Altered States

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Danica

Learn to befriend your mind

An eight-week foundational mindfulness training course which is evidence-based, practical and empowering.

Here's how you can benefit from the course: 

  • Build a greater capacity to deal with stress
  • Improve your energy levels and overall productivity
  • Boost your levels of attention, concentration, and focus
  • Experience an increase in a sense of connection, meaning, and purpose with life
  • Possess a skill set and adopt a personal practice that can be applied to daily life
  • Better approach to chronic pain management

What you'll learn

Week 1     Recognising the present moment
Week 2     Perception and how we make sense of the world
Week 3     Keeping the body in mind
Week 4     Investigating stressful experience and approaching the difficult
Week 5     Finding perspective: working with emotions and thoughts
Week 6     Relationships and kindness
Week 7     Values and action
Week 8     Making mindfulness a part of your life

What does MBSR involve?


Registration: Fill up pre-MBSR course questionnaire

During MBSR

  • Body and breath awareness training
  • Looking into your own patterns of thinking, feeling and action
  • Learning how to transform them positively
  • Developing a personal practice of mindfulness

How is MBSR conducted?

  • A variety of formal and informal mindfulness practices
  • Seated, lying down
  • Gentle movement
  • Brief lectures on stress physiology
  • Highly participatory activities and group discussions

Resources provided

  • Free access to practice audios and a 100-pg course book from Openground
  • Activity materials

Post-MBSR: Be part of an inclusive community to support your practice

Meet your guide

Danica’s journey with mindfulness started out from research in the field of exercise and sports studies, which later led to her own meditation practice, a greater interest in the areas of counselling psychology, and neuroscience of mindfulness and yoga. She channels her focus into working with people to help them experience mind-body balance, through teaching mindfulness, yoga therapeutics and coaching. On a day to day basis, Danica facilitates the 8-week MBSR, Mindful Schools curriculum for youth, and athlete performance programmes. You can find out more about her offerings and connect with her at