions of about 15 to 20 minutes per day to help deepen their learning and skill set. Approximately 10 to 20 people attend each course. If you have any queries before enrolling in terms of whether this course suits your particular needs, then please contact us either via email or phone before enrolling (details at bottom of page). Finally, we supply a book that explains the fundamental ideas and practices of meditation, and how to cultivate mental stillness and relaxation that form the basis of mental clarity and awareness.

What to Bring

A pen to write with if you like to make notes. Practices are normally performed sitting on chairs (although a few are done in the standing position).  However, your are welcome to bring cushions or a yoga mat if you normally prefer sitting on the floor or sitting in chairs for long periods is difficult for you. In winter, it is wise to wear warm clothing or bring a blanket if you especially feel the cold. The hall has aircon, but it is not easy to set it to everyone’s level of comfort. Please let us know if you wish to purchase a CD practice pack ($10) at the door. However, as mentioned above, there are free on-line guided practices in our Resources – Downloads menu option page.

4-Session Voucher for Graduates

For those people who have completed the Foundation Course within the past year, we offer the option of purchasing a 4-session voucher for $100 that allows you to repeat the course within 1-year of purchasing the voucher. Alternatively, choose to attend 4 sessions of your choice over the next year as a way of maintaining your practice. Please contact us via email with your name and the year and month you attended the Foundation course, and we can send you registration and payment information.

Further Information

If you have any further queries before enrolling about the course content or whether it is suited to your needs, then please contact us either via email or phone before enrolling (contact details at bottom of page) for further discussion and information. Also check out our FAQs and Disclaimer page.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds less a $50 administration fee are given to cancellations received by telephone or by email before the first session commences. No refunds are available after the course commences. However, if you miss a particular sessions due to unforeseen circumstances or wish to defer attending the course, then it is OK to contact us to attend a future course or attend missed sessions at a following course. Perth Mindfulness Centre reserves the right to cancel workshops if there is insufficient registrations to run the workshop, or in the unusual event of speakers falling ill or unable to attend due to exceptional unforeseen circumstances. In this special case, registration fees will be refunded in full. You will be notified of any changes in course information or location, or in the advent of cancellation.