New developments

Below are the summary details and links for our current courses and programs:

  1. Weekly Support classes
  2. Professional programs John teaches with Marie Bloomfield
  3. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) ON-LINE Program May 2021
  4. Mindful Self-Compassion - On-line 8 Week Course May 2021

Michael Pringle and I now discuss mindfulness and compassion most weeks on Thursday’s at around 9 am (AEST) or Monday 2 pm (PDT):



A pleasant little community (sangha) is now meeting online with an average attendance of 12 – 14 people every week on Wednesday at 8.00pm AEST.  Attendance is free, or by dana only if you can afford it.

Email John at:   for a link

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) ONLINE Program – 4 hours

AEST Saturday 9 am – 1 pm, 8 May, (East Coast Australia) 

PST Friday 4 pm – 8 pm, 7 May, (West Coast Nth America)

EDT Friday 7 pm – 11 pm, 7 May, (East Coast North America)

PHST Saturday 7 am – 11.00 am, 8 May, (Philippines)

Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is grounded in both practical and spiritual principles and emphasizes compassion as the basis for everyday action. They are also a useful guide for the person on any form of spiritual path that also requires skilful compassionate speech. 

After reviewing the basics in the first hour, John will than delve deeper into reconciliation, first with ourselves and then with others. This will also involve a meditation.

Cost is by Dana (donation) amount of your choosing using one or multiple automatic payment “buttons” on the Things to Buy page under Dana

Mindful Self-Compassion - Online 8 Week Course with John Julian & Paola Cheng. 


AEST 9 May, Sunday 9 am – 11.30 am, (East Coast Australia) 

PST 8 May, Saturday 4 pm – 6.30 pm, (West Coast Nth America)

EDT 8 May, Saturday 7 pm – 11 pm, (East Coast North America)

PHST 9 May, Sunday 7 am – 11.00 am, (Philippines)

Learn skills you can use in life, at home, at work, in the hot-spot to reduce stress and burnout.

Become more compassionate, resilient, and caring to yourself and others!

The full Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a 2.5 hour per week program for 8 weeks plus an additional week of 4 hours for a silent retreat after week five. MSC is an evidence-based program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff at UT Austin and Dr. Chris Germer at Harvard Medical School.

Presented by John Julian and Paola Cheng, leaders in teaching Mindfulness and Self-Compassion.  John is a recognised global meditation and compassion teacher with teaching experience of more than two decades.  Paola merges her considerable life skills, compassion and spiritual practice to hone compassion to the Australian context.

8 weekly sessions (plus a ½ day retreat)

Location: Online (Zoom)

Cost A$495

People on low income: some reduced places $250 available. Contact John directly please for this.

To register visit  the Courses section of our Things to Buy page

 For more information please contact John:

Programs for Professionals with Marie Bloomfield

Marie Bloomfield and I also have a range of programs occurring.  There is a really exciting array of programs coming up on core skills for therapists in MSC and we are developing an introductory CFT program as well. Please check Marie’s page for an update on these at regular times:

Days of Mindfulness & Self-Compassion 

These half day (4-hour) programs of Mindfulness and Self-Compassioncurrently occur online only.

Mindful Self-Compassion days are an effective way to deepen your practice, to restart your practice, or just to have an enjoyable day! They are open to all individuals, but preference is given to people who have already undertaken either an 8-week program or a retreat based program.

The next day is being run by Marie Bloomfield and John on the 17th October starting at 9.30am.  The cost is $45.00